Month: July, 2012

When do you harvest flax seed?

Friday, July 27, 2012
Flax seed bollsFALL IS PRIME TIME FOR HARVESTING FLAXSEED

As you can see in the picture, the flax is ready to harvest.  The flax seeds are found in the bolls on the plant.  We are beginning to swathe our flax today.  This is a little early as it is normally done in August.  Everything is early this year because of the warm spring.  Field work was done ahead of schedule this spring, which also makes harvesting ahead of schedule.

After the flax lays in a windrow for a couple of days to allow the weeds to dry out, we will begin to combine it. Flax is usually a fairly weedy field for us as we use no chemicals on it. We will store the flax seed until we are ready to clean it this winter.

Trivia:  Each boll contains 8 - 10 seeds.



CategoriesFlax Seed Nutrition

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - Flax Seed For Sale Here

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Come See Purity Seeds at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Come for the Rally but leave with a taste of what South Dakota has to offer! The South Dakota Experience Showcase will bring South Dakota to you through artists & businesses from across the state all together in one convenient location. Shop for gifts among the great selection of unique products, sample South Dakota's official dessert the Kuchen and see a side of South Dakota you've never seen before.  Purity Seeds will have cookie samples to taste.  If you forgot to bring your flaxseed with, you can pick some up here.

Located in the 900 block of Main Street just across from the Motorcycle Museum, August 3-11 9am to 6pm daily.


CategoriesNews and Events

Flax Seed Facts; How much should I use?

Thursday, July 19, 2012
One tablespoon of ground flax seed per day is recommeded to get the recommended allowance of ALA.  If you are using flaxseed because of a medical condition, such as high cholesterol or blood pressure, then 2-4 tablespoons is recommended. Try taking 2 tablepoons twice a day, especially before meals or bedtime.  The fiber will help you feel full.   Most importantly, start slowly with 1/2 tablespoon and gradually increase the amount to avoid intestinal upset. 
Ground flax seed is easy and ready to use.

CategoriesFlax Seed Nutrition
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