The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

Welcome from central North Carolina

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chromite

Welcome from central North Carolina

Not quite so snowy here, and I too have been lurking for a while. I've been making bread for several months now, completely replacing store bought breads. Just ventured into the "French" Breads. So tasty. I am very thankful for this site!


 


John

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PMcCool

John,


It sounds as though you are well and thoroughly hooked!  Enjoy your new pastime / obsession / avocation.


And welcome to TFL.


Paul

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Ford

Welcome to the Fresh Loaf.  If yoiu are hooked on baking your own bread, it won't be long before you will be trying sourdough, and who knows, maybe, if you have the patience, even salt-rising bread.


Ford, Raleigh, NC

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dsmithnc

Welcome John.  I'm in Western NC near Asheville.  I'm wondering if you or Ford have heard of the WheatMontana co-op that is located in Raleigh?  Great place to get excellent flours milled in Montana and delivered here in NC.  There is a drop off point near me in Marion, NC and there are 3 in the Triangle.


http://www.ncwheatmontanacoop.com/order/


 


Cheers,


Dick

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Ford

I had not heard of it before now.  However, the following exerp from the web site is a complete turn-off for me,


" Our order is a bulk order that must be a minimum of 5000#. Wheat Montana delivers these orders on semi trucks."


I am happy with 5# bags of flour from King Arthur"


Ford

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PMcCool

I have purchased Wheat Montana products in 5-pound sacks at Wal-Mart and other supermarkets in the KC area.  At a Wheat Montana store in Montana, I also saw it in 25-pound and 50-pound sacks.  When packaging for the retail market, they do put their goods in the size packages that we are more accustomed to seeing on the supermarket shelves.


I have also seen an in-store mill that permitted customers to grind their own fresh flour.  The sacks on the lower shelves in the photo are 5-pounders.  If memory serves me (and it so often does not), some posters have commented on local stores carrying Wheat Montana brand wheat berries, too.


The Search tool here turns up 15 pages or more of references, including some about people ordering in bulk quantities, co-op style.


Paul

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dsmithnc

The 5000# refers to the total order, not an individuals. I odered 50# last September and getting another 50# bag.  Get a couple of baker friends together and split a bag.


Two of the three pick-up spots are well over their quotas this time, so even the small 1 bag orders like mine will get shipped.


 


Dick

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chromite

Thanks for the hellos! I'm not sure about the wheat co-op, but I just got a batch of flour from Lindley Mills, they mill organic grains, including red wheat, some corn and rye.