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Aug 20, 2008 11:54 AM

Where can I buy hulled barley?

I'm looking to buy hulled barley in the Boston-out to Metro West area. I know Bob's Red Mill makes it, but I haven't seen any stores that carry it. Whole Foods (at least the one in Framingham) doesn't have it, either in bulk or packaged. I know you can buy it online, but the shipping can be outrageous. Thanks!

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  1. Hmm, at least one of the Whole Foods markets I've been to has it. I've gotten it in Fresh Pond many times. Maybe they were just temporarily out of it?

    1. Most supermarkets carry it in the area where they have dried beans as it is often used in soups. If that fails the Sevan and Arax in Watertown both have it as does Harvest Food Coop in Central Square and Polcari's coffee in the North End.

      1. Hi,

        I buy the Bob's Red Mill Hull-less Barley at Ocean State Job Lot. They have a large selection of the Bob's products.

        Or, you can get Bob's products through, and if you buy over $25, the shipping is free.

        1. Sophia's Greek Pantry in Belmont has more different kinds of barley than I knew existed. You might consider calling to see if they have it.

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          1. re: smtucker

            Cool. I gotta check that place out again.

          2. Most supermarkets have it in the same aisle with dried beans. You might want to also try the Butcherie in Brookline, I know they sell it.

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            1. re: Maxinella

              Actually, most supermarkets only carried pearled barley, not hulled barley. Hulled barley is more difficult to find.

              Call around to specific Whole Foods locations to see if they carry it.

              I find it in the newer, larger Market Baskets, too, but its availability can vary.