Long Term Food Storage with WinCo Foods


When it comes to building a Long Term Food Storage, the how and the why seem to be the most important questions. Why build a food storage? Simple, it’s the right choice in case of emergencies or natural disasters; and in case of a sudden job loss, it can be a lifesaver; making it the right choice. While the ‘Why’ is pretty simple to explain, the ‘How’ has many people scratching their heads; that’s where WinCo Foods can help…

With our Bulk Foods…

So you know our Bulk Foods department, but do you know how easy it can be to build the essentials of your Food Storage with our help? From factory sealed packages that are easy to store, to oxygen absorbers, food grade buckets, bucket lid openers, traditional and Gamma lids, refillable water containers and much more; you can find the basics and essentials of your food storage supply inside the bulk department of your nearest WinCo Foods.

Throughout the Store:

Your one-stop solution to building and maintaining a long-term food storage supply continues beyond our Bulk Foods department. At WinCo Foods, you can find emergency kits, dehydrated food/beverages by Emergency Essentials®, batteries, flashlights, containers and much more. These can be found throughout our stores; including the seasonal, home-wares and personal care aisles. By Shopping at The Supermarket Low Price Leader®, you can save money while building a long term food storage that fits your needs and agrees with your budget.

Smart Shopper Tip: Did you know that you can place a special order for a full, factory-sealed case/sack of practically any item that we carry in our bulk department? Even better, many of our bulk items qualify for a 5% discount when purchasing a whole case of participating items. By buying this way, not only can you save money, but also have the peace of mind that you can simply store the factory sealed package as is for mid-range storage, or that it’ll be ready for you to pack to your personal preference.

All you’d have to do is place an order with any of us working in the bulk area, then ask if the product that you’re ordering qualifies for the discount if you buy a whole case/sealed bag. Every Aisle, Every Department, Every Day – LOW PRICES.

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Save money at WinCo Foods by buying bulk items by the case.

Cooking Without Electricity or Gas

A little bit of charcoal, this recipe book and some amazing bulk ingredients can help you create delicious meals…

How do you cook food from your storage supply without gas or electricity? Easy, use a Dutch Oven with charcoal. Why not? Charcoal is fairly cheap and easy to store. Just Dutch It! is a book available at your local, employee-owned WinCo Foods (either in the bulk department or book/magazine aisle). This book teaches how to take your basic food storage along with a few pantry items and make great tasting meals. It shows you how to cook it all in a Dutch Oven and how to store charcoal; no need for gas or electricity.

Dried-fruit-Apple-pie dutch oven recipe12” Dutch oven; 10” Dutch oven or a pot to cook filling, 24 briquettes: 18 to cook filling, then 8 on bottom, 16 on top; Pre-heat 5 min.; serves 8-10.

1 unbaked 9” pie shell, trimmed to edge, and rolled out crust for top
3 cups dried fruit: apricots, apples, raisins, peaches, etc. or combination
2-3 cups water for soaking: soaking fruit 30 minutes will save on cooking time.
Drain, reserving liquid.
1 ¾ cup fruit liquid
¾ cup sugar
2 Tbsp. corn starch or ¼ cup flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
1 Tbsp. shortening or oil
Dash of salt

Make pie crust pastry. Soak fruit 30 minutes. Drain, saving liquid. Put fruit and 1 ¾ cup of saved liquid into Dutch oven or pot on bed of coals and bring to boil, stirring constantly. If using separate pot, support on bricks so pot is not directly on coals. Mix spices with sugar and cornstarch or flour and add to fruit. Stir until dissolved and bubbling. Add fat and salt. Fruit should have thickened. It will thicken more as the pie cools. Pour hot mixture into pie shell. Moisten pie around edge with a little water so top will stick better. Cover with top and trim top crust 1” from rim of pan. Tuck top crust under bottom crust around edge. Flute edge or use fork to seal edge together. Cut slits in top crust with sharp knife ( 4-6 slits, 1” long). Dampen top crust with a little water and sprinkle on some sugar if desired. Place pie into Dutch Oven (pre-heated for 5 minutes) on rods or foil ring so pie is not directly on bottom of oven. Bake approximately 40-50 minutes. Check after 30 minutes. If top is getting too brown, cover with foil or remove some coals from top of oven. Cook until juices bubble inside slits. Remove and cool.

Smart Shopper Tip:
Look for this recipe in the Just Dutch It! book available at WinCo Foods to find “Better” and “Best” cooking tips.

Onion-Bread Dutch Oven Recipe12” to 14” Dutch oven; 28 briquettes: 10 on bottom, 18 on top (pre-heat 5 min). Cook 45 minutes; makes 1 loaf.

1 cup warm water
2 Tbsp. dried onion
2 tsp. sugar
1 ½ tsp. yeast
1 ½ tbsp. oil
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. sugar or honey
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups fine whole wheat flour plus extra

Mix first 4 ingredients. Let sit for 5 minutes. Add oil, salt, sugar and one cup of the flour and beat 2 minutes, then add remaining flour. Kneed 10 minutes on floured surface, adding flour while kneading. Grease bowl, put dough into bowl, and then turn dough greased side up. Cover with cloth and let rise in warm place until double, about 1 hour. Punch down, then form into loaf and put into greased loaf pan. Let rise until double, about 1 hour. Start briquettes after ½ hour of rising. When coals are ready, place Dutch oven over 10 coals with lid on. Place remaining coals on top (this will pre-heat the oven). When bread has risen put it in Dutch oven and replace lid. Check bread after 30 minutes to be sure it is starting to brown and not cooking too fast. When done tap top crust and it should have a hollow sound. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack. While oven is hot, cook another loaf, cookies, or whatever you may be having later that day.

Smart Shopper Tip:
Look for this recipe in the Just Dutch It! book available at WinCo Foods to find “Better” and “Best” cooking tips.