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Source for rye flour?

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KansasGirlStuck...

Source for rye flour?

Do any of the Marylanders in the group have a local source for rye flour?  Safeway, which seems to carry everything Bob's Red Mill makes, does not carry rye flour.  According to their website Superfresh carries it, but the one closest to me had everything but the rye flour.  I just can't see paying to have flour mailed to me when I live in the Washington, DC - Baltimore corridor.  Seems like I should be able to find it in a store within a reasonable distance.


I am dying to try my hand at Sour Rye Bread, but the lack of rye flour has got me stymied.  So instead I am perfecting my sourdough english muffins, cinnamon roll babka and sweet potato rolls.


Anne

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LindyD

Hi Anne,


There should be organic/natural food stores in your area which carry Arrowhead Mills rye, which is a wonderful, organic whole rye.


Whole Foods has three stores in the D.C. area and more in the MD area.  Here's a link which might give you a couple of leads.  You could also Google Whole Foods for more detailed info on their locations.


Good luck!

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Yerffej

A number of people here at TFL (including myself) buy grains and/or flour from these TFL members:


http://www.organicwheatproducts.com/


http://www.nybakers.com/rye.html


Jeff

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mrfrost

That's got to be a metropolis of close to 10 million or so, and rye is that hard to find?


Here in the Atlanta area, the 2 largest "national" grocers(Walmart, Kroger) carry a line of Hogson Mills flours. Rye is usually included. I see it in all of their stores. Not sure about the large regional chain of Publix stores. I'll have to check next time.

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sphealey

=== Do any of the Marylanders in the group have a local source for rye flour?  Safeway, which seems to carry everything Bob's Red Mill makes, does not carry rye flour. ===


If they have a large BRM selection, it's just a matter of asking them to have some rye flour added to the order (either for the display or to be held for you).  Ask at the service desk; most grocery stores have a form for this purpose at the desk.


Although the larger BRM displays have the look to me of something maintained by a distributor, in which case it is even easier since the distributor probably has the rye in his truck - he just needs a note to put some out.


Also, if you order directly from BRM in large quantities their shipping is reasonable.


sPh

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Mini Oven

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photopian

I am buying Hodgson whole meal rye at Giant in 5 lb bags for under $4. They also have good pricing on King Arthur whole wheat and bread flours, sometimes sale priced also under $4 for 5lb.