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Where's the flour?

Old 04-20-2020, 02:42 AM
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Several of our local bakeries are now offering to sell flour and other groceries through their suppliers. You might call a local shop to see if they'll do it for you. I'm almost out of AP flour so may just get some that way this week. The hoarding seems to be slowing somewhat, too, since I actually found TP, paper towels, and whole wheat flour in our supermarket last week. Or maybe I just got there are the right time?
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Old 04-20-2020, 02:54 AM
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The problem with many staples is (or maybe by this time, was), that they were being packaged for wholesale, mostly. Once it became that the products needed to go to the grocery stores instead, they had to re-configure the lines in the factories and re-order retail packaging to account for the new orders and then re-package the product and ship it. It's not that there isn't enough, it's just that it had to be re-packaged.

My husband works in the food industry and it's been a real challenge.

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Old 04-21-2020, 05:10 AM
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as I have just about every risk factor there is, I have been relying on friends and family, and am now starting to try online ordering and pick up. oh my, I currently should have been paying more attention to all that "ap" and online ordering stuff. I did manage to order some food from target yesterday, but around here, you can not get fresh, frozen, or refrigerated foods that way....anyway, I got some odd things like chocolate chips ( the good ones as they were out of the usual brands I get), a box of muffin mix ( out of the small packs I usually get) gravy mix, honey, canned pumpkin, and giant paper lunch bags (don't know how big they are, I will be surprised). they were out of my usual hand soap, laundry soap, and dish soap....I did order another kind of dish soap as I seem to be doing dishes way more than I usually do....This actually was a trial to see if I could manage to do the ordering....took me a couple of hours to figure out my "ap"....sigh.....I remember that old days when I was a kid....we had a fruit celler in which were a couple 50 pound bags of potatoes, rutabagas', onions, a big crock full of carrots from the garden, and rows of canned green and wax beans, wild canned blueberries, raspberries, apple butter, apple sauce, canned peaches and pears, raspberry, strawberry, and blueberry jam, apple jelly, rhubarb sauce, and a couple bushels of winter apples....in the kitchen were a 50 pound bin of flour and a 50 pound bin of sugar....sigh....silly me....I had those bins removed to make room for the dishwasher....and the "fruit room" is now full of spiders and empty canning jars.
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