Anyway, I get asked a lot about grinding my wheat, so I wanted to demystify it a bit because it's super easy, for real. But before I get started, let me just tell you that I updated my breadmaker bread recipe if you're interested. ;)
So today I thought I'd tell you where and how I've bought my wheat. I've gone a few different routes on this:
1) I've ordered it from Amazon. When I order it by Subscribe and Save, the shipping is FREE! It's about $30 for 25lbs of organic hard red wheat berries. The spelt, however, is ridiculous right now, at about $50 for 25lbs. Amazon is the most expensive route that I've taken but also the most convenient. They send me a package like this as often as I request, then I pour it into airtight containers (important step - don't wait on this or little critters could find their way into it).
So this route is a little inconvenient simply because I have to 1) email my order, 2) send a check, and 3) pick up my order on a co-op pickup date. Not to mention, I have to be a member of the co-op which is a bi-weekly commitment of both my time and grocery budget. But this is the route I've chosen for right now because I wanted to try out the produce again.
3) My in-laws are Mormon, so I've gotten them to take me to the LDS Cannery and get wheat there. It's about $30 for 33lbs, and the nice thing about it is that you can buy it already canned (sometimes you have to can it yourself) because wheat is a common item. You can also get a ton of other stuff for pretty cheap.
So anyway, I hope that helps a little. It's really a lot easier than you think. I'll tell you next time how I grind it - way easy!
Enjoy your day!