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8 Oct

Contest Poll: The 2010 Grokfeast Challenge

I’d like to thank the 28 groups who participated in the Grokfeast Challenge this year. Your level of creativity, commitment, and enthusiasm serves as a hallmark for Primal living at its best. It’s been an immense pleasure reading and posting your experiences on Mark’s Daily Apple.

As good as they all were, only one group can win the cow. One more shout out to US Wellness, who is donating all the grass-fed beef. If you ever want to take your beef eating to the next level, hit up their newsletter and join the grass-fed revolution.

While only one group can win the cow, I have decided to give the 27 contestants that don’t win this contest a special Primal prize. I just can’t leave them empty-handed after all the effort they put into their Grokfeasts. (I’ll be in touch with each of you in the next couple weeks to make arrangements.)

OK, now on to business. Below are the seven finalists in no particular order. I’ve posted the finalists’ videos and picture streams, but please click through to the individual posts before voting. Check out the recipes, view the PDF files, read their stories. Then vote on the Grokfeasters who you believe best captured the spirit of going Primal. You have until Monday at 9:00 a.m. PST to vote. Grok on!

Vote for the Winner of the 2010 Grokfeast Contest

  • Grokfeast on the Shenandoah River (27%, 564 Votes)
  • Grokfeast in New York (23%, 479 Votes)
  • Grokfeast in Burnsville, North Carolina (17%, 359 Votes)
  • Grokfeast in Yosemite National Park (12%, 243 Votes)
  • Grokfeast in Fairview, North Carolina (9%, 198 Votes)
  • Grokfeast on San Juan Island, Washington (9%, 185 Votes)
  • Grokfeast in Maryland (3%, 87 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,111

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Grokfeast on San Juan Island, Washington

Grokfeast in New York

Grokfeast on the Shenandoah River

Grokfeast in Burnsville, North Carolina

Grokfeast in Yosemite National Park

Grokfeast in Maryland

Grokfeast in Fairview, North Carolina


You want comments? We got comments:

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  1. good luck to the finalists!!
    Don’t forget to show pictures of your “victory feast” ;)

    Peggy wrote on October 8th, 2010
  2. I was already a “winner” in this contest! I got to have an awesome afternoon with people I never met before & share delicious food & positive stories. New friends, good food, good times: win win win.

    Peggy wrote on October 8th, 2010
  3. Nice to see NC represent.

    Mike Wootini wrote on October 8th, 2010
  4. Vote for NY! We burned a dinosaur!

    Emerson wrote on October 8th, 2010
  5. meh…

    congrats :)

    noah216 wrote on October 8th, 2010
  6. Great job everyone!

    Jonah wrote on October 8th, 2010
  7. Grokfeast in New York made being primal cool and exciting.

    Kudos to them.

    SuperMike wrote on October 8th, 2010
  8. vote for Maryland! we started our fire the old fashioned way! plus, we had an outhouse…..

    Sandra the YogaHon wrote on October 8th, 2010
  9. Go Shenandoah!

    Jose wrote on October 8th, 2010
  10. So hard to pick just one, everyone did a great job! And, as someone else mentioned, everyone who entered “won” because of the great experiences they had.

    Kris wrote on October 8th, 2010
  11. How come I can’t vote? There is nothing for me to click?

    MamaSofi wrote on October 8th, 2010
  12. I can’t decide! I’m glad I have until Monday…

    Larry wrote on October 8th, 2010
  13. Go Grokfeast on San Juan Island, Washington!!! :)

    Sean wrote on October 8th, 2010
  14. caveman olympics. you guys are genius.

    Ely wrote on October 8th, 2010
  15. Sooo many great entries!! I’m so encouraged by how primal/paleo is spreading!! :)

    gilliebean wrote on October 8th, 2010
    • I am planning to buy the art tube prmeap, would I need anything else for this to work? The prmeap can take both mike and instruments, so is it simply a case of plugging mike/guitar into prmeap, and then plugging that into the laptop? I will just use audacity to record. Thanks

      Dominic wrote on June 7th, 2012
  16. Even if the San Juan Island doesn’t win, Seattle will always be the original Primal BluePrint Group!

    jose wrote on October 8th, 2010
  17. I was struck by the variety of ideas for this contest. Enjoyed them all. Thanks everyone and good luck.

    Sharon wrote on October 8th, 2010
  18. Grok, dreams, and change….Shenandoah 2010.

    hope wrote on October 8th, 2010
  19. Caveman Olympics = genius. And awesome.

    Go Shenandoah River!

    Flint wrote on October 11th, 2010
  20. Choosing who to vote for was really difficult. I ended up voting for Yosemite because I just spent the weekend at “Webelos Woods” with my son. All of the food that the staff prepared for this scout campout seemed to consist of undercooked carbs and overly-salted industrial meat. Then I would think of that rabbit and those figs. Or the jerkey and butter…I really should have taken the opportunity to engage in some intermittent fasting! ;^)

    Larry wrote on October 11th, 2010
  21. Great job on the picnics, photos and videos! Always cool to see some action!

    Nico B. wrote on October 11th, 2010
  22. Much thanks to all those who voted for Shenandoah Valley – if you’re in the DC area and want to celebrate with us, send me an email.

    -Graham

    Graham King wrote on October 11th, 2010
  23. Last evening I went to the frig bforaeot and stepped in something. Looking down I saw the entrails of my housecat’s leftovers. Maybe she heard us talking about the leftovers go in the frig! I had to peel it off my foot and clean up. Good kittie, though for getting those house mouse.

    Irgi wrote on December 6th, 2012

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