‘Free-Range Chicken Gardens’ Book & Black Chicken GIVEAWAY!!
Just like you, I love a good giveaway. To help celebrate Jessi Bloom’s new book, Free-Range Chicken Gardens, we had a virtual book launch and giveaway.
The best part is that you had EIGHT chances to win and got to visit some great new blogs!! Plus, you not only had the chance to win Jessi’s book but also The Fresh Egg Cookbook. And because I wanted my giveaway to be better than the seven other bloggers, I threw in a Black Chicken!
That’s right, a Black Chicken! This past weekend I tasted a fantastic Zinfandel by Robert Biale Vineyards called ‘Black Chicken’ — a tasty wine with a fascinating history. You can only guess why I picked it. And because I love my black chicken, Licorice, I decided it was a great addition to my giveaway (the wine, not Licorice).
I mean anyone who stashes a bottle of wine in a basket full of eggs and veggies and gives it a code name ‘Black Chicken’ is my kind of wine maker and worth sharing…
To make a few extra dollars in the hard times Depression era 1940’s, an enterprising teenager Aldo Biale began discreetly selling Zinfandel, aside from eggs and produce. Because his home phone was a party line frequented by nosy eavesdroppers, Aldo instituted a code name whereby his customers could order his secret wine without risk of revealing young Aldo’s stealthy wine operation. Thus, “Black Chicken” was born – the nickname for a jug of homemade wine from Aldo’s barrels hidden out in the barn. – Robert Biale Vineyards
Back to business. You can read my glowing review of Free-Range Chicken Gardens and my disclaimer on how I got a copy of the book to review here.
You could’ve entered to win the two books and Robert Biale’s Black Chicken by commenting on this post. I used a randomizer to select the winner on Thursday April 12.
To increase your chances of winning, you could’ve visited each of the fabulous blogs below and entered to win. Their giveaways may be formatted a little different (not as awesome) but still worth checking out — we all know you didn’t win the mega millions jackpot or you wouldn’t be here trying to win a free chicken book…
- Jessi at http://gardenfowl.com/
- Gen at http://www.northcoastgardening.com
- Erica at http://www.nwedible.com/
- Theresa at http://www.LivingHomegrown.com
- Annette at http://www.sustainableeats.com/
- Kylee at http://www.ourlittleacre.com
- Willi at http://www.digginfood.com/
If you’re my winner, I will need to confirm you’re over the age of 21 and living in a location I can legally ship wine before shipping the wine. Timberpress will be shipping the books and I’ll order the 2010 Black Chicken Zinfandel from Robert Biale Vineyards. If you don’t win – you should check out both the wine and the book.
Oh, and for the local folks I hear Jessi is speaking at Molbaks this Saturday, April 7 at 12 pm! Her talk is on “Creating a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard.” Not to mention her talk is around lunch time and the cafe at Molbaks is my favorite…
WINNER UPDATE: And the Winner is comment #27!! Please note, I only counted the 95 contest entries and did not count my 14 comments or the one duplicate comment. Congratulations Lesa W.!!