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This question has, no doubt, been posted before, but I would like a web address for the purchase of wheat. We have two grist mills, and corn is grown in this area, but wheat is not. Thanks in advance for any tips.
-- Vic (Roadrunneris@compliant.net), January 16, 1999
you might want to try Lehi Roller Mills, @
I've gotten good service and they have good products. One thing: wheat is cheap, shipping isn't.
-- golden (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 16, 1999.
You can purchase wheat from your local farm supply/feed store. Ask for wheat that you can feed to livestock; wheat that hasn't been "treated" or fumigated. It is not considered "food grade" (for humans), but is good, clean, edible wheat. The main problem is that you can't specify the more desireable hard winter wheat that is superior for making bread. I bought a sixty pound sack and found it to be clean with only a little extra chaff in it. I ground some into flour and have baked bread with it and have used it for a couple of months now as a direct replacement for 'store-bought' flour. I was very apprehensive at first, suspecting there might be all kinds of undesireable things from insect parts to rodent feces in it, but have found absolutely nothing extraneous except for a little extra chaff. I picked this out by hand at first, but then said, "what the heck, a little extra fibre will be OK." The price was reasonable at $6.80 for the 60 lbs. I plan to buy MUCH additional now that I have assured myself it's OK. I am going to store mine in 55 gallon drums with removeable lids that have been used for frozen strawberries. I am going to sift and mix a little diatomaceous earth (D.E.) to control any bugs that may hatch. I have done the nitrogen packing bit before (with success), but the DE is cheaper and easier. Hope this info helps.
-- Gerald R. Cox (email@example.com), January 16, 1999.
Try www.mrssurvival.com Site search under "prudent food storage faq" Starting on pg. 98/103 there are multiple listings for grain suppliers.
-- sue (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 16, 1999.
-- Vic (Roadrunneris@compliant.net), January 17, 1999.