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post #1 of 12 Old 11-13-2013, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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Flaxseed

Where do i buy whole flaxseed? Walmart garden center says they carry it, but every time I go they either say they're out or they don't carry it. I need to know who carried it and in what dept?
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post #2 of 12 Old 11-13-2013, 02:57 PM
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LOL, if you were here I'd sell you some, we grew a quarter of it this year

I can't think why the garden dept would carry it, you can buy small, expensive people flax seed in the grocery dept. You can buy it loose, slightly less expensive at places like weigh and save, or probably best to ask at your local feed store, they probably carry it in bigger amounts.

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Have you tried your local feed store? My feed store carries it (had to ask specifically for it) and they're a very small ma-and-pa operation. I think it was $30-35 for a 50# bag.
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post #4 of 12 Old 11-13-2013, 03:07 PM
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Our feed store does not keep it in stock except for me. I'm special you know.

Naw kidding aside they do only keep one at a time and I had to request that they start doing that. Check with your feed store. If they don't have it they should be able to get it.

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post #5 of 12 Old 11-13-2013, 03:10 PM
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I can get it in the bulk section of my grocery store for $.80/lb or from the feed store in a 50 lb bag that comes out to only slightly less than that. Most grocery stores will carry the smaller 1 or 2 lbs bags of it, but you'll pay a premium for it.
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post #6 of 12 Old 11-13-2013, 03:59 PM
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Why are you checking with the garden center?

Check the grocery section. Its either near the health food and gluten free food or near the flours down the baking isle, here. Also, any health food store will sell bags of flax seed and they can order you a 20 or 50 pound bag when they re-stock. Some feed stores will sell it as well, but I've had better luck finding it in a local health food store down town here.
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post #7 of 12 Old 11-13-2013, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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The grocery section of walmart sent me to the garden center.
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post #8 of 12 Old 11-13-2013, 05:07 PM
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Hmm. I am going to assume that the person in grocery didn't know what flax seed was. Try grocery and feed stores as suggested :)
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post #9 of 12 Old 11-13-2013, 07:09 PM
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I have found some decent priced bags on amazon- even as big as 50 lb (plus free shipping if you have amazon prime)
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post #10 of 12 Old 11-13-2013, 09:34 PM
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If it's for a horse, it probably is too expensive to buy it through a grocery store.
I get it from the feed store, 50lbs bags.
You have to mill it or soak it so the horse can get the benefits from flax. Otherwise, it goes through their system and goes out the other end... almost intact...

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