Summer Giveaway Week: Win a 4-Tray Excalibur Dehydrator from Cultures for Health ($129.99 value)

The timing couldn’t be better for this giveaway!

With abundant summer produce just around the corner, whether it’s from your backyard garden or the farmer’s market, now is the time to think about how you’ll preserve the season’s bounty.

I own a 9-tray Excalibur Dehydrator myself and it is a favorite kitchen tool of mine. I use my dehydator for:

I’m probably forgetting something, but you get the point! A dehydrator is an incredibly useful tool in the real food kitchen, particularly for those who want to save money by preserving as much of their own food as possible.

Why the Excalibur in particular?

When I was saving up several years ago to buy a new dehydrator, I did a lot of looking around. After reading umpteen reviews and comparing features, I was convinced that if I was going to spend the money, the Excalibur was the way to go.

After using it for the past 3 years, I’m still convinced. I would buy another Excalibur in a heartbeat, except that I don’t anticipate needing to anytime soon because mine is still in such great condition.

They are excellent quality, have a wide range of temperature settings, the large trays are square not round for better spacing, and you can remove and rearrange trays as desired. My only complaint is that it is a bit loud, but honestly, all dehydrators are loud. There isn’t much getting around the noise. If it bothers you, use it somewhere like your laundry room instead of the kitchen.

What is Cultures for Health?

Aside from offering high-quality kitchen tools like Excalibur dehydrators, various yogurt makers, grain mills, and fermentation crocks, Cultures for Health is also my number one recommendation for purchasing starter cultures. Here’s what they offer:

Making your own cultured and fermented foods is far easier than you might think, and you can save a tremendous amount of money on these healthful foods when you make them yourself.

Something I have not tried my hand at yet, but would like to try, is making cheese! They offer a cheese starter kit and a wide variety of cheese starter cultures as well (both hard and soft).

In other words, Cultures for Health is a valuable resource for anyone desiring to make delicious, cultured, bursting-with-enzymes-and-nutrition real foods!

But back to the giveaway…

Would you like to be entered to win a 4-tray Excalibur Dehydrator ($129.99 value) from Cultures for Health?

Unlike the other giveaways this week, we’re not using Rafflecopter for the dehydrator. Instead, it’s a very quick and simple process of entering your name and email to sign up for the Cultures for Health newsletter, which will then enter you in the contest.

Once subscribed, you have you the option to unsubscribe at any time, although you probably won’t want to, since the newsletter offers helpful tips and recipes for making cultured foods, and even special sales and discounts each month!

Click here to enter to win the dehydrator!

Note: Although you are welcome to leave a comment, the only way to enter the giveaway is by clicking on the above link.

Giveaway ends Monday, June 18th, 2012 at 3pm PST.

Disclaimer: I received starter cultures for the purpose of review from Cultures for Health. All opinions stated in this post are mine, and I have happily purchased and used their cultures in my own kitchen. I am also a proud affiliate for Cultures for Health, and I earn a small kickback when you make a purchase through my links. You aren’t obligated to use these links in any way, but when you do so, it helps to support this site, so thank you!

About Stephanie Langford

Stephanie Langford has a passion for sharing ideas and information for homemakers who want to make healthy changes in their homes, and carefully steward all that they've been given. She has written three books geared to helping families live more naturally and eat real, whole foods, without being overwhelmed, without going broke and with simple meal planning. She is the creator of Keeper of the Home.

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  1. fingers crossed! I’ve had my eye on one of these for months, but haven’t pulled the trigger yet because of the dollars (or a shortage thereof).

  2. Rebekah says:

    I have been wanting a dehydrator for a long time this would be wonderful.:)

  3. Yipppee! I’ve been wanting a dehydrator! :)

  4. You’re right. This is one of those items you really save up for. And well worth it, I’m sure!

  5. Shannon says:

    Subscribed! What a great site! I love the sprouting seeds and yogurt starter

  6. So confused. How do I enter?

  7. Hi there – just found your wonderful blog courtesy of the HEAV (Home Educators of Virginia) e-newsletter and 31 ways to use a mason jar! Looking forward to learning more about healthy living!

  8. HI there – just found you courtesy of HEAV (Home Educators of Virginia) e-newsletter and the 31 ways to use a mason jar (we keep pens and sharpies in ours in the schoolroom). Looking forward to learning how to be healthier!

  9. Oooh, we just finished planting a huge garden. Wouldn’t this be a great win to help store all those goodies! Thanks!

  10. Vicky Carlson says:

    I subscribed. Have been wanting one for years! TY!

  11. So excited!

  12. Valerie says:

    What a wonderful giveaway.

  13. Sharon B says:

    Great give away….thank you!

  14. So excited about this giveaway! thanks!

  15. Chelsea says:

    Thanks for offering such a helpful machine!

    Chelsea :)

  16. Chelsea says:

    Thanks for offering such a helpful machine!

  17. I have been wanting a new dehydrator. I planted some elderberry bushes and would love to dry the berries so I can use them throughout the year.

  18. Hi there! Just stumbled upon your lovely blog and was greeted with this awesome giveaway! I’ve been really wanting to invest in a dehydrator for the past couple of years but never got the chance to make the purchase. Thanks for the opportunity to win this! :) Take care, Heba

  19. I love cultures for health! I have been making water kefir and have been tempted to buy so many of their products. One thing at a time with a newborn baby around. :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Subscribed! I love the Cultures for Health website! I didn’t know they had a newsletter, so this is doubly awesome! Thanks!

  21. Candice says:

    This is a wonderful give away. I’ve been needing an excalibur for a while now!

    Thank you for the opportunity!


  22. I’d love to make fruit leathers for my kids!

  23. What a great opportunity! Thanks for hosting!

  24. stacy marie says:

    how many times can you enter?
    and thank you! :)

  25. What if I was already signed up for the newsletter? Also, thanks for the opportunity!