Extra Virgin Olive Oil Futures – Reserve Now…

Sorry, our 2015/16 Olive Oil Futures sale has closed.

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It’s once again time for our “Olive Oil Futures”. We’re pleased to extend this opportunity to stock up on all the olive oil you’ll need for the next year at a great discount. Our futures program is a “win/win”: it allows you to purchase the olive oil you need for next year at the best possible price, while allowing us to fund our harvest.

Extra Virgin Mission Olive Oil

drylandAlthough a wet winter is forecast, California’s historic drought continues, and as many of our olives are dryland farmed, this means that once again our crop is not large. The past few years we have really been impressed by the butteriness the drought stress has given the olives; last year’s crop was wonderful! It’s a double-edged sword, however: lower quantity of olives, but better quality and taste. We have a limited quantity of futures available, and once our 2015/16 futures sales have reached a set percentage of the crop, we will be “sold out”. This is our only low cost offering for the year, so we encourage you to stock up.

Chaffin oil is a nutrient dense product that you can always trust is truly cold pressed, 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil, made only from olives we grow ourselves and hand-harvest. We leave our oil unfiltered so its full nutrient profile is left intact. These Chaffin heirloom orchards are farmed the way olives have been farmed for centuries. It’s a non-toxic approach: no pesticides or chemical fertilizers are ever used. We make our olive oil exclusively from Chaffin heirloom Mission olives.  Slow Food has listed Mission Olives on their “Ark of Taste” as an endangered variety in need of preserving. This is a very special product! These groves of olive trees thrive on highly mineralized volcanic soil fertilized with rotations of grassfed beef cattle and sheep. As olives grow only in a Mediterranean climate, our pure extra virgin olive oil is as local as you can get anywhere in the US. Unlike mass-produced brands, nothing is ever added to our pure olive oil. Our direct-from-the-farmer olive oil has been produced for generations from these same heirloom trees.

Chaffin Orchards 100 year old olive grovesOur discounted futures price is $148 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 as a CSA; pay up front at the beginning of the harvest season, you purchase at a discounted price, and we get some help covering our harvest and pressing costs.

Many folks under-estimate how much olive oil they use. On average, we have found that a family of four uses about a half gallon of olive oil per month. If you make a lot of mayonnaise, salves, soap, or pesto that number could be a lot higher. We get emails everyday about how sad people are that they didn’t buy more to stock up before we sold out.

Buying Club/Wholesale Discount: Save an additional $100 if you order 10 gallons for only $640, which includes shipping anywhere in the U.S.

This year we will again offer a discount when you order 10 gallons or more (in multiples of 2 gallons.) Lots of buying clubs, stores, and families are buying in bulk from us. So whether you’re ordering all for yourself, a group of friends, or to resell the product –  this is the deal for you. The oil will be shipped the same way as all the other orders, so if you order 10 gallons, you’ll receive 10 individual BPA-free gallon jugs, which means you won’t have to fuss around with bulk containers. And the order form is set up so you can select what quantity of each variety you’d like.

As usual we have two different olive oils available:

Retro Chaffin Orchards LabelMID-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.

Order now and we’ll ship your order at the beginning of the season in early March. The oil is shipped in flat rate boxes through U.S. Postal Service. Each box holds 2 individual gallons. Feel free to order as many or as few gallons as you’d like; there is no limit on this special. However, once we have received orders for the amount of oil we expect to produce, we will conclude the special, so please don’t wait to order.

NOTE: Orders for more than one variety may ship at different times.