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Bakery supplier for flour?

kscooley Nov 3, 2011 11:12 AM

I'm trying to figure out if there is a bakery supplier or a farm that sells bulk flour in the Philly area. I'm in the western 'burbs, if it helps. :)

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    Chefpaulo RE: kscooley Nov 3, 2011 11:29 AM

    There's always Restaurant Depot at 5002 Ridge Ave. in Manyunk but you have to be a member with a commercial establishment license. If you have restaurant owner friends who are members, you can always go with them and get a day pass although payment will have to be through their account.

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      kscooley RE: Chefpaulo Nov 5, 2011 10:03 AM

      And here's my source... :) Why I didn't think to ask my friend up the street - he's an exec chef at a local place. I'm thinking about going tomorrow to check it out! Can't wait. This could be dangerous for me, though... LOL Foodie going into a rest supply store... Yeah, very dangerous. ;-)

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      PhillyHorn RE: kscooley Nov 3, 2011 07:05 PM

      Okay, so it's definitely far, I wouldn't really call it the "Philly Area," but my family is in Central PA so whenever I go home I pick up my bulk flours at this great place called The Country Store in Mount Joy, PA. Their flour prices just can't be beat, and they have a really wonderful assortment of flours. The staff are all really friendly too.

      I don't think they have a website of their own, but here's a directory page for it.


      Country Store
      PO Box 328, Kenton, DE 19955

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        kscooley RE: PhillyHorn Nov 4, 2011 05:44 PM

        Hmm, just past Lancaster, so about 1.5 hours for me (western 'burbs). Depending on how good their prices are, it might be worth the trip. What types of flour do you get and how much does it cost? My only point of reference is that I buy a 10lb bag of King Arthur unbleached all-purpose at BJ's for $5.99.

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        Bigley9 RE: kscooley Nov 4, 2011 09:53 AM

        I get this flour at the Fair Food Farmstand, but they do sell in bulk according to their web site

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          lnelson1207 RE: Bigley9 Dec 29, 2011 06:39 AM

          Daisy flour is the best. You can order in bulk from Weavers Way. If you do be prepared as its way more expensive than KA

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          spicemistress RE: kscooley Jan 1, 2012 05:46 PM

          I usually go online to King Arthur Flour, they often have great sales and free shipping.

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