Bulk Poppy Seeds | Save Money By Buying in Bulk

As inflation continues to hit many of us as individuals and businesses in the pocketbook, it becomes more important to save money in creative ways. We decided to launch a series of posts dedicated to helping you find ways to stretch your hard-earned dollars. If you are a business (bakery or grocer) that sells food, obtaining the best pricing on your inventory is especially important. In this article you will learn how to save money by buying bulk poppy seeds.

Remember, poppy seeds are tiny, but they have many positive health benefits.

If you are interested in buying bulk poppy seeds and don’t have time to read this post, you can check out our pricing on poppy seeds by clicking the picture below.

Buying Bulk Poppy Seeds for Baking

There are two types of bakers that are interested in purchasing bulk poppy seeds. Some of you are individual bakers baking for home consumption and others are bakeries or caterers that bake for larger amounts of customers. These two groups likely have different definitions for what constitutes bulk size options. We do our best to serve all different types and sizes of bakeries, so we have bulk options that fit both needs.

We also sell seeds to many specialized grocery stores across the country. Depending on the size of your store, your needs may differ.

How Large is Bulk?

Large Totes Arriving to Our Warehouse

We order seeds in large amounts to save money for our customers. The large totes are roughly 1,600-1,800 lbs and the are shipped in storage containers and arrive in the American ports after the long voyage across the seas. If you listen closely you may even hear the seeds tell their exciting story of crossing the Atlantic.

Whether we are working with flax, chia, or poppy, we make sure to package seeds with love and care. We currently offer size options in up to 20 lb increments. Bakeries and grocers interested in purchasing large bulk orders can send us an email copy of their business license to get bigger size options.

You can also check out the Poppy Seeds Nutrition facts for health information.

Bulk Poppy Seeds in Chain Grocery Stores

Natural grocers such as Sprouts may carry poppy seeds but local chain stores are not able to carry large amounts of seeds due to limited storage capacity. If you visit your local large chain grocery store, chances are you will only see low quality chemically washed seeds in small expensive bottles. These grocery stores do not specialize in selling the freshest seeds, so the quality suffers.

Reasons to Avoid Buying Bulk Poppy Seeds from Large Chain Grocers

  1. Most large grocery stores due not carry any variation of bulk seeds including bulk poppy seeds
  2. The quality of grocery store poppy seeds is often lower
  3. The price is often much higher
  4. Customer service not specialized in the sale of seeds

Benefits to Buying Bulk Poppy Seeds from

It is important to check reviews to verify that internet vendors are reputable. Reputable internet vendors of bulk seeds offer many benefits.

  1. Greater sizing options
  2. Seeds are often higher quality (learn how to avoid rotten poppy seeds)
  3. Pricing is more competitive due to lower overhead
  4. Experienced customer support with knowledge of baking/seeds

If interested in buying high quality seeds you can check out our Blue Bird Poppy Seeds here


I hope this post will has helped you learn more about purchasing bulk poppy seeds for you bakery or small grocery store. No matter your size, purchasing in bulk can help you save money and pass the savings onto your customers.

It’s also important to use proper storage techniques for poppy seeds to ensure they last as long as possible.


  1. Kyle Srater on April 5, 2023 at 10:07 am

    The biggest size I’ve found at my local Sprouts (Texas) is 2 lbs and they appear to be bleached to an almost white color.

    • Lone Goose Bakery on April 5, 2023 at 10:22 am

      Kyle – That appears to match conditions in most grocery stores around the country, at least anecdotally from what we’ve heard from customers. The seeds with the bleached appearance may be more “shelf stable” but they have had the flavor stripped with the color. Thanks for posting!

  2. Pamela Veener on April 1, 2023 at 6:02 am

    Poppy seeds last a long time IME so buying bulk works. Just don’t spill them, seriously.

    • Lone Goose Bakery on April 2, 2023 at 7:55 am

      Pamela – they can last a long time if you store them correctly. Trust me, we know all about how messy they can be! Thanks for being part of the Lone Goose community and for posting!

    • Frank Herkel on April 8, 2023 at 10:17 am

      Do you have any good poppy seed recipes? My newest partner is from Europe and I’m looking for new ideas

      • Lone Goose Bakery on April 9, 2023 at 6:53 am

        Frank – thanks for reaching out, we have many great recipes in the “recipes” section of our site. We are currently in the process of editing them to make them more user friendly, so check back often for updates!

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