Most grocery stores carry small bags of almond flours these days, usually anywhere from $10.99 to $12.99 a pound. For baking muffins and a lot of other treats, you can use at least two cups of almond flour and we go through a lot of it. I have found a mail order source (in Canada) which, when I first started getting it about five years ago, worked our to $4.99 a pound including shipping. Now the cost is about $8.00 a pound (for 25 lbs.) including shipping, which is still cheaper than the grocery stores if you do a lot of gluten-free baking. My mail order source is JK Gourmet. It usually arrives within a few days of placing your order.
Coconut Aminos (soy-free "soy" sauce)
You can probably get coconut aminos at a Whole Food store if you are close to one but I'm not. In Richmond, I asked Consumer Nutrition Center in the Richmond Shopping Centre to order them and they did, so you can get them there. Again, the coconut aminos are more expensive than regular soy sauce but I am staying away from the indigestible legumes (like soybeans).
Nirvana Organics also carries Tamari gluten-free "soy" sauce.
and a variety of nut oils.
Galloway's in Richmond (and probably in its Vancouver location) has a kilogram of coconut flour for $17.99. That may sound expensive, but when you use coconut flour you only use small amounts - i.e. two tablespoons at a time - because it does have a definite coconut taste, which I love, but not everyone does.
Definitely get a huge jar of Coconut Oil at Costco for almost the same price as a small jar in the grocery store.
Free-Range Large Eggs
Sometimes Save-On has large, free-range eggs and we will pick them up when we are there. However, a better place is Nirvana Organics (support our local businesses). Free-range large eggs are more expensive, but well worth the extra couple of dollars to get away from grain-fed eggs. We find the taste better as well.
GT Brand - original or flavored can be found at Whole Foods or Nirvana Organics in Richmond.
If you want to make your own, order a SCOBY on-line from Grass Root Greens.
Seafair Gourmet Meats sells a 30-lb. pack of hormone-free, antibiotic free meat that includes organic ground beef, chicken breasts, chicken legs, pork chops and a large Halal roasting chicken for around $90. We order it ahead and pick it up on Tuesdays to get the seniors discount. This pack lasts the two of us for two plus weeks, and the meat is excellent.
Nirvana Organics also has a freezer full of organic meet - beef, pork, turkey, bison and ostrich.
Kine Meats (Grass-Fed Meat)
There is a new place to get organic beef in Richmond. It is a small, storefront shop in the industrial park south of Ironwood Mall (follow the link for the exact address).
Paleo Grandad wanted some grass-fed pepperoni sticks for snacking.
We've had organic ground beef before, but this is the first time for grass-fed. I will let you know which we think tastes better. The price is about the same for both.
There are several Paleo recipes for meatballs made with pork, but this is the first time I have found organic pork, so I am looking forward to trying this.