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Organic flour supplier in San Diego?

PeterPiper's picture
PeterPiper

Organic flour supplier in San Diego?

My local supplier, Lakeside Bakery Supply has just dropped all organic flours from their lineup.  Ack!  I go through 50-lb bags every month or so, and can't stomach buying 5lb bags of organic flour at the grocery, when I was getting organic bread flour for around 60 cents/pound.  I'm trying to find Sperry Organic Bread Flour and Sperry Organic Hygluten, or any other high gluten organic, and soon!  Anyone found a supplier, even in the LA area?  Thanks,


-Peter


http://psoutowood.wordpress.com

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mse1152

Peter,


I get Giusto's Baker's Choice organic flour at People's, but not at as good a price as you were paying.  It's about $1 per pound, in 50 pound bags.  You have to pay an annual $15 membership to order it.  I'm happy with the flour.


Sue

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Marni

Here is the link to the company site (Sperry appears to be owned by Gold Medal) with the local rep. listings.  You can try emailing them and find out if there are other local stores carrying their flour.


http://www.gmflour.com/gmflour/findyourrep.aspx


I'd love to hear what you find out!


Marni

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PeterPiper

Hi Marni,


I got in touch with Nancy Muller, the Southern California rep for GM.  She gave me two contacts:  Cypress Farms in Huntington Beach and Golden Bake in Cerritos.  Cypress Farms doesn't carry Sperry organic and Golden Bake isn't sure what they have (the person I spoke with had poor English).  I'm still looking and will report on what I find.


-Peter


http://psoutowood.wordpress.com

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Debrosa

Try SunOrganics in San Marcos.  Nice people.  


http://www.sunorganic.com/?gclid=CImrrfqP9KECFQpcbQodnhTtGg

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PeterPiper

It turns out my local supplier has another organic flour, one they've apparently been stocking for a secret buyer in the area and one which, praise the heavens, I'll be able to buy.  I can now get Sperry organic bread flour for $18 for a 50lb bag!  This is even cheaper than the non-organic GM flour, and it performs really well.  I wrote a blog post that chronicles my results with this new flour, and I'm very pleased.  For anyone in the San Diego area, give Lakeside Bakery Supply a call and they'll hook you up.  Happy baking,


 


-Peter


http://psoutowood.wordpress.com

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mse1152

Peter,


I just bought 50 Lbs. of organic Giusto's at People's for more than $50!  When this batch runs out, I may try Lakeside again.  I went there a few times when it was Lakeside Poultry Ranch.  Even with $6 or more in gasoline costs, it would be much cheaper than People's.


Sue