Here is our list:
Chia Seeds – 3 lbs
Broccoli Sprouting Seeds – 1 lb
Radish Sprouting Seeds – 2 lbs
Alfalfa Sprouting Seeds – 2 lbs
Fenugreek Sprouting Seeds – 2 lbs
Lentils – 5 lbs (although not labeled for sprouting, we sprout them)
Unhulled Sesame Seeds – 3 lbs
Hemp Seed – 3 lbs
Sunflower Seeds – 10 lbs
Flax Seed – 10 lbs
Almonds – raw, directly from the farmers – 10 lbs
Dulse (Seaweed Flakes) – 5 lbs (I shared this order with another family, as it comes in 10 lb bags.)
Dates – 3 cases. My friend, a Tibetan Monk, told me that monks can live for many days on six dates per person per day when they meditate all day long. When they hike all day, then they live on 5 dates per day! You figure out on your own how many dates your family needs.
I brought my list to my Co-op and asked for their top wholesale distributors. The food buyers at the Co-op graciously shared their wholesale distributors’ contact information with me. Here they are:
Frontier Natural Foods. 1-800-669-3275. They have just about everything available and are located in the Midwest.
Star West. 1-800-800-4372.
UNFI – United Natural Foods, Inc. 1-800-679-6733. Their outlets are located all across the continental U.S. and Hawaii.
Maine Sea Coast. 1-207-565-2907. You may order any variety of seaweed from them. They are located on the East Coast.
I always buy dates from the Date People, who live in California. You may contact them at 760-359-3211.
You may call any of these distributors to order the best quality foods at wholesale prices.
Based on our hiking experience, I calculated that my family of four could live on this food alone for several months, and have plenty of greens due to daily sprouting.
I invite you to use my grocery list as an idea for your family. Keep in mind that if you combine your order with other families, it will bring the cost down even further.
For simple sprouting instructions please see my June newsletter.