I had so much fun learning how to cook a goose this month, I decided to give one away to a reader to share the experience!
Read about my adventures in goose cookery (recipes included) here.
The prize goose
So, Sassafras Valley Farm is a small farm nestled in the Missouri countryside.
They were kind enough to send me the geese that I cooked—and to donate one for this giveaway! They’re really nice folks. I highly recommend ordering from them. If you’re not into a fresh goose, try a fully cooked, smoked bird instead. Seriously. The one we tried was a-ma-zing.
The winner of this giveaway will receive one uncooked, medium-sized frozen goose (7-8 lbs.), shipped directly to them from Sassafras Valley Farm. The bird comes complete with giblets, and will serve 4-5 for dinner. (Approximate retail value, $96.)
How to enter
To enter, simply leave a comment on this post, answering the following question:
“What’s your favorite holiday memory?”
That’s it. (No really, that’s it.)
- You must enter a valid e-mail address on the comment form. (That’s how we’ll contact you if you win.)
- Only one entry per person.
- Due to shipping constraints, this contest is only open to residents of the continental U.S. (sorry, Hawaii and Alaska!). We also can not ship to P.O. boxes.
- Deadline for entries is Midnight (EST) on Saturday, December 8, 2012.
- In order for your goose to arrive by Christmas, I must hear back from the winner no later than Tuesday, December 11. If you get back to me after that, you’ll still get your goose, it just may not arrive in time for Christmas.
One winner will be chosen by random number generator and notified by e-mail. The winner will receive one uncooked, frozen medium-sized goose (7-8 lbs.), shipped directly to them by Sassafras Valley Farm.
Your goose will arrive fully frozen, so if you don’t want to cook it right away, you can just stash it away in the freezer until you’re ready.
Timing is important with this one
Normally, I’m not a stickler for details, but they’re important on this one because of the upcoming holidays.
(Of course, you don’t have to cook your goose on Christmas Day. I just want to make sure that if you want to, you can.)
OK, so, this fine, feathered beast will take 2-3 full days to thaw in your fridge.
That means that Sassafras Valley Farm will need to ship it to you no later than December 17 in order for it to be table-ready for December 25th.* In order to guarantee shipping by that date, I’ll need to hear back from the winner no later than Tuesday, December 11.
*Obligatory fine print: Please note that Sassafras Valley and/or The Hungry Mouse are not responsible for shipping delays that are out of our control.
*Updated Mon 12/10/12*
And the winner is…
Thanks so much to all who entered! You guys are awesome and you have some really great memories! I’d love to give you all a goose, but sadly, there’s only one up for grabs—for now. (Mwahahahaha…)
We picked a winner using the handy random number generator at random.org.
Congrats to Jo from The Hungry Crafter is our winner! Here’s Jo’s favorite holiday memory:
Thanks again! Jo, I’ll be in touch by email to get your mailing address!
Happy cooking to you all!