The Linseed Farm
UK’s No.1 farmer growing, slow-cold pressing and delivering nationwide. We are providers of fresh Linseed Oil and associated Linseed Products from our farm in Sussex.
Durwin Banks with his sisters, Gay and Wendy are proud to run The Linseed Farm as a family partnership. They come from a long tradition of farmers and started growing and pressing Linseed thirteen years ago.
The family believe passionately in all the linseed products that they have in their portfolio, and the health benefits that they continue to provide their customers. Customer service is a high priority for them, and they are always delighted to chat to anyone, answer their questions about Linseed, it’s nutritional benefits and to handle their general enquiries.
Linseed is one of the richest sources of omega 3 poly-unsaturated fatty acids, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), containing over 50% omega 3. Because it’s plant based, it’s a great vegetarian and vegan source of omega 3. Omega 3 has many benefits in the body including helping to support a healthy nervous and cardiovascular system as well as supporting healthy joints, skin, hair and nails.
Our very mild and nutty flavoured linseed oil can help contribute to healthy cholesterol levels as part of tailored cholesterol lowering healthy diet.
Our linseed meal (crushed linseed) is a great source of soluble fibre. Fibre is essential for a healthy digestive system, helping to relieve common symptoms such as constipation (make sure you drink some water at the same time!) and helping to support gut health. Its fibre content also helps make you feel fuller for longer, so it can be useful as part of a weight management programme.
Linseed meal and seeds are great sources of protein. Protein is the building block of life and is essential to the immune system and to help cell growth and tissue repair. Protein is digested slower than carbohydrate so it helps to provide a steady energy supply throughout the morning. Sprinkle linseeds and linseed meal onto muesli, granola or porridge at breakfast to increase its protein content.
Linseed also contains lignans, which may have hormone balancing effects and may offer benefits to pre and post menopausal women and those suffering from the symptoms of PMS.
Recipes and Food Inspiration
Farmers' Markets Attending
- Wisbororough Green Farmers’ Market
Second Thursday of each month, 9:00am – 12:30pm
Wisborough Green, West Sussex
Events at The Linseed Farm
- The Linseed Farm and Flaxland – Workshop III
15th Apr 2017
- A workshop with charity Yes to Life
10th Jun 2017
- The Linseed Farm Tour invites University of the 3rd Age U3A
25th Jul 2017
- The WI Fair
29th March – 1st April 2017
Alexandra Palace, London
- Floral Fringe Fair
3rd – 4th June 2017
Knepp Castle, Shipley, West Sussex
- The Allergy & Free From Show
7th – 9th July 2017
- Great Yorkshire Show
11th – 13th July 2017
Harrogate Showground, Yorkshire
- Olympia Beauty
1st – 2nd October 2017
- OM Yoga Show
20th – 22nd October 2017
Alexandra Palace, London
- Coming soon