Bulk Beans

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by <exile>, Sep 11, 2007.


  1. <exile>

    <exile> Padawan Learner

    Does anyone know what type of places carry bulk beans (25#, 50#, etc.)? It seems that SAMs Club, Costco only carry Pinto beans but we're hoping to get some other types. We can buy them online however shipping is painful and almost cancels the benefit of buying in bulk.

    Garbanzo
    Kidney
    Lentils
    Lima
    Navy
     
  2. Sojourner

    Sojourner Silverback

    I have gotten a variety of beans and other dry goods from honeyvillegrain,com. They have good product, fairly fast shipping, and their shipping rate is a flat $4.59, no matter how much weight. They usually ship UPS ground. I find them good people to deal with.
     
  3. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

  4. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    Super 1 had some bigger bags/food service stuff, but I haven't looked in a while. I have some nitrogen packed instant potatoes in #10 cans from there.
     
  5. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

  6. emk

    emk Monkey+++

    Another great dried bean is a perauno bean. Its a light colored bean that you cook like a pinto bean but to me has a better flavor and absorbs other flavors from the other things that you cook with it. JMO.
    Elliott
     
  7. spamghod

    spamghod Monkey+++

    Better yet, buy your own beans and individually pack each container with oxygen absobers. Then put them in those white 5 gallon buckets with dry ice. Wait a few minutes after putting in the ice for a final "burp" on the seal, then seal any way you like.

    Beans are dirt cheap, why not do it yourself and save the price of having someone do it for you?!?
     
  8. fritz_monroe

    fritz_monroe Guest

    Well, I'm kinda looking at bean info now. That bean thread is great info.

    So while I'm looking around, I noticed that beans tend to come in 25# bags instead of 50# like grains come. Does a 25# bag of beans fit in a 5 gallon bucket? Anyone have any good recipes using just stored foods? I know I could pick up the cooking with stored foods book, but I'd like to try a couple recipes first.
     
  9. slots

    slots Monkey+++

    I would recommend both these books by peggy layton - despite any bad reviews amazon have published...

    Cookin' with home storage
    http://tinyurl.com/yvpnlw

    Cooking with beans and Rice
    http://tinyurl.com/2ydhaq

    I could copy one or two I suppose, although I find the best method is to improvise and use your imagination with any cooking. For example, pinto beans sweetcorn, tomatos, chilli, and lentils make a lovely combination :)
     
  10. fritz_monroe

    fritz_monroe Guest

    I'll check out the links. Don't scan any. I was hoping someone could recommend a couple good recipes on the web.
     
  11. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

  12. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    I don't know how much your looking to buy at a time but these people ship free if you order over $75 worth. We haven't bought from them ourselves. We normally just do bulk orders at our local health food store.

    OGM
     
  13. <exile>

    <exile> Padawan Learner

    Silly question OGM, which people?
     
  14. fritz_monroe

    fritz_monroe Guest

  15. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    My bad I kind of forgot to add the link. :oops:[imwithstupid2]

    http://www.bulkfoods.com

    OGM
     
  16. slots

    slots Monkey+++

    I've had a few from here:

    http://www.justbeanrecipes.com/inxbpn.html
     
  17. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Great site slots. Thanks
     
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