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Oct 20, 2006 04:33 PM

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

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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    1. 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.

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

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        1. re: Dim Sum Diva

          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?

          1. re: DGresh

            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.

            1. re: wincountrygirl

              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.

              1. re: DGresh

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

          2. re: Dim Sum Diva

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

          3. 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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            1. re: PSZaas

              that sounds great- I'll look into it

            2. sells yeast in bulk at reasonable prices.