Sometimes, I wish I lived in California. I’d get plenty of sunshine, year-round farmer’s markets, and the chance to meet farmers like Chris Kerston of Chaffin Family Orchards.
Chaffin Family Orchards (pictured above) is a five generation family farm located in the Sacramento Valley in California. The founder, Del Chaffin, bought the farm just after his graduation from UC Berkeley in the early 1900’s. He wanted a location that could grow fruit 365 days a year. He found that and more. The farm has been harvesting and producing olives and olive oil for over 75 years.
They’ve got their system down. In addition to farming the olives organically, the farm employs livestock to do much of the work. Instead of mowing or disking the grass, they use sheep and cows to graze the orchard floors. Chickens eliminate bugs and fertilize while goats do the pruning.
In other words, these guys know how to do it right. And this week, they’re giving away SIX 375ml bottles of Extra Virgin Mission Olive Oil to one of my lucky readers!
How To Enter
The first step to entering the contest is to click on the link below. You’ll be taken to the Chaffin Family Orchards website, where you’ll fill out a contest entry form. Again, you must CLICK ON THE LINK and enter your email address at the Chaffin Family Orchards site to be entered in the contest.
That’s good for one entry. For additional chances to win, do any of the following:
1. Blog about this giveaway and link back to this page on your blog. Comment below with the link. (1 extra entry)
2. Sign up for my email updates or RSS feed. Leave a comment below telling me that you signed up. You will also get an entry if you already subscribe — be sure to leave a comment! (1 extra entry)
3. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway. Be sure to include the URL to this page in your tweet. Click the TweetThis button at the bottom of the post, or you can use the following tweet: “Win 6 bottles of exquisite olive oil! $59 value! (AND INCLUDE THE URL)” Leave a comment telling me that you followed & tweeted. (1 extra entry)
4. Email 5 friends about the giveaway, with a link to this page. Leave a comment below telling me that you did. (1 extra entry)
5. Stumble this post and leave me a comment telling me that you did. (1 extra entry)
There are a total of 6 possible entries!
Questions? Comment below.
This contest will end Thursday, June 24th at 11:59 PM PST. The winner will be chosen via random.org, and will be announced on Friday, June 25th. The lucky winner will have 48 hours to contact me with his or her full name and email address.
Please note, Chaffin Family Orchards is one of my sponsors. As such, I am being compensated for hosting this giveaway. Hope you enjoy!