Yesterday was our Azure Standard delivery day at the drop point we use. My friend and I take turns picking it up and it always feels a little like Christmas. We always seem to stop at Burgerville, so it is good we don’t pick it up every time. We happened to be out of a lot of our bulk items, and I decided to get bigger 25lb bags of oats and beans this time. I also ordered more hard white and soft white wheat berries. I use the wheat berries in my grain mill to make fresh ground flour (it is healthier and makes homemade stuff taste even better). Hard white is a good average whole wheat (not too dark), and soft white replaces white flour nicely in recipies for pie crusts, cakes, etc.
Here is a list of what I got. Notice that some items did not come. That is one of the only things about Azure that is a bummer. Sometimes they are out of your stuff and you have to just order it again next time. They do have a system now that tells you how many of the item is remaining at the time you add the item. It still catches me by surprise because I often add items to my cart over time and don’t know they are running low on an item. This picture does not include our favorite steel cut oats. We already cracked into them and forgot to put them in the picture.
|CE227||Azure Farm Steel Cut Oats (whole grain), Organic||5 lbs.||1||1||$5.35||$5.35|
|SW137||Wholesome Sweeteners Brown Sugar, Dark, Organic, Fair Trade||24 ozs.||2||2||$3.95||$7.90|
|NF595||Tubtrugs LLC Containers, Flexible, 6.5 Gallon Medium, Pistachio||1 unit||1||1||$7.80||$7.80|
|SN431||Late July Bite Size Cheddar Crackers, Organic||5 ozs.||1||1||$2.40||$2.40|
|NS920||Eclectic Institute Elderberry Instant Immune POW-der||2.1 ozs.||1||1||$10.75||$10.75|
|JC117||Crofter’s @North American Superfruit Spread, Organic||11 ozs.||1||1||$3.30||$3.30|
|NF225||Biokleen Produce Wash||16 ozs.||1||1||$3.60||$3.60|
|GR064||Azure Farm Wheat Berries, Soft White, Organic||25 lbs.||1||1||$10.50||$10.50|
|BE006||Bulk Black Beans, Organic (split with a friend)||25 lbs.||1||1||$34.30||$34.30|
|SE202||Nutiva Chia Seeds, Organic||3 lbs.||1||0||$16.25||$0.00|
|EO078||Nature’s Alchemy Tea Tree||0.5 oz.||1||1||$4.70||$4.70|
|EO067||Nature’s Alchemy Eucalyptus||0.5 oz.||1||1||$3.40||$3.40|
|BE051||Azure Farm White Beans, Small, Navy, Organic||5 lbs.||1||0||$7.45||$0.00|
|GR111||Bulk Hard White Wheat, Organic||25 lbs.||1||1||$17.25||$17.25|
|CE134||Bulk Quick Oats, Organic||25 lbs.||1||1||$18.75||$18.75|
|CE231||Bulk Steel Cut Oats (whole grain), Organic||25 lbs.||1||0||$18.35||$0.00|
My sweet helper always wants to pose with the groceries. She probably thinks all moms line up and take pictures of their groceries. And yes, she does like to wear multiple dresses in the same day. Usually I encourage her to keep the same outfit on, today I let her live it up. Love that girl.
After I refilled my jars I had to figure what to do with all the extras. I wrote the dates on the bags so I can get an idea for how long it takes me to go through them. I will also clip the corners shut with clamps and put them in plastic totes for the time being. I hope to get them into well sealed 5 gallon buckets when we get our hands on some more. I love the Gamma Seal lids on the two that I have. Who knew I would get excited about fancy bucket lids?
Here is a post I wrote about getting started with Azure Standard. You can also find some of my past shopping trips by searching “azure” in the search box.
I am looking out on at least 5 inches of fresh snow and praying everyone is safe driving today. After all the snow we have gotten this year I am starting to feel like I live in an area where snow is a common occurrence. Shout out to my dad and hubby for picking me and my van up late last night after I was having trouble just making it out of the neighborhood I was in.