Podcast Air Date: March 15, 2021
Sara Polon graduated from University of Pennsylvania where she studied history. Her career path then took many meandering twists and turns including working at an Internet start up, leading tours through the Middle East, and several years as a stand-up comic in New York.
In 2008, after reading Michael Pollan's book, The Omnivore's Dilemma, she founded Soupergirl along with her mom, Marilyn Polon (aka Soupermom / Chief Anxiety Officer).
Sourcing seasonally from local farmers, the company makes a wide variety of healthy, kosher, all-natural, vegan soups that can be found all over the east coast. You can find Soupergirl products throughout the Mid-Atlantic at such retailers as Whole Foods, Wegmans, Peapod and Costco. The company also ships soup nationwide.
Soupergirl has received national press, and has been featured in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Food and Wine, O Magazine, and more. The soup duo was most recently seen on ABC's Shark Tank, NBC's Today Show, and CBS’ The Dish.
"I'm so happy to have gone through this process with my Mom. We would Uber to different parts of LA while we waited to go into the Tank and we walked for miles and miles practicing our pitch. It was really fun and stressful!"
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SOUPERGIRL IS A PLANT-BASED NATURAL FOODS COMPANY WITH Their Certified Woman Owned Business was founded in 2008 by a mother-daughter duo. They cook radically delicious, small-batch, all natural, certified kosher foods.
At its core, they believe that the food system is broken. They also believe that a new path is possible: one that includes responsible sourcing, respect for the planet, and most importantly, a healthy and valued workforce.