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It’s absolutely no secret that I love to bake and be in the kitchen. After all, this blog is named the flouring home.

I love a well stocked & organized pantry. To me there’s nothing worse than running out of an ingredient mid baking.

While you can substitute ingredients or diy some most of the main ingredients, like flour, is a bit more difficult (unless you’re grinding/milling your own). I would NOT recommend adding gluten free flour to an already started loaf of sourdough bread. It’s just not going to turn out and you’re going to be frustrated. And if you’re like me, you dont want to be wasteful.

First let’s talk about my pantry system. I use what’s called a layered pantry.I have ingredients in short term containers. These are where I reach first. Once those need to be refilled, I opt for a bigger bin or 5 gallon bucket (with gamma lid). My long term ingredients I seal in Mylar bags (most with oxygen absorbers.

**my preferred 5 gallon buckets, Mylar bags and oxygen absorbers are from Wallaby Goods. If you buy through their online store, my discount code can help save you. Just use code SOW5

So how is it that I can have a well stocked pantry?
I buy in bulk! One for now, two for later (thank you Jordan Page for this tip!) or I buy a case or big bag like I do with flour.

but where? I shop the local grocery sales, I utilize Costco if I can but the majority I buy through Azure Standard.

Azure Standard is an online grocery store. Much like Costco but without the membership fee. In fact, you are able to get azure cash on products (money you can use as a discount on future purchase). You don’t have to order monthly but as you need. I choose to order (almost always) monthly as this is one way I can plus up our pantry.

Azure is based in Oregon, is a Christian Company and prioritizes small businesses. All of which are extremely important to me. (There’s nothing like opening up their monthly sales flyer and having some great inspirational verses to encourage you too).

Azure has a LOAD of products, everything you can think of from bulk flour & pantry items, to canning supplies, chicken feed or animal mineral salt, to household/cleaning products and personal hygiene. You name it, they probably have your solution!

So why do I buy in bulk?
1. To help save money: the more (i.e. by weight or volume) you buy the better the unit price

2. To have a well stocked pantry

3. To help save money: I know I already said this one but it’s different than the first. We’re talking saving money against inflation and the prices of groceries continually rising. By purchasing in bulk I’m saving money in the long run by having a surplus which means I don’t have to repurchase for a while at inflated prices. This is also where the one for now two for later helps you save.

What do I buy in bulk?

Flour

Wheat Berries (Einkorn, Hard & Soft, Kamut)

Rice

Oats

Sugar

Honey

Oil

Salt: either through azure or Redmond Real Salt (Redmond code: flouring)

Frozen Fruit/Veggies we use for freeze drying

What are your thoughts? Do you buy in bulk? Have you considered buying in bulk before?

Comment and let me know what questions you have about bulk pantry’s, how to properly store or drip your azure questions.

Don’t forget, head to Azure and see what they offer. They have shipping or drop off locations across the nation.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, I will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.

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