Three Farmers! ~Giveaway x 2!

If I haven’t told you before, I’m a farmer’s daughter. So the farm is pretty near and dear to my heart. However, I did grow up on a *small* farm, so the big farming ways of today are quite a bit removed from the farming I’ve helped with over my years. That being said, I still love seeing innovative farmers. I love seeing farmers succeed when sometimes it seems like everything and everyone is against them.

Three Farmers is one of those companies that has gone above and beyond. They have taken three products that they were producing as farmers and decided to process those products into new products that they could sell to consumers. The three farmers; Dan, Colin, and Ron own Three Farmers and are now producing Camelina Oil, Pea Pops and Roasted Chickpeas.

What’s Camelina? I have to admit, it was not a crop familiar to me as it’s not one my father grew. Apparently it’s also called a false flax? Who knew!? It’s a distant relative to canola and, to me, the plant does look a bit similar. In any case, the three farmers saw a market for camelina oil. It doesn’t seem that there are many other producers! The great part about Three Farmers is that they’re producing their oil right – it’s cold-pressed, which means hexane isn’t required, which means it doesn’t need to be heated, which is generally a bad thing for oils. Camelina oil has a very high smoke point – 475°F, which is higher than canola, coconut or olive! This means it’s a versatile oil – you can use it for everything from salad dressings to sauteing supper! It also has a very favorably balanced mix of Omega 3, 6, 9 and saturated fats. The other neat thing about Three Farmers is that they provide traceability on their oils. If you enter the code found on a Three Farmers Camelina Oil bottle into their website, you will find out all sorts of information – from when and where it was seeded to when and where the oil was pressed!

Now that you know all about Camelina oil, you’re probably wondering what my thoughts are on it? Well, I’d have to say we quite like it. I was sent one of each of their oils – the original camelina oil, roasted garlic and chili and roasted onion and basil. Word of warning – the garlic and chili oil has some kick! The two flavored oils are recommended for pasta, stir fries and salads, while the original can be used for pretty much anything! Interested in recipes? They have plenty on their website and you can even sort them by the flavor of oil you want to use! The Thai Coconut Soup with Lentils sounds yummy to me! I haven’t used flavoured oils much so it’s taking some getting used to – I have to keep reminding myself that I have them! It’s fun experimenting through – when you can get the garlic and chili flavor or the onion and basil flavours just by adding oil! I love trying homemade salad dressings and there are plenty of salad recipes on their website! I think the Creamy Avocado Salad Dressing is a must try! I love how versatile these oils are. I think I could really fall in love with flavoured oils!

Now on to their other two products! I had my family help me taste test these! First up are the Roasted Chickpeas. There are five different flavours: Lightly Salted, Barbecue, Balsamic and Cracked Pepper, Sea Salt and Lime, and Maple Frosted. I like all the flavours but am probably most inclined to grab the Sea Salt and Lime ones first. Now I found these chickpeas to be a bit on the “too crunchy” side – because they’re a bigger “pea” – they’ve definitely got more crunch hidden in that seed! The flavour and texture take some getting used to – these aren’t potato chips folks! Instead they’re gluten-free, nut-free, nutritious and high in protein and fibre! In other words, you can replace your potato chips with these nummy critters!

Lastly, there are the Pea Pops! These were my personal favourite and I’m afraid I could likely nibble on them all day long! I am way more inclined towards salty snacks than sweet ones and these fit the bill. There are three flavors to these nibblers – Wild Ranch, Dill Pickle Pow and Sriracha Slap. Youch! Those Sriracha ones are spicy! I’ve never gotten onto using that sauce and so find these a tad bit too hot for my liking. I’ll give them to my brothers – they love anything hot and spicy! But the Wild Ranch and Dill Pickle! Yummy! Two of my favourite flavors – my daughter kept sneaking the Dill Pickle ones! Since these are peas and are smaller than chickpeas, there is a bit less crunch to them, which suited me fine. They’re still plenty crunchy and definitely fit the salty and crunchy bill! Again, these are nut free and gluten free and are also a high source of fibre. They’re apparently a great salad or soup topper! Considering how many salads I eat, I’m not sure why I keep forgetting to try them out on top!?

I love seeing people who take a product they are already producing and value-add to it! Three Farmers now has three different lines of products – each of which is tasty, healthier than many alternatives and is locally produced right here in Saskatchewan – #MadeInCanada! Fantastic!

To keep up with all the latest from Three Farmers, make sure you follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!  It’s the way to stay in the know, you know!

BUY IT:
I have a coupon code good for all my faithful readers! If you’d like to try your very own stash of nummy nibblers, head over to the Three Farmers website and make your order. Then add the code “GLIMPSE” to receive 15% off! The code will be good until March 24th, 2017 and is good for one purchase only! Gah! I see they have Chocolate Coated Chickpeas! Look out! I love the different sets that have been put together – you can try just about anything you want in any set you want! You can even buy bulk Original oil – a 5L bag in a box! If you’re like me and can’t hack the heat of the Sriracha, you can get the Pea Pops Duo Snack Packs that include just the Wild Ranch and Dill Pickle flavors! Perfecto!

WIN IT:
Three Farmers has generously offered TWO Sampler Gift sets so we can have TWO winners! Each set includes a 250mL bottle of the Original Camelina Oil, Dill Pickle Pea Pops and Balsamic and Cracked Pepper Roasted Chickpeas! You’ll get to try one of each product – a fabulous way to taste test! Please use the entry form below, open to Canada only, please. Contest ends March 21, 2017.

**Disclosure: The product(s) mentioned have been given free of charge from the company or PR firm in exchange for being featured on Glimpse. The opinions expressed in this post are those of Glimpse and have not been influenced in any other way. Please see the full Terms of use.

Comments

  1. I haven’t tried Three Farmers products before, but I’m excited to try.

  2. Not yet; can’t wait to try as the products look wonderful!

  3. Not yet, but have been meaning to.

  4. Nicole Jubleew says:

    I have not tried any of their products yet but I’m definitely going to need to give them a try soon.

  5. I have never tried any of their products, but excited to give them a go.

  6. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    No I haven’t tried any of their products but I am interested in their oil – after being devastated by how few olive oils are the real thing this would be a good alternative. I can’t handle spicy so for me it’s the original and the roasted onion and basil oils that I find interesting.

  7. Nope, have never tried them.

  8. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    I haven’t tried any before but I’m going to see the website now.

  9. sherry moffitt says:

    No, but they look wonderful and delicious. Would love to try.

  10. Lynda Cook says:

    I have not tried any of the products before but they sound awesome!! there is quite a few I would love to try!!

  11. No, I haven’t tried Three Farmers’ products yet but they sound yummy!

  12. I have tried (and use) their oil!

  13. Florence Cochrane says:

    No Fist time hearing about Three Farmers. I would definitely love to try the products.

  14. Erika Letson says:

    I have not, but I have heard of them before. Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. I haven’t tried them before but would absolutely love to.

  16. Viv Sluys says:

    I haven’t tried 3 farmers yet. I’m almost out of oil though so this is the perfect time to hear about these oils.

  17. Alison Braidwood says:

    I haven’t tried Three Farmers yet, but these all look very interesting. Particularly the Pea Pops.

  18. nicolthepickle says:

    I have not, but I would be excited to try the oils.

  19. Judy Cowan says:

    No I haven’t but I have read some good reviews about their products.

  20. Jennifer P. says:

    No, I have never tried a Three Farmers product before.

  21. Francine says:

    I had never heard of this brand before, but I’ll look for it now!

  22. This is a brand new company to me, so thank you for the introduction. They look fantastic.

  23. I haven’t tried them but am so enticed!

  24. I haven’t tried them before. I had not even heard of them.

  25. No, I’ve never tried a Three Farmers product but I’d love to!

  26. no I haven’t tried this product before. I like too

  27. 409cope says:

    I have never tried these products.

  28. wendy Hutton says:

    No I have never tried or heard of Three Farmers before

  29. Marilyn Legault says:

    never tried a Three Farmers product before.

  30. I am one of your biggest fans! I went out and bought your oil at vita health right after seeing your first appearance on Dragon’s Den a few years back. I love your products–so delicious and healthy. Can’t wait to try your new snack line!

  31. I haven’t tried Three Farmers yet

  32. Doris Humber says:

    This is my first time hearing of them. Interested in trying their products.

  33. Wanda Bee says:

    I have not yet tried a Three Farmers product. I would like to, though.

  34. Melinda says:

    I have not tried any of the Three Farmers products yet.

  35. Rhonda W G. says:

    No, I have yet try to any of the Three Farmer’s products..

  36. Rosanne Robinson says:

    I haven’t tried Three Farmers products before, but definitely would like to.

  37. Jamie hall says:

    No I have heard of them

  38. Carole D. says:

    I have never tried the Three Farmers product before. Would love too.

  39. Tannis W says:

    I haven’t tried three farmers products before.

  40. Debbie Bashford says:

    I have tried their camelina oil

  41. I have not tried their products before, this is the first I have heard of them.

  42. Jaclyn Bartlett says:

    I’ve tried some of their oils but would love to try the snack products!

  43. charityk says:

    no i have not

  44. Melinda Jana says:

    no I have not but they all sound yummy

  45. Debbie White Beattie says:

    No I’ve never tried their products

  46. Julie bolduc says:

    I never tired their products before

  47. Caryn Coates says:

    I have never tried Three Farmers Products before

  48. Maritess says:

    I have never tried 3 Farmers products yet.

  49. Karen Blank says:

    Something new to me but would like to try the Wild Ranch snack chickapeas, glad to support the 🚜.

  50. tanyab79 says:

    I have not tried their products before because this is the first I hear of them.

  51. Monique L.S. says:

    I have not tried their products. Just learned about them.

  52. Wendy Jensen says:

    No, I have never tried a Three Farmers product before.

  53. Juliee Fitze says:

    No I haven’t heard of them before, will have to look for them.

  54. I haven’t tried these products yet but would lover to.Their Thai coconut soup with lentils sounds really delicious and I would love to try the Camelina oils.Thans for the introduction and awesome review!! 🙂

  55. Robyn C says:

    I have not tried one of their products before.

  56. Brad Kinchen says:

    I have not had a chance to try their products but have been hearing a lot about them.

  57. Darlene Owen says:

    I have not tried these.

  58. Diana Ng says:

    I’ve sampled their delicious camelina oil at a home show and purchased the Three Farmers gift sets as mother’s day gifts and birthday presents.

  59. melissa M says:

    I have not tried the products but am interested in trying them.

  60. Samorjj says:

    Not yet!

  61. I’ve never tried or even heard of their products

  62. I’ve never heard of them, but now eager to try them.

  63. No I havent; but I am going to

  64. I have never tried this before.

  65. krystyl olson says:

    I have never tried the ones listed. they look SOOOO yummy & healthy. a good compromise when you are feeling snacky.

  66. Carolsue says:

    I have not tried them either, but they do look good!

  67. Jennifer L. says:

    No, I haven’t tried them yet.

  68. No, I haven’t tried Three Farmers products before

  69. No – never tried any of the products before from Three Farmers but did go to their website.

  70. We’ve tried their roasted chickpeas before and they’re delicious.

  71. No we haven’t

  72. Laurie P says:

    Haven’t tried this brand yet, but I’m very curious 🙂

  73. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    No I have never tried the Three Farmers before

  74. Dianne G. says:

    I have not tried Three Farmers products before but I have seen them advertised.

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