Every Day is A Good Soup Day! That is the motto of Lisa Sprunger founder of Urban Ladle, an Indiana-based artisan soup company. In a world where healthy eating is increasingly the focus for families and female business owners are coming into their own, Urban Ladle stands out. There is an old adage —pick one thing, do it well. Lisa Sprunger makes soup.
Lisa launched Urban Ladle from the kitchen of her home. Enthusiastic about cooking for years, and forever focused on a healthy lifestyle for her family, Lisa strove to bring old-fashioned Midwestern goodness into everything she cooked. Why soup? Why not? There is much debate about the origins of the first creators of soup but what is undisputed are the nutritional value and the comfort factor of a steaming bowl of goodness.
Lisa started delivering her soups to friends and family and got such an overwhelming response that she began sampling at Indiana farmer’s markets. Things took off from there. She is now a solidly Indiana success story. Her ingredients are locally sourced, whenever possible. The soups are cooked, packaged, and then immediately fresh frozen. In a short period of time, her operation has grown from her family’s kitchen to Urban Ladle products being sold in specialty markets, Market Districts throughout the Midwest, and Kroger Stores, among others.
Urban Ladle continues to grow, but the spirit remains the same. Lisa puts the same loving care into her soups that she did when she was stirring the stockpot in her kitchen. She is personally involved in the selection of each and every healthy ingredient. And she is adamant about keeping them locally sourced whenever possible.