About the Bean Ladies ... our humble beginnings
The Bean Ladies was founded in 1998 by twin sisters Julie Ryder and Jamie Miles. Having children in competitive sports and fundraising with unhealthy high fat high sugar foods, led us to create a healthier product to raise team funds. We packaged our family's recipe for Homestyle Hearty Bean Soup and the rest is history! Realizing that consumers were looking for low-fat and nutritious ways of eating, we researched and developed our cherished family recipes. Over the past 20 years, we have introduced over 40 different varieties of soups, chili and desserts, as well as a snack line of freshly roasted flavoured soybeans.
Our products are sold at juried craft shows, fall fairs, specialty stores ,community events and online.
"The Bean Ladies" (as we are affectionately known) have been striving to inform and educate our customers that legumes are an important part of a healthy diet. Our family's tasty and easy recipes are crock pot friendly and are ideal for busy families on the go. Judging by our feedback from a growing number of enthusiastic bean lovers, we are inspiring people to jump on the "bean band wagon".
Both of us are Food Handling Certified with the Ontario Ministry of Public Health. We comply 100% with all food handling regulations with respect to food production and sampling.
The basic ingredients for our products consist of different varieties of fresh crop beans and peas, which are purchased from local growers in the London Ontario area. Beans are the "canvas" for our craft. All of our spices are carefully hand mixed and sealed for inclusion in our packages. We then hand pack the colourful beans, peas and lentils into clear poly bags, and heat seal each package with our delicious family recipe.
Our premium soybeans, fava beans and chick peas are roasted then lightly coated with sunflower oil. When the soybeans are cool, we hand mix our savoury flavours with the beans and heat seal each package for freshness….. Voila! What we have created is a healthy snack which is high in protein, fibre and most of all…. FLAVOUR!!!
We also offer our product line as a fundraiser to schools, sports teams and non-profit organizations, who want a healthy alternative to high fat and high sugar fundraising products.
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