A few readers have asked about where I buy food in bulk. If you had asked me this two years ago, I could have provided immediate answers. These days, the best response I can give is “I don’t know!”.
One thing I’ve learned is that the places where I’ve purchased in bulk for 20 years may not have the best prices these days. Another thing I’ve learned – for the most part .. there are no good prices! I feel lucky to find things I’m looking for.
If you have an Amish or Mennonite store near you, they can be a great resource. The store near us will order wheat and other whole grains, though they’re having a hard time getting that kind of stuff now too.
If Azure Standard has a drop near you, check them out. Some of their prices on flours and grains are good, some are not.
Honeyville is where I find the best prices these days on the things I need but their prices aren’t the best on all things.
Feel free to add links to other places if you know of them.
Remember that whole grains last longer than cut grains. Wheat, rye, spelt whole berries last much longer than flour. Oat groats last much longer than already flaked or rolled oatmeal.
Buying in bulk isn’t for everyone so if you aren’t interested in doing that, just file this away in case you ever think differently about it.