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June 15, 2009

The Grain ~June 2009 Update

~Ellie's Corner~
Welcome! It has been an adventurous road getting a website up, figuring out what to do, how to do it + learning to do it ~It's a lot to learn! I came back from Papua New Guinea in 2005 and started this business because the opportunity was given to me + I LOVED it :). Since 2005, I have met many of you -my customers, my friends- and kept in touch. Some of you, I haven't had the opportunity to talk with for a while and I'm looking forward to reconnecting!
I am SO EXCITED about the Farmer's Markets that have started for this 2009 summer. What are YOUR plans for your summer? Any trips planned? Fun vacations? We will try to work on some house projects (that NEVER end!) + hopefully see my 2 daughters who are in Med School who have short breaks this summer -I love every chance to see my busy kids. Otherwise, most of my summer will be filled with spending time at the lovely Farmers Markets + other shows. I hope to see YOU there! :)
~Click Here if you want to read more on my 'About Me' Page~

~All About Our Pets~

If your pet lacks Omega 3 essential oil, they may suffer from:

  • Very itchy or scaly skin, Dandruff + frequent scratching
  • Allergy-like symptoms, such as eczema or itching
  • Excessive shedding + hair loss
  • Weakened visual ability + development
  • Vulnerable to environmental pollutants + toxins
  • Weakened immune system
  • Reduced learning ability
  • A thin, dull looking, and/or discolored coat
  • Frequent infections such as ear infections
  • Weight loss from not getting enough essential fatty acids
  • Weight gain due to frequent eating from not getting needed nutrition
  • Slow healing of wounds
  • Click for Benefits of Flaxseed's Lignans + Omega 3 for pet's health.

    ~Come to a Farmer's Market or other Show...~

    Farmers Markets

  • Maple Grove Farmers Market is in the Maple Grove Community Center Parking Lot (Weaver Lake Rd) every Thursday 3-7pm for your fresh vegetables from farmers AND for your Wonderful Flax :). Directions to Maple Grove Farmers Market (Opens up in new window).
  • Do you live in Downtown Minneapolis by the Guthrie? The Mill City Farmers Market is on Saturdays 8am-1pm. ***This year I am not there every week, but I WILL be there the 2nd Saturday of each month (and more if they allow me to!) :)
  • Shoreview Farmers Market -Every Tuesdays 3-7pm in the Shoreview Community Center off of Highway 96.
  • Blaine Farmers Markets are on Wednesdays 3-7pm in the Parking lot of Noble Landscaping (near the Blaine National Sports Center). Starts June 24 runs til Sept 30.
  • Other places you can find me are:
  • Back to the 50's Show June 19, 20, 21
    At the MN State Fair Grounds in the Dairy Building.

  • ~Chocolate Chip Flaxseed Recipe~

    Classic Chocolate Chip Flaxseed Cookies Recipe

    Cream together:
    1/2 c butter (1/2 sticks)
    3/4 c brown sugar
    1/4 c granulated sugar
    Add to the creamed mixture:
    2 eggs
    1 t vanilla
    Mix in another bowl:
    1 and 1/4 c flour
    1/2 c Flakes o' Gold or Ground Premium Gold Flaxseed
    1 t baking powder
    1/2 t soda
    1/2 t salt
    Combine wet + dry ingredients + add 1-1/2c chocolate chips (2c if you like more) ~Click here for the Directions for This Recipe~
    Makes ~5 doz cookies (depending on the size you make them. :)
    Click here for the best Flax for Chocolate Chip Flaxseed Cookies!

    ~Here's More Information~

    Many times people who have had started eating Cold Milled Flaxseed, no longer have to use stool softeners or enemas. Eating flax seed has helped them achieve constipation relief. Here is one customer's letter:

    Flax Results
    Here are the results I have had in only a few months. I am 52 years old and have several health problems. Type 2 diabetes and Menopause and constipation being my top three complaints. When I was introduced to Golden Flax, I was drinking fiber every day and still had to live on Senna. I no longer have to buy Senna or fiber. ... ~Click here for more of this testimonial about constipation relief~...
    Thanks, Sherrie L.

    Need NEW Ideas of HOW to EAT FLAX? Click Here for some Great Tips + Ideas of how to eat flax
    Did you know that if you don't have a bowel movement every day your body reabsorbs cholesterol? Click here to find out more about the importance of fiber
    There ARE Differences in Quality of Flax. Flax is FOOD + if it tastes or smells bad, it might be rancid. ~Click Here to Learn How To Choose Gourmet Flax Seed

    THANK YOU for reading this newsletter!
    I look forward to our journey together to learn more about Healthy Eating and Living. :)
    I appreciate You. Cheers to Healthy Eating!

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    P.S. I would LOVE to get your opinions in my first try with a poll~ (If you have problems with it, could you let me know? thanks so much!)

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