Wheat is a key ingredient in many recipes in Animal Crossing New Horizons, and getting it can be a hassle. Players need it to make Flour and Whole-Wheat Flour in order to craft a lot of food in this game, but how do they get it? The answer is a bit complicated, as the game has a few ways to acquire it.
The most straightforward way to get wheat is by purchasing it from Leif. He's a sloth visitor that comes to your island periodically and will usually set up shop outside the Resident Services building, or at his stall on Harv's Island Plaza. He sells a variety of vegetable and plant starts that you can grow on your island, including Wheat. This can be purchased for 280 Bells per start.
Another way to obtain wheat is by taking one of Kapp'n's mystery island tours. This costs 1000 Nook Miles and takes the player to a random island that may or may not have wheat growing on it. However, this is an expensive and time-consuming way to get wheat, and it's usually easier to just wait for Leif to show up at your plaza or for him to stop by on one of his visits to your island.
Finally, players can also obtain wheat by trading with other players on the Nintendo Switch Online service. This is a quick and easy method of getting wheat, but it can be risky if the other player isn't willing to give it up.