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I'm baking a lot of bread and would like to get bulk organic ground wheat. Does anybody here know of a great source in the N. SEattle to Everett area?

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Azure Standard!

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Never heard of it....off to google it and see what i can find. Thanks!

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Sorry for my quick response... was doing an MDC drive-by earlier.

Azure has truck-based deliveries once a month (or you can have it shipped, but then you have to pay for shipping)- you just go to a designated meeting spot and meet the truck to pick up your order. You can call them and find out where your closest ordering group is. You just have to do a minimum $50 order (the whole group has to order >$500) which is really easy to do because they have some great deals!! That's where I buy my raw honey ($25-29 for a gallon, prices vary from month to month) and whole buckwheat groats ($25 for 25#!) They have all sorts of bulk whole grains, flours, organic produce, personal care products, laundry soap, you name it.

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Thanks! It's exactly what I was looking for. I've been searching for affordable, wheat and it's not easy to come by. Costco had huge bags of bleached white with additives for 15 and I was actually starting to consider that that may be the best option. Also, there's a pickup near me!

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I set up an acct with Azure and have yet to order from them, mostly because everything there is amazing, thus my 'cart' is huge. One of these days I'll actually place the order, lol. The prices there are great, though.

Anyhoo, I was also going to add that you might want to check out Manna Mills in Mountlake Terrace. Supposedly their bulk prices are good, though I have no idea what wheat in particular runs b/c I'm gluten intolerant. Give it a try!

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Azure Standard is fantastic! That's where I get my grains.

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I did try Manna mills. Their prices were almost double Azures for organic 25lb bags.

I'm excited about Azure standard because it means that I may actually get to the point where I don't have to go to a grocery store! I buy meat in bulk from the farm, I buy raw milk at a small healthfood store, I get vegetables from a local farm, but all that other stuff is from various grocery stores. Now, I may be able to cut those out!

I hear you about the long list of wants though.

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Wow, this looks really great, but how do you keep your bulk grains from getting bugs when you have so many? That is probably a stupid question, but we had pantry moths last year and I'm really cautious now...

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I've never had an issue with bugs. First, put the grains in the freezer for 48 hours. If there is anything living in them, that will kill it. Then I store in big plastic tubs which are pretty much airtight.

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What about Blue Bird Grain farms?

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Wow, this looks really great, but how do you keep your bulk grains from getting bugs when you have so many? That is probably a stupid question, but we had pantry moths last year and I'm really cautious now...
I got big buckets with screw-on airtight lids for the flour. If I didn't do that, I"d probably divide it all up into air-tight 2 gallon ziplock bags.

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I got big buckets with screw-on airtight lids for the flour. If I didn't do that, I"d probably divide it all up into air-tight 2 gallon ziplock bags.
I just bought the food grade buckets with Gamma Seal lids! I'm excited to start using them.

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I just bought the food grade buckets with Gamma Seal lids! I'm excited to start using them.
Where did you pick those up?
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Azure standard. But you can order them various places online.

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