Giveaway: Chaffin Family Orchards Olive Oil – $120 Value

by Ann Marie Michaels on November 19, 2012

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Chaffin Family Orchards

Chaffin Family Orchards is giving away 2 gallons of their delicious artisanal olive oil including free shipping to my readers. This giveaway will run through Nov 25, 2012 at midnight EST.

Why Chaffin Family Orchards?

Chaffin Family Orchards is one of the last real sustainable farms in this country. When you buy their olive oil, mandarin oranges, or other products, you’re supporting a farm that is doing things the right way.

I was lucky enough to visit Chaffin Orchards last week and let me tell you, this is a glorious little patch of Heaven on Earth.

Chaffin Family Orchards

A grass-based permaculture farm located in Oroville, California in the Sacramento Valley, Chaffin Orchards raises cows, sheep, goats, chickens and other animals on pasture. Instead of using synthetic fertilizer, they allow the animals to fertilize the land.

With over 200 acres of old growth Mission Olive Trees originally planted 100 years ago, Chaffin stewards some of the oldest trees in North America. For five generations the Chaffin family has farmed this land and have had a deep respect for the environment, preservation of open space, promoting wildlife, and producing food for the local community.

Chaffin Family Orchards

Animals on Pasture Builds Topsoil

Instead of buying food from factory farms and CAFOs, we need to be supporting sustainable farms like Chaffin with our dollars.

Chaffin Family Orchards

It’s the manure from the grazing animals that produces topsoil, and toposoil is precisely what is needed to:

  • Restore pre-industrial levels of greenhouse gases
  • Solve the global water crisis
  • Reverse desertification
  • Restore biodiversity

How Grass-Based Farming Can Feed the World

This little video of Chris Kerston, Farm Manager of Chaffin, was shot on our tour last week of the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company:

Chris Kerston of Chaffin Orchards on How Grass-Based Farming Can Feed the World

But How Does Chaffin Olive Oil Taste?

Chaffin produces some of the mildest yet complex olive oil in the world. Both their mid-season and late-harvest olive oils won gold medals at the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition.

Most olive oil producers harvest early in the season. Chaffin, risking the threat of winter storms, waits until very late in the season to harvest the majority of their olives for oil. This produces a very mild, smooth and buttery flavor, with a bouquet of subtle floral undertones.

Chaffin Family Orchards

They also produce a mid-season harvest. In this oil, a small percentage of the olives are still green and the rest is red or black. This olive oil has a bit more depth and a bold peppery finish.

Both the mid-season and late-season harvests produce delicious oils for different uses. The late-harvest oil is ideal for everyday use when you don’t want to extra flavor notes to your dish. For example, mayonnaise or olive oil ice cream.

The mid-season olive oil is slightly more robust and is ideally used in dishes where you want to pack more of a punch. I use the mid-season olive oil for salad dressing and flavorful dips, like hummus.

Pre-Order Chaffin Family Orchards Olive Oil

Now’s the time to get your hands on this fabulous olive oil. Take advantage of the savings and pre-order the freshest olive oil from next year’s harvest before November 30th!

It will ship right after pressing around February. (This makes a great holiday gift.)

Click here to pre-order mid- or late-harvest olive oil from Chaffin Orchards.

When they run out (they did last yer), it’s all gone so don’t miss out!

Enter for a Chance to Win Chaffin Family Orchards Olive Oil

There are 3 easy steps to enter:

1. Click the link below.
2. After you’ve clicked the link, sign up for the Chaffin Family Orchards newsletter on their site.
3. Add your name to the Rafflecopter widget below.

To get more entries, see below.

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Note: This contest is open to readers in the U.S. only.

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Please note: If your email is not validated, your entry will not be counted.Blog about this giveaway and link back to this page on your blog. Comment below with the link. (1 extra entry)

3. Like my page on Facebook

There are a total of 4 possible entries.

The winner will be chosen via random.org. The winner will be announced on Monday November 26, 2012 on my blog. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me with his or her full name, address, and phone number. No purchase necessary to win.

Good luck, everybody!

Questions? Comment below.

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Bob Theroux November 19, 2012 at 4:27 AM

Chaffin’s produce great tasting olive oil. Enter me please. Thanks

emily duff November 19, 2012 at 7:26 AM

I love their Late Harvest Olive Oil and would LOVE to win this! we use it for making mayo and many other yummy treats around our house. please enter me in the giveaway! THANKS!

Karen November 19, 2012 at 7:38 AM

thanks for opportunity to win some great olive oil

bunkie November 19, 2012 at 7:41 AM

awesome giveaway!!!

norma November 19, 2012 at 7:42 AM

I am subscribed to the Chaffin newsletter. love their olive oyl. :-)

Atour November 19, 2012 at 7:43 AM

I love this olive oil. I bought it once a few years ago. I would LOVE to win this.

norma November 19, 2012 at 7:46 AM

I like your facebook page. :-)

Tiffany November 19, 2012 at 7:46 AM

I have seen a few pictures of their orchard and what an amazing place!

felicia November 19, 2012 at 7:47 AM

i did all 3 – hope it worked! :)

Atour November 19, 2012 at 7:47 AM

I am already a subscriber to your newsletter and love it!

Renee November 19, 2012 at 7:56 AM

Entered! SO excited! Great giveaway!

Rebekah @ Half Indian Cook November 19, 2012 at 8:02 AM

I signed up for the Chaffin Orchards newsletter, and I already subscribe to your newsletter and feedburner updates. I also like you on FB!

JennyA November 19, 2012 at 8:03 AM

I already subscribe thru email and RSS, I also already like you on facebook…

Ashley November 19, 2012 at 8:05 AM

I loved reading about this farm. I wish I could do more to support them! I would love to win the olive oil…this stuff is soo good! Once you taste this, you can never go back to supermarket faux olive oil.

Carmen November 19, 2012 at 8:16 AM

Late Harvest olive oil makes my mouth water.
Thanks for sponsoring such a wonderful company!
Hope I win.

Bobbi November 19, 2012 at 8:31 AM

ooohhhh! Olive oil! How exciting to win something so yummy! I have yet to try this one so what a wonderful opportunity!

Thank you!

norma November 19, 2012 at 8:32 AM

I am subscribed to your feedburner updates

Julie D. November 19, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Enter me please.

Dorothy November 19, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Would love to try this oil! We just ordered some satsumas and can’t wait to try them!

Deb November 19, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Because of your recommendation, am already devoted to Chaffin’s olive oil and receive their e-letter.

Deb November 19, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Already enjoy your newsletter.

Deb November 19, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Appreciate getting your e-mail updates.

Deb November 19, 2012 at 8:53 AM

“Liked” you on Facebook again. For awhile I was clearing many of my “LIkes” when I learned of potential costs to the entities I “liked.”

Abby Hilton November 19, 2012 at 8:55 AM

I’m subscribed to your newsletter and feedburner updates

Katie November 19, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Awesome!

Donna November 19, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Enter for the Chaffin Olive Oil. I already receive Cheeseslave’s newsletter and like your facebook page.

laura h November 19, 2012 at 9:03 AM

I already like your FB page.

laura h November 19, 2012 at 9:05 AM

I receive your newsletter.

laura h November 19, 2012 at 9:05 AM

I receive your feedburner updates.

laura h November 19, 2012 at 9:06 AM

I also receive Chaffin Farms emails! :)

Lauri Plum November 19, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Who wouldn’t love to win this give-a-way!!

Rhonda Rogalski November 19, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Wow, what an awesome giveaway. This is exactly the type of farming I like to support and hope to do in the near future. I subscribe to your e-mail, Chaffin’s e-mail and like you on FB. I love your posts and thank you for sharing the knowledge!
Rhonda

Lizzy Ford November 19, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Wow! Great giveaway. I would love to try out their oil.
I have already subscribed to your updates. Thanks

Katie November 19, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Love their olive oil!!

Joy November 19, 2012 at 10:04 AM

I have “liked” your FB page for awhile! Thank you for the wonderful Chaffin olive Oil Giveaway!

Joy November 19, 2012 at 10:06 AM

I already enjoy being subscribed to your Cheeseslave Newsletter! Thank you for the wonderful Chaffin Olive Oil Giveaway!

Joy November 19, 2012 at 10:10 AM

I already get Cheeseslave Feedburner updates! Thank you for the wonderful Chaffin Olive Oil Giveaway!

Dawn J November 19, 2012 at 10:12 AM

I’ve only heard GREAT things about Chaffin Family Orchards! I hope I’m the lucky winner of the olive oil. It would help make my home cooked meals even better! :)

Janice November 19, 2012 at 10:20 AM

already subscribed…thank you for the opportunity to win. I love this olive oil!

Martha November 19, 2012 at 10:26 AM

I already subscribe to your posts.

Karen Long November 19, 2012 at 10:28 AM

I love their olive oils. Please enter me in the giveaway.

Christina Smith November 19, 2012 at 10:43 AM

I get your newsletter, email updates and like you on Facebook already :)

Pogonia November 19, 2012 at 10:54 AM

I signed up for their newsletter

Pogonia November 19, 2012 at 10:56 AM

I get your newsletter

Pogonia November 19, 2012 at 10:57 AM

I get your feedburner updates

Pogonia November 19, 2012 at 10:57 AM

I liked you on fb

Judy M. November 19, 2012 at 11:05 AM

I subscribe to your updates by email and read every one of them. I also like you on FB as well as Chaffin Family Orchards. I have never tried their olive oil, but would love to try some.

Tara McGinnis November 19, 2012 at 11:17 AM

I am an olive oil junkie. Would LUV to win this. I did all 3 entry requirements. Thanks

susan b November 19, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Did all three! I ordered their olive oil a year ago and just love it. A great golden color. Glad to support this great farm.

Kimberly:) November 19, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Subscribed!

Kimberly:) November 19, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Liked!

Stephanie November 19, 2012 at 12:01 PM

I’m already signed up for your newsletter

Stephanie November 19, 2012 at 12:02 PM

I already “like” you on Facebook.

Stephanie November 19, 2012 at 12:02 PM

I’m already signed up for feedburner updates.

Laura November 19, 2012 at 1:30 PM

I am already subscribed to your email newsletter and updates!

Bebe November 19, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Mmmm, I have been loving Chaffin late harvest olive oil ever since I first learned about them from your blog. I just pre-ordered two gallons last week but would love to win a couple more! (Last year we used closer to four gallons and if it weren’t for all the butter and coconut oil we use we’d probably go for the ten gallon deal!)
While I love to support the small farmer, especially one who is following such an excellent permaculture model, I have to admit that I also fear that once the wonderful secret is known by many I might find my favorite oil in short supply! Can we please keep the mandarins on the hush, hush? ;)

Jennifer November 19, 2012 at 1:54 PM

I just ordered a gallon but would love to win another.
I already subscribe to your news letter.

Maggie Johnston November 19, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Love this opportunity for artisan olive oil! Thank you. I’m already a feedburner recipient. Love your site. MJ

Melinda November 19, 2012 at 2:17 PM

I already like you on Facebook, and receive your newsletter and feedburner updates. =) Excited to learn about this new company!

Lori U November 19, 2012 at 2:36 PM

I love their olive oil and receive your emails and newsletter.

RD Shugart November 19, 2012 at 2:43 PM

I am already subscribed to Chaffin’s newsletter and like you on Facebook. I would LOVE to win this! Thanks for the opportunity!

Maureen D. November 19, 2012 at 3:56 PM

What a great giveaway. I hope I win!

Kim V November 19, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Thank you, thank you, thank you for teaching us about this farm and their olive oil. :)

Kim November 19, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Love their olive oil! Winning would def. help my grocery budget. :)

Lyn L. November 19, 2012 at 5:26 PM

I am already signed up for your email via Feedburner.

Jenny November 19, 2012 at 5:27 PM

I already subscribe to both if ur newsletters. Thank you so much for this giveaway.

Lyn L. November 19, 2012 at 5:27 PM

I already subscribe to your newsletter.

Emily November 19, 2012 at 5:47 PM

I am already signed up for your email updates.

Emily November 19, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I “like” you on Facebook.

Sharon Lee November 19, 2012 at 6:32 PM

I’m already a subscriber to your newsletter. What a nice giveaway, thank you!

Lucinda November 19, 2012 at 7:16 PM

The best olive oil!!!

lisa weigle November 19, 2012 at 8:12 PM

What a wonderful , wonderful prize! thank you! : )

Edie November 19, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Already subscribe to both! This olive oil is great stuff!

Mary November 19, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Please enter me in the giveaway

MarieP November 19, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Can’t wait to try making mayonnaise with the olive oil!

ForTheLoveOfBUTTER November 20, 2012 at 3:36 AM

I have finally had success with homemade mayonnaise! After SOOO many painfully unsuccessful attempts in the past! When they say all ingredients need to be room temperature (that’s the trick to getting it to emulsify), they REALLY mean it! I thought I had been leaving my ingredients out long enough to come to room temp, but apparently not because I have failed every time until recently. I saw this video (http://www.healthhomehappy.com/2010/04/making-mayonnaise-is-easy.html), which inspired me to give it another try – and viola! SUCCESS! :) I might try adding a little mustard and maybe a splash of ACV next time for a different flavor.

LOVE Chaffin Family Orchards late harvest! So mild and buttery! Yum! :) Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway!

Nancy Lade November 20, 2012 at 3:50 AM

Thanks for having the courage to work with nature and not big Agri.

Cindy November 20, 2012 at 5:14 AM

Already signed up…

Cindy November 20, 2012 at 5:17 AM

I already like you on facebook

Abigail Cottrell November 20, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Already signed for all…………….

anneliese November 20, 2012 at 8:51 AM

thanks for offering this great giveaway! i am a big fan of chaffin olive oil and your articles/recipes. already signed up for the newsletter….keeping my fingers crossed! thanks :)

Sarah November 20, 2012 at 11:58 AM

I already get your updates and like you on facebook. I would love to win this olive oil!!!!

Lisa November 20, 2012 at 2:55 PM

I subscribe to your newsletter and feedburner updates.

Rachel November 20, 2012 at 3:43 PM

I’m already subscribed for your newsletter. Thanks!!

bonnie November 20, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Please enter me so I can taste this highly recommended olive oil…. thanks.

carla November 20, 2012 at 4:03 PM

GReat olive oil!

Joan Jaindl November 20, 2012 at 4:29 PM

I ordered the late harvest olive oil from Chaffin Orchards to make mayonnaise, and it was delicious! I use lesser brands for cooking, and save their olive oil for raw unheated applications.

Amy November 20, 2012 at 4:57 PM

I would love free oil. Pick me Pick me please.
Thank you.
Amy

jen November 20, 2012 at 5:27 PM

i always love reading your blog and fb posts!!! thanks for an opportunity to win this great olive oil!!

Caroleah November 20, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Loved your seminar at WAPF this year! Would also love to win the olive oil. It’s sooo good.

Marjorie November 20, 2012 at 7:28 PM

I love the olive oil, the ranch, the mandarins the avocados everything is done right and beautiful.

Deborah November 20, 2012 at 8:07 PM

I’m already a subscriber!

Chari November 20, 2012 at 9:09 PM

I would love to try this olive oil

Gopika November 21, 2012 at 5:09 AM

I’ve never tried Chaffin’s olive oil. Please enter me in their give-away. Thx.

Gopika November 21, 2012 at 5:11 AM

Oh and I subscribed to the Chaffin’s newsletter and I already subscribe to your e-mails.

Erin November 21, 2012 at 5:54 AM

I already belong to your feedburner and newsletter and like your FB page. Please add those entries to the main entry. Thank you!!
Will the rafflecopter add my entry automatically when I sign up for the farm’s newsletter on a smart phone?

laura November 21, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Oh would Love this! Thank you for the chance to win!

Shelley November 21, 2012 at 11:16 AM

I would really love to win the olive oil. It is so hard to get good stuff up here in Alaska.

Michelle Noe November 21, 2012 at 12:04 PM

I love your fruit and you guys are awesome… Love to get some olive oil . Thanks for doing what you do.

Lori Adamson November 21, 2012 at 12:11 PM

I am signed up for the Chaffin Family Orchards newsletter, your newsletter and email updates. I like Cheeseslave on facebook.

Sandra Sanders November 21, 2012 at 12:25 PM

I’m subscribed already to your email updates! Love this giveaway!!

M November 21, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Signed up for the newsletter.

Sally J. November 21, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Hi there, I subscribe to your newsletter and ‘like’ you on facebook already. Thanks for the chance!

Heather November 21, 2012 at 3:43 PM

I love their manderins! Can’t wait to try their oil!

hannah borgen November 21, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Signed up for the newsletter!

felicia November 21, 2012 at 8:17 PM

signed up for their newsletter!

Sara L. November 23, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Hey, did all four steps! Love your blog! ;D

Ellen Foust November 23, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Would love to win the olive oil! I signed up for both newsletters & liked your Facebook page already. Thanks for the chance to win!

Monique B. November 23, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Thank you for the info about this wonderful farm and thank you for the olive oil giveaway!

Lisa C November 23, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Love the blog, would like the newsletter. Thanks for what you do!

Danita November 23, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Signed up for the newsletter from the farm and you and already a fb fan.

Jane November 23, 2012 at 2:26 PM

I signed up for both newsletters, feedburner and like on FB. but my FB account is my address on aol.com.
telling all my friends

laura November 23, 2012 at 4:16 PM

I signed up for the newsletter! Thanks :-)

laura November 23, 2012 at 4:17 PM

I also signed up for your feedburner emails – Thanks! :-)

Julia Rizzo November 23, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I already “like” you on Facebook, that’s how I got to this page! This olive oil sounds Buh-Mazing!!!

Sarah November 24, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Subscribed to your updates

erica November 24, 2012 at 7:32 PM

i’m signed up for the chaffin family farms e-mail list.

erica November 24, 2012 at 7:32 PM

i like you on fb. :)

erica November 24, 2012 at 7:33 PM

i receive your newsletter

erica November 24, 2012 at 7:33 PM

i get your feedburner updates.

Teresa R November 25, 2012 at 10:01 AM

I have been wanting to try their oil ever since (waaay back) you said you make mayo with it. My mayo made with evoo always came out yucky so I’ve tended use sunflower or walnut. Anyhoo, I signed up for CF newsletter. Hope I win hee hee or can order this good stuff some day soon!

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