I feel kind of silly. Since I've started this baking habit, I've been paying alot more attention to what's available at my local grocery store (in terms of flours). I was actually quite disappointed to see that they had a VERY limited supply of flours (white, unbleached, whole wheat, and "Bread Machine").
Then, I went to Trader Joes... thinking they might have "more". Nope. They only had ONE type of flour. *sigh*
I don't know why I thought to go to the next place, but I decided to try Lassen's Health Foods. *insert trumpets* I found a bevy of choices. :) Now, because I'm a novice and have NO IDEA what prices are reasonable... give me your estimates on what you think are "reasonable prices"? I paid $3.29 for a small bag (2lbs) of rye flour. The same for a small bag of out flour. I saw that they had whole wheat flour, but it seemed pricey at $4.29 for a five pound bag! I also found bulk containers of poppy seeds, from which I had the clerk weigh out two ounces ($1.98). What do you pay for these items?? Where have you found the best bargains?
I've found that even with the prices I paid, I'm still saving money on my loaves. Just curious if I could do even better.