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#1 of 9 Old 09-29-2010, 05:22 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I would love to know where you like to buy your nuts and grains in bulk (on-line shopping only, that is). We are spending a lot of tiaway from the city where we have access to lots of options, and the local "health food" store is waaaaaaayyyy pricey. I would love to find an online source, but there are too many to get a good feel for who is reliable and has fresh products. Thanks!!

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Really? Not a single suggestion??

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Not sure where you are located, but have you ever looked into Azure Standard?

http://www.azurestandard.com/

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I would love to know where you like to buy your nuts and grains in bulk (on-line shopping only, that is). We are spending a lot of tiaway from the city where we have access to lots of options, and the local "health food" store is waaaaaaayyyy pricey. I would love to find an online source, but there are too many to get a good feel for who is reliable and has fresh products. Thanks!!
Do you have a local co-op? Usually they can order something for you or give you their source so you can directly connect with them. I did that to find grains to sprout for my chickens.

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Thanks!

No local coops, unfortunately. This is a big oil/gas drilling town so there is one natural food place in town that is horribly limited in selection and rather expensive. I'm even having trouble finding semi-crunchy moms to talk to around here.

DH and I have actually talked about starting our own coop for years, so I guess this is the Universe giving us the hint to actually start our own. I was just hoping for a good source for some of the things that we buy often, so I may just have to do some more hunting around. Azure Standard looks interesting, and their prices seem pretty reasonable so I may start with them.

I would love to know of other places too, thanks!

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No local coops, unfortunately. This is a big oil/gas drilling town so there is one natural food place in town that is horribly limited in selection and rather expensive. I'm even having trouble finding semi-crunchy moms to talk to around here.

DH and I have actually talked about starting our own coop for years, so I guess this is the Universe giving us the hint to actually start our own. I was just hoping for a good source for some of the things that we buy often, so I may just have to do some more hunting around. Azure Standard looks interesting, and their prices seem pretty reasonable so I may start with them.

I would love to know of other places too, thanks!
Well, that's a bummer, but yeah, a good time to start a co-op.

Here is one I found for looking locally: http://www.greenpeople.org/green-pro...h=organic-food

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bulkfoods.com isn't all organic but it's an excellent resource.
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I have done special order through our local, independent grocery store. You might try wuth the local natural foods store. I get 10% off on case-size orders, in this case, the bags they fill the bulk bins from. I've been quite happy with this solution -- convenient for me & supports the local economy.
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We order through www.somethingbetternaturalfoods.com
There are several families and we have to meet a minimum order, but their truck come right by our exit on the interstate. We meet the truck at a truck stop and unload and then divy out the goods to who ordered what. It works for us. You have to add 10% onto the prices for frieght, but that's it. You can check their schedule and give them a call and see if they come near you or if there are already folks ordering near you.

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