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Where do you get wheat?

 
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I have always wanted to get into milling wheat (and corn and oats, but mostly wheat). I do not know anyone locally who does this, so I rely on blogs and forums for information.

Where do you get wheat? I have been told online to "go to a feed store" but that is not really great advice. Like, any feed store? The few I visit around here have always just looked at me funny and offered to sell me some Monsanto seeds, which is not what I want.

I want a big sack of 50 lbs of dry wheat berries that I can mill, experiment with, possibly plant some, and not pretreated with anti-fungals and genetic experiments.

Where do you guys get your wheat?

Thanks in advance
 
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I think this is a wonderful question.. I would also like to know about this even though I think that if we could find it locally sources it would be perfection.. I’m considering planting some, but yet again that requires good quality seeds/berries, so we’ve gone full circle. Following this post for potential answers.
 
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I get mine from the Breadbecker's Co-op. While the co-op only does deliveries 3 times a year, the prices are good and there are a fair number of options ranging from grains to beans to equipment.

https://www.breadbeckers.com/blog/co-ops/
 
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Max Benson wrote:I get mine from the Breadbecker's Co-op. While the co-op only does deliveries 3 times a year, the prices are good and there are a fair number of options ranging from grains to beans to equipment.

https://www.breadbeckers.com/blog/co-ops/



Thank you so much! I checked out and it seems like a great co-op with very affordable prices. Thanks for sharing
 
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When the whole COVID thing started, I bought 200 pounds of wheat berries, both hard red, hard white, and soft white, from Azure Standard.  They are a co-op out in Oregon, but have a delivery network around the United States. You might check them out on their website and see if there is a drop off spot near you. They are a great company and I have always been happy with their products and business model.
 
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An alternative might be a brewer's supply company. Artisan breadmakers and brewmasters are fussy about grain quality, and do not accept grains that have been sprayed with dessicant herbicides (the residue messes with their yeasts).
 
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I second Azure Standard...I also have gotten wheat berries as well as dried legumes from Palouse and their quality is great and non GMO. Lindley Mills is another great source for wheat as an organic non GMO farm but I'm not sure if they have wheat berries.
 
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I also get my organic grains and flours from Azure Standard. They now deliver to the NORTHEAST so many people across the country now have a drop within driving distance. In addition, I have purchased organic grains from Amazon as well, but I prefer Azure.    https://www.azurestandard.com/shop/search/wheat%20berries
 
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I got mine from True Leaf Market. They sell seeds for both growing and eating, and they're often the same ones.

 
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I have grown my own. Both rice and wheat (and other cereal grains) are pretty simple to grow - but hulking them is a serious pain.
I’d love to be able to afford a grain mill!
 
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I get mine from Central Milling. They have an amazing selection of different organic grains and flours.
https://centralmilling.com/

 
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Einkorn wheat berries from Jovial Foods
 
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I ordered a bucket of Hard White Wheat Berries from Homestead Grist Mill online. Order came to my house in about a week. 30 year bucket (if left unopened I assume). 35 pounds.
I don't yet own a grist mill, that's next. Then learn to grind, and learn to bake.
Good luck, and God bless
 
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You didn't say where you are; ideally each of us has a somewhat local source. If not the absolute  ideal, growing our own. Which I have grown tiny amounts of wheat and rye, but have not succeeded in threshing, winnowing and grinding it--once had a decent stash of wheat berries but when I went to grind them I found I must have put them away when they weren't sufficiently dry and they'd rotted. Anyway, I buy already ground organic flour from Frankferd Farms in Pennsylvania; they have their own mill but also act as a distributor for all kinds of food with an emphasis on organic and other things hard to find in grocery stores like tamari and nutritional yeast. To get a delivery you have to order at least $300 worth of stuff and be handy to one of their routes. I go in together with a few others for this.
 
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We get ours from Azure standard. I would not recommend grain from a feed mill as it is not meant for human consumption. It won't kill you or anything, but the grain is not very well seperated from the chaffe.
 
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At Pleasant Hill Grain, we sell a variety of grains, including hard wheat and soft wheat, as well as rye, oats, quinoa, spelt, etc. Our grains are triple-cleaned and come in food-safe buckets which are great for long-term storage. Here is the link to our page showing all grains if you're interested: https://pleasanthillgrain.com/food/grains-legumes-seeds
 
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Bulk Barn in Canada sells whole grain kernels for hard winter wheat.
 
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I will sell you wheat!  
I live on an organic wheat farm in eastern WA.
I have soft white wheat,  used in the industry for granola bars and crackers.  It cooks up very sweet for a nice cooked grain meal.
I have hard red winter wheat excellent for bread making!
The wheat is fresh grown this summer, it sprouts great for wheat grass or sprouted bread.  Also great to use to grow fodder for animals.  
You can plant it.  It grows a wonderful pasture to be grazed or you can let it mature and have the chickens self harvest their feed.
 
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Thanks for all the sources of wheat berries!
 
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Whole wheat berries last for a loooooong looooong time. Decades, I've heard. I just checked out the Pleasant Hill Grain site (that's hosting that amazing Austrian made (KoMo) grain mill giveaway) and they have several varieties of whole wheat berries they sell in bulk (in long term storage bucket containers) with free shipping. There's hard red wheat and durum and Einkorn, and spelt and other modern and ancient grains. They tell you the uses, how to store it, a bit about it's history, and some sciencey stuff. They have amazing reviews too. Definitely worth checking out. 👍
 
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I get mine from https://www.azurestandard.com.     Azure has been great to work with and they have virtually everything you can imagine that is organic and non GMO.

 
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We actually haven't gotten any, but are planning on purchasing from Homestead Gristmill. I think my husband found them just by searching for a mill near us. There is one more local to us which is nice to know since they focus on selling heirloom grains. Not the most economical option though. Homestead Gristmill prices are great!

https://homesteadgristmillstore.com/collections/whole-grains/products/emergency-wheat-bucket?variant=39379632980135
 
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Kristi Till wrote:I also get my organic grains and flours from Azure Standard. They now deliver to the NORTHEAST so many people across the country now have a drop within driving distance. In addition, I have purchased organic grains from Amazon as well, but I prefer Azure.    https://www.azurestandard.com/shop/search/wheat%20berries



Very cool to have something like this available. Not much wheat grown in my area. Thank you for sharing.
 
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