I'd love to find a store that sells a great selection of flour, preferably in larger quantities, like 5 pounds or maybe 25 pounds for a staple like bread flour. Living in DC, I'm able to get just about anything I want, but many times they are in small packages and expensive. For example, I can find a rather pricey 2# bag of spelt (I think it was about $5-6) or even Teff flour at a local egyptian grocer. There aren't any farms in the area; the closest spelt seems to be north of harrisburg, which would be a long trip. Shipping flour is quite expensive; for example a $30 bag of 25# of spelt is like $11 to ship and ends up being a better, but not exactly great price at ~$1.60/lb. and 25# of flour is a lot to keep around of kind of flour for an individual baker.
Any ideas on where I could get a good selection of specialty flour in semi-bulk packaging? I love this sourdough spelt recipe but at $7/loaf its a bit steep to justify making all the time :)