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Need suggestions to buy whole grains and flours directly from mills, by phone or on-line, retail

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Kroha

Need suggestions to buy whole grains and flours directly from mills, by phone or on-line, retail

Hello, I am wondering if anyone knows of mills that sell their organic products retail in reasonable sizes.  I am looking for a variety of organic flours and whole and cracked grains, as well as meals.  My son has a life-threatening allergy to nuts, and most flours I've found so far are either processed or packaged witn nuts, or both.  I cannot buy from bulk bins as the risk of cross-contamination with nuts (through poorly cleaned bins and customers using wrong scoops) is too high.  Therefore, I have been looking to buy directly from mills, so I am sure that the products are nut-safe.  A lot of them will only sell in 25 pound bags and more, which is OK for some products, but many products I need to buy in smaller quantities (1- 5 lbs).


I have been buying from http://dakota-prairie.com, which is a mill that sells wonderful organic flours retail, but they do not have any whole/cracked grains.  I found Anson Mills, Great River Organic Milling and Bluebird Grain Farms today, but again, they do not have most of the things I am looking for.  If you know of any mills that sells organic products retail by phone or on-line, please please let me know.


I live in Massachusetts, where, unfortunately, grains are generally not grown and/or milled.  All the organic brands available here (Arrowhead Mills, Bob's Red Mill, King Arthur except for 5-lb bags) are not nut-safe.


Best wishes and thank you in advance for your advice,


Yulika

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sharonk

Hello Yulika,


I am interested to hear any answers to your posting. I make gluten free sourdough bread and teach classes in it. I have many food allergies and am aware of the importance of avoiding cross contamination. I want to send you support around trying to safely feed your son. I know it's a stressful situation. 


sincerely,


sharonk


www.food-medicine.com

flourgirl51's picture
flourgirl51

We sell nut free organic  whole grain flours and grains as we grow them and grind them ourselves. I also sell in smaller quantities.


www.organicwheatproducts.com

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Ambimom

I discovered this flour at Fairway Market in New Jersey.  It's totally organic and my sourdough has never been better.  They also sell grains.   http://www.wheatmontana.com/


Good luck.

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Yerffej

Wheat Montana is NOT organic.


From their website: "Wheat Montana's products are not certified organic".


Jeff

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wmtimm627

The only thing I'm sure about when something is labeled organic is that it costs more to grow something in poop...

Franko's picture
Franko

This link to a Wikipedia article on Organic certification explains it in detail.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic_certification

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wmtimm627

Are you aware that ANYONE can post what they want on that site? There has to be a better source than that somewhere...

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LindyD

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Data/Organic/


Google is your friend, wmtimm627.

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Franko

Along the right hand side of the article are a number of links for various countries organic certification agencies. The links take you to another Wiki article that include direct links. Here's one to get you started.


http://www.usda.gov/

alabubba's picture
alabubba

http://www.wareaglemill.com/


 


This place is about 1 hour from me. (Aren't I lucky)

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ehanner

I use several whole grain flours from Organic Wheat Products also noted above. The gal that owns it is a member here and certified Organic. She is meticulous about maintaining the Organic certificate. Their WW flour is wonderful and milled fresh when you order it as are all her flours. The rye is the best I have used. Depending on where you live, she has found delivery options that are very inexpensive compared to the usual prices. The pricing is more like wholesale even with the shipping charges. I have been very happy using Organic Wheat Products.


Eric

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mrfrost

Eric, I think she posted a little higher up.


Are those rates you mention, even for small purchases? What size purchases have you made? How much was the shipping?


Thanks.

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ehanner

I'm looking at my last invoice now. I ordered 10 Lbs of Whole Wheat Bread flour and 10 Lbs of Rye. The price was $.60 per pound for the lot. So $12 total for both flours and $6.70 for shipping. Grand Total of $18.70 for 20 pounds of the sweetest whole grain flours you ever tasted.


Oh and her sprouted flour is unbelievable.


Eric

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mrfrost

Thank you Eric.

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Kroha

Thank you everyone for responding and for helpful recommendations. 


Alabubba, I was not able to access the website for Ware Eagle mill - I can see it listed in my Google results, but I cannot open it.  Do you have a phone number for them?


Sharon, thank you so much for your support.  Dakota Prairie also has a line of gluten-free products.  They are expanding it this year.  All their products are also nut-free (except for the ones they are adding, which will contain nuts, but they say that they will be processed in a separate building.  I will check on that, of course, when the time comes.).  They sell their stuff on e-bay store, but if you call them and ask for specific flours, they often have them too.


Best wishes,


Yulika

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alabubba

Postal Mail

War Eagle Mill
11045 War Eagle Road
Rogers, Arkansas
72756-7544


Telephone

Local: 479-789-5343
Toll Free: 1-866-4-WarEagle (492-7324)

Fax: 479-789-5100


E-mail

 

mrfrost's picture
mrfrost

War Eagle link appears to be working now.


http://www.wareaglemill.com/