It can be overwhelming to find organic non GMO foods on the internet. And even more tricky to order in bulk without paying astronomical shipping prices. Enter Azure Standard. I hadn’t heard about them from ANY of the people I follow online, so I was a little nervous to get started. But as soon as I shared our first experience an order on Instagram, I had a handful of my followers tell me they are avid lovers of Azure! Who knew? I didn’t.
Thank goodness I went out on a limb and gave it a try. I was NOT disappointed. I really wanted to try the organic Kamut flour, and that was my main reason for even looking into a bulk food order. Everywhere else had crazy high shipping costs, but Azure Standard is different.
Rather than pay for shipping, you pay for a cooperative delivery experience. I showed up and there were a dozen or so other families there ready for their orders. I only paid “shipping” based on the amount of the delivery truck I took up with my items. For me it was a flat rate of 8.5% of my total order cost.
1 25 lb Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans) @ $30.93 each
2 50 lb Organic Quick Rolled Oats @ $48.35 each= $96.90z
1 25 lb Organic Spelt Grain @ $29.95 each
Shipping@ 8.5%: $13.39
The organic oats breaks down to about $1 per pound which is CRAZY compared to the cost in the grocery store! And our family LOVES oatmeal almost all year round.
We tried the spelt with our NutriMill grinder and it was SO tasty in the waffles we made!
You can add items to your order all the way up to the cut off date, which is determined by the delivery date for your drop off.
There were a few drop off points for me to choose from in Nashville, and the closest one was only 25 minutes away!
If you get started and don’t see a drop-off point, you can create your own.
Simply add the items you want to try out to your cart, add your payment info and you’re done. They’ll give you an alert to check your order before final processing. You can go edit your order, adding or removing items up to that point.
If they are out of stock of an item, they will not charge you for it and that cost will be removed from your cart total and shipping cost.
Azure has a great affiliate program- and all the products I linked to here are using my unique link. You can earn $25 Azure credit for each new customer who orders at least $100 with your link. This is a great way to share the love and get some of your food for free!
This is SUCH a great solution for getting started with long term food storage on a budget.
My next order will be much bigger now that I know what I am doing and the experience isn’t so new! I’ll be sharing what I get on my next order but plan to add some Kamut flour (it was out of stock last time), mushroom popcorn and some other grains and flours!
Happy homesteading friends (or whichever variation or stage you’re at in your journey!