The Chambers Family has been farming on the same fertile land in Iowa near the Minnesota Border for 131 years.
Samuel Chambers, a veteran of the Civil War and his wife, Elenora settled just outside Corwith Iowa in 1883. The couple had traveled from Ohio and lived in the upper portion of the barn they built on the land until a house could be built. Wild hay was the cash crop at this time.
The family built a granary in which one room was lathed and plastered to serve as a school. Some students traveled long distances and would stay at the Chambers house, if a storm came in.
Jonathan Chambers is the fifth generation to cultivate the land and with his father, Norman began working with food soybeans in 1987, when they shipped their first container of soybeans to a customer in Japan. In the late 1990′s they developed their first web page and starting selling the Laura® Soybeans for customers to make soymilk at home. In 2002 they started selling Tosteds brand roasted soy snacks.
Jonathan has just harvested the latest crop of Laura® Soybeans. “Once again, we have been blessed with a Laura® Soybean crop of exceptional flavor and quality. The harvest yielded Laura® Soybeans perfect in size, color and with high protein value.”
Always non-GMO and prized by soy aficionados as the very best soybeans for making soymilk and tofu, what sets Laura® Soybeans apart is that the sweet, pearly-white milk they make is richly flavorful, surpassing even the best, refrigerated commercial brands.
Laura® Soybeans were named for Jonathan’s sister, Laura Jo and developed through time honored selective breeding techniques over many generations culminating with a soybean well-known to consumers by name.
In 2013 soymilk sales topped $210.5 million as consumers continue to associate consuming soy with many health benefits. In addition to providing a great low-fat source of complete protein, drinking soymilk can lower serum cholesterol, fight breast cancer, relieve the unpleasant symptoms of menopause and regulate hormones in the body.
There is a growing segment among health conscious consumers who are enthusiastic about making homemade soymilk. Fueled to a large degree by the advent of the automatic soymilk maker, manufacturers pack the Laura® Soybeans with their machines to enhance consumer experience.
Savvy consumers can enjoy the goodness of soy and save money making fresh, delicious, homemade soymilk for pennies a quart in just 20 minutes, without additives or preservatives.
And now, in addition to the popular Tosteds™ Dry Roasted Soybeans, Chambers Farms has just made Roasted Laura® Soybean Flour available. Milled from Dry Roasted Tosteds™, this versatile soy flour has a unique rich, sweet and full flavored profile.
Laura® Soybeans, Tosteds™ Dry Roasted Soybeans and the Dry Roasted Laura® Soybean Flour are shipping now. Direct from the Chambers Family Farm!
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