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bulk yeast for baking? Mrs. Green's doesn't have it; Westchester

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DGresh Oct 20, 2006 04:33 PM

I bake a lot of bread, and always buy that pint container of yeast and keep it in the freezer. It keeps essentially forever that way. I'm running low, and went to my usual source, which was Mrs. Green's (in Briarcliff manor). The manager points me at those little expensive packets of yeast, and says they don't carry bulk yeast.

What's the world coming to? Any other suggestions for N. Westchester locations that sell yeast? I'm stumped after Mrs. Green's--

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    mattrapp Oct 20, 2006 05:17 PM

    The best place to get yeast is from your local independant pizza shop. It will be far fresher than any other option, and MUCH cheaper.

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      Dim Sum Diva Oct 20, 2006 05:18 PM

      Costco, Sam's Club. Maybe Trader Joe's.

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        DGresh Oct 20, 2006 05:32 PM

        You may have missed that I said N. Westchester! There's a Cosco in Nanuet, in Rockland, the closest Sam's club is in Elmsford, and the closest Trader Joe is apparently in Hartsdale. All of these are a good half hour or more away from me. Yes I know, we suffer out here in the boondocks. There's got to be something better in the Croton area, isn't there?

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          wincountrygirl Feb 10, 2009 02:43 AM

          I live in Goldens Bridge and go to the Costco in Danbury (Brookfield) CT. There is also a Trader Joes right off of 84 - the second exit after 684. There is a lot of good shopping around there - stew's too.

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            DGresh Feb 10, 2009 05:03 AM

            Thanks wincountrygirl; unfortunately I live near peekskill so danbury's even farther away than hartsdale and yonkers. Oh well. Guess I'll have to stick with King Arthur, which is what I've been doing. I'd love to have some of those stores that others take for granted closer to me.

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              wincountrygirl Feb 10, 2009 08:40 AM

              I know. I do a lot of internet ordering too!

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          monku Feb 9, 2009 05:57 PM

          Costco....saw a 2 lb. bag of Red Star Yeast for like $3.50 today.

        3. PSZaas Oct 20, 2006 06:11 PM

          You can get a variety of yeasts in 1-lb containers from King Arthur Flour. They usually arrive the next day after I order.

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            DGresh Oct 20, 2006 08:01 PM

            that sounds great- I'll look into it

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            Prov31 Feb 9, 2009 05:50 PM

            www.mulberrylanefarm.com sells yeast in bulk at reasonable prices.

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              Axel Heyst Feb 10, 2009 03:55 PM

              Bjs in yorktown heights sells yeast in bulk.

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                DGresh Feb 11, 2009 01:59 AM

                bummer. I quit being a member once my kids were out of diapers :)

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                  debmom Feb 11, 2009 03:26 AM

                  Most of the warehouses will let you use a one day pass and pay a little more, maybe 10%. Check their website or call them if you are interested.

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                    rjka Feb 11, 2009 11:39 AM

                    I'm pretty sure BJs is one of them that does this

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