Where does the modern woman buy grain?
Funny, it’s not as though I am Ruth. Yet I do share a commonality with this Biblical woman.
She needed grain.
I need grain.
Perhaps, you need grain!
Ruth, who was used by God to usher in the lineage of Jesus, was a widow who left her homeland to willingly follow her mother-in-law to a new land and a new life. She obtained her grain by gleaning the scraps leftover by a wealthy, respected land owner named Boaz. Boaz ended up marrying Ruth; their love story turns out in a profoundly beautiful way. Read it. It depicts the redemption of the Savior.
Today, though, I don’t have fields from which to glean. It’s more like websites from which to choose. Here are sources I’ve found most reliable for purchasing grain at a good price. After all, The Bread Believer prefers not to buy anything unless it’s on super clearance!
How and Where to Buy Grain:
- Call around to your local grocers and health food stores. Oftentimes, they will happily accommodate adding on an addition to their usual bulk grain orders. Doing so is a handy way to avoid shipping costs, which can easily amount to twice the price of your product! Yikes! Whole Foods and Central Market are smart places to begin.
- Local co-ops are by far the best deal! I’m not a homeschooler, but I have bread baking friends who are! One connected me to a local co-op with unbeatable grain prices. Ask around to your local networks. Homeschooling Mamas have a savvy knack for managing their homes on a budget!
- Lastly, several online retailers have helped me shore up grain. This is the way I add variety to my standard Hard Red and Hard White Wheat co-op orders. Here are a few to shop:
Pleasant Hill Grain – Be sure to choose organic.
Breadtopia – Various whole grains.
Amazon – An option for Rye.
Montana – Good source for Hard Red and Kamut.
Azure Standard – Offers grains and other organic foods.
Hope that helps!
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But Ruth said:
“Entreat me not to leave you,
Or to turn back from following after you;
For wherever you go, I will go;
And wherever you lodge, I will lodge;
Your people shall be my people,
And your God, my God.
Where you die, I will die,
And there will I be buried.
The Lord do so to me, and more also,
If anything but death parts you and me.”
Ruth 1:16-17 NKJV
With love and butter,