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Rye suppliers in the Pacific Northwest?

Emily the Baker's picture
Emily the Baker

Rye suppliers in the Pacific Northwest?

Hello,

 

I like to bake a lot of different rye breads and it's hard to find a supplier for some of the more specialty rye flours (white rye and rye meal in particular). Does anyone know of anywhere to find these things in the PNW? I don't mind going on a road trip, I just don't want to pay hundreds of dollars in shipping to get a supply.

idaveindy's picture
idaveindy

https://www.montanaflour.com/100-organic-rye-wheat-flour/

--  25 pounds whole grain rye, $13 plus shipping from Ft Benton, Montana.   That's only 52 cents/lb, so you will likely have money left over for shipping, compared to the higher cost of retail rye flour.    Their web site supposedly calculates shipping cost.

They don't say how finely/coarsely it is milled, but it is 100% whole grain.

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Centralmillng.com has a semi-white rye flour, 1.1% ash, whereas 1.6% is whole grain.  They say it has about half of the bran sifted out, so it is not totally a "white" rye flour.  they sell 50 pound bags.  There is both an organic and not-organic (Red Rose label) version of this rye flour.  Shipping is from Utah.

Maverick's picture
Maverick

I don't know where in the PNW you mean, but Central Milling is in Northern California.

idaveindy's picture
idaveindy

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idaveindy's picture
idaveindy

Keith Giusto Bakery Supply sells Central Milling Flours.

1120 Holm Road, Petaluma, CA 94954

707-778-1073.

Open Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm.

They also host the Central Milling "Artisan Baking Center" for classes/training.

Emily the Baker's picture
Emily the Baker

I'm in Portland, OR and though I don't mind a road trip, Petaluma is pretty far. 

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Maverick

I don't know why this duplicated

BreadLee's picture
BreadLee

Another option would be to grind your own rye berries.  I have a local supply organic rye berries.  Then grind them in my mockmill stand mixer attachment, and i get what i need. I sift for flakes.  You can grind coarser, medium, finer,  whatever.  

Emily the Baker's picture
Emily the Baker

I don't think there's any way I can make a whiter flour by doing that, though, can I? 

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Fernhorn Farm

Have you looked into Bluebird Grain Farms, up by Winthrop, or Cairnspring Mills, in Skagit Valley?

Stringer's picture
Stringer

north of seattle
Cairn springs has whole rye, near Burlington, wa  some flours available in metropolitan markets seattle, ?rye

also fairhaven flour mills, they have fine and whole grain, often available in washington grocery stores