As some of you may recall, I have ranted and whined a bit about having to shell out $33+ for 50lb organic feed. This because our feed store wouldn't/ couldn't order anything but the organic chick starter (we needed turkey & duck as well) so I was left with buying it from MMH and driving to Webster City, IA (close to an hour) to pick it up. After 8 weeks of this, my DH happened to notice the label on the bag- www.bluestemorganic.com Hmmm...we go to their website. Well guess what? They too are located in Webster City. I emailed them, and got THIS reply: (copied and pasted) Michelle, Thanks for contacting us. We would love to be able to work something out for you. We can ship via Speedee or UPS. I would guess that it would run $8 to $10 per bag. Pricing on the feed: Chick Starter 22% $19.39 Chick Grower 20% $18.85 Broiler Finisher 17% $18.40 Layer Complete 16% $18.30 Premium Layer 16% $18.90 This has a greater variety of grains and Flax seed. Turkey Starter 28% $22.25 Turkey Grower 26% $21.30 Turkey Grower 22% $20.65 Turkey Finisher 19% $20.10 Duck Starter 24% $19.71 Duck Grower 20% $19.14 Duck Finisher 18% $18.75 Organic Corn: Shell corn 50#/bag $13.50 med. ground corn 50# $14.80 Fine ground corn 50# $14.80 We also carry fishmeal, kelp, argonite, mineral bases if you are wanting to put a ration together on your own. If you are feeding a larger number of birds we can also work with you with bulk totes or wagons, trucks. Let me know what you are thinking about doing and we will do our best to help you. Thanks for checking us out. Cindy Wow. I mean, of course I knew MMH had a markup, they do have to make a profit after all, but $15 a BAG? I mean, they are even in the same TOWN, so how much could they be paying for delivery? Heck, they probably have their own people drive over and pick it up! So, bouncing between lamenting over all of the money I could have saved (especially since I just picked up 7 bags of feed last week) and jumping up and down over all the money I WILL save in the future. At least now I should be able to lower the cost of the broilers I planned on raising from $100 per bird... Anyway, perhaps this info will benefit others in the Iowa area- or farther, depending on what you are already paying with shipping! It is REALLY nice feed too-we have been getting just the organic chick starter from the feed store, which comes from Purina, and frankly, it doesnt look real appetizing. Blue Stem's stuff is soft, fluffy, and sweet smelling-the birds seem to prefer it as well. So there ya go!