I've also been using Russel Bros. in Washington, Pa. I just received the yearly price update from Heet Inc. http://www.heetinc.com
. They say that the price for buckwheat is $223/ton and nut $228/ton bulk, $270/ton rice and $275/ton nut bagged. I've been using them for going on three years now. I have been satisfied with the quality of coal and the guys down there are really nice to deal with.
In Heet's letter, they state that there is a new supply outlet, Crystal Garden 1795 Broadhead Road, Coraopolis, Pa 724-457-7000. It states their prices are $230/ton buckwheat and $235/ton nut bulk. $275/ton rice and $280/ton nut bagged.
I haven't checked them out yet. It's a lot closer for me to go Coraopolis than to Washington from Pittsburgh. But, my boys love the trip and gives us some quality time together.