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October 08 2010

Contest Poll: The 2010 Grokfeast Challenge

By Mark Sisson
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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!

Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

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


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

  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.

  3. Grokfeast in New York made being primal cool and exciting.

    Kudos to them.

  4. 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.

    1. 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

  5. Even if the San Juan Island doesn’t win, Seattle will always be the original Primal BluePrint Group!

  6. I was struck by the variety of ideas for this contest. Enjoyed them all. Thanks everyone and good luck.

  7. 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! ;^)

  8. 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

  9. 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.