I buy raw, organic, ungrounded spices in bulk from actual farmers in rural Punjab and blend them here at my workshop in Jackson, Mississippi. The four places where I get my bulk spices from are in the districts of Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Toba Tek Singh and Sahiwal - where my ancestors come from.
Until now, I had been using my mom's old Krups grinder to blend the spices. As amazed as I am by this age old grinder, it is just not time-efficient for me to fulfill my local spice-blend orders. I will always be grateful to it for its service though because my grandma's home grinder is no match to the all-powerful Krups.
These stone grinders are still quite common in some regions of Punjab. On a tangent, I will also mention that backing this mouth-watering, aromatic spice-blend will directly support the farmers also. And this is because I am myself a witness to the heartless crime of debt bondage where these hard-working and skillful farmers are forced to sell their produce literally for pennies.
And this happens both with and without the knowledge of the corporate buyers, who re-package and sell it in our grocery stores. By circumventing the exploitative trickle, you will not only get fresh organic produce directly on your table but also make many poor families happy. Combine this with a magical taste and tantalizing aroma; and tell me if it wouldn't make you wanna dance the farmer's dance.