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Sourcing Bulk Food Grade Hydrated Lime / Slated Lime / CAL Lime / Calcium Hydroxide in Canada???

 
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Location: Zone 6b, Ontario, Canada
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Hello,

I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for sourcing moderate amounts of Food Grade Hydrated Lime in Canada?

I found a local Ethnic Food store that carried tiny couple tablespoon bags of the stuff, and I can get Ms. Wages Pickling Lime for like $20 for some fraction of a pound. But I cannot find any stores or online businesses that ship outside of America with reasonable shipping prices.

The best I have seen so far is Bulk foods.com, from which I can get 20 lbs for about $120 CAD. Perhaps not an atrocious price, but even if we assume I don't get hit by boarder taxes it is too much for my comfort. I am ideally looking for something close to half that or at least 3/4s.

I am willing to buy a lifetimes supply of the stuff, but want it for a couple bucks a pound.
 
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Location: Nayarit, Mexico
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Try going to a farm supply (fertilizer and such) store. My son worked in a farm supply warehouse in BC and they carried all kinds of Food Grade stuff.
 
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I was considering getting
https://www.amazon.ca/Mrs-Wages-BC068039-Pickling-Lime/dp/B0084LZU1Q

it says free shipping for 1 whole pound.
 
Kirby Carmichael
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Location: Nayarit, Mexico
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$23 Can for 1 lb. ?

Jon was looking at aroun $6 / lb.

I picked some up here the other week for $5mx ($.40 Can) for a kilo.

TTFN
 
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I second the farm store, it's sold there in 20kg bags.
 
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