community outreach

The Carrot Seed Kitchen Co. is only possible because of the support of the Brookings community. We are thankful for the people and organizations who have helped us along the way. In turn, we do our best to support community organizations through money and product donations as often as we are able. To maximize the impact of our contribution, we focus on four main donation criteria. We primarily provide support to organizations that concentrate on the following:

  • Growing the local food scene
  • Assisting families to cook in their own home
  • Supporting local entrepreneurs, especially those working on businesses involving food and community development
  • Promoting wellness through nutrition education

If your organization or event fits within these guidelines, please fill out the “TCS Donation Request Form” application (download below) and return it to the Downtown Brookings store or email to

TCS Donation Request Form

In addition to monetary and product donations, we frequently give of our time and talent to support the Brookings community.

Projects include: 

  • Downtown Brookings committee chair
  • Brookings Farmers Market board member
  • Speaking at various SDSU classes and events
  • Volunteer with Feeding Brookings
  • SD Local Foods Conference planning group
  • Brookings High School business class internship
  • Project Search internship

2018 Donation Recipients:

  • Feeding Brookings
  • Brookings Humane Society
  • Brookings Farmers Market
  • Vision Brookings III
  • Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter
  • Brookings Kiwanis
  • East Central Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Little I
  • Brookings Empowerment Project
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Brookings Arts Council
  • South Dakota Local Foods Conference
  • SDSU Sustainability

2017 Donation Recipients:

  • Vision Brookings III
  • Feeding Brookings
  • Brookings Food Pantry
  • Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter
  • Brookings Farmers Market
  • Brookings Regional Humane Society
  • Little I
  • SDSU College of Education and Human Sciences
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • McCrory Gardens
  • Brookings Arts Council
  • East Central Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • Brookings Shriners
  • Brookings Girl Scouts
  • Community Eat Local Challenge