Shipping costs can nearly double the price of small orders.
I finally talked to someone knowledgable at the local grain company. In the past I'd ask if they had stuff and the answer was always no. This last time I asked, the guy pulled out a book and said he could order it, no additional shipping charge to me. I asked to look at the book and it had everything in it I was asking about in the past. At that point I kind decided it was an early Christmas and put in a pretty good size order.
“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.”