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babybirdbreads

quality flour that can be shipped

I'm looking for suggestions of reasonably priced bread flour, whole wheat berries, rye flour, etc. that can be shipped.  I live in a very rural area and struggle to find any flour but dakota maid at our tiny grocery store.  we are 3 hours from a big city.  any suggestions on quality flour that isn't extremely high-priced and that can be shipped (without super high shipping costs!!)...??  organic would be preferable but i also have to keep my bread costs relatively low ($5 a loaf) to compete with the gross, unfresh, shipped bread that is available in our county, so non-organic might be my only option cost wise.  suggestions?????

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greyoldchief

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Crider

You can special order flours from your local grocery store. For instance, your grocery store carries Bob's Red Mill products and we could special order a 25 lb. bag of one of their flours if we were willing to wait.

Also, there's Costco, which doesn't sell high-end flours in bulk, but they do have serviceable flours at very low prices.

Visit a local bakery of pizzeria (a pizzeria that makes their dough from scratch) and get them to order you a big bag of whatever from their supplier.

If you're rural, then maybe you can find a local grower who has wheat to sell. We just met a fellow here in Northern California in the next town over and he's got some wheat he grew organically that he's selling for 75$ a pound. I'm going over to his place next Tuesday to get some of that and some triticale they just harvested and also some hulless oats.

Then there's Azure Standard. They serve West of the Mississippi and have all sorts of nice flours, etc. They have a minimum order requirement.

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suave

Dakota Maid seems to be decent flour, should be able to cover most of your wheat needs.  Rye flour - Green River from amazon, or 50lb bags from Honeyville grain, everything else will be at least twice as expensive.  Good advice on talking to your grocer - his suppliers should offer some additional choices.

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babybirdbreads

great. thank you. i will check into this. 

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januszkam

King Arthur is a very good brand. They're in most supermarkets, and you can order from them online at kingarthurflour.com. Prices are reasonable.

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PMcCool

through Amazon.  It won't take but one or two 25-lb or 50-lb bags to qualify for free shipping.  The GRM flours and unmilled grains are organic, too. 

Paul

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babybirdbreads

awesome. thanks paul. 

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subfuscpersona

if you're interested in shipping costs. If you're in the USA, the state should be sufficient.

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babybirdbreads

Subfuscpersona, i live in hovland, mn.  check out a map.  rural minnesota, near canada.  

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Crider

You can make the trip to Thunder Bay, Ontario right? There's a farmer's market there called the Thunder Bay Country Market, and one of their vendors is Brule Creek Farms, who mill and sell all sorts of foodie grains, including Red Fife wheat. Here's a pdf of their price list. Actually, it says their farm is in Conmee, to the west of Thunder Bay and maybe not much farther than the farmer's market. I love google researching.

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babybirdbreads

THANK YOU CRIDER!!!!  what a resource!   any thoughts on white bread flour?