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September 29, 2012

Contest Poll: The 2012 Grokfeast Challenge

By Mark Sisson
65 Comments

I’d like to thank the 14 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 publishing your experiences on Mark’s Daily Apple.

As good as they all were (seriously, again, great job, everyone), 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.

OK, now on to business. Below are the four finalists. I’ve posted the finalists’ videos and picture, but please click through to the individual posts before voting. Check out the recipes and read their stories. Then vote on the Grokfeasters who you believe best captured the spirit of going Primal. You have until Monday at 4:00 PM PDT to vote.

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Grokfeast in Iowa

Grokfeast in Illinois

Grokfeast in Western Australia

Grokfeast in Colorado


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doghug
doghug
4 years 14 hours ago

I can’t decide!

Primal Toad
4 years 14 hours ago

Illinois 😉

doghug
doghug
4 years 13 hours ago

done 🙂

James
James
4 years 11 hours ago

Western Australia 🙂

Ash
Ash
4 years 11 hours ago

Agreed! Go Western Australia 🙂

Terry Prosser
4 years 10 hours ago

I agree with Asha GO WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Sandra Prosser
3 years 11 months ago

Superb presentation. Wouldn’t mind a taste. Yum.

Terence Prosser
Terence Prosser
3 years 11 months ago

Go western Australia a great place to live

WildGrok
WildGrok
4 years 10 hours ago

This is easy: Iowa!

Noelle Gibbons
Noelle Gibbons
4 years 10 hours ago

LOVE IOWA!!!! So fun!

monran
monran
4 years 10 hours ago

I love the Colorado crew! My 2nd place is Illinois. Great job!

Wendy
Wendy
3 years 11 months ago

Great job GMF Colorado. You used the song from Ruth Washburn Cooperative Nursery School too!

Marisa
Marisa
4 years 10 hours ago

Hellz yeah Colorado!!!

Derek
4 years 10 hours ago

Colorado!

Primal Toad
Primal Toad
4 years 10 hours ago

This voting is getting quite intense!

I’m on the Illinois team but… GO LIONS! GO TIGERS!!

And if your in Austin then perhaps ill see you soon. I fly down there on October 17 and don’t fly back till November 20 for thanksgiving.

WildGrok
WildGrok
3 years 11 months ago

Hi Toad

Are you passing near Miami Nice in your trek?
Let me know, I might walk a mile or two with you and take some pics!

Boo bug
Boo bug
4 years 9 hours ago

Iowa rocks!!

Jenn
Jenn
4 years 9 hours ago

Iowa!!!

Erin Grant
Erin Grant
4 years 9 hours ago

Western Australia! Awesome video!

Winter Taylor
Winter Taylor
4 years 8 hours ago

Iowa!!!!

Dan Wells
Dan Wells
3 years 11 months ago

YES, Iowa!!!!!

Tracy
Tracy
4 years 8 hours ago

GMF, Colorado, way to go!!

Grokfiend
Grokfiend
4 years 8 hours ago

Not even close, Iowa all the way!

Michael
Michael
4 years 7 hours ago

It was an awesome day in Colorado. Weare so lucky to live where we do. Thanks everyone for the votes and comments! GMF Colorado!

Helen
Helen
4 years 6 hours ago

WESTERN AUSTRALIA!!!!!

Mei
Mei
4 years 6 hours ago

For all of you on the fence, if you vote for Team Illinois, you may receive a unicorn. A UNICORN.

Betty
Betty
4 years 5 hours ago

WESTERN AUSTRALIA!!!

FAR superior video.

:-P
:-P
4 years 3 hours ago

I came here to vote for virginia.

*Walks away.*

Emily
Emily
3 years 11 months ago

So did I 🙂

Sez
Sez
4 years 2 hours ago

Western Australia

Wenchypoo
Wenchypoo
4 years 1 hour ago

From a health/nutrition standpoint, THEY’RE ALL WINNERS in my book–even the ones who weren’t nominated as finalists!

Molly
Molly
4 years 47 minutes ago

Colorado rocks it!

Cathy
3 years 11 months ago

My vote is for Chicago!!! It’s packed with education, inspiration and FUN!!! Love the canine companions too.

mark
3 years 11 months ago

Colorado team in Green Mountain Falls rocks!

Jessica
Jessica
3 years 11 months ago

Iowa all the way!

WildGrok
WildGrok
3 years 11 months ago

Wow I was the second one voting for Iowa (they were at the bottom of the poll the first day). Now they are at the top!
Go Iowa go
Go Iowa go

Suz Camp
3 years 11 months ago

Iowa!
Iowa!
Iowa!

These are great!

Julie
Julie
3 years 11 months ago

Rock on Colorado!

Ruthie Martinez
Ruthie Martinez
3 years 11 months ago

Nice job, Colorado! Love the video 🙂

emh
emh
3 years 11 months ago

IOWA!

Olivia
Olivia
3 years 11 months ago

Iowa is definitely the best!

TruckerLady
TruckerLady
3 years 11 months ago

Love the Aussies but have to vote for the home team. Go GMF, CO!

Molly
Molly
3 years 11 months ago

Thanks!

Danyelle
Danyelle
3 years 11 months ago

Colorado!!!!

Terry Prosser
3 years 11 months ago

Go Western Australia

Terry Prosser
Terry Prosser
3 years 11 months ago

Super-dipper Aussie video

Mac & Jeannie
Mac & Jeannie
3 years 11 months ago

AWESOME JOB GREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS TEAM!!!

Mac & Jeannie
Mac & Jeannie
3 years 11 months ago

AWESOME JOB GREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS TEAM

Marian
3 years 11 months ago

IOWA!!! 😀 😀 😀

mark williams
mark williams
3 years 11 months ago

I vote for Colorado.

Karen
Karen
3 years 11 months ago

Iowa gets our vote!

Tyler
Tyler
3 years 11 months ago

Hi Mark:

Lots of people have contacted me saying that are unable to vote for us! I’m not sure what’s up, but when we go to the contest page, it only shows the results. No fun.

Thanks for looking into this.

Jaycee Pepper
Jaycee Pepper
3 years 11 months ago

Colorado!

Lars
Lars
3 years 11 months ago

Iowa!

dennis p
dennis p
3 years 11 months ago

Wisconsin all the way!

Hannah martens
Hannah martens
3 years 11 months ago

Iowa.

Crystal
Crystal
3 years 11 months ago

IOWA

NJ Paleo
NJ Paleo
3 years 11 months ago

Colorado! As the mom of a 12-year-old daughter, I feel the urge to applaud the primal tweens! Though I did love the Western Australia submission as well.

Bruce Flemins
Bruce Flemins
3 years 11 months ago

Another vote for Green Mountain Falls. You just can’t beat Colorado!

donald leighton
donald leighton
3 years 11 months ago

Iowa for sure. My heart will always be with my midwestern tribe!!

Kelly in Colorado
Kelly in Colorado
3 years 11 months ago

Congratulations Iowa!

Thank you MDA and crew for this opportunity. The true prize is much more than a cow and everyone who participated is a winner!

Big, BIG Thanks to Sage, Coco, Maddie, Lizzy, Molly, Tyler and Michael. I am honored to be your friend, Mom and wife.

Molly
Molly
3 years 11 months ago

:).

mike bowers
mike bowers
3 years 11 months ago

Go Green Mountain Falls! I vote for Colorado!

Alicia
Alicia
3 years 11 months ago

Colorado!

William in OC
William in OC
3 years 20 hours ago

Iowa in the lead?! I couldn’t take the hippy girl and bongo drums.

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