February 26, 2012 at 2:24 pm #256669
Hello everyone, this is my first entry. We live at least 1 hour away from a small town and 2 hours from a larger city, so we do stockpile, I also just purchased a grain mill and am looking for an organic wheat source for larger quantities >1000kg, can anyone help with info?
ThanksFebruary 27, 2012 at 2:53 pm #520685
Anyone in Victoria know where to get good wheat? I currently pay $2.80 kg from local health food shop. This does not make for cheap flour; may try growing my own.March 26, 2012 at 11:32 pm #520686
If you check the wheat prices on the rural radio programs or with a farmers group you will find that the farmer may get about about $256.00 per tonne for good milling wheat.
There are soft wheats and hard wheats. Soft wheat is for pasta and the hard wheats are for bread or general baking.
I would suggest you contact a local farmer in your area and ask if you can purchase direct from him. It may be best to get the grain during the harvest season before it has had chemicals, insecticides and fungicides added. Hi and H2 are the top grades of wheat and the farmer should be able to tell you its protein content.
Most farmers are keen to supply for cash but do not liked being mucked about with small quantities.
Six 200 litre drums hold about 1080 (or thereabouts) kilos of wheat and they will fit comfortably on a 6×4 trailer with good tires properly inflated.
If you want organically or bio-organic grain check on the internet for them. Remember there are regulations setting out what organic and bio-organic farmers have to adhere to in relation to the growing of there crops but there is another set of regulations relating to the storage of grains whereby chemicals may be either allowable or mandatory.September 18, 2012 at 5:54 pm #520687
I have found a warehouse in Taree that sells wheat, here are the details for anyone interested
Opening Hours Mo – Fri 09:00 to 16:00
I paid $25 for a 25kg bag of clean wheat, one has to call and order the wheat its not a regular stock item
Cheers and happy bakingFebruary 24, 2013 at 12:04 am #520688
Thanks for sharing that, I’ve just been spending the last couple of hours search for someone in our area.
Will give them a visit tomorrow and find out how to order.February 24, 2013 at 3:32 pm #520689
$25 for a 25 kilogram bag is too expensive when the farmer is getting less than $300 per tonne (1,000 kilograms)
See if you can get into a sustainability group and get it cheaper.
Can your supplier tell you what the variety of wheat it is (hard or soft) and what chemicals it has been in contact since it was harvested?
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