Looking for things to add to soup
It's soup weather and I'm looking for dried peas, beans, lentils, barley etc to add to my winter soups. Where is the best place to buy this sort of thing? I've bought red lentils at Whole Foods before but the packets are so small that I can easily go through several in a week if I'm making large batches of soup to put in the freezer. Is there somewhere that sells them cheaply in bulk (or at least larger packets) and that has a good variety?
I'm in the East Village but willing to travel.
The EV has Commodities Natural Market
Look --> http://www.healthylivingnyc.com/find-it/gallery/628/3
Also, see my reply in this thread -> http://www.chowhound.com/topics/455560