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Pork time?! We took the fine folks at Family Roots Farm up on this offer and will have their great pork on the lunch buffet at the Food & Farming Conference. We're excited for lots of things at the conference but the great food we're getting from farmers and ranchers across the region is close to the top of the list!It's PORK TIME!

Fill your freezer for the winter - Reserve your whole or half hog TODAY! Butcher dates set for mid December.

PM for details!
#eatlocal #knowyourfarmer
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Pork time?! We took the fine folks at Family Roots Farm up on this offer and will have their great pork on the lunch buffet at the Food & Farming Conference. Were excited for lots of things at the conference but the great food were getting from farmers and ranchers across the region is close to the top of the list!

Such an informative post from our 2016 Stewards of the Year Award winners and a great example of how we can buy and eat locally all year round.Which should I buy? Whole flaxseed or ground flaxseed? 🤷🏻‍♀️

This is a very common question! Let's take a look at the differences between whole flaxseed and ground flaxseed.

Flaxseed must be ground in order to obtain the full nutritional benefits from the seed. Flaxseed has a hard seed coat, which is not easily-digested by the body. While you may still get some nutritional benefit from eating the seeds whole (like fiber), the majority of the seed will pass through your body undigested if it is left in its whole form.

If you buy whole flaxseed, you will want to grind it using a coffee grinder or food processor prior to eating it. Whole flaxseed can be stored indefinitely if kept in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight.

Ground flaxseed, which is also called milled flaxseed or flaxseed meal, is ready to use straight out of the package. Ground flaxseed has a shelf life of approximately two years. You might choose to keep ground flaxseed stored in the refrigerator, although this is not necessary; it is perfectly fine to leave your bag of ground flaxseed in the pantry!

So, which should I buy? The answer is, “whichever you prefer!” You can think of flaxseed like coffee: you can buy the beans whole and grind them yourself, or you can buy the beans pre-ground.

Buy whole flaxseed if:
- you like to grind the flaxseed yourself, as needed
- you’re using the seed for “decoration” on top of breads or crackers

Buy ground flaxseed if:
- you like the convenience of not having to grind the flaxseed yourself
- you like the consistency in texture/coarseness that our mill ensures over a coffee grinder
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Such an informative post from our 2016 Stewards of the Year Award winners and a great example of how we can buy and eat locally all year round.

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Whole will not oxydize as fast.

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Pork time?! We took the fine folks at Family Roots Farm up on this offer and will have their great pork on the lunch buffet at the Food & Farming Conference. We're excited for lots of things at the conference but the great food we're getting from farmers and ranchers across the region is close to the top of the list!It's PORK TIME!

Fill your freezer for the winter - Reserve your whole or half hog TODAY! Butcher dates set for mid December.

PM for details!
#eatlocal #knowyourfarmer
... See MoreSee Less

Pork time?! We took the fine folks at Family Roots Farm up on this offer and will have their great pork on the lunch buffet at the Food & Farming Conference. Were excited for lots of things at the conference but the great food were getting from farmers and ranchers across the region is close to the top of the list!

Such an informative post from our 2016 Stewards of the Year Award winners and a great example of how we can buy and eat locally all year round.Which should I buy? Whole flaxseed or ground flaxseed? 🤷🏻‍♀️

This is a very common question! Let's take a look at the differences between whole flaxseed and ground flaxseed.

Flaxseed must be ground in order to obtain the full nutritional benefits from the seed. Flaxseed has a hard seed coat, which is not easily-digested by the body. While you may still get some nutritional benefit from eating the seeds whole (like fiber), the majority of the seed will pass through your body undigested if it is left in its whole form.

If you buy whole flaxseed, you will want to grind it using a coffee grinder or food processor prior to eating it. Whole flaxseed can be stored indefinitely if kept in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight.

Ground flaxseed, which is also called milled flaxseed or flaxseed meal, is ready to use straight out of the package. Ground flaxseed has a shelf life of approximately two years. You might choose to keep ground flaxseed stored in the refrigerator, although this is not necessary; it is perfectly fine to leave your bag of ground flaxseed in the pantry!

So, which should I buy? The answer is, “whichever you prefer!” You can think of flaxseed like coffee: you can buy the beans whole and grind them yourself, or you can buy the beans pre-ground.

Buy whole flaxseed if:
- you like to grind the flaxseed yourself, as needed
- you’re using the seed for “decoration” on top of breads or crackers

Buy ground flaxseed if:
- you like the convenience of not having to grind the flaxseed yourself
- you like the consistency in texture/coarseness that our mill ensures over a coffee grinder
... See MoreSee Less

Such an informative post from our 2016 Stewards of the Year Award winners and a great example of how we can buy and eat locally all year round.

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Whole will not oxydize as fast.

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