Our Farm


Over a century in the making.

No one knows flaxseed better than the flax pioneers, The Pizzey family. Manitoba Milling Company is the consumer brand of Pizzey Ingredients, who has been supplying top companies with flaxseed since 1991. Now, we’re proud to  bring the benefits of our premium flaxseed to you and your family. Our four-generation heritage began in the early 1900s. It was our family’s hard work and traditional values that built the foundation for our company and those still continue today.


Good nutrition starts in the field.

Our family has lived in western Manitoba, Canada for more than a century, growing and harvesting flaxseed over multiple generations. The clean, open prairies and cooler temperatures in Manitoba make it an ideal place to grow flax. Our very cold winters aid in seed storage, and the ALA Omega 3 content tends to be higher than U.S. flax due to the cooler growing temperatures. Manitoba Milling Company Flaxseed is grown and processed to ensure it’s gluten-free. We preserve its natural stability and functionality through a proprietary pasteurization system, ensuring consistent quality in each lot.   Our experienced staff carefully examine each lot in our on-site laboratory to ensure adherence to strict microbial, purity, and stability standards.

Why Manitoba Milling Company?

Quality Process

Manitoba Milling Company uses a proprietary heat treatment process to ensure consistent safety and quality.   Only healthy, uniformly colored seeds are selected for milling. This gives the flaxseed a roasted, nutty, mild flavor. Typical flaxseed flavor characteristics can include a grassy, grainy, or even a sharp taste. Our heat treatment process rounds those flavors out so you only get the premium taste profile of our flaxseed.  Our Smooth Whole-Milled Flaxseed is suitable for use in your smoothies, juice, yogurt, granola, or anything else you can imagine.  The Pizzey family is responsible for more than a handful of product patents when it comes to flaxseed. Our extensive knowledge and passion for flax are just a couple of the reasons why Manitoba Milling Company provides the best smooth milled flaxseed for your family.

Product Details

  • Flax contains ALA Omega 3, fiber, protein and lignans.
  • ALA Omega 3 supports heart health and helps maintain a healthy blood pressure.
  • ALA Omega 3 helps athletes maintain strength and stamina during a workout, and with muscle recovery after.
  • Lignans are a type of phytoestrogen that supports men’s and women’s health.
  • Flax supports overall health.
  • The fiber in flaxseed supports digestive health.


  • Are your flax seeds organic?

    • ManitobaMillingCo
      September 4, 2018 1:32 pm

      Hi Kathy,
      Thanks for your question!
      Our flaxseed is pesticide-free and non-GMO. However, herbicides are sometimes used in limited quantities, early in the growing season. Rest assured that we do rigorous testing on our product, and that no residues have ever been found.
      Please let us know if you have any further questions. Thanks again for your interest in our farm!
      Julie at Manitoba Milling Company

      • Hi Julie! Thanks for being honest!
        Do you use any glyphosate/round up for your herbicides? If not which ones?

        • ManitobaMillingCo
          July 8, 2019 5:52 pm

          Hi there! The farmers we work with use only herbicides that are approved for use on flaxseed by the provincial government. Please also be aware that if herbicides are used on flaxseed, they are used very early on in the growing season, so there is no residue left at harvest. Also, we conduct rigorous testing to ensure that there is never any residue on the seeds that we mill.
          Thanks again for your interest in our products, and the way that we make them!

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