I am going to get serious about storing more food --I have a family of 5! I am only going to store what we eat on a regular basis, and we are an all organic family. I am open to storing a FEW non-organic item provided that they are pesticide and chemical free. The problem is, I cannot find good reasonably priced sources for organic foods in bulk. A lot of the "prepper" and bucket foods seem to be random unlabeled foods of unknown origins and quality. I am an admitted food snob, and since I HOPE these items will never be used in an emergency, I want things we will continue to eat on a regular basis. Ideas for sources? I can do Costco, natural foods stores in Southern California, Walmart, or any online source with reasonable shipping. Here are the specific items I want right now.
Wheat berries (I may go walmart montana even though it isn't organic it is cheap and good quality)
Electric wheat grinder (I make bread homemade already, I just want to start grinding my own flour)
Steel cut oats, like Country Choice or Bob's Red Mill
Freeze dried organic strawberries, apples, blueberries, etc.
Pinto and black beans (these are VERY spotty on quality, we eat a lot and I want GOOD tasting ones)
Brown rice, basmati or jasmine (what is the shelf life on this??)
White rice, basmati or jasmine
organic popping corn
italian plum tomatoes, such as san marino
organic pasta (Costco is pretty good on this)
bpa free tuna cans (I currently buy cases of Wild Planet on Amazon, but its expensive)
large buckets of RAW honey
large bags of Celtic and Himalayan sea salt
Is this a good start for extended storage? I will also start buying and keeping on hand 1 or 2 extras of things we use a lot but don't last as long like sauces, extra baking supplies, canned fruits, etc.
Any help pointing me in the right direction for sources would be much appreciated!
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