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I have noticed that throughout the site people have mentioned companies they enjoy dealing with. I have not encountered a single location for these. So, I thought I would try to start such a thread.

Missouri Wind and Solar I have purchased solar electric equipment from for over 6 years.  

Red Hill General Store I have used for pressure canner parts.

Atlantic Spice Company I have used for bulk spice purchases.

Do you have a favorite place to shop?
 
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Off the top of my head-

Herbs, spices, teas, etc.
 -Mountain Rose Herbs (Good quality organics. Somewhat expensive.)
 -San Francisco Herb Company (Not _certified_ organic but good quality. Shipping for me is kind of high because of where I am.)
 -Davidson's Tea (Also herbs. I order from Amazon.)
 -Frontier (Also through Amazon.)

Seeds
 I've ordered many, many times from these companies.
 -Baker Creek (heirlooms - www.rareseeds.com)
 -Pinetree Garden Seeds (Not everything is heirloom/organic, although they have a good selection. The heirlooms I was interested in were less expensive than Baker Creek's.)

 
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Baker Creek is one of my favorites.
 
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Hi, yes I would love a thread for this for each region, as I want to find as local of resources as possible. I also like frontier for herbs and spices, but I shop through Vitacost, an online natural foods and health supplements store. There are still many Frontier/country life buying groups around the U.S. , ask around at you local health stores and friends.
For bulk grains, since I'm not part of a country life buying club currently and wanted to just order some bulk grains without dealing with that, I found Pleasant Hill Grain, in Nebraska. I have yet to receive my order, but I was pleased with their prices, selection of Organic, and they come in sealed pails, with shipping factored into the price, per "zone" of the nation that you're in. Too bad they didn't also carry bulk salt. I want Redmond salt, country life carries it. I've been getting smaller ( a pound i think ) bags of it from Vitacost.
Garden seeds :  I also like Pinetree, they seem to grow some, at least, of the seeds they sell - or at least, grow the varieties there and comment on how they did in there climate. They have great prices, although for smaller amounts of seeds per packet, often, but that is their specialty, to offer a number more home gardeners wanted while saving them $. They have a super great variety, and offer supplies for home soap making etc.  and books. I have been super happy with germination and success with their seeds and varieties. But for a bit more local to me ( I'm im western WI ) I recently have found and like MIGardener and Nature and Nurture seeds, both in MI. The latter offers varieties that originated in MI, WI and another state I forget. I have recently ordered seeds from Everwilde, now based out of CA think, but the founders/operators are my best friend's relatives and from here. They sell in some bulk sizes and come in special envelopes ( each seed type ), resealable I think.
We've come into a little inheritance, and am using for a little prepping and just getting equipped. We now need to find out the best knives for butchering and processing venison and other animals. Local and not extremely high priced, appreciated, but we want really good knives and a quality "steel" for sharpening ( not sure of spelling), my husband's dad had one years ago, he remembers fondly. Anyone have recommendations ? I will ask in the  butchering forum thread when I get time again.  
 
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Side note: there is a review grid for all different types of "Gear".  It's not for the suppliers, just the brands and tools.  I figured folks looking at this thread may get excited about it as well.

Gear Review Grid
 
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mscdirect dot com    has just about everything for doing just about eveything parts and pieces and materials, fasteners, tools, huge huge selection of stuff you can't find anywhere else all in one place
 
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Yoders Produce Ohio for all things farming  Great for seed garlic and potatoes.
Kitazawa Seeds Really excellent quality Great micros
ColdStream Farms  Bare root trees and shrubs
Kriegers Nursery.  If you can get a 200 dollar order together the prices are then wholesale.  Never disappointed and they stand by their warranties.
 
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Hi Bruce

I just checked the site. It is impressive, selection wise.  I live near a very old timey hardware store that has every odd ball part imaginable. The owners are up in years. I dread the day it closes.  You have provided me with an option.
 
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Lehman's, in Ohio I think, specializes in hand power and old-timey stuff, like the Amish and off-gridders use. Most anyone who's been around homesteading long probably knows about them, but just in case someone hasn't.. .
 
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Lehmans is an excellent source, but they are a little pricey.   I notice that they have generally dropped shipping costs.  If you have not made it to their store in Kidron, Ohio, it is worth the trip.
 
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Some good places to shop are

https://thetoolmerchants.com/

http://goodnuseful.com/

https://timberframehq.com/shop/

https://chappellsquare.com/

https://www.starrett.com/

https://www.garrettwade.com/

 
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The timber frame hq looks interesting.  I got bogged down with Chappelle square. The tools seem more sophisticated  than what need. But I can see where others might find them ideal.
 
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I am getting mixed messages if this company still exists.  I have a very high opinion of AWP in Horse Cave, KY.  They made a butcher block counter top for me at a cut rate price. The key is to order the thickness they suggest.
 
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I really like my coop,  I shop with azure ->

https://www.azurestandard.com

Great prices on organic food.
 
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Hi Mart,

This  is a new one for me.  Thanks!
 
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John F Dean wrote:Hi Mart,

This  is a new one for me.  Thanks!



Np,   I really like Missouri Wind and Solar videos they have great videos on youtube.


 
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