Daily we hear the question, “Where can I buy grains?”
Today we have much uncertainties with food and supplies. What will the future hold and will we enter a time where grain won’t be readily available?
Yet we can be wise and full of faith.
Always remember God cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).
So whether you are preparing for the future or simply want to grind grains to make flour, this article is for you. Today I am sharing several resources on where to buy whole grains for grinding here in the U.S. as well as the best places to buy organic whole grains in bulk.
Let’s dive in!
The Best Places To Buy Bulk Grains
When buying grains–whether locally or online–it’s important to buy from suppliers that provide organic, non-GMO grains.
I have identified three suppliers that do this. They also provide a kitchen full of organic foods and products to fill your pantry.
Please note: if the bag of grains states ‘no chemical,’ then that is a safe option. It means no glyphosate has been used. This grain may not be organic but is still a good option to purchase.
Here are three amazing organic grains suppliers I trust!
Top Choice: Country Life - Natural Foods
Country Life Natural Foods delivers to all states in the contiguous U.S. as well as U.S. territories, so this is a solid option no matter where you are in the country.
Plus, here is why they are #1 on our list:
Place your order any time and have it shipped directly to you.
If your order is $99 or more, and less than 10lbs, they ship it to you directly for FREE.
If your order is $399 or more, then the weight is not an issue and the order ships FREE. No waiting for a co-op or truck to meet. I am so glad I talked with them to learn this option for your peace of mind!
Now, one more BONUS: they are offering 10% off your order if you use this link. If the site does not show the 10% discount, use this coupon code: BIBLICALNUTRITION
Totally a sweet deal. Delicious grains and foods shipped straight to your door, plus 10% off. And the cherry on top is that they are a Christian company and love our ministry.
They have an explosion of phenomenal tasty items to choose from. Here’s a list of organic items you can purchase in bulk from them:
Flours and mixes (unbleached white flour, gluten flour, organic white flour with the germ, dark rye flour, spelt flour, whole wheat flour, bread flour, whole wheat pastry flour, whole grain flour, cassava flour, etc.)
Grains and rice (prairie gold wheat berries, organic rye berries, organic millet, whole oat groats, quinoa, soft white wheat berries, hard red wheat berries, spelt berries, long brown rice, buckwheat, corn, and much more)
You can also purchase a variety of oats, granola, beans, and lentils in bulk as well
Again, here are their shipping options:
If you make a purchase above $99 and your items weigh less than 10 pounds, your order ships free. (However, this offer is only available in the lower 48 states. Hawaii, Alaska, and U.S. territories are not included.)
If your order exceeds $399, regardless of weight, you get free shipping. (Available for the lower 48 states only.)
You can get bulk discounts on certain purchases as well.Do your grocery shopping from your kitchen counter and then wait for delivery. Buy grains in bulk and other organic products from Country Life Natural Foods here.
Second Best: Azure Standard
Azure Standard is another excellent grain supplier. They also are a great Christian company to support and they offer wonderful service.
This family owned, independent company provides high quality, organic, natural, non-GMO groceries. They also supply garden and household supplies.
The best part is, you can buy online and they will ship across the United States. It’s possible that they will even ship to Canada.
Once you sign up and add your order to the cart, it will be delivered once a month (as per your orders) to a local drop-off point. Then, as the truck arrives, your order is handed to you, along with everyone else who has ordered. It becomes great fun seeing the same people each month for delivery.
Just to give you an idea, here’s a list of all the varieties of grain flours, whole grain, and other products you can buy at Azure Standard. From white flour to whole wheat flour to red wheat, Azure Standard has it all:
- Organic wheat flour (if you’re going to buy store-bought flour, it might as well be organic!)
- White flour
- Bread flour
- Whole wheat flour
- Whole wheat berries
- Gluten-free flour
- Sprouted spelt berries
- Organic hard red wheat
- Brown rice flour
- Organic hard white wheat
- Einkorn ancient grains wheat seeds
- Rye berries
- Bulgur wheat
- Steel-cut oats
And so much more!
You can also get kitchenware items like:
- A grain mill (Grain mills are excellent investments, especially if you are interested in making your own bread at home. Here is a round-up of the best grain mills available on the market.)
And because Azure Standard is a proper grocery store (of the best kind, I might add) they also offer a variety of produce, meat, gluten free food, condiments, and beverages. It’s all organic and non-GMO real food!You can visit their website here. Plus, Azure has offered a small token to our ministry for sharing this link with you. So we thank you!
Best of the South: The Bread Beckers
Last but not least is another favorite for buying organic whole grains in bulk: The Bread Beckers.
The Bread Beckers are both an online store and a proper retail store in Georgia. They offer everything from appliances to bakeware to chef’s tools to outfit your kitchen with.
If you are looking to stock up on grains, this is a great online store! Personally, I order several grains in buckets from them, as well as buckets and lids, for more storage.
Bread Beckers have a great assortment of options from their store. Deliveries that save on shipping come to different areas on the East coast and south three times per year. A person is assigned to be the delivery coordinator for each location. It is a great Christian company to support.
Here’s a list of food items you can also order from The Bread Beckers:
- Baked Goods
- Baking Ingredients
- Dip Mixes
- Yogurt & Kefir
- Fruit Dried
- GF food
- Grains for Sprouting
- Nut Butter
- Sunflower Seeds
- Whipped Honey
Also, if you are looking to learn more about ancient grains, the joys of bread making (real bread, of course), home-making, or how to use a grain mill (aka: grinding your own milled flour from whole grain), The Bread Beckers offer several resources, books, and learning materials as well.Visit their online store and purchase grains here.
Buying Grains Locally
Buying locally is a great way to support the community and the farmers in your area. I would even suggest checking your local options before buying online.
You can use the website localharvest.org to find farmers near you. Simply change the city on the homepage to your hometown to see the options available. (I use this to find fruit in season!)
Fortunately, many areas in the US have Amish and Mennonite stores, such as Yoder’s Market. It’s always worth investigating to see if such a store exists near you. If so, it’s likely you’ll find whole grains you can buy in bulk.
If you live in the DMV area, Quail Cove Farms is on the eastern shore of Virginia. It’s perfect for foodies to enjoy the drive and experience!Finally, East Coast Preppers is an organization dedicated to helping individuals and families become prepared and stay prepared for the minor emergencies of life to the utter disasters created by nature or by man. They are in the Virginia mountains. I don’t know if they ship, but it is worth finding out!
We don’t know what lies ahead, but we know the One who holds tomorrow (Jeremiah 29:11). So despite the uncertainty of the future, we can rest knowing God already knows what the days hold and what we will need to survive.
For wisdom’s sake, start storing grains. Look into local options first but also remember there are several trustworthy online retailers, such as those I shared above. Do the proper research to know how to best store these grains so they don’t spoil.
Finally, my friends, remember that Jesus is our Bread of Life. He will sustain us, come what may.