Have you heard about Azure Standard? Azure Standard is an online store that specializes in natural, organic, earth-friendly foods and products. They deliver directly to customers, buying clubs and retailers by semi truck and UPS. It’s based out of Dufur, Oregon.
For those trying to live a more organic or natural lifestyle, Azure provides a means to get food or supplements in bulk for a fantastic rate.
Here’s how it works:
:: Create an account at Azure. You will not be able to view prices until you are a member. It’s free and easy to sign up.
:: Then browse through and decide what types of items you would like to order. Each month they hold monthly specials.
:: When you find the items you are looking for, add them to your cart. Your order must be over $50.
:: Here’s where it gets tricky. Azure DOES NOT deliver to your home. You need to find a “drop point” where Azure already delivers. “Drop points” are the places on the delivery routes where deliveries are made and are all over the United States. For the truck to stop at a particular location, that “drop” must have a total order of at least $550.00. Any number of people can order as long as each order within the “drop” is at least $50.00.
If you don’t have a drop point, call the Customer Service Department at 541-467-2230 and ask for help finding a drop point near you. You will then need to contact the drop point coordinator, ask to join their “drop” and get their name, address and which route(s) they order on. They will then give you information about when & where to pick up your order. Chances are, if you’re in the Portland/Vancouver area there will be a drop within a 15-20 minute drive.
:: When placing your order, you will be prompted to enter the drop site number. Enter your credit card information and you’re set. The order will be placed and delivered to the drop point on the delivery date.
:: If you have more questions concerning ordering or drop sites, please see their Getting Started page.
Here’s what I have ordered and the prices (which can vary):
Organic Whole Wheat Flour – $13.40/25 lb bag. This is a red wheat flour from Montana. Buying in the 25 lb bag makes it only $.53/lb. We make many different homemade breads and it’s the best per pound price I’ve seen.
Acidopholus – $9.95/16 oz. We’re recovering from a nasty stomach flu and needing to built up the good bacteria.
Fruit to freeze for smoothies – I’ve heard the recent pears were fantastic.
Organic Rolled Oats – $17.65/25 lb bag. $.70/lb (cheaper than Winco which is usually $.90-1.10/lb)
I’ve also ordered honey, quick oats and coconut flour.
I order these items because they are the cheapest prices I’ve seen and these items rarely have coupons. A 25 lb bag sounds gigantic, right? If you don’t have storage, I would recommend dividing up your purchase with a friend. Make sure you have freezer storage bags on hand to store your larger quantity items.
If you’re interested in learning more about saving money on natural and organic items, be sure to check out our previous series, Saving money on “real food”.
Has anyone ordered from Azure before? What items do you like to order?