We brought extra firm tofu to the US. Before we became interested in tofu and soy foods in the early 1970's it was a specialty food that could only be found in Asian communities around the US. The tofu they preferred was a soft or silken style. We developed a different way of production to form a much firmer tofu. One that could hold up to vigorous cooking techniques and increase protein content. Now it is the preferred standard industry wide. Unlike companies that produce tons by machine ours is still produced by hand with a character and texture mechanized production can't equal.

In a 2009 impartial report compiled by the non-profit Cornucopia Institute, “Beyond the Bean: The Heroes and Charlatans of the Natural and  Soy Foods Industry,” FarmSoy  was awarded the highest “5 Bean Rating” for our commitment to  and locally grown soybeans. Cornucopia Institute continues to update and monitor it's ratings and we are proud to still have this hard earned, 5 Bean honor!

While the company's ownership has changed over the years one thing has not. Our tradition of fine ingredients and quality. Operating in the same facility located on "The Farm" we still make our products in small batches and by hand. Our hand stirred process is simply better than any other available.  Many of our well traveled and tofu savvy customers have told us that we make the best tofu and soy yogurt that they've ever eaten. We attribute this to the human factor and the quality ingredients we use.

Our tofu does not contain processing aids, which are not required to be listed on a label's list of ingredients. Regional farmers grow our  soybeans on their certified  farms.  We use our community's well water, which is very pure and tested frequently. The only other ingredient is calcium sulfate, a natural substance mined from the earth, which we use to coagulate the soymilk in order to form tofu. The National  Standards Board has approved calcium sulfate for use in  products. These ingredients are prepared by fellow tofu lovers to create the very best tofu for your good health and eating pleasure.

 SoyGurt is firm, yet creamy and tasty with a very subtle and clean taste. Ready for any flavor or seasonings you want. It can double for sour cream and makes the very best smoothies you can whip up!

When comparing brands of tofu, be aware that the higher the protein content, the firmer the tofu. You can see what a good value FarmSoy tofu is by comparing our protein content with the equivalent styles of much of the competition. A little variation is present since human beings make the tofu, not just machines!

Committment to Sustainability

What does sustainability mean to us? Living wages, recycling, foot print, community involvement, and more. We devote time, energy and resources to putting meaning into the concept of sustainability. Below is a partial list of our current and planned actions:

  • Organic Ingredients – Whenever possible we use organic ingredients. 
  • Cornucopia 5 Bean Rating – A show of commitment to many sustainable practices
  • B Corp certification – The Gold Standard of “Beneficial” business practice certification. Pending
  • Employee Safety – We maintain constant vigilance and modify procedures to keep our people safe.
  • Employee Support – We provide living wages and support to our employees. Source http://livingwage.mit.edu/states/47 1 adult level
  • Protecting our Water – We devote resources to protecting the TN Highland Rim aquifer
  • Protecting our Land – We devote resources to the Swan Conservation Trust
  • Food Safety – HACCP trained and certified
  • Community Advisory Board – Our community is tightknit and important to our existence. We strive to be good neighbors.
  • Reduce – Limiting our foot print is a constant goal. Most of our employees can walk or bike to work! Our transportation takes advantage of passive devices to keep our food cold and fresh.
  • Reuse - Our building and equipment is well taken care of and are still serving us well after many years. Our okara is used in local cooking and the rest is fed to pigs at Spiral Ridge Farm which is just a couple miles away. Little goes to waste!
  • Recycle - Our community in TN recycles #1 & #2 plastics, cardboards, metals, and glass. When possible, we make sure our containers meet the standards of our community.
  • Renewable Energy - We direct our power supplier, Merriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative, to purchase from renewable energy sources.

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