My friend Michele and I went to an Amish produce auction this morning in Kalona, Iowa. It was a lot of fun and I brought back some great produce. I’ll share the details about the produce auction later, because, even though I had enough foresight to take my camera, I left my memory card in my computer. DOH!
Luckily, Michele is not as scatterbrained as I am, and she had both her camera and memory card! She took pictures and I hope to get them later on today.
After the produce auction, we decided to hit up the Amish bulk food store called Stringtown. Oh what fun! They had so many delightful things for sale!
I was most excited to find 50 lb of Hard Red Wheat Montana for $23. I stocked up on hard white wheat for a little less in Missouri, but I’ve really been wanting some hard red wheat. I like the hard white wheat for artisan bread, waffles, cakes, and pancakes, because it is more similar to unbleached flour, but I love the red wheat for my 100% Whole Wheat Bread.
I also found BPA-free canning lids! Amazon.com sells them, too, but Tattler Reusable Regular Canning Lids & Rubber Rings – 12/pkg were quite a bit cheaper at Stringtown.
And finally, I got some more black beans and some RAW almonds. Did you know that nuts are pasteurized unless they specifically say raw? Yup. I just found this out recently. The “raw” nuts I’ve been buying from Sam’s Club are not raw at all. So I added a bag of raw almonds to my purchase. A couple dozen farm fresh eggs rounded out the purchase. I spent just over $60.
Of course, I cross-referenced their prices with prices on my Grocery Price-Point List. Most of them are still good! 🙂 Do you shop at Amish bulk food stores? I highly recommend them. They have great products and super prices.
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