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Old 09-21-2013, 05:30 PM
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Depends on where you live, and what options you have locally. You're right that Amazon, etc. can be more expensive, but there are ways to utilize free shipping, subscribe and save and so on to your advantage.

I live in a rural area, and prefer not to drive long distances to shop. Even if I wanted to drive a few towns over to a Walmart--which I really do not!--$45 worth of items = free shipping. No "people of Walmart" either. :-)

The only thing I dislike about online shopping is when boxes arrive labeled.....Some might point out buying in a local store and using cash, but still someone knows what you've bought and how much you buy.

ETA: Just noticed how old this thread is. I only saw the 9/17 when it was bumped.

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Old 09-21-2013, 05:47 PM
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Aren't there certain times in the year when grocery stores have sales on their one pound bags of dried beans? I bought some last time, but can't remember when..which means I really should get cracking on that price book I've started. It seems to me that we're about to enter that time of year, since a lot of us turn our thoughts to soups and stews about now.
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Someone earlier suggested Costco or Sam's. My Costco has 50lb bags of rice, but not beans. I was kind of surprised but it must just come down to local demand. Maybe a Costco in the Southwest would have bulk beans?
Costco Business Centers (not a regular costco) has 25lb bags of different beans, lentils etc. They also carry good selection of 50lb packaging of flour, rice etc. Plus #10 cans of meats, vegetables, fruit etc.

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Commerce, CA: 6333 Telegraph Road
Fife, WA: 3900 20th St E
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Here in tn we have a store called whole foods. They sell beans loose that you scoop the amount you want im sure they probly come in bags and would sell bulk bags.
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The local Amish store sells bulk beans
Moe, I'm not sure why you resurrected this four year old thread. But I would hope that Christian was able to buy the beans he needed by now.

Oh, I see it's your first post, welcome to SB.

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Moe, I'm not sure why you resurrected this four year old thread. But I would hope that Christian was able to buy the beans he needed by now.

Oh, I see it's your first post, welcome to SB
What's wrong with resurrecting an old thread? I appreciate the bump, myself. Maybe Moe used the search engine like we're supposed to.

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Smart and final sells in #50 bags. Pinto, navy, and my favorite Peruano.
Rice, salt, sugar, and whole coffee beans in #50 bags too.
Costco has some beans in bulk, but smart and final is a quick way to grab lots of dry goods.
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For all my looking around the only place I could find bulk bags of beans was the LDS cannery. Costco, Sam's Club, ethnic store et al did not have them.

Like others I ended up getting them at the local grocery stores at $1 a pound bags. They also had more variety then even the LDS cannery. So, instead of 25#'s of pinto or northern white I got 8#'s of those plus garbanzo, lentils, black eyed peas, red, black and a couple others. I ended up using the 1 gallon mylar bags for all of this, instead of the 5 gallon bags.
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If you live near an Amish store, some of them sell beans in bulk. The stores I go to have a nice variety of them. They also have a nice variety of popcorn.
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LDS storehouses sell the big bags of bean, can't remember if they are 30 or50. Great northern and pintos. Our Costco in the southwest sells 50 lb bags of pintos, in the store.

Pleasant Hill Grain and Honeyville Grain both sell bulk.
If there is a great sale at the grocery store,I will buy up all the little bags they have and put in Mylar myself. A little more variety that way.
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I get from the LDS cannery, Winco Foods, and (my fav) is from the Gleaners.
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We're giving $1 / lb for navy beans at a local store. $30 per bucket. I'm pretty good with that. They store better than pinto's and we like them.
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Look for Health Food stores in your area.

We bought our bulk beans & hard winter wheat from Jean's Healthway in Ava, MO.

They have sister stores in Springfield, MO:
http://www.mamajeansmarket.com/MaMa_Jeans/Welcome.html

What's nice about these stores is you can scoop as small bag too buy & try before buying in bulk.
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All my black beans, pinto, small/large red beans, lima had to be purchased in 1-5lb bags. There just wasn't a local supplier who sold large quantities above a 5lb bag.

We spent around two weeks (evenings) doing nothing but opening these little bags and filling our five gallon buckets w/mylar and 02's. It was a major PIA but we got it done. I'm sure we could have shopped around and maybe bought 50lb bags on-line or drove a couple hundred miles but I didn't want to mess with it.
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I buy my dry beans from an area restaurant supply company. They sell pintos, kidney, lima, black-eyed peas, etc. in 25lb bags for $8-$13.

Edit: I don't own a restaurant. They sell to me (and anyone else) at the same price as they sell to restaurants. Only difference is that they charge me sales tax.
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there is a LDS store in Columbus (Grove city to be exact)
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For the basic staples, including Pinto Beans, its hard to beat the LDS Store. Shipping is free, which is insane since many of their products must cost more to ship than they charge you for the product.

www.lds.com


Augason farms is a vegan company out of Utah. While I think TVP tastes horriable, they do a good job with their staples. They have many kinds of beans, and are very cheap.

http://www.augasonfarms.com/Beans

You can find their products cheaper on Walmart.com, and some of them are carried in rural walmarts. A lot of survival stores have them, though usually very marked up and questionably old.
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there is a LDS store in Columbus (Grove city to be exact)
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I found that place a while back on the internet. Would you happen to know if they accept non-Mormons?

I would like to increase my powdered milk and a few other things I know they stock.

Grove city is just a 2 hour drive for me and have no problem going there plus I wouldn't mind meeting these folks.

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OhioMan, you don't have to be Mormon to buy from them. When you go there, they don't discuss religion with you. They've never asked me if I'm Mormon.

The LDS store has changed the way they sell things. It used to be you ordered what you wanted and scheduled an appointment to go there and help can what you ordered. You could also order prepackaged products.

Customers don't do the canning anymore. Now you order what you want and go pick it up already packaged in the #10 cans or in bulk (25#) bags or boxes.

When I was there July 17th, 2013, the rules had recently changed.
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This is the best advice I can offer. Go to the grocery store in the morning and ask to speak to the grocery manager. I deliver to Kroger stores from time to time. I once saw four tons of pintos on two wood pallets. Two-thousand bucks per pallet. You do the math. Grocery managers can pull alot of strings for bulk pricing. I've done it for discontinued items. I bought the whole load and made their day. Best wishes.
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