Spearfish Local

Spearfish Local is a Black Hills State University initiative that brings together local producers, distributors, purchasers, and consumers of local food and other locally-sourced products. The goal of Spearfish Local is to grow support of the local economy and to work together to achieve greater things than we could as separate organizations.

If you are associated with a business that sells local products, please fill out this form to apply for the free Spearfish Local badge. Badge recipients will be given a window decal to show that your business supports local producers and Spearfish's economy. Businesses who have received the Spearfish Local badge will be listed here.

Spearfish Local Business Application form

Spearfish Local's focus is to:

  • Support the local economy by assisting businesses to promote their products and keeping local dollars in Spearfish
  • Assist consumers to identify local products
  • Promote healthy eating choices with fresh, local produce
  • Reduce transportation costs and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Build community resilience
  • Connect BHSU students with community members working on local food issues
  • Provide real world work experience for BHSU students

Petrika Peters

Spearfish Local Businesses

The following businesses have submitted an application to Spearfish Local showing that they sell or cook with local food.

Eat Local

Drink Local

New applications are arriving, so check back here for frequent updates. If you own a business that sells or prepares at least one local food item, submit an application to apply for the free Spearfish Local badge. Benefits of the badge include window decals and stickers to show that your business supports local producers and better inform consumers on where to find locally grown food. In addition, Spearfish Local will include your business's name in advertisements in-print and online. Participation in this
program is completely free! Thank you to our grantors and sponsors listed below!

Black Hills Food Hub

The work of Spearfish Local led to the creation of the Black Hills Food Hub in fall 2015, a local food aggregation initiative to bridge the gap between local producers and area cafeterias. 

If you are a farmer who wants to learn more, contact Jessica Stori.


2014 Healthy Communities Small Grant fromThe Wellmark Foundation. The Wellmark Foundation is an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Blue Cross®, Blue Shield®, and the Cross® and Shield® symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an Association of Independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.

2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant from the South Dakota Department of Agriculture
This project is supported by the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program and the U.S. Department of Agriculture through grant 12-25-B-1487. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA.

2015 USDA Local Food Promotion Program

Spearfish Local/Black Hills Food Hub in the News:

Spearfish Local Advisory Council

Mayor Dana Boke
Cheryl Johnson
Melissa Barth
Rebecca Dorsett
Carrie Gray-Wood
Dawn Habeck
Trish Jenkins
Rachel Headley
Petrika Peters

Spearfish Local Interns


Summer 2017:

Name Major
Manual Perez        Environmental Science

Summer 2016:

Name Major
Amanda Voisin        Art and Graphic Design

Fall 2015:

Name Major
Tracy Sigdestad Sustainability Masters 

Summer 2015:

Name Major
Ross Edison Environmental Science
Tracy Sigdestad   Sustainability Masters
Timothy Whelan       Mass Communication

Spring 2015:

Name Major
Chor Ni Tsoi Accounting
Jessie Clark Outdoor Education and
Environmental Biology
Ross Edison Environmental Science
Tracy Sigdestad  Sustainability Masters
Marisa Kritzberger   Biology
Timothy Whelan Mass Communication
Lina Katelaite Mass Communication

 Fall 2014:

Name Major 
 Chor Ni Tsoi      Accounting 
 Tara Price Corporate Communications 
 Evan Griggs Outdoor Education 

Summer 2014:

Name Major
Abigail McBride Physical Science
Tara Price Corporate Communications
Thomas Trimble Chemistry