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Buckwheat Hulls in 2lb bag

 

Buckwheat Hulls

Domestically Grown, Pillow Ready
Available in 2 lb, 10 lb or 18 lb sizes

 

 

Buckwheat Seeds (also called Kernels)

Buckwheat Seeds or Kernels

 

 

Whole Buckwheat Seeds

as seen on Martha Stewart Living
Available in 2 lb or 10 lb sizes

 

 

 

Welcome to Cary, North Carolina, the new home of BuckwheatHull.com!  We are now a proud part of Life Experiences

Life Experiences, Inc. is a non-profit organization that operates a variety of small businesses for adults with developmental disabilities. Through education, training, and the free enterprise system, Life Experiences offers fulfilling employment for these individuals, allowing them to function as independent, productive citizens of our community. At the same time, valuable services and products are also provided.

The newest enterprise to operate under Life Experiences is BuckwheatHull.com, an online business specializing in hypo-allergenic Buckwheat hulls and Buckwheat seeds for use in products such as pillows, cushions, and heating pads.

Jackie Holcombe, Founder Buckwheathull.com

Jackie Holcombe, Founder

The idea was the brainchild of Morrisville, North Carolina Mayor Jackie Holcombe, who founded BuckwheatHull.com to create an employment opportunity for her daughter, Lindsay, born with Down Syndrome. Jackie’s hope from the start was to build an organization to help her daughter and other special-needs individuals to lead fulfilling, productive lives. Jackie’s efforts, along with Lindsay’s excellent work habits and a feature on the Martha Stewart Show combined to result in great success for BuckwheatHull.com. Now as a component of the Life Experiences family of businesses, many more developmentally disabled individuals will benefit from this unique enterprise.

 

 

  • Alfrida Gilbert says:

    I finally got my order to go through. I plan on making pillows for my revamped bed. I am looking forward to getting my order.

    Approximately how long does it take your product to be delivered?
    agilbert58@comcast.net

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Good morning,
      Thank you for ordering! I will email you the tracking information as soon as your shipping label is printed. I have used my buckwheat hull pillow for over 6 years and can’t sleep without one.
      Lynn

  • Marissa Patti says:

    I was just checking out and the site crashed. PayPal says my payment was received. Is my order all set? Thanks, M

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      We received your order. It will ship on Monday. Thank you for using our product.
      Lynn

  • Ame Ho says:

    Hi, may I know the shipping price to singapore(10lbs)
    Email heeho2@gmail.com
    Thank u!!

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Good morning. In order to calculate shipping to Singapore I need a full shipping address and the amount you would like to order.
      Thank you!
      Lynn

  • jr says:

    Hi BWH,

    Would you please say something about the air-vacuuming and gravity-cleaning process you use for your hulls?
    I’m curious because I heard somewhere a recommendation to buy hulls that are roasted to ensure optimal cleanliness. But, I will add that I received my 18lb sack of hulls and the quality seems just fine, quite clean!
    Thank you

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Hello! Our hulls are cleaned by a method which involves heat and spinning. They are tumbled in a cleaning unit similar to a large, industrial dryer. As the hulls are spun and heated any extra fiber is pulled away. The grower who supplies us with the products has indicated that this cleaning process for the hulls is done in three stages to ensure the highest quality. Thanks for the inquiry!

  • Cora May says:

    Hi, I was wondering if buckwheat hulls are the same as buckwheat mulch and if not what is the difference. Thanks, Cora

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Hello Cora,
      I am not absolutely certain, but believe that buckwheatw mulch is typically just the buckwheat hulls. We have had other customers purchase the hulls to use as mulch. Seven Arrows Farms is one of the sources of information we have used in the past. Basically the hulls are the remaining outside “skins” when the seeds have been removed. Not sure how much this has helped you.
      Lynn

  • Alice Antonioli says:

    How large a volume is 10 pounds of buckwheat seeds?

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Hello Alice,
      10 pounds of buckwheat seeds ships in a box measuring 10x10x6″ and fills it to capacity.
      thanks!
      Lynn

  • Marcie Muir says:

    I purchased from you in 2009 and loved my pillow so much. We had a mishap recently & my old pillow was ruined. I tried using 2 different pillows & I haven’t slept right since. Can’t wait for my new buckwheat filling to arrive so I can get a good night’s sleep!

    Just wanted to say I love your product, and the fact that you employ handicapped people. I used to work in a hotel that employed handicapped people in the laundry, and it was a wonderful program for all of us.
    And to anyone griping about shipping fees, yours is the best price including s & h out there. I researched thoroughly before making my purchase in 2009 & checked again today & yours is still the best final price by far.

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Thanks, Marcie, for the kind words. The original owner of the company passed it on to us at Life Experiences. We employ over 50 individuals with a variety of developmental disabilities and it truly is an amazing place! Lindsay is the daughter of the owner…she is the reason the business came to be!
      Thanks! Lynn

  • Fong Chee Muing says:

    Hi,

    I would like to order 7lbs of buckwheat hulls. Are you able to ship to Singapore ? How much does it cost including shipping charges ?

    Please advise.

    My Email address : cheemuingfong@gmail.com

    Thank you.

    Best Regards
    Fong Chee Muing

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Good morning,

      Please email me your complete shipping address and I will be able to determine the shipping fee. We do sell the buckwheat hulls in increments of 2lbs. and 10lbs., so please let me know what amount you are interested in ordering.

      Thank you.
      Lynn

  • lisajiao says:

    Hi, I’m now in Markham, Canada. I’m interested in placing a big order on buckwheat hull. I called just now and left a message. Could you please contact me ASAP. Thanks. Lisa

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Thank you for your call. I will email you with the information you requested.
      Lynn

  • katherine cher says:

    HI,

    can you ship to singapore?

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Hello Katherine,
      Yes, we are able to ship to Singapore. Shipping costs are significant. If you supply a complete mailing address and the amount you would like to order, I can give you an exact cost. Thanks for your interest.
      Lynn

  • Elizabeth King says:

    I have been ordering seeds from your company and plan to keep doing so. My brother went to a year sale and bought me a 2 lb bag of Buchwheat Sprouting Seeds. They look to be the same. Are they? I use the seed in my heating pads.

    Thanks.

    Elizabeth

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Hello Elizabeth,
      As far as we know, the seeds are still considered viable. Our company has been advised to not allow them to get wet due to the fact they may germinate. I also have heating pads made with the seeds and have not had any problems with them “sprouting.”
      Thank you for the question.
      Lynn

  • whiskersnpaws says:

    Good Morning,
    I want to make cat and dog beds, sizes are a round bed 18″ across and a rectangle bed 16″w x 22″l, my questions are: how many pounds of buckwheat hulls will I need for each bed? cost for hulls + shipping fees?
    are your buckwheat hulls cleaned and sorted without the use of synthetic chemicals?
    thank you for your time.

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Hello Julie,
      My best estimate is that you would need a minimum of 18# to fill the size dog beds you indicated. The cost for that amount is $38.99. In order to calculate shipping I need a complete shipping address. There are no chemicals of any sort used on the hulls. Please let me know if you are interested in ordering. You can reach me at our facility at 919.467.1973, Monday through Friday, 9-5EST.
      Thanks!
      Lynn

  • ptom says:

    Hi,
    Approximately how many pounds of buckwheat hull would I need to fill a round meditation cushion (zafu) that measures about 11.5 inches across and 6 inches high? Thanks in advance for your help. Pam

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Hello Pam,
      4 lbs. of buckwheat hulls should be plenty to fill a zafu of that size.
      Thank you for your inquiry.
      Lynn

  • Susanne Gedeon says:

    Fantastic quality and fast fast fast! The best thing of all – Life Experiences, inc provides employment opportunities for those with special needs ! I will be buying here again and again.

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Thanks for the kind words!! Life Experiences really is a unique, wonderful job facility for the adults with special needs in our community. Each person who purchases our buckwheat hulls and seeds is providing valuable employment for them.

  • Kamales says:

    if incase i bought the buckwheat hulls in bulky . how to manage the buckwheat hulls from the bugs? ……..

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Many of our customers order in large quantity. We do offer a discounted rate for orders of buckwheat hulls in excess of
      100lbs. We have never had any complaints, nor been aware of any “bugs” in our product. Thanks.
      Lynn

  • mike stewart says:

    YOU PEOPLE ARE THE FASTEST SHIPPERS I HAVE EVER HAD THE PLEASURE TO DEAL WITH, IT’S JUST A SHAME YOU DON’T SELL ELECTRONICS AS WELL AS BUCKWHEAT HULLS… SERIOUSLY, YOU PEOPLE ARE GREAT!!! THANKS FOR THE LIGHTENING SERVICE AND DELIVERY, I SHALL SING YOUR PRAISES TO ALL… OTHERS SHOULD USE A LESSON FROM YOU ABOUT SERVICE AND SHIPPING.

    REGARDS,
    MIKE STEWART

    I APOLOGIZE FOR THE CAP’S… SIGHT PROBLEM

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Thanks, Mike! We try to do our best to serve our customers as efficiently as possible. Glad you are pleased and hope you enjoy using the buckwheat hulls. Have a great holiday season.
      Lynn

      • mike stewart says:

        LOADED THE NEW HULLS INTO MY PILLOW LAST NIGHT, BEST SLEEP IN MONTHS, NEEDLESS TO SAY, “I AM HAPPY AS A PIG IN BUCKWHEAT HULLS (GRIN)”, THANKS AGAIN…

  • bkborders says:

    I am looking to make a small travel pillow (approx. 6×12″) for my wife as a gift. Do you recommend Hulls or seeds? Also, do I need a special case to house them or will most pillow materials work?

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Hello!
      As we discussed on the phone, I would estimate 2 to 3 pounds to fill a travel pillow that size. Hulls are typically
      used to fill pillows or mattresses while the seeds are used to fill any item that will be heated to use on body
      aches, etc.
      Thanks for the inquiry.
      Lynn

  • chocolatetoothpaste says:

    How many pounds would be required to fill a body pillow, roughly 21″ X 54″? I like my pillow fairly full, not too flat.

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Hello!
      To fill a body pillow of that size, 2 18 pound buckwheat bags should be sufficient. This should allow
      you to have a good amount of firmness. The 18 bags ship in boxes that measure 24x16x10″ and they are
      filled to capacity.

      Hope this helps.
      Lynn

  • suez says:

    I have a circular moroccan pouf I need to fill. The pouf is 19 inches in diameter by 9 inches high. Could you tell me how many pounds of buckwheat hull I would need to fill it?

    Thanks!
    suez

    • Admin says:

      Hello Suez, According to my calculations you will need approximately 18~25 lbs of hulls depending on how firm you want your Moroccan Pouf to be. Some compacting is natural and you may need to add additional hulls later depending on your usage.

  • dowhill59 says:

    I live in Ontario, Canada and would like to know whether you can ship buckwheat hulls to me. Thanks!

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Hello! Yes, we are able to ship buckwheat hulls over the border, but not seeds. Please contact us if you are interested in ordering.
      Thanks,
      Lynn

  • Sheryl Coon says:

    Received my hulls today. How many pounds typically are used in a 14×20 pillow? Two? or Three?

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Hello Sheryl.
      Glad to hear you received your shipment promptly. I would suggest starting with three or four pounds to fill a pillow that size,
      though the density you are wanting will determine how many you actually use. Let us know how your project goes!
      Thanks.
      Lynn

  • Meserbee Chek says:

    Where are you guys located? Are there any other places in Orange County that sell buckwheat hulls like you do?

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Hello!

      We are located in Cary, North Carolina (Wake County). I am not aware of any sites in Orange County for
      buckwheat. Thanks. Lynn

  • kent williams says:

    just got your email with updates thank you the tracking number you gave me first wasn’t the one you gave me in update thank you again kent

  • kent williams says:

    my order of 60lb of hulls is not listed in fedex site as coming in 3 packages they show only 2 packages coming what happened to other 1 package??? kent

  • djm0319 says:

    I would like to order 40-60 pounds of buckwheat hulls — last year there was a price break somewhere in that range. Is that still the case?
    Thanks,
    Deb

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Hi Deb.
      There is a price break when ordering 100 lbs. or more. Please
      let us know if you are interested in ordering.

      Thanks.
      Lisa

  • Marrianne says:

    I live relatively close to Cary, NC – on Fort Bragg, specifically – and found your site while looking for a local seller of buckwheat hulls. Is it possible to purchase directly from your facility? Or is shipping the only method used to get the product to the purchaser? Thanks for the information.

    Marrianne

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Hi Marrianne,
      We do sell the buckwheat hulls and seeds from our business location as well as online. The only way to avoid the shipping charge is to pick your order up directly from our office in Cary. If this is something you would like to do just let us know and we will have your order ready! 919-467-1973

      Lisa

  • Mark Lewkowicz says:

    What is the density of your buckwheat hulls? (please give in lb/ft^3)
    Thanks,
    Mark

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Mark – Thanks for your interest in buckwheathulls.com. 10 pounds of buckwheat equal approximately 1 cubic foot. I hope that helps.
      Mary

  • Sheryl Slackta says:

    Hi, I ordered buckwheat hulls on Feb 12, 2012 and although I rec’d payment confirmation from PayPal, I haven’t heard anything from your company. Can you please let me know the status of my order? Thank you.

    Sheryl Slackta
    slacktas@yahoo.com

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Hi Sheryl! We do have your order and we are processing it today. An email will be sent to you with the tracking info later today. Thank you for your order! -Lisa

  • Dixie Chumbley says:

    Your program will not allow me to continue. It keeps telling me that I need to choose shipping method. I have already chosen USPS. Please help me to continue the order of 4 18 lbs. bags of Buckwheat Hulls. I have not yet been allowed to enter the payment area either.

    • Admin says:

      Hello Dixie,
      I just left you a rather long and I hope not too confusing voice mail about what I think is the reason you are having problems placing your order. I’m quite sure the problem is the US Postal Service (USPS) will not ship packages over 70lbs (4 x 18lbs = 72+ lbs). We break the orders up into more manageable weights staying well under the 70lb limit but our online process simply calculates the total weight.
      I apologize for your difficulties in placing an order. I will address the issue in our online process ASAP. In the mean time, please place multiple orders if the weight will be more than 70lbs or you can call us (919) 467-1973 or place a mail or fax order with our Thank you for your patience as we continue to work out the bugs in our new website.

      Cheers,
      Bill D.
      Webmaster