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29 Sep

Contest Poll: The 2012 Grokfeast Challenge

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.

Vote for the Winner of the 2012 Grokfeast Contest

  • Grokfeast in Iowa (39%, 371 Votes)
  • Grokfeast in Colorado (28%, 265 Votes)
  • Grokfeast in Illinois (21%, 198 Votes)
  • Grokfeast in Western Australia (12%, 106 Votes)

Total Voters: 940

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Grokfeast in Iowa

Grokfeast in Illinois

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Grokfeast in Western Australia

Grokfeast in Colorado


You want comments? We got comments:

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  1. I can’t decide!

    doghug wrote on September 29th, 2012
    • Illinois ;)

      Primal Toad wrote on September 29th, 2012
      • done :)

        doghug wrote on September 29th, 2012
    • Western Australia :)

      James wrote on September 29th, 2012
      • Agreed! Go Western Australia :)

        Ash wrote on September 29th, 2012
        • I agree with Asha GO WESTERN AUSTRALIA

          Terry Prosser wrote on September 29th, 2012
        • Superb presentation. Wouldn’t mind a taste. Yum.

          Sandra Prosser wrote on September 30th, 2012
      • Go western Australia a great place to live

        Terence Prosser wrote on October 1st, 2012
    • This is easy: Iowa!

      WildGrok wrote on September 29th, 2012
    • LOVE IOWA!!!! So fun!

      Noelle Gibbons wrote on September 29th, 2012
  2. I love the Colorado crew! My 2nd place is Illinois. Great job!

    monran wrote on September 29th, 2012
    • Great job GMF Colorado. You used the song from Ruth Washburn Cooperative Nursery School too!

      Wendy wrote on September 30th, 2012
  3. Hellz yeah Colorado!!!

    Marisa wrote on September 29th, 2012
  4. Colorado!

    Derek wrote on September 29th, 2012
  5. 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.

    Primal Toad wrote on September 29th, 2012
    • 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!

      WildGrok wrote on September 30th, 2012
  6. Iowa rocks!!

    Boo bug wrote on September 29th, 2012
  7. Iowa!!!

    Jenn wrote on September 29th, 2012
  8. Western Australia! Awesome video!

    Erin Grant wrote on September 29th, 2012
  9. Iowa!!!!

    Winter Taylor wrote on September 29th, 2012
    • YES, Iowa!!!!!

      Dan Wells wrote on October 4th, 2012
  10. GMF, Colorado, way to go!!

    Tracy wrote on September 29th, 2012
  11. Not even close, Iowa all the way!

    Grokfiend wrote on September 29th, 2012
  12. It was an awesome day in Colorado. Weare so lucky to live where we do. Thanks everyone for the votes and comments! GMF Colorado!

    Michael wrote on September 29th, 2012
  13. WESTERN AUSTRALIA!!!!!

    Helen wrote on September 29th, 2012
  14. For all of you on the fence, if you vote for Team Illinois, you may receive a unicorn. A UNICORN.

    Mei wrote on September 30th, 2012
  15. WESTERN AUSTRALIA!!!

    FAR superior video.

    Betty wrote on September 30th, 2012
  16. I came here to vote for virginia.

    *Walks away.*

    :-P wrote on September 30th, 2012
    • So did I :)

      Emily wrote on October 1st, 2012
  17. Western Australia

    Sez wrote on September 30th, 2012
  18. From a health/nutrition standpoint, THEY’RE ALL WINNERS in my book–even the ones who weren’t nominated as finalists!

    Wenchypoo wrote on September 30th, 2012
  19. Colorado rocks it!

    Molly wrote on September 30th, 2012
  20. My vote is for Chicago!!! It’s packed with education, inspiration and FUN!!! Love the canine companions too.

    Cathy wrote on September 30th, 2012
  21. Colorado team in Green Mountain Falls rocks!

    mark wrote on September 30th, 2012
  22. Iowa all the way!

    Jessica wrote on September 30th, 2012
  23. 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

    WildGrok wrote on September 30th, 2012
  24. Iowa!
    Iowa!
    Iowa!

    These are great!

    Suz Camp wrote on September 30th, 2012
  25. Rock on Colorado!

    Julie wrote on September 30th, 2012
  26. Nice job, Colorado! Love the video :)

    Ruthie Martinez wrote on September 30th, 2012
  27. IOWA!

    emh wrote on September 30th, 2012
  28. Iowa is definitely the best!

    Olivia wrote on September 30th, 2012
  29. Love the Aussies but have to vote for the home team. Go GMF, CO!

    TruckerLady wrote on September 30th, 2012
    • Thanks!

      Molly wrote on October 1st, 2012
  30. Colorado!!!!

    Danyelle wrote on September 30th, 2012
  31. Go Western Australia

    Terry Prosser wrote on September 30th, 2012
  32. Super-dipper Aussie video

    Terry Prosser wrote on September 30th, 2012
  33. AWESOME JOB GREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS TEAM!!!

    Mac & Jeannie wrote on September 30th, 2012
  34. AWESOME JOB GREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS TEAM

    Mac & Jeannie wrote on September 30th, 2012
  35. IOWA!!! :D :D :D

    Marian wrote on October 1st, 2012
  36. I vote for Colorado.

    mark williams wrote on October 1st, 2012
  37. Iowa gets our vote!

    Karen wrote on October 1st, 2012
  38. 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.

    Tyler wrote on October 1st, 2012
  39. Colorado!

    Jaycee Pepper wrote on October 1st, 2012
  40. Iowa!

    Lars wrote on October 1st, 2012

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