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Offline DDrew

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Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« on: April 26, 2009, 05:17:16 PM »
I've read some threads about bulk grains for sale when SHTF etc.  I've been looking around and the LDS website is good, but that price $30.50/33lbs (includes can & packaging) for wheat seems a bit high at .92¢/lb, when others are selling wheat at 44¢/lb in 55 lb barrels (http://medford.craigslist.org/grd/1127960748.html) or at 56¢/lb in 5lb buckets at (http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/for/1116311282.html). Those prices don't include shipping, but those prices will vary by location.

The reason I'm posting this is to see if others are interested in setting a bulk buy arrangement, where we can use the bulk buying powers of many, to reduce our prices. I'm not looking to make a profit on this, and will work to make arrangements so everyone can get what they need, for the best price available.  We may need to buy in truckload, and then split down to LTL (Less Than Truckload) to get the best price, but depending on how we can work together.  I'm familiar with the shipping side as I escort oversize trucks around the country, and it's not uncommon for escorts to 'deadhead' back to their home.  They are very interested in finding other ways to cover their gas costs, and this could be a possibility for them. I've made trips to the West Coast, only to find there were no return trips and ended up returning on my quarter.

Please reply by PM if your interested in joining in this bulk buy arrangement, and let me know what your looking for, along with the volume you'd be willing to buy. I will not make any commitments without your agreement, and will use PayPal as the payment method.  If you don't have PayPal account, please set look into it, and make sure you are willing to setup an account before commiting to this process.  We can only be successful if we buy in volume, and work together to make this work. Once we see how much interest there is in this, then we can make the process work for everyone. 

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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2009, 05:36:42 PM »
I have been buying wheat from the Grain Exchange in Fort Worth. $15 for a 100 lb bag.

I've been looking around for organic/non Monsanto wheat in bulk, and have been unlucky so far. I'd be interested in a bulk buy. I have a 22ft flat bed trailer, so if we have to pick up a few tons I can.

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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2009, 06:41:27 PM »
I have been buying wheat from the Grain Exchange in Fort Worth. $15 for a 100 lb bag.

I've been looking around for organic/non Monsanto wheat in bulk, and have been unlucky so far. I'd be interested in a bulk buy. I have a 22ft flat bed trailer, so if we have to pick up a few tons I can.

Did you get any organic/non-Monsanto from the Fort Worth Grain Exchange? I live outside of Fort Worth, and that's a great price, and not too far to pick it up.   If they offer it, that'd be a great place to buy from.  I also have a 14' trailer and can haul about 2000 lbs at one time.  Thanks for letting me know about that exchange.

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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2009, 09:21:39 PM »
The way I understand the exchange is they get samples for testing, from all over the coounty, and they sell the leftover. It's all good wheat, but they don't have any information on it's origin. Most of it is likely large grain farmers, and organic is unlikely.

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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2009, 05:14:45 AM »
 I've been just buying a few 2 lb bags of organic red wheat berries from a health food store every payday (3x a month). Not a perfect solution, but it starts to add up

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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2009, 07:06:42 AM »
I have an aunt that's Mormon, and she's trying to find an organic wheat connection for me in Dallas. Maybe that'll pan out.

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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2009, 09:52:38 AM »
Just as an FYI - http://waltonfeed.com/ has 50 pounds of Red Hard Wheat for $15.50.  The kicker is the shipping which would be $20.27 to Washington State.  They ship out of Idaho.

Just passing it on if it helps anyone.  For me it is the best price I have been able to find even with the shipping.

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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2009, 03:40:11 AM »
The way I understand the exchange is they get samples for testing, from all over the coounty, and they sell the leftover. It's all good wheat, but they don't have any information on it's origin. Most of it is likely large grain farmers, and organic is unlikely.

does the ft worth grain exchange only sell wheat? i dont live far from there however im allergic to wheat  :)

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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2009, 01:06:15 PM »
I'm interested. I've been buying my wheat for $19.99 per 50# from https://www.farmerdirectfoods.com/Products/proddetail.asp?prod=WWBC50 but the shipping is very high to Indiana. I was going to see about a pallet size load to reduce the cost.

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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2009, 04:07:05 PM »
does the ft worth grain exchange only sell wheat? i dont live far from there however im allergic to wheat  :)

As far as I know, yes. You can call them and find out (817) 626-8213.

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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2009, 06:51:02 PM »
Funny thing, I was discussing this just today with the GF. There are no bulk retail outlets around here, found Walton et al. However, apparently you can work with any local Mormon Church and get in on their buys, and thereby cut way back on the shipping costs. I am going to pursue that.

Also, there are a number of grain elevators around here and I am planning to check with them as well.

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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2009, 12:48:07 PM »
Wow. I would be very interested in buying in bulk. I am currently buying from some local companies ie sams club, New leaf market. But if we could work together and find a good deal I am all for it. What is your location?

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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2009, 09:03:29 PM »
Harvest as in Wheat Harvest.
 The combines will be hitting our fields in about two weeks, so I have been getting the buckets, mylar and oxy absorbers ready!

 We have Hard Red SPRING Wheat that is higher in protein than Winter. It will come straight from the combine, into my seed screens for double cleaning then into the buckets. Can't get any Fresher than that!

If there are people in this forum who live close to the NE corner of WY  and want to buy bulk* or just want affordable fresh wheat shipped to them in buckets ready to go, let me know. Not crazy about having a mini biz or going to such work in the August heat, but would be glad to do it for survivor friends here....I'm just a rancher and don't want to step on any retail toes, but glad to make available a healthy option.

I would ship prepared buckets if there is any interest.  Oh...and it's ORGANIC.  e-mail me at crusty@dishmail.net

*buk means you bring containers, we have the scales @ 79cent/lb Organic


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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2009, 11:27:02 PM »
Just as an FYI - http://waltonfeed.com/ has 50 pounds of Red Hard Wheat for $15.50.  The kicker is the shipping which would be $20.27 to Washington State.  They ship out of Idaho.

Just passing it on if it helps anyone.  For me it is the best price I have been able to find even with the shipping.

God bless you and thanks for the link!

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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2009, 11:59:33 PM »

I would ship prepared buckets if there is any interest.  Oh...and it's ORGANIC.  e-mail me at crusty@dishmail.net

*buk means you bring containers, we have the scales @ 79cent/lb Organic


CORRECTION ON TYPO earier post!

Bulk....$.39/lb or $19.50 per 50lbs for ORGANIC  and the pickup location would be Alzada Montana (70 mi N from Sturgis)

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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2009, 01:27:23 PM »
toughtimes... thanks so much for the offer. I have just recently bought 3 buckets of white winter wheat (that was grown in Montana) from a local dealer at $40/bucket (45 lbs) -- and it wasn't organically grown. Being down here in TX, it is a bit far for a pickup... but would have loved to buy wheat from you!

Thanks very much.

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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2009, 02:13:06 PM »
Just came from the Ft. Worth Grain Supply. They sold me a 50# bag of Hard Red for $7.50

IF anyone wants to get some from them, make sure you call ahead and check that they have some for sale.

Nice people to deal with.

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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2009, 06:38:55 PM »
Hey Jim,

Do you have more information on this supplier? I googled them and got nothing. Did they mention if that was organic and non-monsanto (or other known mutant grower)?? I'd like to find a local supplier, but want to make sure they are growing good stuff...

I live out in Springtown, and glad to see some other locals interested in what Jack has to say.

Take care,

Dale Drew
Springtown, Tx

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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2009, 07:03:26 PM »
Drew:

Sorry for the late response. Ft. Worth Grain Exchange is a testing company for growers to have their wheat tested for quality. Wheat is graded on a scale of 1-5 and they can get into all the detail you want. They are located @ 2707 Decatur Ave, Ft. Worth, Texas 76106 (817) 626-8213 or 800-395-0213.

Once they have tested the grains and are finished with the samples, they sell them for cash in either 50# or 100# bags. If you are looking for larger sizes, call Kent and see what they have available.

I was able to get Hard Winter Red and Soft White Wheat the last time I was there.

Hope this helps. looking forward to a DFW get together some time soon. Maybe we can meet Jack some Friday in Arlington and get a cold brew together and talk shop.

Jim

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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2009, 12:58:20 PM »
does the ft worth grain exchange only sell wheat? i dont live far from there however im allergic to wheat  :)

I bought 100 lbs of hard winter red from them recently and have asked questions about what else they get to sell. They said this year has been dismal because of the drought conditions in TX this year. They said they also get corn in for testing, but that this year it had high level of toxins and wasn't even good enough to feed the animals... apparently, they might occasionally get other grains, but mostly just what is grown in the area.

the past two weeks they haven't had anything to sell... i guess the farmers plant the winter wheat crop in Sept./Oct. typically, so maybe (with a little rain) the next crop will be better.

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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2009, 01:04:40 PM »
I have an aunt that's Mormon, and she's trying to find an organic wheat connection for me in Dallas. Maybe that'll pan out.

I saw on another blog somewhere that they also buy dried milk and other things in bulk for members... i wonder if they are willing to let non-church members buy from them. You can find information about what they offer and prices quoted at the website:

http://www.providentliving.org/pfw/multimedia/files/pfw/pdf/121874_Fall2009WE_HomeStoragePriceSheet_pdf.pdf

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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2009, 01:49:10 PM »
Find a local LDS member and they'll help you get in touch with local resources. I've never met one thatwasn't helpful. The local canneries are open to non LDS members, as are the other resources.

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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2009, 02:44:17 PM »
Just found the DFW LDS Home Storage location... I called and spoke to a very nice lady. She said they will sell to individuals who are not members of the church. M/T/Th/Fri and the days to buy bulk food. Wed. is "open canning" day. They take only checks or cash and you should get the form from the site and be ready when you get there.

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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2009, 02:50:36 PM »
My family can't have wheat.  I get all my grains through a coop/buying club locally.  We buy from http://www.somethingbetternaturalfoods.com.  I then grind my own flour from the grains I purchase.  They have regular and organic.  They have lots of other stuff too.  I've been a part of the buying club for about 10 years now.  They deliver by freight truck to our area.  Some of the stuff is cheaper locally but not the grains.  But I don't live in an area that grows grain.

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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2009, 03:06:12 PM »
Some places on line are offering group buys. I didn't get the "buy" I was looking for, but I did find out that Emergency Essentials (on line) is having FREE shipping this month and next month.  They have "super pails" of all kinds of wheat. These pails are mylar lined and have oxygen absorbers in them. Without shipping it's a fair price.

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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2009, 04:16:23 PM »
Just found the DFW LDS Home Storage location... I called and spoke to a very nice lady. She said they will sell to individuals who are not members of the church. M/T/Th/Fri and the days to buy bulk food. Wed. is "open canning" day. They take only checks or cash and you should get the form from the site and be ready when you get there.

TX - Carrollton (Dallas)

Thanks so much, lvschant.  Do you have the link to the website that has the list of products they sell?  I've seen several sites, and just want to make sure before I venture to Carrolton.


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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2009, 05:46:31 PM »
If you are lucky enough to have a drop point nearby, azurestandard.com has really good prices for lots of food, mostly organic and lots of bulk. We have been using them for a while and are really impressed with their prices. For instance, 50lbs of Organic Hard Red Winter Wheat is 29.75. They also have things like diatamtious earth - 50lbs for 17.05. They are based out of Oregon but they are expanding their drop points eastward. They now have one close to me in northeast oklahoma.

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Re: Are you interested in buying bulk grains?
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2009, 06:33:51 PM »
New England- I found locally grown organic grain in New Haven, Vermont, http://www.dirtworks.net/Organic-Wheat.html. Shipping is pretty expensive, but you can pick it up yourelf. I'm going to try the Worcester LDS Cannery first.