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Letter to Our Customers

As many of you know, we closed our Elm Street location on the last day of 2017, anticipating a re-opening date sometime this month on Main Street. I am sorry to say that our plans for that location fell through and we are unable to open. I would like everyone to know this was no fault of Against the Grain’s owner, who was nothing but helpful and supportive of our plan to share his space.  Our plans for the future are uncertain but include keeping our remaining inventory available at discounted prices on our website. We are currently working to...

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2017 Holiday Shipping

* Please note that our "Free Shipping for Orders Over $100" applies only to orders shipped as regular ground shipping. Please see dates below to make sure your gift arrives on time. The holidays can be a hectic time. New Canaan Olive Oil hopes to make it as easy as possible for our customers. We do a lot of shipping all over the country in the weeks leading up to the holidays. Because of the volume of orders at holiday time as well as the attention we put into each and every gift, it can take 2-3 days or more...

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Giving Tuesday 2017

November 28, 2017 is Giving Tuesday. This year New Canaan Olive Oil is donating 10% of Tuesday's sales to Strays & Others animal rescue in New Canaan. Plus we will donate $5 for every online review posted on 11/28.  There are several ways to leave a review: On our website (directions here) On Google, search for New Canaan Olive Oil, on right side of screen click on "Write A Review" On Trip Advisor, search for New Canaan Olive Oil, click on "Write A Review" Strays & Others, Inc. is a volunteer-run, 501(c)3, Fairfield County based, nonprofit organization dedicated to the...

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2017 Holiday Hours at New Canaan Olive Oil

We're committed to making the holiday season easier for our customers. Please see our extended holiday hours below. Private shopping times are also available - please see our Concierge Shopping FAQ for details. Beginning Friday 11/24 - 12/17 Monday-Saturday 9am - 6pm*  *Every Thursday we're open until 8pm, as part of the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce's "Shop Late 'Til 8!" event. Sundays 11am-5pm Week before Christmas, beginning 12/18: Monday - Saturday 9am - 7pm (8pm on Thursdays) Christmas Eve 12/24 9am-3pm Christmas Day 12/25 Closed Regular hours resume Tuesday 12/26:  M-Sa 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm

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Vinegar 101 Series: Different Types of Vinegar

Vinegar is created through the fermentation of any food containing sugar. And because there are so many types of vinegars, it can be difficult to know which kind you should use, and what the differences are. Here are a few of the most popular vinegars, including the kinds we feature at New Canaan Olive Oil. Traditional Balsamic Vinegar Balsamic vinegar is made from grape must (whole pressed grapes with seeds, stems, skins and juice included) and wine vinegar for acidity. The grape must is fermented in barrels for several years as it thickens and sweetens naturally. Balsamic is typically much...

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