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Oh, I'm so confused...I make my own bread, but I use store bought flour. I haven't a clue where to buy the wheat to mill. I live in the middle of nowhere <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> but aside from shaking the neighbour's GMO wheat down, I wouldn't know where to acquire any!<br><br>
And, all the other grains for cereals etc...are you just buying from the bulk store?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: 'Scuse my ignorance <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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I buy wheat in 25 lb. bags from my United Natural Foods buying club. I could also buy it in bulk from our local food co-op. If you really don't have a nearby source you could order it. I know one place that is good (I've been to their farm) is Paul's Grains <a href="http://www.paulsgrains.com/" target="_blank">http://www.paulsgrains.com/</a>.
 

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Depends where you are. I think I remember you saying you are in Canada, am I right? We get it from Anita Organics in Chilliwack BC. They mill the grains on site, but the grains are sent from Ontario Saskatchewan and Alberta. I could ask the owner if there are other mills across Canada that she would know of.
 

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You could start your own coop in Chilliwak, if you think there is enough interest. We started our in Calgary and we go through <a href="http://www.horizondistributors.com" target="_blank">www.horizondistributors.com</a> They have alot of products you would find in the HFS and most of them are much cheaper. I have a pdf of their catalogue if you want to see it? E-mail me and I will forward it to you. You can also go to goodle Grainworks. They are in Vulcan Alberta. They have a big selection of organic grains. Horizon does not carry all of the different grains so we do a Grainworks coop from time to time.<br><br>
Horizon requires a minimum of $300/order and you must cover all frieght costs. If you order $1000+ then they will pay for half the frieght which is based on weight. We just put in an order that was $5000 and with 10 of us our total delivery is about $10/person. This is a big order though. If you order $3000 then you get 2% off your bill, if you make $5000 then you get 5% off your bill.<br><br>
This is the only way I shop. I have a good store of goods. I usually spend $600 every two months. The last two order were over $1000, but I bought a lot of treats and how vowed not to do that again. Either way I only buy fresh stuff now and base my meals on my pantry/freezer. We were spending $1000/month on unhealthy alternatives, now we are spending less on almost all organic and all natural products.<br><br>
Sorry. I get so excited about the coop. It has turned into a big deal among us members. I don't know what I would have done without it.<br><br>
As for a grain mill...I bought the Nutrimill. A big investment for me, but totally worth it. It is vertical so I can put it in my cubbard and pull it out as I need it. I don't have to clean it every time (just when I switch grains) and I don't have to put any pieces together. I was borrowing a WisperMill and it was a pain.
 
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