Join us for Carrots for a Cause! GTMD23

Carrots for a Cause Blog 2023

Early giving for our Carrots for a Cause Give To The Max campaign is here – and we need your support to reach our goal of $30,000! There are numerous ways to support our GTMD Carrots for a Cause campaign. The first is to donate directly through our campaign page to kick off early giving; every donation will be matched dollar for dollar thanks to our generous board members and Land O’Lakes. Each donation also enters us in a drawing to win a $500 prize grant from GiveMN and it advances our work, including: 

  • Support for Hmong, Black, and other farmers of color to increase their earnings, create more jobs, and flourish through our grower support programs
  • Support for Farm to School programs ensuring that more local produce can be served in our region’s schools
  • Support for fresh, local produce to be shared with area food banks and distributed to people who are food insecure

Want to see our work in action? Please join us on November 16th from 5:30 – 7:00pm for our Give to the Max Day Open House! Celebrate our impact with a Zoë Bakes carrot cake giveaway, local food and beverages, hands-on carrot packing activity, S’mores, and more! Click here to RSVP

Can’t make it to our open house, but still want to support our mission of unlocking economic opportunities for farmers in our region through personalized support and market development? We’ve got some amazing community partners you can visit where a portion of your purchase will be donated to help advance our work!

Wooden Ship Brewing – now through November 16th, a portion of the sales of their newest release Secret Ingredient, will go to support our mission. The secret ingredient is… carrot tops sourced from TGA! This brew finished at 6.1% ABV. Owner and brewer at Wooden Ship, Josh Oestreich calls it “a very drinkable beer, with a slight nod to carrots. You get a little dry earthiness and bitterness from the tops, without the overly sweet taste of carrot juice.”

The Grocer’s Table – Donating a portion of all sales this weekend, November 11th and 12th.

Honey & Rye – Donating 100% of proceeds from their amazing carrot cake starting on Monday, November 13th through the 16th.

Simpls – Donating a portion of sales from Beth Dooley’s Carrot Bisque recipe starting November 16th. Visit to order! 

Looking to pay it forward this Give to the Max? Check out some of our partners in food system work who are also running campaigns for Give to the Max Day! 

The Food Group

Sustainable Farming Association

Sharing our Roots


Climate Land Leaders

University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership

thanks to our community partners for the support!

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