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Kamut berries-any bulk source available?

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clazar123

Kamut berries-any bulk source available?

Kamut has not been available for a while but it should have been harvested by now.

Anyone have a source for Kamut berries in bulk? (40-60# bags/buckets). All I can find are the little, very high-priced 24oz bags.

I live in the Milwuakee,Wisconsin,USA area. Anyone interested,locally, in a joint order to reduce costs? I have a relative in Minneapolis and CHicago that can also pick up an order for me if there is a local source. 

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OldDoughNut

I recently contacted Country Life Natural Foods (http://www.clnf.org) in Michigan.  They were able to hook me up with a small buying club in my area (SE Michigan) since I wanted to "combine orders" to get free shipping. I haven't placed an order with them yet.

Check out Country Life's online PDF catalog for details and delivery routes in Wisconsin. Country Life only offers Kamut in 5 & 25lb bags, but it's probably at a better price than 1.5lbs.

Good luck finding a supplier!
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charbono

I see that http://www.homegrownharvest.com/ normally has it, but it is temporarily out of stock.

 

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beeman1

Try www.breadbeckers.com     they have it lssted under grains in 6gallon pails.They also are involved in co-ops in many area.i

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clazar123

Wow! A 42 pound bucket of Kamut is $77 at BreadBeckers! That is $1.83/lb for the wheat and the bucket. I didn't expect that considering I paid $14 each for  two 40# bags of wheat berries- hard red spring and hard winter white. That comes to 35cents/lb. 

 

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charbono

is also available at Wheat Montana.

 

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clazar123

Wheat Montana replied to my email.

Kamut berries: 

"you can purchase from us, as we ship via UPS all over the country.
50 lbs. would be $32.00 plus $36.80 shipping and handling for a total of
$68.80.  We now accept MasterCard and Visa or you can send a check to
Montana Flour & Grains, P.O. Box 517, Fort Benton, MT 59442, 406-622-5436,
if you wish to place an order.  Thanks."

$1.35/lb with the shipping to Milwaukee area (53051 zip).