Many of our longtime shoppers will remember that for New Pioneer, the bulk section is where it all began. From our humble origins as a buying club to our current state-of-the art bulk department, it’s grown to encompass a huge selection of top-quality products you can purchase in whatever quantity you desire. Even today, purchasing items in bulk remains a very economical way to shop your Co-op.
New Pi’s assortment of bulk grains, seeds, nuts, pastas, granolas, soup and salad mixes, baking ingredients, and snacks will keep you bringing back your reusable containers for more!
Our bulk section features locally-produced items such as Tiny But Mighty popcorn from Shellsburg, Iowa: an amazingly flavorful treat from the tiniest kernels of corn (that won’t get stuck in your gums) we’ve ever seen! Explore the myriad of flours and grains in our bulk bins from the Early Morning Harvest in Panora, IA, and Great River Milling Company in Fountain City, WI.
New Pioneer’s bulk herb section offers the highest quality all-natural and organic bulk herbs you’ll find anywhere – from Frontier Natural Products Co-op right up the road in Norway, IA, which prides itself on environmental friendliness and social responsibility. Buying herbs & spices in bulk allows you to purchase smaller amounts to suit your specific needs, keeping your spice cabinet well-stocked with the freshest, most flavorful spices available. Cooks recommend that spices be replaced every six months to a year, and purchasing in bulk is the easiest way to keep your spice stash fresh.
We offer a full line of bulk teas and medicinal herbs for blending your own therapeutic brew with the assistance of our knowledgeable wellness staff! We have everything from chamomile and peppermint to schisandra and maca from Frontier Co-op and Mountain Rose Herbs, which both focus on sustainability, quality, freshness, and purity.
We carry both packaged and bulk coffees focused on organic, fair trade, and direct trade coffees that fit our high quality standards while also being affordable for our discerning coffee customers. We work together with local and independently-owned companies to carry ethically-produced and fairly-traded coffee beans, providing as much support to farmers as possible.