Anyone interested in starting a buying club in Northeast Ohio?

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by sunnyllama, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. sunnyllama

    sunnyllama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I originally posted this in a different section and someone told me to post it here! So here it is:

    Okay, I am not sure what the chances of this are but my biggest dilemma since I began raising chickens has been the feeding situation. I am a die-hard organic feeder and have been buying by the bag at my local feed store. They, however, only stock a small amount of the feed and as my flock has grown I am realizing that not only is it getting super expensive to buy it by the bag but often times they dont have enough for me [​IMG]. I have been toying with the idea of mixing my own for some time now and have not gone any further than that mainly due to lack of information and price since in order to buy the grains at an affordable price, I would need to buy in bulk which may be way too much for just me.

    Many on the web say to start a buying club with other local farmers in your area which I would totally be on board with. Problem being that I am the only chicken farmer I know of near me...so I put this out to you all, my only chicken friends. [​IMG]

    If any of you are in Northeast Ohio and would like to get something like this going, send a post and we can see what we come up with. I dont have a concrete plan at all, so I am certainly open to suggestions about where to buy from and what to buy. This may be a nice affordable way to supply some organic feed at an affordable price, though!

    Also, has anyone else done this before and how did it work for you?
    Thoughts?
     
  2. chefgian

    chefgian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am also in NE Ohio and am very interested in a buying club. I probably don't buy as much as you, but there is no one within an hour of me who sell organic feed and I am pretty tired of driving to Amish Country.
     
  3. sunnyllama

    sunnyllama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! A friend [​IMG] Yeah, I am in the same boat, my feed store is 45 minutes away and I just wish there were a more convenient alternative! I am still doing some research into organic, bulk grains and am having a hard time finding someone local who has what we would need. We could get a special order, though, if we find enough people to get together a large order.

    Do you have any suggestions?
     

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