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Where to buy whole wheat grains in Montreal

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asder

Where to buy whole wheat grains in Montreal

Hi


 


I am a new member here, have been lurking around for three or so years. The information here has been very useful to my baking. I just had one question, i recently bought a nutrimill and I live in Montreal, but i can't seem to find a place in Montreal that sells grains (whole wheat, red or white, or any other variety) in 5kg, 10kg, 20 kg packgagings that can be latter milled into flour at home. I went to Le Vrac du Marche, they only had small packaging of 500 grams or 1kg (i'll drop by again and ask if they can acquire bigger packaging), i still have to visit club organic but the online reviews were not very promising. Does anyone of know of where they buy their grains from if they live in montreal? Thank you for your help.

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PaddyL

That's where I buy mine, but the packages may be too small for you, and I only buy them for sprouting, not grinding.  Have you tried the Atwater and Jean Talon markets?

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asder

I'll drop by loblaws again, the packaging was on the small side, and the one close to my house seems to be prepetually out of flour. I tried the atwater market, will try the jean talon market (allergies are a detterent for going outside).

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jocelyn

This is where you get the best price and variety for organic whole grains. They are at the corner of Frontenac and Marianne. (www.epiceriebiologique.ca).


I checked out the local millers, they all sell only through their distributors, distributors sell only to businesses.   If you find a friendly baker, you might be able to get larger quantities at wholesales price.


Let us know if you find other good places!

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asder

Thank you for the shop suggestion, I tried out club organique. Got 5kg of hard wheat, there were some black pieces of rocks/hard things, just wondering whether the flour is cleaned or not. I liked how it turned into flour, will try the soft wheat some other time.


Made Naan with the flour, found out this flour takes far less water than the previous one, so will change that today and see how it turns out.


I also visited Distribution Alimentaire Aubut Inc, this is their website. They didn't have the grains, but they did have other cool things around the kitchen and useful items around the house. The olive oil selection is good, aluminium foil and other every day items are provided quite cheap as well. They sell things in big sizes(buying salt in 5,10,20kg packing) and bulk.


I'll ask people around see what happens. Sorry for gettin back to you so late, having no transportation makes things tricky for me.