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20 Sep

Contest: Grocery Time

The Prize:

More fresh Alaskan salmon! Courtesy of Wild Pacific Salmon, the winner of today’s contest will receive 3 lbs of wild caught Copper River Chinook salmon fillets overnighted to your door. Salmon freaks out there know what a treat this is; and for any non-salmon freaks out there, prepare to be freaked, salmon style. Bonus: Use “AKSALMON” when ordering from to receive a $10 discount on an order of 10 lbs or more.

The Contest:

One of last year’s contests was so neat, I decided to bring it back. Originally inspired by a NY Times photo montage featuring families from around the world surrounded by a week’s worth of their groceries, I told readers to surround themselves with a week’s worth of their Primal groceries. Check out the results from last year.

So round up the kids (or parents, or fiance, or roommates) and toss all the groceries on the table, because I want people to see “What Grok Eats.” The pictures don’t have to be fancy, nor do they have to be 100% Primal (or even 80%, just so long as people can see what you eat in a week). Mad props go to the most Primal family, but the winner will be selected in a random drawing, so don’t feel obliged to play “Keeping up with the Grokses.” Email me the picture along with the subject heading: “Grocery Submission”. As long as there are groceries on the table and smiling faces, you’re entered to win.


From the NY Times:


Last Year’s Winner:

Now it’s your turn.

The Deadline:

September 29, midnight PST. A week and a half.

Who is Eligible:

Anyone can enter. In the case of an international winner, a substitute prize of equal value will be awarded.

How the Winner Will Be Determined:

A random drawing will be held among all entrants who submit adequate photos.

You want comments? We got comments:

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  1. Woot! Love this contest! So easy and so fun!

    gilliebean wrote on September 20th, 2010
  2. Agreed with Gilliebean! This looks awesome! My suggestion for a context from yesterday’s contest was actually a picture of the inside of a refrigerator, but this is pretty darn close!

    Ashley wrote on September 20th, 2010
  3. What a good excuse to go buy a new camera!


    David Grim wrote on September 20th, 2010
  4. excellent. My produce box arrives today. :)

    Ely wrote on September 20th, 2010
  5. Hmmm. Will have to empty out the refrigerator for this one…

    hiker wrote on September 20th, 2010
  6. Phew! Enough time to get our veggie basket from the co-op. If we took one today, you’d see how grok eats leftovers.

    Bethany wrote on September 20th, 2010
    • I was thinking the same thing! LMAO

      Maya wrote on September 21st, 2010
  7. Should be a lot of fun emptying out my fridge and cupboards and freezer!

    Primal Toad wrote on September 20th, 2010
  8. Looked at the NY Times photo montage. Funny how so called third world nations appear to eat so much better then we do.

    We do the groceries on Saturday. I’ll be sure to have the camera at the ready.

    Turling wrote on September 20th, 2010
  9. I own the book the NYT was writing about! Truly a case of an image being worth a thousand words.

    I usually shop twice a week (Sun and Wed) for our groceries from the Santa Monica farmers’ markets’, but I think I can try to put together a week’s worth of meals from our fridge before the deadline.

    Sally JPA wrote on September 20th, 2010
  10. We should play “spot the primal” in the NYT picture… I call the grapes!

    kelle wrote on September 20th, 2010
    • I think that’s the only Primal thing there!

      Dan wrote on September 20th, 2010
      • NO! I pot bottled water and tomatos LMAO!!!

        Maya wrote on September 21st, 2010
    • I see some packaged meat in there… :)

      gilliebean wrote on September 22nd, 2010
  11. This will be tricky– I live in Germany and do a little shopping for our meals every day, since different vendors come to the open market on various days of the week… I can at least offer a sampler, I guess!

    Ariana wrote on September 21st, 2010
  12. Sent in my submission… 😀

    VelocityRD wrote on September 21st, 2010
  13. Mark, why do you do this to me? I was all excited and had my mouth watering over the salmon, and then I scrolled down and completely lost my appetite. Also, I want to go broil some salmon skin now (I save it when I clean my salmon — “bacon of the sea”).

    Erin wrote on September 21st, 2010
  14. That was fun and now I have some great outtakes of my kids! lmao

    Maya wrote on September 25th, 2010

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