Jan 15, 2010

Blackberry Farm Giveaway



Once again it's HAPPY PRIZE FRIDAY!  Hurrah!  This is a special giveaway, as it comes from my neck of the woods and from one of the most fabulous places you will ever visit.  Blackberry Farm is a luxurious inn in the Smoky Mountains which has quickly become a foodie haven.  Last weekend I was absolutely chartreuse with envy of those attending the Southern Foodways Alliance weekend there. 

Sam Beall, the proprietor, has just written a scrumptious cookbook, The Blackberry Farm Cookbook available from Blackberry's website or Amazon.  Under Sam's guidance, Blackberry is now a working farm, making their own cheese, preserves, raising their own meat, and even shearing sheep for wool.


Unfortunately we all can't go to the Barn tonight for dinner.  However, I thought I would bring some Blackberry to y'all.  I received blackberry jam, a cookbook, and some Singing Brook cheese as a wedding present, and it was one of my favorite gifts. Here's some of my heavenly jam-



I loved this gift so much, I thought I would do the same for y'all.  First, some blackberry jam-


Then some chow chow (YUM!)


Biscuit Mix


And fried chicken mix



So to win this box of deliciousness, please comment for one entry.  If you follow S&S you get another entry. If you blog or tweet about the giveaway, you will receive another entry. (And just let me know- I trust y'all- we're on the honor system)

Update- listen all y'all sweepers!  I don't know who's giveaway blog I have been so lovingly "featured" on, but this is ridiculous!  If you read my blog you would know this giveaway ended over a week ago!  So stop entering please.  It's really kind of rude and pushy.  Thanks.

97 comments:

  1. Oh my stars, count me in! I LOVE this stuff! I will definately tweet and I'm already a follower! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Sweet! I've always wanted to drive up to Blackberry Farms for a stay. The food and scenery look simply divine.

    It all looks good, but that chow chow is calling my name. A little dollop on some black eyed peas would be mighty good!

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  3. Love, love, love Blackberry Farm!!! Had the good fortune of having dinner there when my husband and I visited with our friends in Knoxville for the weekend two years ago. Everything was delicious, but I have particularly fond memories of fabulous pre-dinner cocktails in this beautiful room and ending our dinner with the most delicious artisanal cheese plate.

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  4. What an amazing Happy Prize! I have devoured everything I can find to read about Blackberry Farm. I think it is an amazing idea/concept.

    I am a follower too!
    I put this giveaway on my sidebar!

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  5. I keep hearing about Blackberry Farm! I haven't been there, but would love to go one day. I grew up in western NC. Anyway, I am also a follower - big fan of your blog!

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  6. What a delightful pleasure you must have had.
    It all looks so great.
    I would love to be included.
    I am a follower.

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  7. oh. my. gosh. i would LOVE to win this!! I looove jam - and fried chicken looks delicious!

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  8. Sounds DELICIOUS! I love Chow Chow. I'm a follower. Thanks.

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  9. I have been seriously obsessed with this place since I first saw wedding pictures from there while I was planning my own!! This is a great giveaway :)

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  10. Samma! This selection of yumminess is to die for! You know how well I'd put it to use, too. ;-)

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  11. Holy yum!!! Count me in--I'm a follower too :)

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  12. One day I will go there...but I can start by eating some of their goodies. YUM! Thanks. I will also tweet about this.

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  13. Nom nom nom nom nom!!! I RT'ed this!

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  14. What a sweet giveaway! I'm not sure If I'm eligible as Im in the UK but it's a great giveaway anyway!!

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  15. Great Giveaway. I love blackberry jam...believe it or not, I will be right near there in February and am going to try to make it there.

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  16. Great giveaway! I will definitely tweet about it and I am a follower! Thanks for a good southern fix!

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  17. I am now a follower on Twitter and retweeted.
    I don't know how to send you the direct link so ....

    http://twitter.com/SuperApronQueen

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  18. I'm in! I'm a follower as well. What a great giveaway. Even if I don't win, I'll definitely visit their site to see what goodies are available for purchase. Have a great weekend!

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  19. I know this doesn't count as a point, but I posted the giveaway on facebook. I hope you can get in to see it because facebook does a great job with links.

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?ref=name&id=100000612754236

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  20. Looks awesome! I'm a new follower as well!

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  21. I want in on this deliciousness!

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  22. Looks like I emerged from my sick bed just in time for a world class giveaway! Count me in for 3 please as I scurry off to retweet...XXOO

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  23. yum! the inside of the farmhouse is soo pretty too! i've been wanting to go there. idk what chow chow is but sign me up! i'm a follower and i'm tweeting about it!

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  24. Yum! Yum!!

    I'm a follower & I tweeted abt your giveaway :)

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  25. Fabulous giveaway! It looks absolutely delicious.

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  26. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/bloggernextdoor/status/7793765987

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  27. This is the second time I've heard about Blackberry Farm, nothing better than good ol southern treats. I'm also a new follower!

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  28. I saw an article about Blackberry Farms in a magazine one time and was instantly intrigued by all of it's charm. What a lovely giveaway!
    I am a new reader and follower and look foward to enjoying your blog!
    Thanks!
    Britt
    bbsoutherncharm@gmail.com

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  29. Oooh, I would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

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  30. What a beautiful place this is! I bet the cook book is wonderful!

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  31. Yay!!! I love me some BBF!! It is simply breathtaking! I'm in stamina...

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  32. As I live and breathe I have been wanting to visit this place for so long! I am a follower and LOVE this funny and snarky blog! Have a good weekend. The sun is finally shining here!

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  33. As I live and breathe!! I have always wanted to go to Blackberry Farms for a visit! I would love to win this fine prize. I a def a follower of this blog and I hope that you have a great weekend!

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  34. Yum, thanks for the chance!

    sphinxcw at aol dot com

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  35. YUM! We gave those cookbooks away at Ainsworth this year as Christmas gifts to all the 'special' designers! It took everything in me not to snatch one :)

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  36. Thanks for hosting! Blackberry Farm is definintely on my list of places to visit!

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  37. Happy Friday to you! Sign me up Samma! I also follow your blog.

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  38. Sounds yummy! And what a great feel for the restaurant - looks beautiful!

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  39. wow this looks awesome thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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  40. Sounds Yummy..... I have not tried but would love too

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  41. Wow looks and sounds delish - please count me in
    msboatgal at aol.com

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  42. This looks wonderful! Their cookbook is amazing; I love just looking through it. I'm a follower, too!

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  43. WOW!! What a great giveaway! Count me in ~ I'm a follower too!

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  44. This is a wonderful giveaway, hope I win! cdziuba@aol.com

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  45. tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/7812743933

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  46. I would love to win this pack! I am a Southern Girl after all!

    jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

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  47. I follow your blog!

    jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

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  48. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/JCausby/status/7814236305

    jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

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  49. What cool packaging - I LOVED the pictures!! Very cool - great giveaway!

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  50. Oh I would love to try this. And I would love to visit Blackberry Farm.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  51. I have coveted BB Farm since it's beginning and when they received love from Gourmet magazine a few years ago, I use to joke with a Sous Chef at work that he should apply. He gave the magazine back to me and told me I should do the same. Three years later, we are engaged - and Blackberry Farm has remained a bind that ties us together. We have never stayed, but helped on the farm in the garden and toured the property to view their product (so nicely packaged up by Yeehaw Press in Knoxville, who does their labels). Enjoying any of their products would be like toasting with Champagne to a journey we have always been on - since that issue of Gourmet when to print.

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  52. Yes please, everything sounds so yummy!! I had to go to their website to look up "chow chow" but it sounds yummy!!!
    Happy New Year & thanks for the chance to win!
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

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  53. I'm a follower
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

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  54. Goodness gracious what a giveaway!! I'm in! I wanted that cookbook for Christmas but hubby couldn't find it. I might have to Happy Prize it for myself!

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  55. I blogged about it too!

    http://threeiscompany.blogspot.com/

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  56. So yummy!
    Please enter me and thanks!
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  57. This looks like a delicious giveaway. Thank you so much.

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  58. I tweeted http://twitter.com/cstironkat

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  59. man I thought you were giving away that actual place. LIke the house.

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  60. Oh, what a great collection. I would love to try some of these, even if I can't go to the restaurant.
    seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. Mmmmm this sounds delicious! I am a follower and I'm gonna tweet it now! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

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  62. I would love to be entered. It all looks yummy!

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  63. Everything looks so good, especially the jam! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

    mattandjen[at]gmail.com

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  64. I have always wanted to go there! (But I have to admit I had to look up chow chow!)

    Thank you for the giveaway

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  65. I am a new follower, thank you again for the giveaway!

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  66. Oh my goodness, now there is a box of heaven. I so want to visit Blackberry Farms before I die. Bucket List worthy that is for sure. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway and for allowing me to enter my name to win it.

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  67. I posted this on my twitter page

    http://twitter.com/HeartnSoulmom/status/7892406819

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  68. Thank you for hosting! This would be a fab Vday gift for my hubs who is from Tenn (we live in CO). We have been talking about visiting Blackberry farm this Summer for our anniversary. I just started following.

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  69. Yum, the food and the place look great! That's for the giveaway (and I'm a follower).

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  70. Oh, I need this!

    I follow, of course, and I shall tweet as well.

    xo-

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  71. Yum... looks amazing! They were profiled a couple months ago in Cooking Light (maybe October?) and it looks like a fantastic place to visit and dine.

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  72. Blackberry farm looks stunning.

    Nycole
    knycks1@aol.com

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  73. i am both a blog and twitter follower and now a hungry one at that! :)

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  74. You have succeeded in making me very hungry. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    eswright18 at gmail.com

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  75. I follow via Google.

    eswright18 at gmail.com

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  76. I tweeted. http://twitter.com/eswright18/status/7925628428

    eswright18 at gmail.com

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  77. What an absolutely wonderful giveaway. All of these things sound wonderful.

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  78. Damn! I can't believe I'm just now seeing this! I've been too busy to read blogs... Oh well. It's awesome that you got to have a great night out! :)

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  79. They all look yummy! I would love to try them.

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  80. Wow, what a great giveaway. I want to try everything now. Thank you again for having this giveaway. sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

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  81. That place looks amazing! I wish I lived closer so I could visit!!

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  82. wow lots of good items! please sign me up

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  83. Sign me up, I'm so excited and it all sounds delicious!

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  84. That jam has me wanting to lick my computer screen. lol

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