Wusthof Knife Sharpening and Sales Event – March 24th

Join the Wusthof representative, Fran, for a day all about knives on March 24th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m!

– All regular priced Wusthof knives on sale
– Test out knives before you buy
– Talk with a Wusthof sales rep on knife use and care
– Free-will donation sharpening service ($3-5 per knife suggested)
– All knife types accepted for sharpening except serrated
– Limit of three knives per person
– All donations go to the Harvest Table and Feeding Brookings.

Community Soup Swap – February 8th

February is cold and bleak. Let’s warm it up with delicious soup at our Community Soup Swap event on Thursday, February 8th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Please bring three family-size batches of soup frozen in separate containers with recipes. For example, you could bring three plastic tubs with four servings of frozen split pea soup in each tub with three recipe copies. Or, you could bring three different soups like four servings of frozen sweet potato chicken noodle in a one gallon plastic baggy, six servings of frozen ginger carrot bisque in a tub, and eight servings of frozen enchilada soup in a baggy (each with a copy of the recipe). Please remember that you will not be getting your container back, so don’t bring Grandma’s *prized* tupperware bowl. We’ll play a little game to start the swap and each participant will leave with three new frozensoups to bring home.

RSVP is not required and there is no cost though you must bring soup in order to participate.

If you have questions, please post them here, message us, or email kirsten@carrotseedkitchen.com.

Book Club Winter 2018 – Molly on the Range

Please join us for our first ever Cookbook Club at The Carrot Seed starting Tuesday, January 30th! We will be working our way through Molly Yeh’s cookbook, Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from an Unlikely Life on a Farm. The club will take place every Tuesday from January 30th to February 27th from 6:30 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. at The Carrot Seed in Downtown Brookings (5 nights). The first night will be an intro and ice breaking night. Each of the four following meetings will focus on one section of the cookbook. Three people will be assigned to each meeting to prepare food from that section of the book to share with the group. Highlights of the club include:

  • Discounted copy of Molly on the Range ($25 vs list price of $32.50)
  • Tasting of unique ingredients used in the book with Dan from Flavor International Cuisine
  • Sampling of food made in the book each week (Attendees will be in charge of preparing/sharing one dish total over the course of the five weeks.)
  • 10% off store merchandise on club evenings
  • Meeting and interacting with other area food lovers
  • A few secret surprises along the way!

The group is limited to 12 participants and we expect the seats to fill quickly. Pre-registration and payment is required to ensure we have a copy of the book ready for you. Membership to the club is $25, which includes a hard cover copy of the book.


Sign up here.


Learn about Molly Yeh here.


Ask questions here: kirsten@carrotseedkitchen.com

2016 Holiday Hours

December 22: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

December 23: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

December 24: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

December 25: CLOSED

December 26: CLOSED

December 27: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

December 28: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

December 29: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

December 30: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

December 31: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

January 1: CLOSED

January 2: CLOSED

January 3: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Normal hours resume)

Book Release Signing

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Join us for the release of the book, Prairie Grown: Stories and Recipes from a South Dakota Hillside on September 17th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at The Carrot Seed. You’ll be able to sample recipes prepared from the pages of the book and chat with author, Heidi Barr, and perhaps one of the photographers (Noelle Pawlowski). Copies of the book, with the option to have yours signed by the photographer and author, will be available for purchase.

“I wrote this book because the world needs more stories about successful organic farms,” said Barr. “And to have another illustration of how beautiful life can be by living close to the earth, embracing all the things that nature, growing your own vegetables, and living close community can offer.”

Growing up, Barr was always really close to her food and knew where it came from, even as a young child. Some of her earliest memories are being out in the garden surrounded by peppers, tomatoes, raspberry bushes, and strawberries creeping all around.

Food is and always has been the backbone of her family. Whether it is a holiday or a family gathering, there is always a lot of cooking, chopping, serving, and talking about food. “It [food] is how my family shows love towards each other, the community, and the earth,” said Barr.

The purpose of the book is to add to the many stories that illustrate the beauty that comes from living close to the earth and taking in nourishment that comes directly from the earth, being a good steward of the earth, and being a part of that system that is sustainable.

“I hope people take inspiration that they find good recipes that they can use. They are all very simple. They don’t take a lot of preparation,” said Barr. “I hope that in their own lives and find their own way in interacting with food in a way that is sustainable and just adds that beauty to their life, that maybe wasn’t there before.”

All About Coffee

Facebook Ad with logo2Join Kurt Osborne from Kool Beans Coffee, a Brookings-based custom coffee roaster, for a presentation about all things coffee on Thursday, August 4th at 6 p.m. at The Carrot Seed. Learn how coffee trees grow, berries are processed, beans are roasted, and how the drink is prepared. Attendees will also get to sample different roasts from Kool Beans Coffee. This is a free event you will not want to miss!

Family Pizza Night


The Carrot Seed is hosting a family-friendly outdoor-wood fired pizza buffet event at Good Roots Farm & Gardens (3712 Medary Avenue, Brookings, SD) Saturday, August 20 at 5:30 p.m.

The event will include lawn games, hayrides, farm tours and farm animals. Bring your appetite. Food will consist of wood-fired pizza with toppings straight from Good Roots Gardens, scrumptious dessert pizza, and lemonade.

Come relax and play with your family and friends! There are only 50 tickets available so don’t wait, purchase ticket today. Participants will receive a 10% off coupon to The Carrot Seed. Tickets can be purchased online at mkt.com/carrot-seed-kitchen


SDSU Meat Lab & Dairy Plant Tour | Follow Your Food


Join us for a tour of SDSU Meat Lab and Dairy Plant, the first session of our Follow Your Food Series. The series will offer a variety of farm to fork talks, tours, and learning activities to better understand our food system. Attendees will receive a gift bag with information from the Beef Council and Midwest Dairy Council, as well as a $10 gift card for The Carrot Seed. More information can be found at mkt.com/carrot-seed-kitchen

Mother’s Day Wellness Mat Sale

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WellnessMats are proudly made in the USA and backed by a 20-year manufacturer’s warranty & 7-year performance warranty.  Providing unprecedented comfort, WellnessMats are inherently antimicrobial, easy to clean, and stain resistant. Engineered with the latest advancements in ergonomics and durability, they will never curl or delaminate. Available in-store in limited styles or ship-to-home in a variety of extended shapes, patterns, and colors.