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#1 of 11 Old 02-06-2005, 05:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I used to live in a community that bought bulk and had a big truck deliver it to them. I know they used to use rainbow and cysco, both of which I cannot locate on-line.

We have a natural grocery store that will order the bulk stuff you want and they add 15% on to that. Still it is cheaper than the health food store that discounts you 10% of their retail price.

I am just hoping to start making my own big orders (I think they mostly have a 500$ minimum) and a few of my friends and I could split the order.

Do any of you do this or know where I can find info to start doing this?
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sysco is still online .. http://www.sysco.com/

I'm not sure if they only do business accounts or what though? one of my brothers drives a semi for 'em.

You could try doing a quick search for "*locality* food service" on google, maybe?
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you can search for 'food coop' and you get a listing of companies and delivery areas. That's how I found mine. Sorry, I've forgotten the direct link.
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Are you in Toas? If so, the southwest has a coop called Tuscon Cooperative Warehouse. I know there are buying clubs in Taos.

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I am going to search on that Tuscon co-op. Thanks
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They have an 800 number you could call and find groups in your area. It is: 1-800-350-2667. I'm a buying club coordinator who is not terribly cooridinated, so I call them alot! The women who answer the phones are SUPER nice and will definatly find out for ya!

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I checked out the co-op and was really suprised to see the prices more than our local store. Example would be a jar of baby food in Cids is 59 cents and they had it for 80. Kind of a big difference and then when you add the fuel surcharge and the percantage they add on, it goes up from there.

I am going to check and see if I can get a co-op business liscense for like 25$ and then I can get an account with rainbow and they will deliver directly to me too but for much cheaper.
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yay, there's defiantly stuff that is still costing too much. We don't buy very much from them. we do buy tofu, 25# rice, 50# oats, 50# soybeans, spices/herbs, gum... oh, baby's awake, gotta go. Glad you at least checked it out

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morningside buyers club has fantastic prices.
Really great!
I can never find their link, but search for it. They order monthly and it is fantastic for pricing!
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My MIL gets Schwans things delivered to her door. Not sure if they are in your area or what you are looking for but that's just somewhere else to look.
www.schwans.com
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I think I am actually going to use my husbands tax ID# and get an account with rainbow.
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