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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There are a total of 4 possible entries.

The winner will be chosen via 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!

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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
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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