Last week, Chaffin Family Orchards sponsored a giveaway of their award-winning olive oil from Northern California – it’s also the oil I use exclusively at home. The winner has been posted (congratulations Rebekah!), but you still can order Chaffin Family Orchard’s olive oil and get free shipping to your door or post office box.
adulteration of olive oil
As we discussed last week, the adulteration of olive oil is a serious issue. Less scrupulous middle-men will often cut good olive oil, which is rather expensive to produce, with less expensive nut, seed and vegetable oils before they land on the shelves of your grocery store.
So it’s critical to know your source.
about chaffin and their olive oil
Chaffin Family Orchards out of Oroville, California is a 5th-generation diversified family farm practicing sustainable, biodynamic techniques. In addition to producing olives and olive oil, Chaffin also produces fruit and meat with each aspect of the farm assisting in the holistic health of every other.
Their olive oil is mild and varies as the season progresses with the oil of the early pressing giving a bit of spiciness and higher antioxidant count, while the oil from the late pressing is mild and smooth. It also varies from year to year in the away all seasonal foods should. Both the early and late pressed oils have won gold medals at the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition – one of the most prestigious awards any olive oil can receive.
where to find chaffin’s oil (and how to get free shipping)
You can purchase Chaffin’s award-winning olive oil straight from them, like I do. They offer FREE SHIPPING by USPS on all their olive oils.