ABOUT The Carrot Seed

The Carrot Seed Kitchen Co. is the go-to source for kitchenware and local specialty food in the Brookings, SD area. We are locally grown, opened in June 2015 in Downtown Brookings. We aim to fill a void in the community by offering a resource for quality kitchen tools and tasty ingredients to ensure you live your life deliciously. Questions on a product or recipe? Just ask our passionate staff for assistance and inspiration. We are thankful to be a part of this community and can’t wait to help you on your next culinary adventure!

about the team


Kirsten Gjesdal

Founder & Community Organizer

Sarah Dorn

Cheerleader & Retail Associate

Lisa Scholten

Historian & Retail Associate

Lauren Freml

Co-manager, Inventory Genius, & Retail Associate

Louise Snodgrass

Arts & Crafts Director

Emelie Haigh

Farm Hand & Retail Associate

Sheri Vaughn

Merchandising Guru