Stone Soup Story
A traveler comes to a village. She unpacks a giant cooking pot. Then goes to a stream and fills the pot with water, drops a large stone in it, and places it over a fire. The villagers become curious and ask what they are doing. The traveler answers that they are making "stone soup", which tastes wonderful and which they would be delighted to share, although it still needs a little bit of garnish, which they are missing, to improve the flavor.
The first villager, who anticipates enjoying a share of the soup, does not mind parting with a few carrots and adds them to the pot. Another villager hands them a little bit of cabbage. More and more villagers walk by, each adding another ingredient. Finally, the stone is removed from the pot, and a delicious and nourishing pot of soup is enjoyed by everyone.
This old folk story highlights what we are trying to do at Broth Bomb™. Long before we perfected our recipes we cooked soups and stews with this sort of, whatever is on hand, strategy… and always cooking enough to share. Not every attempt came out great but they were always nourishing. Through these experiences we developed some amazing recipes.
Today's hungry travelers from this story are people living in poverty in food deserts that don't have access to fresh produce. We all chip in to help those in poverty but instead of a nutritious pot of food, due to their limited access, they end up with something much less healthy. Part of our mission is to show that with only canned foods found at corner stores, along with our product as the “stone soup” catalyst, that nutritious hearty stews are accessible to nearly every person.
We plan to offer our products at great discount to the small shops that are used by a large number of families suffering from this food desert phenomenon. This won't solve the problem of affordable access to fresh produce, we just hope to help make healthy meals more accessible to everyone. We’ll also be donating a portion of profits to causes that help end address this problem.