Great Plains Flax Celebrates Nine Years of Selling Flax Seeds with a Holiday Special

December 13, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
LITTLETON, CO - December 13th, 2010 - This holiday season marks the 9th year in business for However, since Christmas time is more commonly associated with presents than it is with flax seed, to celebrate, Great Plains Flax is pleased to announce a Holiday Deal to coincide with their anniversary. As a thank you to all of its loyal customers over these past 9 years, owners John and Connie Schutt wish everyone Merry Christmas, Seasons Greetings and announce their "Friends, Family, and Flax" Holiday Special. From now until December 19th all flax orders of 28 lbs or more will receive a free flax grinder.

"We invite all new and existing customers to take advantage of this special and send flaxseed and the free flax grinder as a Christmas present to friends and family," said John Schutt, President of Great Plains Flax. "Give the gift of health this holiday season," added Schutt. For all gift orders Great Plains Flax will also include a holiday card with a personalized note in the sender's name. These holiday gift orders can be placed online at the Great Plains Flax website ( using their convenient online ordering and payment system.

Great Plains Flax began in 2001 as a bulk and discount flaxseed online retailer - mainly selling to the midwestern states. "Back then we knew flax seeds were good for you, but a lot of the research that proved just how good they were wouldn't become mainstream for another couple of years," said John Schutt. "Now just about everyone knows how beneficial adding flax seed to your diet is," he added.

Even in 2001 it was widely known that golden flax seeds contained omega-3 fatty acids, but it wasn't until 2004 that the FDA declared consumption of such acids could help prevent coronary heart disease. It was then that the floodgates opened for more and more research into these small but highly nutritious seeds.

Since then, flax seed studies have found they:
_ Can help fight cancer
_ Contains copious amounts of antioxidants
_ Can lower cholesterol
_ Improve blood sugar levels for diabetics
_ Can reduce the effects of asthma and Parkinson's
_ Can reduce the number and intensity of menopausal hot flashes
_ And provides numerous "heart healthy" benefits

"It's nice that every year we discover once again that the product we're selling is probably one of the most beneficial products our customers could be purchasing and it is 100% grown, harvested and packaged in the United States," said Schutt.

While the influx of research into their product has certainly helped their cause, the same nine years have not been the easiest for small business owners. Thousands of small businesses have been forced to close their doors since the recession hit, but so far, Great Plains Flax has managed to ride out the economic storm.

"We're lucky," explains John Schutt, "I think in a recession a lot of people start cooking for themselves more often. And with a growing concern to eat healthier and to stay in shape flaxseeds are an item that people are willing to buy and use in their meals, even at a time when spending money is hard to come by."

Lucky or not, their ability to survive the ups and downs of nine years of owning a small business is what is celebrating. But whether you know someone who could use the gift of "health" or not, Great Plains Flax has found one more way for you to celebrate this holiday season nutritiously. Check the website for a newly developed Holiday Eggnog with ground flax seed recipe.

About Great Plains Flax:

Great Plains Flax is a leading retailer of American-grown golden omega flax seed, a variant of flax seed celebrated for its nutty flavor and high omega-3 fatty acid content. Through its Web site, (, sells golden omega flax seed that is more than 99.95% pure and certified by the State of North Dakota - among the highest-quality golden flax seed available on the Internet. For more information on the health benefits of flax seed and how to buy some of your own, please visit or call us at toll free at 1-866-834-7485.


John Schutt
Tel: 866-834-7485