The general store had white flour and Prairie Gold wheat berries from Wheat Montana. I can’t believe the price they sell this for so I got a 50 pound bag of wheat and a 50 pound bag of flour. Usually I stick the whole bag in the freezer for a few days to kill any critters that may have found their way into the product but my freezer is so full.
I’m having to freeze it in smaller amounts, then I’ll dump it into the buckets, seal it all up and have enough flour to get me through probably September and enough wheat to get me through . . the rest of my life!
I’ve been ordering 5 or 6 gallon buckets but decided to check at Wal-Mart and the grocery store to see what they do with the buckets they empty out . . food grade buckets of icing and such. Bingo! The grocery store sells 3.5 gallon buckets for .50 and Wal-Mart sells the 5 gallon buckets for $1 . . compared to $5 – $7 each for new buckets, plus shipping! The new buckets I buy are heavier and better quality but the used ones will work just fine! I have a few gamma seal lids but will order more. We’ve now put chicken feed, rice, beans, wheat, flour . . you name it . . in the buckets. I love having the 3.5 gallon buckets because they’re way easier for me to lift if I’m stacking them on top of each other. I can’t lift a 6 gallon bucket full of wheat up over my head!