Long Term Food Storage

The widest variety of Beans, Seeds and Whole Grains for you and your family


Pinto Beans
A perfect, all-purpose bean. Perfect used in chili, baked beans, refried beans, and other red bean recipes.
Long Grain Brown Rice
High percentage of starch, produces light, dry grains that separate easily. Rich in flavor.
A high-protein grain that is becoming a staple in healthy diets. Can be substituted for rice in most recipes.
Textured Vegetable Protein
Made from reduced-fat soy beans. Used to replace or extend ground meats.
Corn Bread Mix
Stone ground, whole grain cornmeal and sorghum. After easy preparation you will bake perfectly moist and light cornbread.


This high quality bucket is made from virgin resin, is BPA free, FDA approved food grade plastic. includes an airtight lid.
Gamma Seal Lid
Snaps on airtight for safe storage, but has a spin off lid that enables easy access to ingredients.
Gallon Plastic Jar
BPA Free and FDA approved for food.
Half Gallon Plastic Jar
BPA Free and FDA approved for food.
Oxygen Packs
Removing oxygen stops oxidation to dramatically extend food?s shelf life and helps prevent insect activity.
Country Living Grain Mill
FDA Approved. Adjustable output; from cracked wheat to pastry flour in one pass. A rugged and durable mill, designed to last for generations.
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Proper long term food storage will keep your food free from spoilage and bugs, as well as keep you
fed in the event of a natural disaster. We have a few great tips for storing your food over the long term.
Safe, long term storage starts with:
  • Clean Product: You can trust Bob's Red Mill for clean and pure product. Our relationship with our product starts at the source, with the farmer who produces the grain. We maintain personal relationships with farmers from across the country and make an effort to visit their farms. Together, we ensure that we're offering the best product available, while always using best practices.
  • Clean Storage Container: All of Bob's storage containers are safe for your home storage.
  • 5 Gallon Bucket: This high quality bucket is made in the USA from virgin resin. It is BPA free and FDA approved food grade plastic, making this bucket excellent for long term food storage. This bucket includes an airtight lid with a food grade rubber gasket to ensure against contamination or infestation.
  • Bob's Clear Plastic Containers: Made in the USA, BPA Free, and FDA approved for food. These bottles come in 32 ounce and gallon sizes. These plastic containers are not dishwasher safe; please wash by hand.
  • Air Tight Seal: All of Bob's Red Mill storage containers come with an airtight lid. The Gamma Seal Lid is a great convenient option for buckets accessed on a regular basis. This lid snaps on airtight for safe storage, but has a spin off lid that enables easy access to ingredients. When done, simply spin the lid back on to seal with an airtight gasket. Gamma Seal Lids are made in the USA and fit the 5 gallon bucket that we sell.
  • Oxygen Absorbers: These packets eliminate the presence of oxygen in foodstuffs such as grain, rice, and beans. Oxygen absorbers are just what you need for long-term shelf stability. Use one oxygen packet per 5 gallon bucket. Our premium oxygen absorbers remove the oxygen from airtight sealed food storage containers. Removing oxygen stops oxidation to dramatically extend food's shelf life and helps prevent insect activity. These absorbers are single-use and cannot be reused.

Here is a quick guide to long-term food storage

Long-term food storage is a simple, economical way to stock your home pantry with staples like grains and beans. Proper long-term food storage can keep your food free from spoilage for years. Here are a few easy tips for storing your food safely and effectively.

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Start by choosing clean, high-quality foods and containers that are well suited to long-term storage.

You can trust Bob's Red Mill for clean, quality foods for long-term storage. We take great care in testing our products for freshness and purity to ensure strict standards are met.

Not all foods are well suited to long-term storage. Choose foods with low moisture- and oil-content, such as wheat berries, corn kernels, pinto beans and rolled oats.

Choose a container that is made from high-quality materials and is designed for long-term storage. Our storage buckets are made from food-grade, BPA-free plastic and will not leach into your product during storage.

Choose the right size container. To store 25 pounds of Bob's Red Mill Rolled Oats, use a 6-gallon bucket. For most other Bob's Red Mill products, you can fit 25 pounds in a 5-gallon bucket.

Choose a lid that will create an air-tight seal. We recommend a Gamma Seal Lid, which provides protection but also makes it easy to access your food when you need it. A regular lid with a food-grade rubber gasket works well, too.

After you put your food into the storage container, add an Oxygen Absorber. These small packets of food-safe iron oxide are inexpensive insurance against bacteria and insects. Use one Oxygen Absorber per 5-gallon bucket, or two per 6-gallon bucket.

Before putting the lid on your storage bucket, clean the black rubber gasket and bucket rim with a damp cloth, then allow them to dry.

Use a rubber mallet to gently tap the lid into place, making sure the gasket is sealed on the bucket rim.

Label the bucket or lid with the name of the food, and the month and year it went into storage.

Now your food is ready for long-term storage! To shop storage supplies and bulk foods, visit our Long Term Storage Center at the Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain Store in Milwaukie, Oregon or here at Bobsredmill.com

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