I’m so pleased to share an incredible resource with you today…. olive oil! Further down is a giveaway, but humor me first as I tell you about the olive oil from Chaffin Family Orchards.
Did you know you can’t trust most olive oil out there? However, you can trust the olive oil from our good friends at Chaffin Family Orchards!
Not only that, but you can get it at a very good price — they cut out the middle man and sell directly to good people like you.
What makes Chaffin Orchards olive oil so special?
Our oil is a nutrient dense product that you can always trust is truly cold pressed, 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil, from olives we grow ourselves and hand-harvest. We leave our oil unfiltered so its full nutrient profile is left intact. Our orchards comprise one of the largest old growth plantings of olive trees in North America. We make our olive oil exclusively from our heirloom Mission olives. Farmed with non-toxic permaculture-style farming practices, these groves of olive trees are on highly mineralized volcanic soil fertilized with rotations of grassfed beef cattle, goats, sheep and pastured chickens.
I love their approach. What they’re doing right now (discounted until Nov 30) is offering olive oil futures. You place your order for mid- or late-season oil and when it is ready in mid-February, they ship it you.
Now, I can hear your thoughts. You’re thinking… it is probably expensive. Nope! Not a bit of it — $60 per gallon including shipping. That’s an awesome price on a quality product. They say:
Our discounted futures price is $120 for a 2 gallon box with shipping/delivery included. By being involved in discounted reserve program, you not only insure that you get fantastic olive oil, but you’ll be helping us cover the heavy upfront costs of picking and pressing. Nothing about producing olive oil is cheap, especially when you’re dedicated to producing a cold pressed quality product of this caliber. Think of it kind of like a CSA; you pay up front at the beginning of the harvest season and because of that you get a discounted price, and we get some help covering our harvest and pressing costs.
Plus, a bulk buying option:
Get together with your friends and family and place an order of 10 gallons or more (in 2 gallon increments) and save an additional $100, bringing the per gallon price down to $50.
Here’s the order form where you can choose your quantity and variety.
Mid- or Late-Season?
When you order, you get to choose whether you want mid- or late-season olive oil (or one of each). What’s the difference? Here you go:
Mid-Season (Spicy): This oil is from olives harvested about 4 to 6 weeks earlier than our late harvest. These olives produce a sharper oil that has a spicy finish and slightly higher polyphenol levels. This oil is great for salad dressings and savory applications.
Late Harvest (Buttery): This oil is harvested from olives that are fully ripe and they produce very soft mild buttery flavors. It’s an extremely versatile oil and most notable for making mild olive oil mayonnaise.
What’s the catch?
There’s only one. You must place your order on or before November 30 to get these prices!
I told you there’s a giveaway and here are the details about that.
Giveaway: 2 gallons olive oil from Chaffin Orchards
Chaffin Orchards is giving 2 gallons of olive oil to one of our readers, to be shipped around February.
This is a fast giveaway; it opens today (Sun 11/25) and ends on Tuesday (11/27) at midnight Pacific. We want you to have plenty of time to order if you don’t win!
It is open to residents of the US (including Alaska and Hawaii).
Use the widget below to enter. I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, November 28, 2012.
Have fun with this one, everyone!
Disclaimer: Just like the winner of this giveaway, we’re going to receive 2 gallons of olive oil from Chaffin Orchards. I’ll probably choose mid-season. Even though we’ve not had their oil before, we love their olives (which I pickled along with you last year in the Lacto-Fermentation eCourse).