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I was searching for prices on Amazon for prodcuts like; brown rice flour, tapioca flour, and xanthan gum. I noticed that Barry Farm had these products for very cheap in plastic bags instead of the fancy paper bags that the other brands.

Has anyone used gluten-free products fro Barry Farm? If so, have you compared them to the other, more expensive brands such as Bob's Red Mill or Ener G?

I am new to the gluten-free scene and want to be as frugal about it as possible without giving up taste and quality as my whole family is willing to try this with me.

Thanks in advance for your assistance,

Brandy

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I have used some of their flours early on and I don't remember having any trouble. Looking at their selection, I think that many of their flours possibly come from somewhere like Bob's red Mill and are just repackaged-just my personal feeling.

I can't afford to order from them (Barry Farm) due to the higher cost of shipping to me. I have found a health food in my state that ships to my door for about $6 for a "decent" size order so I can't go wrong (not sure if I can post the address here or not) but a search for "Juniper Foods" without the quotes will head you in that direction. Plus, the gluten free trading company in wisconsin ships just as cheaply. Of course I am close enough to both that they use something called "speedee delivery" which is basically a "van" with a driver who delivers packages.

With all the non-gluten flours they repackage (Barry Farm), I'm not so sure I would trust that I wouldn't get contaminated-but I would hope that if they are selling gluten free flour they would take special precautions. I would contact them to see what precautions they take just to be on the safe side.

I just ordered a cookbook on Amazon from Annalise Roberts that comes highly recommended by many reviewers. So, if that book is as amazing as the reviews suggest, I will be buying the flours suggested-one of them which is authentic foods brown rice flour as it is ground finer than other brown rice flours.

Good luck and happy cooking!!

Heather

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I've used them with no problem. They shipped fast and the quality was good. I thought the prices were really good!

I have used some of their flours early on and I don't remember having any trouble. Looking at their selection, I think that many of their flours possibly come from somewhere like Bob's red Mill and are just repackaged-just my personal feeling.

I can't afford to order from them (Barry Farm) due to the higher cost of shipping to me. I have found a health food in my state that ships to my door for about $6 for a "decent" size order so I can't go wrong (not sure if I can post the address here or not) but a search for "Juniper Foods" without the quotes will head you in that direction. Plus, the gluten free trading company in wisconsin ships just as cheaply. Of course I am close enough to both that they use something called "speedee delivery" which is basically a "van" with a driver who delivers packages.

With all the non-gluten flours they repackage (Barry Farm), I'm not so sure I would trust that I wouldn't get contaminated-but I would hope that if they are selling gluten free flour they would take special precautions. I would contact them to see what precautions they take just to be on the safe side.

I just ordered a cookbook on Amazon from Annalise Roberts that comes highly recommended by many reviewers. So, if that book is as amazing as the reviews suggest, I will be buying the flours suggested-one of them which is authentic foods brown rice flour as it is ground finer than other brown rice flours.

Good luck and happy cooking!!

Heather

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I have not used them yet but I did email them about Teff and they emailed back that they get the Teff from a farmer who only produces Teff so it is not a gluten-free concern. Their site says they started up in relation to supplying those with allergies etc. They also have Sorghum berries which I have not tried yet. Don't know yet if Sorghum is gluten-free or not. We compared the prices to Bob's and where we shop and it is a good deal for us if we buy a bigger order. In fact they say the bigger the better for price. It really depends on what State you are in. You can put up an order and enter your state to see how much including the shipping - then try adding 5 more pounds or 10 and see the cost difference in shipping - it is better. Generally with a decent size order they either are even or cheaper but also they have more selection. Let me know if you find out about the sorghum! Hope this helps. :P

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I buy from Barry Farm, and have had no problems with CC that I know of. You can ignore many of the pictures on their site, as they package most items in vacuum sealed bags. They do take precautions to avoid CC, though you'll have to decide for yourself how sensitive you are, and what level of risk you're comfortable with.

IMO, plastic bags should keep a flour fresher longer than a paper bag. But I try to have only about a month's worth of flour at room temp at any given time, with the rest in the freezer. I double or triple the plastic bags for that too.

As was noted, the shipping will get you, so it's generally better to order enough to last awhile. The first few pounds tend to be the most costly in terms of shipping.

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I have not used them yet but I did email them about Teff and they emailed back that they get the Teff from a farmer who only produces Teff so it is not a gluten-free concern. Their site says they started up in relation to supplying those with allergies etc. They also have Sorghum berries which I have not tried yet. Don't know yet if Sorghum is gluten-free or not. We compared the prices to Bob's and where we shop and it is a good deal for us if we buy a bigger order. In fact they say the bigger the better for price. It really depends on what State you are in. You can put up an order and enter your state to see how much including the shipping - then try adding 5 more pounds or 10 and see the cost difference in shipping - it is better. Generally with a decent size order they either are even or cheaper but also they have more selection. Let me know if you find out about the sorghum! Hope this helps. :P

Sorghum is definitely gluten-free (unless cross-contaminated of course). It's what's in nearly every gluten-free beer in fact.

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Has anyone used gluten-free products fro Barry Farm? If so, have you compared them to the other, more expensive brands such as Bob's Red Mill or Ener G?

I use Barry Farm's white bean flour and millet flour; they are cheaper (but they tend to be more expensive with regards to shipping). I've never had any problems with cross-contamination from any BF products. I DEFINITELY was glutened by Arrowhead Mills millet flour!

JoAnn

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