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Month: September 2012

Grokfeast in Maryland

On September 11th I asked Mark’s Daily apple readers to host a Grokfeast (a picnic/party celebrating the Primal lifestyle) and to send me the results. The following is one of 15 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow courtesy of US Wellness.
We eat dinner with my parents and siblings every Tuesday night. So as soon as I saw the contest I thought perfect; my family has been listening to me drone on about Primal and Mark’s Daily Apple for 8-9 months, so it’s a perfect opportunity to show them what it’s all about.

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Grokfeast in Colorado

On September 11th I asked Mark’s Daily apple readers to host a Grokfeast (a picnic/party celebrating the Primal lifestyle) and to send me the results. The following is one of 14 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow courtesy of US Wellness.
We are two active Primal families, who are lucky enough to live in Green Mountain Falls, a great small town in the Colorado mountains. We love where we live. We can hike the trails from our backyards. It has been an interesting summer for us all. Both of our Dads are volunteer firefighters and they put the Primal lifestyle and CrossFit to the test, helping protect our town from the Waldo Canyon Fire. The fire line came within less than a mile from our homes, and a month later, flooding in the area from the burn scar destroyed our school playground. Happily, we are all safe and continue to enjoy our mountain playground!

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Grokfeast in Western Australia

On September 11th I asked Mark’s Daily apple readers to host a Grokfeast (a picnic/party celebrating the Primal lifestyle) and to send me the results. The following is one of 14 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow courtesy of US Wellness.
We started out by picking up some produce from the local markets. Finding some delicious local and grass fed meat, fresh organic vegetables and local free range eggs. Then we headed to the shops to pick up the rest of the ingredients. Including my favourites, 85% Black & Green’s organic chocolate, macadamias, bacon and butter. After packing up the car we set off on a 3 hour drive leaving Perth and heading down the west coast to Yallingup where we stayed for a Primal weekend of bliss.

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Grokfeast in Wisconsin

On September 11th I asked Mark’s Daily apple readers to host a Grokfeast (a picnic/party celebrating the Primal lifestyle) and to send me the results. The following is one of 14 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow courtesy of US Wellness.
My family is in that stage of life where our schedule is not our own. With involved children and 2 full time jobs,  there is very little time for unstructured activities. Like other families in this stage, when we do have free time we are cleaning, grocery shopping or running errands.

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Grokfeast in South Dakota

On September 11th I asked Mark’s Daily apple readers to host a Grokfeast (a picnic/party celebrating the Primal lifestyle) and to send me the results. The following is one of 14 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow courtesy of US Wellness.
Our Grokfeast preparations started early on Saturday with a trip to the Sioux Falls Farmer’s Market to get all of the vegetables fresh from local farmers. The 4 chickens also joined the party early as we began brining them at the Zahasky house on Saturday.

On Sunday we congregated at the Esser’s at 2pm so we could begin preparing and cooking together as a community. Our Grokfeast lasted 7 hours! To kick it off we prepared the food between the indoor kitchen and the outdoor kitchen (a dug-in-the-ground fire pit we created in the back yard of the downtown-dwelling Esser family.) Half of the adults started in the kitchen cutting all the fresh veggies to prepare the sides with and the older kids were outside playing on the rope hanging from the tree while the little ones played in the dirt! As a group we also had a game of freeze tag and backyard Frisbee. Ropes, dirt, tag… what a way to get this Primal Party started!

For one of our activities we all built the fire pit and fire so we could cook the meat over an open flame. The kids and adults hauled bricks and worked as a team to build up the fire pit.

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Grokfeast in Virginia

On September 11th I asked Mark’s Daily apple readers to host a Grokfeast (a picnic/party celebrating the Primal lifestyle) and to send me the results. The following is one of 14 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow courtesy of US Wellness.
Our family lives in Highland County Virginia in one of the least populated counties east of the Mississippi River with a population of 2,321. We live on the Jackson River on acreage that provides us with a plethora of Primal foods that we grow, hunt and gather. We provide 90% of our own food which includes grass fed beef, pork, venison, and trout. Our garden is a great producer of all the vegetables one can imagine as well as a fruit orchard that includes 10 varieties of apples, 3 varieties of pears, concord grapes, peaches, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, walnuts, butternuts and more. We “put up” this wonderful harvest by either canning or freezing. Most recently we have purchased a greenhouse and 4 IBC containers to install an aquaponic system. We intend to raise tilapia and shrimp as well as grow fruits and vegetables. No more weeding! This project will be completed by spring.

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