1. hannah Chinaka
    November 25, 2018 @ 2:16 pm

    Thank you for posting about grains! I recently bought a grain mill and am trying my hand at baking all of our items from fresh ground wheat. I would love to order grains from Azure, but they do not do drop off locations in MD yet. Bredbeckers is amazing but so expensive to ship so I have been looking at other places to buy our grains.


    • Prevailing Parent
      December 14, 2018 @ 1:30 pm

      Hi there! I hadn’t heard of BreadBeckers yet, I’ll have to check them out! I still use Small Valley Milling. Their availability does change with the season and year so I keep an eye on their site and then order as much as I can afford and am able to store, to help off-set the shipping costs. For example they once had soft red wheat berries so I bought a bunch for baked goods, and then I stock up when they have hard red or hard white wheat berries for bread making. I probably place 2 bulk orders a year and haven’t had to buy store bought flour in years with this system! I think they allow for free pickup at their farm in PA (depending on where you are in Maryland if that’s worth the drive). You can also ask Mennonite bulk stores (there are several especially in western maryland) to order a bulk amount of wheat berries for you with no shipping costs, but typically it’s from out west and not local. Same with Mom’s Organic Market and places like the Common Market in Frederick Maryland if you’re familiar with that area. But anyway, it’s nice to hear of someone else embracing self ground baking! It has been a learning curve for me as it acts a bit different than store bought, but I love it! Happy baking!


  2. Laura
    May 8, 2017 @ 1:05 am

    We’re certainly not local to Maryland although Interstate 70 does connect us. My husband and I grow organic grains on the Colorado prairie and ship them nationwide. They come straight from our farm to the consumer. Visit us at http://www.GrainsFromThePlains.com to learn more about us and our farm.


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