I think we've done it all over the years. We've grown our own, purchased from newspaper ads, feed stores, internet listings, and word of mouth. For a while everyone we bought from had something horrible happen--heart surgery, cancer, house fire, and even death. I thought about changing our name during all that in case word spread we were "bringers of bad luck". We have had a lot of bad experiences with both large hay producers (canceling small sales in favor of truckload sales), feed store sales (rampant overcharging during hay shortages) and small hobby growers (poor baling technique and lack of field care). We've also had a lot of good experiences. Luckily, this year we found a wonderful farmer and have an abundant hay supply and we are so grateful for him. Not feeling the "where is my hay coming from" stress is a wonderful thing.