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Lisa's 1973 Launch

Lisa’s 1973 mission is To Bring A Way of Living...To Everyone. Now launching our Sauces & Dressings!

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Project Description

 

 

problem | opportunity

Science shows that there are direct links between eating inflammatory foods and the detrimental effects on your physical and mental well-being.  Inflammation is the root cause of most diseases in the United States, yet 70% of our food chain is made up of processed food - including sugar, additives and the inflammatory oils in your favorite salad dressings! - and it’s everywhere. The results in the U.S. are at all-time high with 6 out 10 Americans suffering from at least one chronic illness. 

A silver lining from COVID-19 is the massive shift in consumer behavior for eating patterns with health benefits, driven by a heightened awareness of food as medicine.  As a result, consumers are actively seeking out products that are organic, plant-based, and allergen-free with functional ingredients, made by companies who are committed to socially and environmentally responsible practices. This demand is growing at a much faster rate than conventional counterparts and we believe this is a moment in time to innovate.

solution

Lisa’s 1973 delivers a dose of  well-being in a bottle for plant-lovers and omnivores alike! Pour it on your salad, serve with your tacos, drizzle on your omelette, spread on a sandwich, toss with your pasta, or dip your crackers and veggies. The options are endless! We use organic, plant-based, allergen-friendly and functional ingredients that are good for you - and, most importantly, taste awesome! We want your snacks and meals to be simple, spontaneous, delicious and really good for you and the planet. 

the women behind the bottle

Lisa and Kristin were seemingly living their best lives until a brutal wake up call. Lisa suffered for many years from untreated auto-immune conditions such as celiac disease and fibromyalgia, while struggling with anxiety, depression, and addiction. Kristin was diagnosed in her 30’s with a congenital heart condition that required open heart surgery and a long recovery and she, too, was impacted by debilitating anxiety and addiction. 

The path to a better quality of life through food was not only a priority, it was a necessity. Lisa and Kristin wanted to help be a part of the solution: give people more choices of delicious, healthy food that will find its way into homes across the country. Together they created Lisa’s 1973 and became fiercely dedicated to sharing organic, sustainably-harvested food with their community. From there, Lisa’s 1973 mission came alive – to bring a way of living...to everyone.

empowering your choices

Why 1973? Besides Lisa's birth year, this was the year: for women, for the environment, and to end war. It was a year that represented forward-looking change and empowerment. With choice comes power and Lisa’s 1973 believes that you shouldn’t have to compromise taste for healthy, functional ingredients. 

Studies show that eating “real” food contributes to better mental, emotional and physical health.* Yet, Lisa and Kristin were frustrated and disappointed after seeing the lack of choices in the dressing aisle. The only available options were dressings that had an insanely long shelf-life or natural formulas accompanied by unpleasant after-taste. Lisa and Kristin wondered, “Why do we have to sacrifice one or the other?”

 Lisa figured that there must be others who were frustrated by the limited options. As a Culinary Archaeologist, she rolled up her sleeves and got to work in her favorite, most creative spot – the kitchen. Kristin, a foodie to the core, gave her support as Lisa’s #1 taste-tester (because couples who eat together, stay together!) They experimented with the philosophy of ancient cooking practices like combining pure and simple ingredients with functional ones. Their not-so-secret secret? Adding love and intention to every sauce. The result? Plant-based, organic dressings with a deep, flavorful taste.

Yep, meal prep just got a lot easier...and way more delicious!

our promise 

Our commitment goes beyond great-tasting (and super healthy) sauce. In a society that’s always evolving, we know that there’s still much more work to be done. At Lisa’s 1973 we want to make sure that we make inclusivity, love, eating locally & sustainably, and food equity a priority. This dedication is made with the intention to help make the world a better place today, for our son’s generation, and the planet that future generations will inherit.

With our dressings, we hope these thoughtfully-sourced ingredients give you peace of mind. Remember: Your health is a priority, not an afterthought. We want to help give you the education and resources to have the control and freedom over your health and your body. And we promise that in everything we do, we do it with love.

Kristin Hurd         Lisa Roberts Hurd

*Processed foods are scientifically linked to contributing to physical illness and exacerbating mental health issues.

our founders

Lisa is a Culinary Archaeologist with degrees from Oxford University (M.Phil/MA), Tufts University (BA) and The French Culinary Institute. She is a Guest Instructor at Stanford University’s BeWell Program, and has led events and workshops with a number of leading organizations, including Yelp, lululemon, Soho House, HeyMama, The Detox Market, philosophy, and many others. Her work is featured in the Huffington Post, Brad Lamm’s Just 10 LBS, which helped over 1 million viewers of The Dr. Oz Show lose over 500,000 lbs, and Erica Lenkert’s Healthy Eating During Pregnancy. When Lisa isn’t getting crafty in the kitchen, she loves nothing more than adventuring with her wife Kristin and their son Grayson, aka her “master chef-in-training” as he calls himself. As a family, they love to hike, travel, cook for friends and family, cuddle with their rescue dog Sunny and kitten Fluffy, and model in campaigns for J.Crew, The Peninsula Hotels, Skip Hop, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. 

Kristin is an award-winning and visionary leader in the real estate industry, having built multi-million dollar producing teams in both New York City and the Tri-State area.  Known for innovation and inspiration to others, top publications such as Craine's New York have honored her among some of Real Estate's most impressive leaders in their annual "Notables in Real Estate" list.  Those same talents have also been applied to helping raise millions for LGBTQ organizations such as the Human Rights campaign. She is a foodie at her core, but her most important contributions to the world...Lisa’s #1 taste-tester and Momma to their son Grayson.

distribution channels

We will launch in Q1 2022 DTC and will move into Natural Food Specialty stores in the Northeast, moving to the west coast by mid 2022.

The plan to expand to greater mass market grocers, such as Whole Foods, Sprouts and other large chains, will be in Y2 & Y3.

We are also targeting partnerships with restaurants, food delivery services and hotels.


 

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Mark Kiefer
01/14/2022
Circle of Health
$50
01/13/2022
10 DAYS OF HOLIDAY CHEER! Day 2
$450
RachieKam
01/13/2022
HOLIDAY CHEER | DAY 4 | TAG A FRIEND
$25
Vesta New York, Real Estate Brokerage and Advisory Services
01/13/2022
Subscription to Lisa’s 1973 Sauces
$250
Ty
01/13/2022
Circle of Love
$25
Kristin Thomas
01/13/2022
10 DAYS OF HOLIDAY CHEER! Day 2
$100
IFundWomen Pay-It-Forward
01/12/2022
Monetary Contribution
$500
Karen Vijuk
01/12/2022
10 DAYS OF HOLIDAY CHEER! Day 2
$100
Carolina Gunnarsson
01/11/2022
1973 Ally- A Year for Women
$500
Ryan Shea
01/11/2022
Reward: Community Membership 
$125
100.00 USD
10 DAYS OF HOLIDAY CHEER! Day 2

THREE BOTTLES & A NOTE. Enjoy three bottles of our dressings (one of each flavor) and receive a personal hand written "Thank you" from the Founders! (Will arrive 2022 with launch)

26 Supporters
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25.00 USD
HOLIDAY CHEER | DAY 4 | TAG A FRIEND

TAG A FRIEND WITH THE DAY 4 REWARD "A BOTTLE AND A NOTE"  ON INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK.

IF WE HIT 50 PEOPLE WHO SELECT THIS REWARD BY THE END OF DAY WEDNESDAY  12/22/2021, YOU WILL EARN THE CHANCE TO WIN ONE SET SET OF DRESSINGS TO BE DELIVERED IN 2022 .

13 Supporters
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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

17 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Circle of Love

Want to support us in anyway you can? Be listed on the Lisa's 1973 Website as a member of the Circle of Love.

 

7 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Circle of Health

Be listed on the Lisa's 1973 Website as a member of the Circle of Health.

11 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Circle of Power

Be listed on the Lisa's 1973 website as a member of the Circle of Power.

12 Supporters
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250.00 USD
Subscription to Lisa’s 1973 Sauces

Seasonal-Every quarter, you will receive a shipment of three dressings and sauces, plus the opportunity to sample and provide feedback on new recipes in the works. 

 

16 Supporters
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150.00 USD
The Innovator

Want to be a part of our testing team?  Enjoy receiving new flavors coming to market!  And be listed on our website!

3 Supporters
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125.00 USD
Reward: Community Membership 

$125 

 Your Community Membership includes a spot in Lisa’s Seasonal Cooking Series (4 classes). Join us for a virtual cook-along class each quarter, featuring our co-founder’s signature gluten-free, plant-based menus. Lisa will guide you step-by-step through each course and provide ingredient swaps and substitutions for your personal eating style. 

 

3 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
Private Wellness Mapping Session

 

Spend two hours with Lisa creating a road map to your wellness journey. This can be a one-on-one session, or a private pod session with a maximum of 8 people. 5 total spots available.

  • Lisa’s 1973 Cookbook (2022)
1 Supporter
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200.00 USD
10 DAYS OF HOLIDAY CHEER : DAY 1

Cook with Lisa!!!  30 minute one on one zoom with Lisa and learn how to cook with our dressings!

0 Supporters
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100.00 USD
10 DAYS OF HOLIDAY CHEER : DAY 3

Pre-Order the cookbook, scheduled to be released in 2022!

(And we will throw in 3 sample bottles too)

 

7 Supporters
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About the Entrepreneur

Roxbury, CT
Created 1 Campaign
Health + Science
Lifestyle
Social Good

Rewards

100.00 USD
10 DAYS OF HOLIDAY CHEER! Day 2

THREE BOTTLES & A NOTE. Enjoy three bottles of our dressings (one of each flavor) and receive a personal hand written "Thank you" from the Founders! (Will arrive 2022 with launch)

26 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
HOLIDAY CHEER | DAY 4 | TAG A FRIEND

TAG A FRIEND WITH THE DAY 4 REWARD "A BOTTLE AND A NOTE"  ON INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK.

IF WE HIT 50 PEOPLE WHO SELECT THIS REWARD BY THE END OF DAY WEDNESDAY  12/22/2021, YOU WILL EARN THE CHANCE TO WIN ONE SET SET OF DRESSINGS TO BE DELIVERED IN 2022 .

13 Supporters
Select this reward
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

17 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Circle of Love

Want to support us in anyway you can? Be listed on the Lisa's 1973 Website as a member of the Circle of Love.

 

7 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Circle of Health

Be listed on the Lisa's 1973 Website as a member of the Circle of Health.

11 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Circle of Power

Be listed on the Lisa's 1973 website as a member of the Circle of Power.

12 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Subscription to Lisa’s 1973 Sauces

Seasonal-Every quarter, you will receive a shipment of three dressings and sauces, plus the opportunity to sample and provide feedback on new recipes in the works. 

 

16 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
The Innovator

Want to be a part of our testing team?  Enjoy receiving new flavors coming to market!  And be listed on our website!

3 Supporters
Select this reward
125.00 USD
Reward: Community Membership 

$125 

 Your Community Membership includes a spot in Lisa’s Seasonal Cooking Series (4 classes). Join us for a virtual cook-along class each quarter, featuring our co-founder’s signature gluten-free, plant-based menus. Lisa will guide you step-by-step through each course and provide ingredient swaps and substitutions for your personal eating style. 

 

3 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Private Wellness Mapping Session

 

Spend two hours with Lisa creating a road map to your wellness journey. This can be a one-on-one session, or a private pod session with a maximum of 8 people. 5 total spots available.

  • Lisa’s 1973 Cookbook (2022)
1 Supporter
Select this reward
200.00 USD
10 DAYS OF HOLIDAY CHEER : DAY 1

Cook with Lisa!!!  30 minute one on one zoom with Lisa and learn how to cook with our dressings!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
10 DAYS OF HOLIDAY CHEER : DAY 3

Pre-Order the cookbook, scheduled to be released in 2022!

(And we will throw in 3 sample bottles too)

 

7 Supporters
Select this reward