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No Rye Flour

beeman1's picture

No Rye Flour

I don't know what it means but I have been at 4 supermarkets in the last 2 weeks and there is no rye flour. I wonder if this is the food shortage.

audra36274's picture

on here I think concerning rice and flours.I also read about it in the paper a while back. Google it and you can find several articles about it. I don't know if the shortage is real, or just people thinking it is and stock piling; causing a shortage. Anyway, give it a shot.

staff of life's picture
staff of life

Can you give us your approx location?  I've not noticed it being a problem at the stores here in VA.  I also recently ordered a 50lb bag and I got it, though it cost an arm and a leg.


beeman1's picture

I am in west Florida about 30 miles NW of Tampa. I ordered 50 pounds from my local health food store. The price wasn't bad. It will take about a week to get it. The way I go through flour I think that is what I will be doing in the future.

JMonkey's picture

... just a few weeks ago, and looks like I was just in time. Yikes.

Here's the post and thread about the impending (already here?) rye shortage.

foolishpoolish's picture

No shortages here that I'm aware of.

PaddyL's picture
PaddyL Montreal.  I can only buy it in small quantities in health food stores.

Yumarama's picture

You can get it at Bulk Barn for 79¢ a kilo, about 1/2 the price of bulk AP flour. Scoop as much as you need. 


PaddyL's picture

Of course it wouldn't be in English, it would have a French translation, but I don't know of an outlet that sells flour in bulk in Montreal.  If there is one, I'd sure like to hear of it.

suave's picture

Local supermarket still sells Hodgson Mills' stuff for $2.50/5lb, but I wanted to get some medium rye and KAF price is $6.25/3lb, and that, my friends, is just insane.

kanin's picture

I also have the same options as you. As much as I like stocking up on King Arthur wheat flours, I'm not paying that much for rye.

AnnieT's picture

Here on Whidbey Island in WA Hodgson Mills' rye was $4.19 for a 5 lb bag this morning. All of the KA flours were $5.99 for a 5lb bag. I am trying to convince myself that I like Harvest King bread flour as much as KA - at half the price! A.

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

When I'm out walking, (I live in a rural area) I walk the edge of the fields.  The rye is heading out or blooming at the moment.  There seems to be more rye this year than last.  And more rye compared to wheat. 

beeman1's picture

I also noticed that country living milling grain mills are backordered in many websites. Maybee a trend is starting.

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

Nothing like lack of ingredients to stimulate the creative mind .... start a new thread.   All suggestions welcome!  Go here:  Time to get creative with the substitutes!

Mini O