The Journey Started with feeling healthier
Welcome to the Flax Farm.
I started my exciting business journey with linseed (flax) in 2004, when a friend bought me a bottle of cold-pressed linseed oil. Five days later I was astounded by the benefits which quickly and completely transformed my health and wellbeing. This developed into my passion for this amazing plant, and I started a partnership that grew, pressed and milled flax in the heart of West Sussex.
With beautiful blue flowers, the plant is more commonly known as linseed in the UK and having benefited hugely over the years by including it in my diet, I really do love to hear how linseed has helped my Flax Farm customers too.
Cold Pressed Linseed Oil for Health
My mission for Flax Farm, is to help others use cold-pressed linseed oil and ground linseed in the right way to improve their health; and to make the best tasting linseed products for everyone to enjoy.
It has been a passion of mine to find out as much as I can about linseed and understand the best ways we can use it to help our bodies function better. Linseed can be used by people of all ages and if you are fit and healthy, it’s a great food to help to keep you that way. For those with health issues, when used holistically linseed can aid and improve the overall health, as well as treating and often reversing many conditions. Whichever part of the body you need to target; whether it be digestion, joints, brain, nervous system, bones, muscles, hair or skin and whatever your age, linseed can help.
Natural, Delicious Taste, Non-GM, Sustainable
I know that the best way for people to discover its delicate taste is to try it in food. So, I stated to make Flaxjacks® from my home kitchen as tasters for customers’ at the weekly farmers’ markets. At the time, I had not considered that that they would be such a huge hit! The positive reaction to them was amazing and so much so that in response to the increasingly frequent requests. By 2005 I had registered the Flaxjacks® trademark and set up my Flax Farm kitchen.
Always moving forward, I wanted people to really enjoy the lovely, mild taste whilst eating healthily too; and I decided to focus on expanding the range to create and produce more great tasting linseed products. This resulted in me moving to a new site and relocating production to my sister’s premises in Billingshurst.
For me, the quality of the linseed and therefore the resulting taste, always comes first. We specialize in UK grown linseed. Linseed is an environmentally-friendly food, a great source of omega-3 that spares the oceans. Fewer food miles is always better. Occasionally in order to have the best, we source organic linseed from Europe or Kazakhstan as the crop grows well there naturally. Flax Farm is also very proud to be registered with the Soil Association and all our linseed products are GMO free.
Our linseed seeds are freshly pressed and freshly milled several times a week, so that we can really guarantee that the cold-pressed linseed oil and cold-milled linseed is always as fresh as possible when we send it out. As always, the success of any project relies on the people you are working with and we have an amazing team, that are totally focused on quality and excellent customer service.
Expanding product Range
Fresh, top quality linseed tastes naturally delicious. All we do at Flax Farm, is simply cold-mill to make ground flax and cold press for oil, from which all our delicious, tasty and healthy products are made. I love creating new Flaxjacks®, linseed porridge and muesli; and we keep our products as healthy as possible by keeping fats and sugars down. Apart from linseed we just use whole grains, seeds, fruits, vegetables and spices; and have no artificial anything in any of our products. We even have a no-added sugar range.
Linseed (flax), natural, pure, non-GM and organic
It surprises many to know that linseed, also known as flax, grows well here in the UK. We specialise in UK grown linseed. We are registered with the Organic Farms and Growers. We prefer to get our our organic linseed grown in the UK currently it is sometimes sourced from abroad in order to ensure quality but we are looking forward to forming new partnerships with UK organic growers.
Flax Farm is always non-GM and use no GMOs in any of our products/ Fresh linseed (aka flax) is a wonderful food. It tastes naturally delicious and doesn’t need anything doing to it other than cold pressing for oil or cold-milling it to make it more easily digestible. At Flax Farm that’s all we do to it. To make our range of breakfast cereals and Flaxjacks® we simply add ordinary simple ingredients which include whole grains, fruits, seeds and spices.
Flax Farm created to share the benefits of linseed
Linseed (flax) has so much to offer and we want to spread the word and share the benefits with you.
- Suggestions to help you get the best from linseed
- Original recipes (English ingredients & measurements)
- How to incorporate linseed into special diets
Great for Pets too!
Please take a look at our range of linseed for pets too. All kinds of pets can benefit and it is well known that linseed contains omega-3 which can help suppleness; and in older dogs it is exceptional. Hebe, my 19-year-old springer spaniel has a diet rich in linseed. He has kept his glossy coat and is still enjoying a walk of several miles each day. So to keep my chickens healthy with an omega-3 rich diet, I even make Flaxjacks® for them in my special chicken kitchen!
I hope that as you take a journey through the website, you too will begin to understand the versatility of, and variety of uses for, this totally natural product that can aid in so many different ways. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me, as I am always delighted to share my knowledge with others.