Organic bread flour in New England?
I'm looking for a 50 lb bag of organic bread or high gluten flour somewhere here in the Northeast. Has anyone happened upon a local mill or supplier in the area? I checked with Bay State milling and Cara Donna and no dice. Any leads on this would be greatly appreciated - I'll dedicate my next loaf to you!!!
Check out Nitty Gritty! We love them. www.nittygrittygrain.com and Aurora Mills www.auroramillsandfarm.net. Both have organic certification and use locally grown wheat. The mention of Associated Buyers in another post is a wholesale contact. These are the two producers I know to be easiest to access directly.
Another certified organic mill in New England is Champlain Valley Milling, in Westport NY but they are mostly in distribution, not so much direct to consumer.
PS any local health food store near you probably does business with one or all three of these producers. I am sure, since I'm in the biz, that your local could order that for you.
Along the same lines as ordering from King Arthur, you could try Associated Buyers http://www.assocbuyers.com/ordering.asp
They service mostly restaurants and retail wholesale accounts, but also will deliver to "buyers clubs" if you set up an account and meet minimum order size (which is considerable - I believe $500.)
So it would take some organization. But they have everything - a big list of flours and grains (including KA). And all manner of "natural" or organic food and drink and household products.
The Littleton Grist Mill (Littleton, NH) freshly grinds a variety of grains. However, not sure if they do organic. If you are committing to a large order, they might be able to do it as a special, or at least they might have a bead on who else in the NE you could contact: