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Hard Red Wheat, Organic

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Organic Hard Red Winter Wheat, 40 lbs.

Our hard red winter wheat berries are certified organic and ideal for bread making. Breads made with hard red and hard white wheats will be very similar; the main difference is that red wheat produces a fuller, heartier flavor, and the bread will have a slightly darker color. Red wheat kernels are reddish-brown in color.

Ideal for baking: Our grain is triple-cleaned. It's also been tested, in the most meaningful way possible—by baking bread with it. You can depend on hard red wheat from Pleasant Hill Grain to make bread and other baked goods that rise well, taste wonderful, and are packed with wholesome, natural nutrition! For those who may want to sprout some, our red wheat berries are sproutable. Sprouting results may vary.

  • “I was so pleased to open the bucket and smell fresh wheat. Made the bread taste as good as I've ever made. The last bucket of wheat from another source said "organic" but it smelled like pesticide. PHG is my go-to source now for great wheat berries.”

    – Marianne J., TX

Beat oxidation! In whole-grain foods, the plant's cellular walls protect nutrients from oxidation. The process of oxidation begins to occur as soon as grain is ground, exposing the cell's contents to oxygen in the air. Flour that is several days (or more) old, has been exposed to oxygen that inevitably diminishes its nutritional value. The way to get full nutrition from whole grain foods is to mill them when you need them, right in your kitchen. Modern high-speed grain mills make it fast and easy to enjoy the freshest, best tasting and most nutritious food imaginable!

Convenient & safe storage: Our hard red winter wheat is certified organic and non-GMO, and comes in six-gallon buckets (or pails... another name for the same container.) The net (contents) weight of the grain is 40 lbs. When you store grain at home, it needs to be protected in a couple of ways. First, it needs to be protected from a variety of little critters who'd like to get to it before you do. Weevils, for example. And isn't this interesting: Chances are you've never seen weevils in the white bread or cra ckers you bought from the store. That's because weevils put no stock in media campaigns from white-flour milling conglomerates; rather, they know what's good for them, and they'd come after your grain from miles around if you let them. And mice have good nutritional judgment, too. Not that there's ever been a mouse in your house, but if there was... you wouldn't want it having access to your grain. Secondly, grain needs to be kept dry. The grain we sell is all dried to a very low moisture level that's optimal for storage and baking and guarantees that you get the most grain for your money. You need to protect your grain from picking up excessive additional moisture, which can be drawn from the atmosphere. The buckets our grain comes in provide full protection against storage risks. They have airtight gasket-sealed lids, Mylar liners, and oxygen absorber packets that remove the oxygen from the air in the bucket after we put the lid on. The O2 absorbers leave an atmosphere of nitrogen in the bucket, because air consists almost entirely of oxygen and nitrogen. (The oxygen absorber packets themselves are completely food-safe, being made of powdered iron and salt, which are kept separate from the product itself.) Our buckets safely lock out pests, and biological processes are put "on hold" in the Mylar protected, oxygen-free nitrogen atmosphere, so your grain enjoys complete peace and quiet until you want to use it. Note: If you don't already have a bucket lid removal tool, they make lid removal easy (see lower section of this Web page). Super Pail packaging is the "gold standard," the ultimate protection for your grain!

Super-cleaned: All of our grain is triple-cleaned (also called "triple washed") to ensure purity and protect your grain mill from any foreign objects. (Grain that isn't sufficiently cleaned may contain small stones that will damage or destroy a grain mill... not to mention that you don't want such things in your food!)

Non-GMO: All of Pleasant Hill Grain's whole grain products are natural (non-GMO). This applies equally to both the Organic and the Conventional (Non-Organic) grain.

Additional Options

Pleasant Hill Grain offers over thirty kinds of whole grain products. Wondering which grains are gluten free? Check out our list of gluten free grains here.

Our foods category offers many selections of baking ingredients, delicious dried fruits and vegetables, long-term storable foods, canned meat, fish and poultry, sweeteners and more.

As a whole grains shopper you may also be interested in hand crank and electric grain mills and grain flakers as well as heavy duty Bosch mixers, Ankarsrum (formerly Electrolux) mixersHäussler spiral dough mixers and Famag spiral dough mixers!

Gamma Seal lids are remarkably practical two-part gadgets that transform standard plastic buckets into rugged, gasketed, resealable storage containers that are both air-tight and water-tight.

Exceptional Value of Bulk Grain

It's well known that basic natural foods tend to be lower in cost and much higher in nutrition than processed commercial choices, but we were still a little shocked when we compared the cost of a staple like whole grain wheat, to items on the shelves at a local grocery store. Our grain comes packaged 45 lbs. to a bucket, so we're reporting each cost here, for that same net weight. The cost of living index in Nebraska is comparatively low, so processed foods like the examples shown here are priced even higher in most areas. We came away from this exercise with a heightened appreciation for the low cost and exceptional value of quality basic foods like whole grain wheat!
45 lbs. of Wheaties™ cereal $248
45 lbs. of Capt'n Crunch™ cereal $219
45 lbs. of Nacho Cheese Doritos™ $259
45 lbs. of Maxwell House™ coffee $193
45 lbs. of 9 Lives™ (the cat food!) $98

Shipping Zones

Please note: The shipping zones below are for the 48 contiguous states. For shipment to AK/HI, please call (866) 467-6123 or email us for a cost quote. 

Identify your shipping zone (1 or 2), then select that zone from the drop-down menu near the top of this page.

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Non-GMO Project verifiedThe grain on this page is Non-GMO Project verified. 

The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. The Non-GMO Project is North America’s most trusted third party verification for non-GMO food and products.


Organic hard red wheat berries.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 c. (46g)
Servings Per Container:
Amount per serving
Calories 150
Calories from Fat 5
   % Daily
Total Fat .5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 0g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2%
Iron 8%

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Gluten Yes
Allergens Processed in a facility that handles barley, sesame seeds, soybeans, wheat, and peanuts.
Certifications USDA Organic
Diameter 12.5"
Height 17"
Product Weight (lbs.) 43 lb.
Net Weight 40 lb.
Origin USA


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Shipping is included in product price, by zone. Please see the zone table on the Description tab.



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  • Best place for fresh bulk grains
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I purchased a Nutrimill from Pleasant Hill several years ago and rely on them for organic grains. Their grain is the freshest, cleanest and preserved with the best packaging I have found. I highly recommended the Gamma Seal Lid for preserving freshness and for easiest access to your 40 lb. supply.
    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Great product.
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I've been using the organic hard red wheat for a number of months and we love the quality and taste. Since we started baking bread with flour from this wheat, we've found ourselves totally dissatisfied with bread from the local store or bakery. The flavor and texture just can't compare.
    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Consistent quality and convenient packaging
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I have ordered these and other products from Pleasant Hill Grain. I have never been disappointed!
    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Hard White Wheat's Equal
    By on - Verified Buyer
    People are more accustomed to white wheat bread so much that often they fail to remember that hard red wheat is where hard white wheat came from. Hard white may be sweeter, but hard red is a heartier grain. I can make hard red sweeter, but I cannot make hard white protein heartier; I find HRW a first choice for me.
    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • As good as expected if not better
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I had never done my own berry to flour route before, but with the right equipment and a solid process It has been easy and I love the freshness and hearty taste as a result, from pizza dough, to bread, to rolls, to pancakes I know I'm getting high quality ingredients without anything added. It's the best way to go for wholesome living IMO.
    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Serendipity strikes.
    By on - Verified Buyer
    When my local whole foods co-op quit carrying hard red winter wheat berries I unhappily forced to look for a new source. Thank goodness for the Internet where I found Pleasant Hill Grain. I've been battling my own bread for nearly 50 years and long ago learned that freshly ground flour has orders of magnitude more flavor than any already-ground flour, but Pleasant Hill's berries are beyond all expectations. The wheat is perfectly clean and delivered in an air tight container with packets to absorb oxygen that keep the grain fresh. In retrospect, my co-op's decision was downright serendipitous.
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Fabulous Customer Service
    By on - Verified Buyer
    It's a pleasure to do business with a professional company like Pleasant Hill Grain. Your website is awesome and your products superb. The few times I've spoken with customer service I've been amazed by their kind and cheerful way of finding a solution to my problem. Thank you PHG.
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  • Great products! Great Company!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    We love the winter wheat berries and chia seeds we received from Pleasant Hill. The berries go straight to our mill and make the most perfect bread. We received our products in a very timely manner. The shipping was free. They offer so much variety! We can't wait to try more.
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  • Outstanding Grain for Outstanding Bread
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Been buying the hard red wheat for the last ten years. I make my own flour and bread. Never failed me and never bought a loaf of bread from the supermarket. This wheat makes a dark delicious bread.
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  • Very good
    By on - Verified Buyer
    PHG has very good products at a reasonable price for the product and service.
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