The epiphany came after a sudden job loss. The problem: Though a few yards from a vital food source an urban garden was under utilized by the very residents it was so intended. Angela, our founder was a part of the initial stages of developing the garden, so it was especially disconcerting to witness how fresh fruit from raspberries to peaches and produce from tomatoes, cilantro, peppers and more withered away on the vine. Her solution: SALSA! Her daughter aka That Salsa Lady, though a teen, had been making delicious fresh salsa the family enjoyed for years. With a salsa garden a stone's throw away and FREE she and her daughter spoke about the idea of a salsa company. The name derived in a matter of a few conversations in their tiny apartment kitchen. They figured if Martha Stewart can do it, a Milwaukee mother and daughter can too!
UPDATE: In 2014 we purchased a ranch located in urban Milwaukee. It sits on 20k sf of land. We have continued to expand its footprint so we can not only grow for ourselves but allow others access as well. In 2015 we used in excess of 99% rainwater to irrigate our crop. It is our hope to increase from 32' of plant beds to over 1000 sf of crop in 2016-17 all using rainwater. Be sure to visit us via social media and our website www.thatsalsalady.com/saggn for updates. With a mission to "Engage, Empower, Educate and Connect Families in a Manner which Creates, Healthier, Happier, More Productive Neighborhoods through Food" the TSL enterprise, a for profit entity, operates as a nonprofit; every dime of profit is reinvested into the company. Furthermore, because we believe in a level playing field and a burgeoning middle class, our articles demand a living wage be paid to all employees. Additionally, they also dictate no executive is to make more than 5x that of the lowest paid employee. We honor our customer, neighbors and our city by striving to provide fresh local selections made by local folks directly to urban food deserts via an alliance of existing and created networks. Our ultimate goal is to establish a revolutionary closed loop system. We begin with incorporating existing resources. Next we engage, returning veterans, women, minorities, food stamp recipients, public private resources and children-YES! Children! It is our contention, everyone becomes part of the solution.
Originating from "The Hood", this aptly named, Urban Garden Salsa is made from Fresh vegetables. It has award winning taste which cannot be beat! Like all of our selections, it also has web based recipes which help you utilize it in your daily meal planning from breakfast to snacks to dinner!
Que-soooo you wondering what to do for dinner huh? TSL queso is derived from a blended cheddar cheese infused with fresh veggies. It comes smooth or chunky. People refer to it as "Crack"! Our staff refused cash they want QUESO! Try this golden goody with anything from grits, loaded baked or smashin' potatoes, to chili cheese fries and oh yea, Nacho Momma's salsa & Chips, this will have you feenin' for more! Hey-Be sure to buy enough to last overnight cuz we aint taking calls at midnite........ ;op
Made with avocado and blended with our urban garden salsa even those who claimed to dislike guacamole rave about ours!
Created because no existing chip properly complements our selections. Light, aromatic and guilt free (as are most of our selections) our chips are made with a blend of healthy oils, spices and sea/kosher salt, these chips are hearty with a crunch heard round the "hood"! They go great with your favorite pce of chocolate too!
Our cucumber water was a hit the moment it was introduced. On a whim, we decided to utilize our extra cukes slicing them into a 5 gallon tub of water we offered a cup for a quarter... people loved the refreshing treat so much EVERYONE OVER PAID! The rest is QUENCHED! All proceeds from our Cuke Water go to support the TSL Flava Forward campaign. Learn more by visiting www.thatsalsalady.com/flavaforward
Our version of Suspended Coffee. Any one can pay for another to be discounted or supplied FREE of charge any selection. All the receiving person need do is accept the love.
A variety of selections for groups as small as yourself and another or a flash mob x 2! With enough notice and tomatoes we can hook you up!
No fear here! Garlic Lovers shall adore this lil diddy- it is made with tomatillos, lime and loads of Dracula flailin' GARLIC!
Be it straight-no chaser or Virgin-(without the Authentic Tequila), this crunchy salsa will make anyone say "relish-what?" Made with green tomatoes, garlic, peppers, lime and more, it is the Premiere Prom date for the lamest of taste buds.... Once you go green you won't ever -- naw we can't think of a rhyme. But with this we don't need it, the flava speaks for itself! No ID req'd-You feel'n us!?
YEP! We deliver to Where you are - EVEN TO YOUR CAR. Cops love that one. We found that folks in urban areas have access to plenty of things NOT good for them, so we figured why not deliver great stuff for FREE. Oh those outside the hood, we deliver to you too- just add a surcharge. Come on now, it's affordable and worth the ride!
Aaaaaah! The perks of being a small business! That is Wade, the TSL Mascot! Be sure to say hello when you see him!! That is if he is not checking biz stats!
Our avocado salsa as are all our salsas, is made with fresh ingredients. Tomatillos (tomato's cuzzo, garlic, lime, onion blended to perfection) it is a great salad and veggie dressing, blended with brown rice, pasta and a whole lot more!
Fresh blended hot peppers allows you to customize your #heat!