Where to find bulk OG Beans and Grains

Looked everywhere in my area for bulk (25lb) seeds, grains and beans. Barley have enough area to grown veggies. And definitely not enough atea to grow staples. Could only find bulk basic Pintos and rice. Found a few farmers in Washington and idaho who have there own direct bulk sales, but the shipping kills all the value.

so finely researched and found Azure Standard. They Deliver in most areas of the country bulk deliveries on two week route rotations.

so happy to find them and meet other nice people, ,in my community, preparing a good pantry. The shipping is on 8% charge based on weight on the truck. Which makes it reasonable.

they have 5 and 50lbs too, but find the 25lb bags the easiest since they generally fit well into a 5 gallon food safe bucket

So for those of us who can only grow part of our food. A good way to get good reasonably priced food in bulk.


  • JennyT Upstate South Carolina
    JennyT Upstate South Carolina Posts: 1,273 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AngelaOston I use Azure Standard too! I love their products. I have to be carful because I can't have gluten. Buying the kinds of flours I need to do my type of baking is cheap with them because I can purchase larger quantities.

    And yes the 25lb bags fit nicely into their 5 gallon food safe buckets.😊

  • Michelle D
    Michelle D Posts: 1,356 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have heard a lot of good things about Azure Standard. I have been meaning to give them a try. They have a drop location about 30 miles from me which is much better than 125 to the closest place I can find to order from and pick up. Thanks for the reminder!

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,396 admin

    We have a local person who does bulk ordering for anyone that cares to sign up. She orders via UNFI. Their prices are pretty reasonable and she charges 10% for handling the orders.

    There is a Canadian version as well as US. If you contact the company, they might be able to direct you to someone in your area who is involved with ordering.



  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,210 admin

    @torey So if she does bulk ordering, is she registered as anything or need a wholesale or retail number? Does she have to be official in any way or have an inspected place, a post # or business name, etc.? How does she actually place an order? Or does stuff just come to her door & people pick it up? It could be an interesting thing to set up something like what she is doing, but over my way. Anyway, I'd be interested in learning more. If this information is better sent privately, please do that.

    I know that long ago, my mom & aunt & a few others used to get together to order bulk from a warehouse, that is no longer operating, in Winnipeg. It was really cool, except that we always got WAY too much natural peanut butter and ate it nearly every day at school. I remember 5 gallon pails full. To this day, my sister loves it and I can't stand it.

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,396 admin

    @LaurieLovesLearning I have sent an e-mail to the order person and hopefully will get some details for you. I think that she does the ordering just in her name but she lives very rural so it is shipped to a central location in town for pick-up. I think she has someone help her with gathering payments. It is a monthly thing.

    It is similar to an order system that we have with Harmonic Arts. We have a person that volunteered to do the ordering, receiving and sorting and we get a discount plus free shipping. I think she gets a small cut from the company and we get a deal. Win, Win.

  • Lisa K
    Lisa K Posts: 1,753 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Costco has big bags of rice and beans some is organic and some is not.

  • blevinandwomba
    blevinandwomba Posts: 813 ✭✭✭✭

    I looked into them several years ago, but the closest drop point was too far away to be realistic for me. I'm glad you mentioned this, because I checked again and there is a much closer place now. I may have to put in an order.