Giveaway: 2 Gallons of Award-winning California Olive Oil

Less than 3% of the olive oil consumed in the U.S. is from the U.S., yet California is home to some of the most beautiful, and beautifully kept olive groves in the world.  Nevermind that many imported olive oils are adulterated: cut with less expensive oils like genetically modified canola oil, soybean oil or nut oils and is considered to be one of the most frequently adulterated foods according to Food Fraud which is why it’s critical to know your source and to buy wisely if you want clean and pure food.

about Chaffin Family Orchards

I’m visiting Chaffin Family Orchards – something I’ve wanted to do for a long time – next week to take photos for the upcoming Nourished Kitchen cookbook.  I can’t wait to see their olive groves, their rolling orchards and visit with the folks there.  Chaffin Family Orchards is a fifth generation, diversified  family farm located in northern California that employs sustainable and biodynamic methods through all measures of their farm.  In addition to producing olives and olive oil, they also produce a wide variety of fruit as well as pasture-raised meats.

Chaffin Family Orchards Award-winning Olive Oil

I fell in love with Chaffin’s olive oil several years ago when I first began writing Nourished Kitchen. I wait f

or their newsletter updates which alert me to when preorders for olive oil come available, when fresh olives can be bought for home-curing, and when their mandarins can be purchased (I give them away as holiday gifts, if I can keep from eating them).

The simple clean and bright flavors of their Mid-season Harvest Olive Oil stunned me.  Never had I tasted such a complex, but simultaneously mild oil.  I use it in my olive oil ice cream, as a finishing oil.  By contrast, their late harvest oil is buttery and smooth, and I typically use it in my olive oil cake in aioli and for (very) light sauteeing.

Their olive oil is high in polyphenols – potent antioxidants – and both their mid-season and late-harvest olive oils received gold medals at the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition.  It’s exceptional.

olive oil futures and bulk ordering

Chaffin’s olive oil sells out, and that’s why as soon as their newsletter hits my inbox offering olive oil futures, I click over and buy them immediately – (I also do this with their olives and mandarins as well.)  Because the olive oil is in high demand and sells out, Chaffin offers olive oil futures.  Just like a CSA, you pay in advance at a discount and then when the oil is pressed, it arrives at your door – usually some time in January.

And for groups of friends, Chaffin offers bulk ordering at an even steeper discount – so you pair up with friends and purchase 10 gallons of olive oil (or more) at just $50/gallon.  It’s an incredible value.

the giveaway: win 2 gallons of olive oil

Chaffin has generously offered to giveaway 2 gallons of their award-winning olive oil to one Nourished Kitchen reader.  You can choose between 2 gallons of their mid-season oil (a bit spicy) or their late season oil (buttery and smooth), or you can choose 1 of each which is how my family usually orders our oil.  These are olive oil futures, and will be shipped at the end of the season once the pressing is complete.

how to win

All you need to do is visit the link below and sign up for the Chaffin Family Orchards newsletter  If you’d like to increase your odds of winning, make sure you’re also subscribed to the Nourished Kitchen newsletter, a fan of Nourished Kitchen on Facebook, that you like this post on Facebook and that you tweet about the giveaway.

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count your entries

You do not need to comment on this post to confirm your entry.  But if you have a question about Chaffin, olive oil or anything else, please feel free to post it.  You do need to confirm your entries by using the widget below.  We verify all entries and if you say you signed up for a newsletter, tweeted or liked a page on facebook (and didn’t) all your entries will be negated.  So be straight up, folks.
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eligibility and announcing the winner

This sweepstakes is open to U.S. residents aged 18 and over except where prohibited by law.  Residents of New York, Rhode Island and Florida are not eligible.  The contest is open Friday, November 2 through Thursday, November  8 at midnight Eastern time.  The winner will be selected at random and will be announced on this post as well as by email to contestants no later than Friday, November 9.  This giveaway is sponsored by Chaffin Family Orchards.

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What people are saying

  1. Eileen says

    Hi. The rafflecopter is saying that the contest isn’t open yet. I would love to enter. I, too, fell in love with REAL olive oil this year, from another wonderful California orchard. I would love to try Chaffin’s.

  2. Patty Donovan says

    I am subscribed to your newsletter, like you on FB, subscribed to Chaffin but when I click rafflecopter nothing happens. I don’t have a clue if I’m entered or not :(

  3. Susan Haebig says

    I am looking forward to trying Chaffin Family Orchards olive oil. I could not find a link to their site in this contest email, so I searched for it and subscribed at their site. I love new offerings! Thank you! Sue

    • Jenny says

      Susan – you need to turn off our adblocker / javascript blocker when viewing nourished kitchen – it’ll smooth things out a lot!

  4. Christine Klug says

    Why is this oil in plastic bottles? I thought light damages the oil? Can someone help me with this because I would love to order some but I’m concerned about eating oil that has gone bad if we don’t use it quick enough. Thanks.

    • Jenny says

      I think the cost of shipping would eat us alive if they stored them in glass – the plastic is fine since the oil is never hot and neither is the plastic. I store my EVOO in the plastic jugs in a dark cupboard, transferring what I need to a dark flip-top bottle when I need it.

  5. Pat S says

    Would LOVE to win this… Been wanting to try it ever since you first starting posting about it. I’m all about MADE IN USA!!!!

  6. lola says

    just getting started using evoo my grandson who is 17 got me started would love this much so i could share with him

  7. Bing M says

    All the info I can find re plastic says that foods absorb the chemicals in plastic esp BPA. . No matter what the temp. Also, my sister’s oncologist and her neighbor, who does cancer research say consuming foods that are in plastic is definitely linked to cancer and many health conditions. Sad when people don’t know this and it is almost impossible to stay away from plastic. I have tried. I bet your olive oil is wonderful, but being in plastic makes it not as healthy as organic olive oil in glass bottles. (I understand about the cost of shipping in glass.)

  8. Yared says

    I’ve been reading a lot about the quality of some so called virgin olive oils and finding that they aren’t that virgin or olive at all so I would love to try this one and see the difference!!!

  9. Karen Wood says

    I can’t really tell if I’m entered either and don’t understand about the 35 additional entries. I did (or had already done) everything but “tweet” because I don’t have a twitter account. Don’t really want one.
    Love the pic with the goats under the gorgeous trees though and did not know about oils being adulterated. That makes me mad. I am a stickler for unadulterated foods and I know I probably get what I don’t want, more than I know.

  10. Patti says

    Love their olive oil. I have bought from them 2 years in a row. i also leave mine in the containers they were shipped in and decant into an old wine bottle as needed. I purchase the late season, but if I won, I would get one of each. Pre buying is a great option. If you break it down oz. per oz., their price is very reasonable. When i first ordered, i wasn’t sure i could use that much OO before it went bad, but I am currently using my second gallon, which will hopefully last until I receive my next pre- order, and it is not the only oil I use. I use olive oil, coconut oil or grass-fed butter for cooking for a family of 5.

  11. Monica says

    (I am not on facebook or any other social media networks)
    It was so disappointing to learn about the impurities of so called organic olive oils and the rancidity from light exposure.
    I’d love to try the olive oil from this company as I trust your sources!
    Thanks!

  12. ellen says

    I went so far as to call Chaffin Farms earlier this year, but I balked at buying 2 gallons of something I never tried. It sounds amazing and around where I live most olive oils are not organic, imported and even mixtures.

  13. Ashley C says

    Just wanted to say, that I am from northern California. Chaffin/Oroville is not too far from where my family is, just a little over an hour south of them. And when my husband leaves the military (or gets stationed at Beale lol) we will likely settle very close to there. So glad to see their name becoming known across the nation!

  14. Deanna says

    That thing is too confusing, so if I entered and indicated I was subscribed when I was not, it was just because I couldn’t figure out how to get out of it. Didn’t mean to enter this contest. Find an easier way. Will unfriend and unsubscribe.

  15. Christina B. says

    I love Chaffin’s olive oil! My chapter of Holistic Moms Network just placed a group preorder of more than 20 gallons! I had foolishly allowed my supply to get too low before reordering and they are sold out until February. I would love to win!

  16. Catherine says

    I already receive nourished kitchen and Chaffin’s newsletter. I am also a fan on facebook (under my husband’s facebook).

    Thank you,
    Catherine

  17. sandy says

    would love to try this olive oil. I usually mix 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup walnut oil to make mayo. which one of their oils do you think would be best for homemade mayo?

  18. Lynette Clothier says

    Well this sounds fantastic, I am going to subscribe right after this…and I will be able to find some friends to do so also, thanks so much, love getting your emails they are so interesting and inspiring.

  19. Marthalynn says

    I subscribed to their newsletter, but with a different email address. So, I’ll put it here just so you can verify it. I subscribed as acluisi at hotmail

  20. says

    I think this is what sold me, “Less than 3% of the olive oil consumed in the U.S. is from the U.S., yet California is home to some of the most beautiful, and beautifully kept olive groves in the world. ” This is so true! I hope I win but if not, I will definitely be trying some of their olive oil.

  21. k says

    i am so excited! this the very first time i have ever visited this site (at the recommendation of my friend), and lo and behold, a chance to win a prize!!! i would faint with joy if i actually did, but i am happy enough to have found another resource.
    thanks!

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