Spearfish Local

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
Rachel Headley
Katie Greer

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

Belle Joli' - vineyard in Belle Fourche
Booth Society, Inc. - honey, jams, jerky
Crow Peak Brewing Co. - Spearfish brewed beer
Cycle Farm - a variety of produce sold through Community Supported Agriculture and Farmer's Markets
Good Earth Natural Foods - produce in the summer, packaged items like honey year-round
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!

Grants/ Sponsors

2014 Healthy Communities Small Grant from

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.

Spearfish Local Interns

 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

Spearfish Local Advisory Council

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