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Sharing Medium Rye flour, Asheville NC area

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Sharing Medium Rye flour, Asheville NC area

I am currently concentrading on baking rye breads: lots of recipes call for medium rye flour (Hammelman) . I only get whole rye from Hogson mill, dark rye from Red Bob Mills or white reye flour ( which looks like cement). Honeyville sells a 50 lb bag medium rye flour for $57.00. shippment  4.99

50lb is just too much for me since I will b ake much less in winter.  Are there any TFLers in the Asheville area which would be interested in sharing . I am in Brevard, NC . Have to be in Asheville once in a while so could deliver.

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isand66

You can buy Medium Rye flour in a 5 lb bag which is affordable from King Arthur Flour on-line.  That is where I buy most of my flour from.  The pricing is reasonable and the product is excellent.

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suave

It's 3 lb for $3/lb (which is exactly wholesale price times five) + shipping.  That bag of flour will cost like a couple of decent steaks.

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bread basket

You must have misscalculated: 50lb for $57.00  , makes 1lb $1.14, which is about your wholesale price.

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suave

You don't understand, their price redistributes cost of flour and cost of shipping to make shipping appear less expensive.  If you ask for a quote for a 50 lb of rye flour from a bakery supply house it's going to be $27-30.

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HeidiH

I   just ordered a bag of medium rye from Stan at www.nybakers.com.  So that's another source.

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bread basket

Thanks Heidi. I am selling my bread at the farmers market and have several requests for rye bread. I cannot afford to order a couple of bags retail price. But i will check with NYB 

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bread basket

thanks isand66. Cannot afford KA retail prices. they only sell 5lb bags  :(.I am selling my bread at the farmers market.