Author Archives: Kathleen

in the media: OMO case study by Organic Processing Institute

Interested in knowing more behind-the-scenes about our family business selling organic camelina oil?  Now you can! Many thanks to the Organic Processing Institute for featuring Omega Maiden Oils in a recent case study. Download and read the full PDF article … Continue reading

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“Champions of Change”: Batalden Family Farm at the White House

We’re thrilled to share the news that two members of the Batalden Family Farm (Ryan and Tiffany, organic farmers and owners of Patriot Pops Popcorn) recently visited the White House and were honored as “Champions of Change” in Agriculture.  Champions … Continue reading

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Omega Maiden featured in River Valley Woman

  The latest edition of River Valley Woman is all about women in agriculture.  Check out the featured profile on Omega Maiden‘s very own Kathleen! Find it here. (Kathleen is featured on page 15.)

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Omega Maiden featured in Minnesota Business magazine

We’re thrilled to be featured in the latest edition of Minnesota Business magazine! “Growing up in rural Minnesota, agriculture was the last thing Kathleen Batalden Smith wanted to do when she grew up. In the late 1990s, she saw her father Phil … Continue reading

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camelina oil: ideal for skin and hair care

With its high levels of essential fatty acids, camelina oil is particularly beneficial for nourishing and healing skin.  It helps improve skin elasticity and repair damaged skin cells. Omega Maiden is also an excellent addition to hair care formulations, as it offers … Continue reading

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health benefits of camelina oil over other culinary oils

So why is camelina so good for us and how does it compare to other vegetable oils? Simply put, camelina is chock-a-block full of antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids.  It’s a food naturally high in Vitamin E antioxidants and is … Continue reading

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camelina: a versatile oil in the kitchen

Whether it’s salad dressings, breakfast cereals, bread dips, pesto, smoothies, roasted veggies, or baked goods, Omega Maiden camelina oil is a tasty and nutritious Omega-3 dietary supplement in nearly any dish. Browse our recipes for delicious and convenient ways to incorporate camelina oil into your daily … Continue reading

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camelina: a healthier alternative to flax seed and fish oils

Are flax seed oil and fish oil capsules really as great as we think they are? The answer, unfortunately, is most likely no. Read on for some (not-so) little secrets that the corporate fish and flax seed oil producers don’t … Continue reading

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camelina oil: good for people and planet

Our certified organic camelina oil has a lot going for it. This gorgeous yellow-flowering plant is low-input, hardy, versatile, and grows well in poor soils. It also provides seasonal habitat and nectar to honey bees and other native pollinators. So why do these things … Continue reading

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a short history of camelina

Native to northern and eastern Europe, camelina can be traced all the way back to the Bronze Age. This gorgeous yellow-flowering plant is also known as wild flax, gold of pleasure, and Siberian oilseed. Early Romans used camelina oil for cooking, massage oil, and … Continue reading

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