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Im wondering if anyone has a good bulk grain source where I can get a pickup-truck full of it at a time in the Seattle area. I'd like to be able to get a mix of say corn, wheat, barley.

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Just came across your post, these months later. Sorry it is not more timely.

You may want to contact Seattle Farm Co-op. They have a bulk feed warehouse for members. There is a 1 time membership, but they are a non-profit so have good prices. http://seattlefarmcoop.com/Feed%20price%20list.pdf

Other than that there are a few good feed stores around still. I always had good luck with the one up in the Thrasher's Corner area of Woodinville/Bothell. http://bothellfeedcenter.com/index2.html If you tell them what you want they will stock it, if they don't already have it.
 
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Sorry I just saw this one too. Corn I think is going to be a no go on the west side at least- for bulk grain orders anyway. I am unaware of any, and I'm in a possition where I'd kinda expect to. Wheat, Rye, and Barley though are totally doable. The three bulk producers which spring to mind are

Gibbs Organic Farm which is just over the crest of the cascades. Grant Gibbs is an awesome dude with an astounding depth of knowledge. I'm sure someone would be able to advise you if you email them and give them a rough pre-order

http://www.gibbsorganic.com/

Nash's Organic Farm outside Sequim. Again, great people who have always been exceptionally generous both with their produce and knowledge.

http://nashsorganicproduce.com/

There are also several families on Ebey's Prairee who grow grains. I believe they pool together as basically a co-op when they sell, but I'm not sure. Best quick contact info I can find

http://www.agrilicious.org/Ebeys-Prairie-Grain-Co-LLC

I don't know whether the Bishops or the Shermans or who are the major interest but some internet poking would probably turn up the proper contact info if the above link proves fruitless.

Good luck getting grain!



 
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To add to the resource list for grain in the area, I have found a very reasonable prices on bulk grain from a grower on Lopez Island:

http://tilthproducers.org/classified/for-sale-spring-barley-hard-red-and-soft-white-wheat/

$400 a ton for Barley and $435 for wheat is hard to beat. They can deliver as well.

 
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Just going to necro this old thread rather than start a new one on the same topic.

I'm getting ready to dive into farming on a professional level [at a pasture-based scale] and I'm trying [and thus far failing] to find any good suppliers of non-gmo [ideally organic] feed and whole grains.
 
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