The Bean Ladies have been making wholesome, healthy bean soups and snacks for over 20 years. Their crunchy roasted bean snacks are hand seasoned to perfection. Hearty bean soups are made with fresh crop Ontario beans using traditional family recipes.
The basic ingredients for The Bean Ladies' products are different varieties of fresh crop beans and peas, which are purchased from local growers in the London, Ontario area. All spices are carefully hand mixed and sealed for inclusion in meal packages. Colourful beans, peas and lentils are hand packed into clear poly bags and heat sealed with their delicious family recipe. Their recipes are crock pot friendly and are ideal for busy families on the go.
Snack packages start with premium soybeans, fava beans and chick peas that are roasted and lightly coated with sunflower oil. After they cool, savoury flavours are hand mixed into the beans and each package is heat sealed for freshness. These snacks are both healthy and loaded with flavour.
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 them to packaging the family recipe for Homestyle Hearty Bean Soup to be sold for fundraising. Realizing that consumers were looking for low-fat and nutritious ways of eating, Julie and Jamie researched and developed their cherished recipes. Over the past two decades they have introduced over 40 different varieties of soups, chili and desserts, as well as a snack line of freshly roasted flavoured soybeans.
Julie and Jamie have been striving to inform and educate on the importance of legumes in a healthy diet. Both women are Food Handling Certified with the Ontario Ministry of Public Health and comply 100% with all food handling regulations with respect to food production and sampling.