Edible flax, or Linseed as farmers call it in this country, are harvested from prolific seed bearing short varieties which are not grown for their fibre content.

Cut with a conventional combine harvester, the seed is sold for human consumption, animal feed and crushing for oil.

With our lifetime of farming and crop growing experience and generations of bakers in the family, we created flaxland in 2008 to educate and promote the multiple benefits of this most useful plant. Our focus has been on creating an artisan natural fibre industry in which individuals, groups and community projects have re-discovered how to grow and work natural, sustainable plant fibres into the cloth 'linen'. Drawing on gained experience and knowledge of the use of the oils, seed and nutrition over many years we are now able to offer flaxseed and oils grown and processed by ourselves from farms in the Cotswolds where we have spent our working lives.

For information on the benefits of adding flaxseed to your diet we recommend the link below:

 

Flaxseed—a potential functional food source

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