Fresh Fruit

January California Citrus Order Now Open!

California here we come! The Citrus from our growers in Cali just can’t be beat. We look forward to the Citrus every year, especially the stem and leaf mandarins.
We will need everyones help this time to make this order happen. So please get your order in soon and share with all your friends and family. This truck will need to be very full for this to work. Order today!

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Fresh Georgia Peaches and Michigan Blueberries

Nothing says summer like Peaches and Blueberries! Next up we have our top rated Michigan Blueberries, that so many of you have been asking about.  Big, juicy, and sweet! We can’t say enough good things about the blueberries from our grower in Michigan. We have been working with them for 3 seasons now and have had nothing but rave reviews from all of you.
One of the things we love is they come in a box which is freezer friendly, The boxes come with a top lid so storage and access is very easy, so you’ll be enjoying blueberries for a long time.

July is prime season for Georgia Peaches. Its when the biggest and sweetest varieties come in, so you won’t want to miss out on these beauties either.

We only have a few weeks to get ready for this order and fill the truck so make sure to spread the word!


Spring Update 2014

Spring Update 2014


We have so many fun things to share with you this spring! Here’s an update on what’s coming.

Also, if you haven’t already, place your order now for dry goods. The deadline to order is this Thursday morning at 9:00.

Deadline To Order:  April 17th at 9:00 a.m.
Pick Up Date:  April 24th or 25th, depending on location
Printable Price List
Place Your Order Here


Organic Vanilla Extract & Vanilla BeansVanilla

As we mentioned last night, we will be ordering from our vanilla supplier today in just a little while. So the sooner you get your order in for any of these special vanilla items, the better.

After sampling many different brands, we believe the Singing Dog Vanilla extract is one of the best there is. But we’re eager to know what you think too. Order yours now and take part in our Great Vanilla Search just by offering your feedback once you’ve tried it.



All Things Maple
Organic Maple Syrup Order
The especially cool spring weather has presented our maple grower with a later-than-average harvesting time. So our organic maple order will be later than usual as well. Right now, it looks like the delivery dates for maple syrup, maple sugar, maple candy, and maple nuts will be in early-ish June.

Although it won’t be delivered until June, we plan to start taking orders for all things maple sometime next week.ates for maple syrup, maple sugar, maple candy, and maple nuts will be in early-ish June.
And folks, this is amazing maple syrup. Fresh from Vermont, the BEST we’ve ever had! You won’t want to miss this stuff! (And it freezes perfectly, so you can stock up for your own family or even for Christmas gifts if you’re the type to plan ahead.)


Rapadura Organic Whole Cane Sugar

You, we, and everyone else has been anxiously awaiting our bulk Rapadura whole organic cane sugar, so here’s an update. It has taken F.O.R.E.V.E.R. for the ship to carry our rapadura from Brazil, where it is harvested and processed, to the U.S.A. And even after it arrives here in the states, it has to be inspected and also receive clearance from customs before we can pick it up at the dock and truck it to Tennessee.

The good news is…

The rapadura has arrived in the states, cleared customs, passed inspection, and is ready for us to pick up. Now, the only question is WHEN it will arrive here in TN. We hope it will be delivered in time for our April delivery. If not, then it will certainly be available on our May order form.

We’ll keep you posted.

Cod Liver Oil & Butter Oil SpecialCod Liver Oil | Green Pasture Special

Green Pasture, the supplier of our cod liver oils and butter oils, is careful to maintain equal pricing on their products for everyone. No matter where you buy your Green Pasture cod liver oil and butter oil, the price is the same.

But we’ve been given special permission by Green Pasture to make a high volume purchase, and pass the savings on to you this May. This order will include Green Pasture’s famous fermented cod liver oils and their butter oils in many different flavors.

You can also have your regular priced cod liver oil or butter oil shipped directly to your home anytime through this link. The shipping is on us.



Tropical Fruits

We’re still working out the details, but in May, we plan to offer a nice selection of fresh tropical fruits. Keep an eye out for our emails on this one. We’ll know more soon.


Peaches will be later this season; we’re thinking late June.

What happened to the May peaches?

There are peach trees that bear fruit in May, some that bear in June, and others that bear in July. And just as you’d expect, the trees that bear fruit in May bloom sooner than those that are ready for harvest in June or July.

All over the southern, peach-growing states this spring, the weather warmed enough that the May bearing peach trees bloomed a few weeks ago. But just after the bolssoms had been polinated and the fruit had begun to grow, there was a cold snap, and the delicate new fruit was frozen and ruined. So there will not be any peaches available to us in May.

Mind you, there should be plenty of peaches in June and July. It’s only the May bearing trees that were affected by the frost.

Livestock Feed

Livestock feed will be available to order for pick up on the following dates. The order form for the May delivery dates will open soon.

May 22nd or 23rd (depending on where you pick up)
June 26th or 27th (depending on where you pick up)

SAF Yeast Special

SAF yeast in 1 pound bricks is 1/2 price on our dry goods order form! So stock up now!

The one thing you need to know is that the “best-to-use-by” date on these sealed yeast packs is May of 2014. So if you decide to store some up for a while, we recommend placing them in your freezer. This will help keep them fresh for a long time:)

Regular Price $3.93

Sale Price 1.97

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Nutrimill Price Decrease

Nutrimill Price Decrease

Nutrimill grain mill and wheat


Want to make your own FRESH flours and baking mixes?
This week Monday, the price on the popular Nutrimill grain mill was reduced significantly! Check it out – just $219.99 for this top-of-the-line grain mill!

Order now through this link, and we will ship it to your door for free!

Or order for local pick up on our current dry goods & apples order.

The Nutrimill will turn any grain (like wheat, oats, or barley) or non-oily seed (like quinoa, millet, amaranth, etc.) into flour. Make your own whole wheat flour FRESH and experience the night and day difference in the flavor of your bread. Or mill your own healthy gluten-free flours. It’s tons cheaper than buying ready-made mixes, and much better for you because it’s fresh.

Seriously Fresh Flour

You know how good apples taste when they’re picked fresh off the tree? Well, when you mill your own flours fresh, it’s kind of like that. Pre-milled flour has been sitting on the shelf for who-knows-how-long, and once that protective outer layer of the grain (or seed, as the case may be) is broken, the natural oils inside begin to become rancid. But when you mill your own, you’re in control, and you’ll notice a big difference in the taste because of it.

Gluten Free?

One of the nice things about owning a grain mill is that you can create your own gluten free baking mixes. These blends can be expensive! So why not mill your own from grains and seeds you buy in bulk? Here is a quick video guide from GlutenFreeGirl that will get you started.

Just be sure to come back to Bulk Natural Foods to order your whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds at great bulk prices!

Dry Goods For Your Pantry

Now about those grains, beans, nuts, and seeds… You’ll find these items and more on our current Dry Goods order form. Goodies like dried fruit and organic chocolate, good healthy fats like coconut oil, olive oil, and ghee, and of course your storage container of choice, the beautiful and functional glass gallon jar.

Deadline To Order:  February 19th at 9:00 a.m.
Pick Up Date:  February 27th or 28th, depending on location
Order Form
Printable Price List

Fresh Cameo Apples in Basket



We are delivering our first February shipment of apples today and tomorrow, and they are GOOD! Nice and crisp, sweet, and juicy!

There’s still time to order apples for our late February shipment. After this, we won’t have any more apples until fall. Be sure to plan enough for applesauce, pies, and still have some left for your snack basket.

Deadline To Order:  February 19th at 9:00 a.m.
Pick Up Date:  February 27th or 28th, depending on location
Order Form
Printable Price List

Tim & Erin


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February Apple Varieties 2014

February Apple Varieties 2014

In case you didn’t know, our two February apple orders are in full swing! We have an excellent variety of apples available, all of which are minimally sprayed, and all have been stored in special storage to keep them fresh since they were harevested in the fall.

Deadline To Order:  February 10th at 9:00 a.m.
Delivery Date:  February 13th and 14th, depending on your location
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Deadline To Order:  February 19th at 9:00 a.m.
Delivery Date:  February 27th and 28th, depending on your location
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Empire AppleWith parents like Red Delicious and Macintosh, Empire apples are a refreshing blend of sweet and tart. And they’re multitaskers in the kitchen, too. Grab for an Empire when you’re making applesauce, baking pies, or just when you need a mouthwatering bite to munch. These beauties are even good for freezing. Just peel and core them, dip them in a blend of 1 tablespoon of lemon juice per cup of water to keep from browning, and store them in zip top bags in the freezer.Fun Fact: Ever have McDonald’s apple dippers? Well, those are Empire Apples!

Flavor: Wonderful blend of sweet and tart. Juicy.

Bite: Crispy





Cameo AppleHave you tried the Cameo apple yet? Its uber crisp sweetness has made it one of our most popular apples. The Cameo has actually been called a “poor man’s Honeycrisp” by one of our growers because of its shattering crunch. Cameo apples are best eaten fresh or made into applesauce, but they also do fairly well in pies.

Customer Review:  Our order of cameo apples are being devoured!  We are so excited to have fresh tasting apples in the middle of winter. [February 2013] This bushel is so much better than our order from the fall.  Not sure if it came from a different orchard but we are loving them.  No bruises on any of them! -Ally

Flavor:  Mostly sweet with a hint of tart.

Bite: Crispy



Golden Delicious AppleGolden Delicious apples may be one of the most practical apples we sell. They taste amazing, and they’re good for virtually any purpose: cooking, baking, applesauce, cider, freezing, and of course, eating out of hand.

Customer Review: I was never a golden delicious or red delicious lover before – I find them a little “soft”.  I understood there was a bad harvest this year [2012] and this was going to be my only opportunity for apples, so I decided to order some golden delicious from you.

I have to say the golden delicious apples I just picked up are the most delicious “delicious” apples I have ever tasted.  They are not soft at all, very crispy and delectable with a wonderful flavor.  We are going to use your suggestion for storage with paper towels and bags, but I don’t think we have to worry about long-term storage too much – they will be gone too quickly!

Flavor:  Sweet and mild

Bite: Medium crisp


Rome AppleIf you’ve enjoyed perfect fried apple slices or a beautiful baked apple, they were probably made with Rome Apples. These superb cooking apples retain their shape beautifully as well as their tart flavor. And their drier flesh makes them an excellent choice for dehydrated apples too.

Nickname:  Baker’s Buddy

Flavor:  Mild and tart with some sweetness too

Bite:  Dense and hard, cunchy






Fuji AppleWow! The Fuji apple has it all: super sweet, super juicy, and super crisp! Fuji apples are best for eating fresh and for making applesauce and salads. Despite their good looks and great flavor, Fuji apples don’t stand up well to cooking and baking, but if you like a sugar-sweet, crunchy, juicy apple, try the Fuji.

Customer Review:  We’ve ordered the Fuji apples every time. They are the best Fuji apples we’ve ever eaten. They are so fresh, crisp, and sweet. We’ve been drying the ones we don’t get to right away, and sharing them. Thank you so much for making them available to us!  These are wonderful! – Donna

Flavor:  Sweet

Bite:  Crisp

Grab The Correct Box Of Fruit

Grab The Correct Box Of Fruit

If you were looking forward to the very box of fruit that you ordered, but when you came to pick up, you discovered that someone else had mistakenly taken your box, I’m guessing you would be pretty disappointed. Anybody would, right?

As we loaded our trucks for delivery and considered how similar some of the citrus boxes look, we knew it would be good for you to be aware of the differences so you’re sure to leave with the things you ordered. Your host will be able to point you to the right box too, so if in doubt, confirm with your host. Here are a few things you’ll want to check.

our truck loaded with citrus fruit for deliveries
Enable images to see our truck, loaded with citrus fruit for this week’s delivery. 

  • There are organic, IPM (minimally sprayed), and conventional fruits. The organic fruit is clearly labeled “Organic” but the IPM and conventional fruits don’t bear any special label.
  • There is “fancy” fruit and “choice” fruitMost of the boxes are stamped or stickered with a “choice” or “fancy” label on the end of the box. A few are handwritten. The exception to this is the IPM navel oranges:  the fancy IPM navels come in a blue box bearing the Blue Jay brand. The choice IPM navels say “Victor” on the box.
  • There are 4/5 bushels (approx 40 lb) and also some smaller sizes. Make sure you’re getting the right size box.

So check over your order before you grab and go. The fruit we’ve sampled so far has been amazing! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Tim & Erin

P.S. We hope to open our order form for APPLES today or tomorrow. Watch for a message in your email box. They’re going to be good!

Apples in February? You Bet!

Apples in February? You bet!

Quick question:  Did you store orchard-fresh apples this fall? Are they all used up by now?
Or if you didn’t, don’t you wish you had? It sure would be nice to bite into a crisp, juicy apple right now.


Last February, we did something for the first time that turned out really good.

So we’re going to do it again.

We’re going to offer APPLES… in February!

Bulk Natural Foods is offering apples in February!
So how do you get nice, fresh, crispy apples in February?! You get them out of CA storage! Check out this natural, common, and (we think) very cool storage method by reading our article here.

The Nitty Gritty

  • There will be two deliveries in February: one on Feb. 13th and 14th, and the other on Feb. 27th and 28th.
  • We’ll start taking orders this week sometime. The February 13th/14th order will have a relatively short ordering period, so jump on this one quick if you want apples.
  • The February 27th/28th order will also include a full array of livestock feeds and dry goods; pantry items like all kinds of dried fruits, nuts, grains, flour, oils, and more. (The February 13th/14th order will have SOME dry goods too, but not a lot.)
  • Neither of the order forms are open yet, so watch your emails and our facebook page for updates. We’ll let you know when it’s time to order.

Tim & Erin

Have you ordered your oranges yet?

Have you ordered your fresh oranges yet?
How about your grapefruit, mandarins, minneolas, lemons, limes, and early oranges?Wow! That’s a lot of fruit.

Did you know the most common thing we hear from folks after an order like this one is that they wish they had ordered another box or two?

  • I loved everything. Quality was excellent. I got Mandarins (which were the best I ever had). I wish I’d ordered 2boxes. Still enjoying oranges and grapefruits. You did good.   -Shelia
  • The grapefruit were great!  Wish I had ordered 2 boxes.  The oranges have been good as well.  I ordered organic and have been pleased with the quality.  -Ann
  •  Excellent grapefruit and oranges wish I had ordered more!!  -Melissa
  • This was my first order from BNF, but it will not be my last.  I love the gallon jars…it’s hard to order just a couple at a time, but no need to be stingy, eh?  The Texas Early oranges are fabulous…some of the sweetest I’ve ever had.  Some started to go soft, so I made juice with the remaining fruit this afternoon.  I wish I had more so I could have a freezer full of juice :).  -Marsha
  • The mandarins were fantastic. Wish I had ordered two boxes!  -Paula
  • Beautiful and delicious!!  I always order the B grade because we are on a tight budget and don’t really care if there are blemishes.  You upgraded our order to fancy, and I was blown away by the difference.  This fruit is wonderful, easy to peel and tasty.  I wish I would have gotten more!  -Kristin
Well, with just 24 hours left to place your order, better hustle on over to Bulk Natural Foods and claim your box… or two or three… of fresh juicy citrus fruit! You definitely don’t want to miss this amazing fruit! You’ll also find quite a bit of dry goods to stock up your pantry. Here’s a printable price list of all the items available now.Mandarins. Yes, they come with all those leaves.
We get giddy about the way the mandarins come with those pretty stems and leaves!

Deadline To Order:  Wednesday, January 22nd at 9:00 a.m. (central)
Pick Up Date:  January 30th or 31st, depending on location
Follow This Link To Order

Tim & Erin

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Coming Soon: Apples And Concord Grapes

Coming Soon: Apples & Concord Grapes
by Erin Otto

Hey! It’s almost apple & grape time!

Next week, we’ll open the order form for our next order cycle: apples & Concord grapes. The harvest is bountiful! And the fruit is beautiful.

For this load from Michigan, we’re sure of these varieties: Gala, Macintosh, Cortland, Ruby John (a type of Jonathan). We think a few of the popular mid-season apples will be available then too – we’re just not sure yet which ones they’ll be. Watch your emails next week. We’ll send you a link to the order form once it is open.

Apples and Concord Grapes Coming Soon

Concord Grapes

Did you ever wonder why grape flavored candies taste almost nothing like common grapes? Those grape candies are made to taste like Concord grapes – the deep purple, slip-skin, sweet grapes that Welch’s purple grape juice is made from. The fresh Concord grapes we get each fall from Michigan are wildly popular for eating fresh and for juicing. And no wonder! They taste fabulous, and they’re super high in antioxidants.

Juice them, make them into jam, or simply eat them all up fresh.

October is the only time Concord grapes will be available. Don’t miss these!

Dry Goods Update

There’s about a week left to place your order for dry goods. This includes a great selection of pantry staples like whole wheat berries, quinoa, chia seeds, local raw honey, and much more. 

*Please note that the dry goods order deadline has been changed. It’s now a few days earlier than it had been.

Deadline To Order Dry Goods:  Wednesday, September 18th 10:00 a.m. (central)
Pick Up Date:  Thursday or Friday, September 26th or 27th (depending on location)
Click Here To Order:

Tim & Erin

Plums Pears And A Bonus

Plums, Pears, And A Bonus…

2 Types Of Peaches!

On September 12th and 13th, we’ll be delivering a truckload of Stanley plums, Bartlett pears, and a bonus – two different kinds of peaches; freestone peaches and Baby Gold cling peaches! We had thought this week would be our last peach delivery for the season, but since our plum and pear orchard will still be harvesting peaches too, we’ll be getting more! Learn more about each fruit below.

Deadline To Order:  Monday, September 9th at 9:00 a.m. (central)
Pick Up Date:  Thursday or Friday, September 12th or 13th (depends on location)
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Plums Pears and Peaches 2013

Stanley Plums

This elongated plum is a bit different from plums you’ll commonly find in stores. The Stanley plum is often used for canning, drying, and baking, but we love to eat them fresh too! Try Stanley plums in plum crumbleplum jamplum tartcanned, or in this beautiful traditional German plum cake.

This is the only time this season that we’ll offer Stanley plums.

Bartlett Pears

One of the juiciest pears you’ll find, we love the Bartlett for it’s amazing flavor. Bartlett pears are great for canning, and if you’re careful to put them in the fridge when they’re still hard, they can be stored fresh like that for a few extra weeks.

Baby Gold Cling Peaches

Baby Gold peaches are a classic for canning. They’re unique in that they stay nice and firm when you can them. Ever have store-bought canned peaches? You know the way they feel in your mouth when you bite into one – firm, but soft, and almost a little chewy? Well, those are made from cling peaches like these. You’ll need a sharp knife or spoon to cut the pit away from the flesh, but patience has its rewards… Come mid-winter, those pretty canned peaches will make a lucky fellow a nice breakfast or dessert.

New to canning? This blog post is one of the most helpful guides we’ve found on canning peaches.

Freestone Peaches

As the name implies, freestone peaches have a pit that comes away from the flesh easily. These really are the very last peaches of the season. If you need to fill a few more bags for your freezer supply of fall smoothies, this is your last chance.

Follow this link to order.

Tim & Erin

P.S. Feel free to order by phone.