BULK GRAIN IN SC .....
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SO YOU’LL KNOW.....
If you find other vendors selling less expensive grain, be sure it’s "triple cleaned" and "chemical free". In other words, make sure you are comparing "apples to apples" and "oranges to oranges".
We once bought "cheaper" grain, thinking we were getting a bargain. Instead, we got a mouse dropping, a pebble that would have torn up our mill (*warranties do not usually cover stone damage), and bugs (*including cricket and grasshopper heads). Sometimes you DO get what you pay for!
Wheat Montana’s grain goes through about 7 cleaning steps before it’s sold so their quality has been wonderfully consistent! I believe they check for any metal, stones, plus they even blow air up through the kernels which may be the reason we rarely have issues with bugs hatching out in their grains. They have really "clean" grain!
Another reason a vendor can offer lower prices is they stocked up sufficiently PRIOR to the prices increasing, but then you’d be buying older grain. Here at Favorites, grain doesn’t stay long enough to grow old! At the time I’m writing this, we just had 12,000 pounds come in and leave within six weeks so this assures you of fresher grain when you order.
REGARDING STOCKPILING GRAIN......
Some stock dry goods, such as grain, #10 cans of Country Cream milk, etc. and the reasons are as varied as the families.
For some, the reasons are “personal” -
* a job they might lose,
* a tighter than usual budget.
Having pails of grain in a back room assures they’ll eat, whether or not they have a job or a certain level of income. This can be especially important for those who are at risk of corporate lay-offs, or those whose salaries are "commission only" where paychecks vary from month to month.
Others watch the news of government bailouts, massive debt, and believe this may be the start of many difficult years for our country. They are preparing to survive something that may be akin to the Great Depression and I sure hope they’re wrong.
At any rate, if you feel the need to store food, here’s a little insight into storing grains long-term.
ROTATE, ROTATE, ROTATE! "First in = FIRST out!"
The first foods that go into your pantry need to be the first foods to be used up!
Storing foods long-term really only works well if you -
1.) Eat what you store
2.) Constantly replace that which you’ve eaten
If you stocked a lot of food and you realize you won’t be using it before it’s shelf-life expires, consider donating it while it’s still got time on it and get a tax deduction while feeding someone less fortunate!
As I understand it, certain grains have a longer shelf life than others.
Oats and brown rice do not have a long shelf life. Seems a college extension service once told me white rice had a two year shelf life and brown rice had a one year shelf life.
I must be honest, we’ve had rice in our home longer than that, but on these items, you may want to order approximately what you would use in 6 months to a year and freeze them if you are concerned they might go bad before you can use them.
If you’re storing grain for longer periods of time, (*i.e. several years), I would suggest ordering "wheat" grains. Their hard outer shell offers greater protection, hence a longer lifespan. Consider Prairie Gold, Bronze Chief, spelt, and kamut.
I’d also suggest ordering them in a pre-packed pail which comes with an oxygen absorber. The lack of oxygen not only helps preserve the grain, but also helps keep bugs from hatching out and surviving.
I’ve been asked if the dried grain absorbs any toxins from the plastic pail. The pails are food grade plastic and since it’s DRY grains stored in them, I feel there’s less chance.
For really long term storage, I’ve been told grains should be sealed in mylar bags with an oxygen absorber first, then stored in the pail but the source that told me this works for a mylar company.
In the almost 2 decades we’ve been doing this, he’s the only one to push for that additional mylar protection and when I asked Wheat Montana about his comments, they assured me they’ve had excellent long term results with their prepacked pails.
Personally, we’ve stored grains in pails with no mylar bags for years with good results, but we do keep them indoors, where there’s limited heat and humidity. Grains like to be kept as cool and dry as you can!
Dried beans also have a good, long shelf life. I’ve heard the older dried beans get, the longer you may need to soak and cook them, and the more crunch they might have but their nutrition lasts a long time.
Wheat Montana has a few beans in pails, but we also carry a wider variety of grains and beans from another supplier. When we do Wheat Montana orders, we have empty pails available for purchase through them, too.
"WHEN IS YOUR NEXT WHEAT MONTANA ORDER?", we’re often asked.
It’s totally a "supply and demand" situation.
In our store, we try and stock the most basic grains year round.
This includes 45 pound pails or 50 pound bags of Organic Prairie Gold, Bronze Chief, and Soft White wheat.
The fancier grains - such as spelt, kamut, and oat groats -are usually only available in bulk during these orders.
So, when is our NEXT bulk wheat order? When we run out of grain.
To be notified of our next grain order, you need to click on the "Contact Us" page and send an email, requesting to be added to either our e-newsletter list or our grain list. Since our emailing lista are organized by "location", we’ll need your address to add you.
Many of those "new" to us go through the same litany of questions so I asked Wheat Montana to answer them to be certain I was giving out accurate answers. Here are my questions and their answers.
1.) Does HARD wheat store better and longer – more years – than SOFT wheat?
"No, the key to storing any grain is to keep it cool and dry at a stable temperature."
2.) Does hard RED wheat store better than hard WHITE wheat, such as Prairie Gold?
"No, the variety of wheat doesn’t matter, see above answer."
3.) Does hard red WINTER store better and longer than hard red SPRING?
"No, the only difference between winter and spring is that spring has a higher protein level, typically by 1 to 2 percent."
4.) Is hard RED wheat more nutritious than hard WHITE wheat?
"No, nutritionally they are almost identical. The flavor profile differs in that the White is milder, sweeter, and lighter in texture."
5.) Is HARD wheat more nutritious than SOFT wheat?
"It depends on what you’re looking for nutritionally. The fiber, fat, carbs, sugar, are almost identical, the only difference is the protein level. Hard wheat has a higher protein of about 2 percent."
So, what else is available on a bulk grain order? Here’s a list. If you wish to know prices, you’ll have to email us. Grains are a commodity and lately their prices have been going up too quickly for me to keep this website updated so I’ve chosen to leave them off.
non-organic, “CHEMICAL FREE” GRAIN
50# Bag Bronze Chief® Wheat Berries
45# Pail Bronze Chief® Wheat Berries
25# Bag Bronze Chief® Wheat Berries
50# Bag Prairie Gold® Wheat Berries
45# Pail Prairie Gold® Wheat Berries
25# Bag Prairie Gold® Wheat Berries
50# Bag Hard Red Winter Wheat
45# Pail Hard Red Winter Wheat
25# Bag Cracked Bronze Chief Wheat
50# Bag Cracked Bronze Chief Wheat
non-organic, "CHEMICAL FREE” FLOUR
50# Bag Bronze Chief® Premium Flour
50# Bag Prairie Gold® Premium Flour
50# Bag Natural White™ Premium Flour
50# Bag Whole Wheat Pastry Flour (*made from soft white wheat)
50# Bag Spelt Flour
50# Bag ORGANIC Bronze Chief® Wheat Berries
25# Bag ORGANIC Bronze Chief® Wheat Berries
45# Pail ORGANIC Bronze Chief® Wheat Berries
50# Bag ORGANIC Prairie Gold® Wheat Berries
25# Bag ORGANIC Prairie Gold® Wheat Berries
45# Pail ORGANIC Prairie Gold® Wheat Berries
50# Bag ORGANIC Spelt Berries
50# Bag ORGANIC Bronze Chief® FLOUR
50# Bag ORGANIC Prairie Gold® FLOUR
50# Bag ORGANIC Spelt Flour
Misc, non-organic, “CHEMICAL FREE” GRAINS
50# Bag Regular Rolled Oats (*like thicker, old fashioned oatmeal)
50# Bag Oat Groats
45# Pail Oat Groats
50# Bag Oat Groats, STEEL CUT
25# Bag Whole 7-Grain Mix
45# Pail Whole 7-Grain Mix
50# Bag 7-Grain Rolled / Flaked
50# Bag Cracked 9-Grain Mix
25# Bag Golden Flax Seed
50# Bag Kamut® Grain (*this is usually organic)
50# Bag Soft White Wheat
45# Pail Soft White Wheat
50# Bag Spelt Berries
45# Pail Spelt Berries
25# Bag Long Grain Brown Rice
45# Pail Long Grain Brown Rice
Pails, lids & pail opener
Empty pail w/lid
Metal pail opener
Gamma Lid - Red
Gamma Lid - Blue
Oxygen Absorbers - 100 count
Wheat Montana cookbook
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