A lot of readers have asked me where I buy the light buckwheat flour I use in many of my recipes. At last I have found the source- a task that took longer than I expected due to the reluctance of the staff at my local health food store (I'm looking at you, Debra's) to tell me what brand they were selling bulk.
Today an article in the Boston Globe about a small cereal company altered me to the existence of a natural foods distributor, so I checked their site and found the light buckwheat I've been looking for, along with brand name and backstory. Thank you Associated Buyers of New Hampshire!
Turns out the buckwheat is grown in far northern Maine by the Bouchard Family. They sell it from their website. The cost, INCLUDING POSTAGE (as of today) is $16 for 3 lbs - that's pretty much what I am charged by Debra's to buy it in one pound increments.
I recommend this flour highly. It is light in taste and texture and will give your baked goods that added oomph without making them too dark or bitter.