Why are wheat berries so expensive?
Where do those of you who grind your own flour buy your grains? I have only found one source who doesn't charge more for wheat berries than for flour ground from those same berries, and that source was 2000 miles away, so the shipping costs are prohibitive. Just this week, I got another price list from a buying club I can join locally. They have several brands of stone ground whole wheat flour at around 40 cents a pound in 50# quantities. The best price they have on wheat berries in bulk is nearly twice that. Even their King Arthur fancy bakers' flours are cheaper than the plain old wheat berries.
Does this make any sense?