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Does anyone know of a reputable, clean supplier of bulk foods, such as beans? A web search brings up way too many to sort through. I'm wondering if anyone has a recommendation for someone they actually have had dealings with. Or if any suppliers are out there, I'd welcome info from you, as well. Thanks!
-- jhollander (email@example.com), January 06, 1999
Bob's Red Mill: Bean Products in Milwaukie, Oregon, has distributors in most large cities. Their product line includes all sorts of grains, flours, beans and other edibles. Everything is available in 25# and 50# bags as well.
-- Tom Carey (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 06, 1999.
You might look for a local coop, or your local health food store. I've had success getting organic grains and beans through the local healthfood store, and the prices were pretty decent. Not as cheap as pesticide-laden, grown with sewer sludge conventional stuff, but workable. :)
-- Bill (email@example.com), January 06, 1999.
Check your local yellow pages for health/natural foods stores. My experiences have been quite good. All orders have been filled within 10 days. Product has been clean & much better looking than the sick beans one sees in the grocery store.
You can often negotiate a significant discount with bulk orders over $100. I've received 15% off from one place & 20% off from another.
-- Bingo1 (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 07, 1999.
Try Mountain People's Warehouse: (800)336-8872. They supply most of the health food stores, and carry bulk bags. You can form a buying co-op or find someone who buys from them already.
-- Dana (email@example.com), January 09, 1999.