1 in 4 farms in Saskatchewan farm flax! These farmers make up 70% of flax farmed in Canada. The average flax produced at each farm is 500,000 tonnes (552,000 tons) with an average yield of 1.2 tonnes per hectare (19 bushels per acre).
Once harvested, flax may be transported to an elevator where it is stored, cleaned, and shipped. Some flax is transported to a processing facility where it is prepared for human consumption. It can be processed into flaxseed meal, muffin mixes, pasta, or linseed oil. These products are packaged and then transported to grocery stores for people to buy and enjoy in their cooking!
Flax can also be processed into a variety of other products including pet food, clothing, linoleum, and paper products. These products are transported on semi-trucks to retail stores where they are sold to customers.