Spearfish Local is a new 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.
In supporting the local economy and the growing demand for healthy food sources, BHSU has launched an independent certification system to provide an unambiguous definition and identification to local products. Look for the Spearfish Local logo starting in winter 2014 for businesses who sell local food products.
If you are associated with a business that sells local products, please fill out our 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'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
Spearfish Local Businesses
The following businesses have submitted an application to Spearfish Local showing that they sell or cook with local food.
Bay Leaf Cafe - locally raised lamb all year, Spearfish grown fruits and vegetables in the summer
Black Hills State University and A'viands - grows food at the campus garden for use in the campus dining hall
Booth Society, Inc. - honey, jams, jerky
Cycle Farm - a variety of produce sold through Community Supported Agriculture and Farmer's Markets
Eric Jennings Angus Beef - locally raised beef
Good Earth Natural Foods - produce in the summer, packaged items like honey year-round
The Iron Place - several varieties of sprouts and homemade bread
Leone's Creamery - local ingredients are often utilized in their ice cream, made in-house
Red Barn Farmer's Market - local food retailer
Sunflower Cottage - honey and locally crafted gifts
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!
Belle Joli' - vineyard in Belle Fourche
Crow Peak Brewing Co. - Spearfish brewed beer
Level Wine Bar - local beer
Sanford's Grub and Pub - local beer and wine
2014 Healthy Communities Small Grant from
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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.