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

WM Mothers Day

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.

Hobo Day at The Carrot Seed


1st Annual Pie Bake-Off at The Carrot Seed

Pie Bake-Off

Do you bake the best pie in Brookings? Showcase your skills with a community pie baking competition. Bring your homemade creation to The Carrot Seed by 2:00 p.m. to join the fun. A panel of judges will award three categories (best looking, best crust, and best filling) with one grand champion. The community can also sample the pies to vote for one crowd favorite. There can only be one grand champion though, walking away with a $50 gift card, three Golden Fig spice blends, and bragging rights for the rest of the year. Category and crowd favorite winners will each receive a $15 gift card and one Golden Fig spice blend. Winners will be announced in the evening of the 26th.


Date: Saturday, September 26th

Location: The Carrot Seed – 312 Main Ave in Downtown Brookings


  • 2:00 p.m.- All pies onsite
  • 2:30 p.m.- Panel judging begins
  • 3:00 p.m.- Community taste testing
  • 5:00 p.m.- Voting ends
  • 5:30 p.m.- Winners announced


Additional details:

  • For more information, contact kirsten@carrotseedkitchen.com.
  • All pies must be onsite by 2:00 p.m. for panel judging.
  • Pies will be served at room temperature. Please plan pie types to accommodate.
  • No pre-made mixes, canned fillings, commercial mixes, frozen or refrigerated pie crusts may be used.
  • Please mark your pie pan with your name if you would like it back. Disposable pans are preferred.
  • One copy of the recipe used should be submitted with each pie.
  • You do not need to be onsite to win.