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Mail order source for pumpernickel flour on west coast (e.g. San Diego)?

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Dragonbones

Mail order source for pumpernickel flour on west coast (e.g. San Diego)?

My brother, who just moved to San Diego (Chula Vista) will visit me in ten days, and I'd like him to bring me some pumpernickel flour (only light, dark and whole rye flours are available here, finely ground). He won't have time to run around looking for it so I'd like to have some shipped to his house ASAP. Barry Farms has it but the cross-country shipping is pricier. Do y'all have any favorite mail order shops with economical shipping on the west coast, e.g. near San Diego? Failing that, do you have a favorite baking supply shop or other source of pumpernickel flour IN San Diego?


Thanks in advance!


Kent in Taibei

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sphealey

King Arthur has a pumpernickel flour that is a coarse-ground whole-rye flour.  I haven't seen that their delivery charges vary all that much by region, although admittedly there is often an extra charge for "over-the-Rockies" transport.


Just a note that in the US, as opposed to Germany, there is no single definition for pumpernickel flour.  King Arthur's is a coarse grind flour, Bob's Red Mill's is a granular cracked rye berry, and there are many other variations from different suppliers.


sPh

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xaipete

Bob's Red Mill sells a pumpernickel. I've seen it in some of the grocery stores in Santa Rosa, CA.


http://www.bobsredmill.com/product.php?productid=3583&cat=0&page=1


--Pamela

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leucadian

Try Lakeside Poultry (it's actually a bakery supply company, in East SD County) at


http://lakesidepoultryranch.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=70_149&products_id=76&osCsid=ac2f25f962dab57a38f53736091d644d


This link is for medium rye pumpernickel from GM. They carry Bay State Milling, General Mills, ConAgra, and others. Most are in 50lb bags, though.


Stewart

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gcook17

I saw some of this Gold Medal pumpernickel #55831 once and it was the best looking pumpernickel I've seen.  It wasn't fine flour like KA and it wasn't similar to cracked wheat like Bob's Red Mill is.  I didn't get a chance to try it but ever since seeing it I've looked for it unsuccessfully around the SF bay area.  Wish I knew where to get some near home.

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xaipete

Look down on this link to see the various specialty Gold Medal specialty flours.


http://www.gmflour.com/gmflour/flour.aspx?type=ESpecialty#55251


--Pamela

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gcook17

Pamela, I've looked on the Gold Medal site before to locate stores or distributors in my area but couldn't find anythhing.  Maybe I'm just too dense.  I've tried finding a source for Harvest King bread flour also, but no luck.  Any ideas?


-Greg

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Dragonbones

Thanks all!  So, how much harm would it do my coffee grinder if I put "granular cracked rye berry" through it? It's a KitchenAid Pro Line Burr Coffee Grinder, I think. Haven't used it yet, as it was a gift, and I have another cheaper one that I'm using till it breaks.