Occupy Brookings encourages you to support local and regionally-owned businesses that are a vital part of the rich fabric of our community. One way to do this is by participating in a "cash mob," a group of committed citizens that visits a local shop or eating establishment to spend money, en masse, as a little bit of economic stimulus. Occupy Brookings hopes to sponsor cash mobs on a regular basis, beginning on Dec. 3, 2011.
Another way you can join our "buy local" initiative is by helping us to create, maintain and use this list of local and regionally-owned shops and eateries, artists and artisans. It will probably never be comprehensive because the local business scene is always changing. Our apologies to the proprietors of any shops or eateries we have not yet included. We don't mean to neglect you!
Please note that whether an establishment is "local or regionally-owned" is based on the best of our knowledge. If we are in error, please contact us.
LOCAL FOOD PRODUCERS
Dakota Rural Action maintains a wonderful directory of local food producers across the state. Take a look at the online version or contact DRA to get a free printed copy.
DRA also has a great Online Local Food Coop. Check it out!
Backyard Grill & CateringBrownstone Restaurant
Café Coteau (in the Children's Museum)
Cottonwood BistroCottonwood Coffee
George’s PizzaKing's Wok
Mango Tree (in the Brookings Public Library)
Mission Coffeehouse (in First Lutheran Church)
Nick’s Hamburger Shop
Obsessions Casual Dining & Gift Shop
Old Market Eatery, Bake Shoppe & Bar
Sundried Tomato Pizzeria
3rd & Main Antiques: antiquesArtworks: Art, framing, coffee
Antique Gallery: antiquesA to Z Used Furniture & Appliances: used furniture and appliances
Bargains on Main: second-hand storeBartling’s Shoes: Nike shoes and apparelBrookings Book Company: used books
Brookings Custom Image: custom embroidery for any occasionBrost’s Fashions: women's clothingBrost’s Fish & Hobby: aquarium supplies, games and hobby products
Brothers Pharmacy and Gift Shop: full-service pharmacy and gift shop
Central Business Supply: office supplies and furnitureCountry Peddler: consignment clothing and home decorDakota Stoneware: potteryDavis Dairy Plant (at SDSU): ice cream, sherbet, milk, cheese, butter, novelties
El Tapatio Mexican Foods Store: Mexican groceries
Hills Western Outfitter: western wear for all occasionsJackrabbit Central: SDSU clothing, accessories and giftsFergen’s Clothing & Shoes: apparel and shoes for men and womenFlowers on Main: flowers and home decorFood & Health Concepts: international groceries, fresh vegetables, herbal supplements
Funbags: handbags, clothing accessories and more
Gift Gallery: home decor, kitchen necessities, gifts and more
Harold's Photo: photography services, supplies and accessories
J.Ella Couture: swank clothing, accessories, gifts and moreJournals of the Heart: scrapbooking supplies
Let It Bead: arts and crafts supplies
Nature's Paradise: organic and health foods
Nielsen's Sixth Street Florist: fine floral arrangements and giftsObsessions: unique gift items (plus great food)Rude's Home Furnishings: furniture and moreSchadé Vineyard & Winery: Volga-made winesSioux River Cyclery: cycling and fitness gear and apparelSonnie’s: women's clothingSouth Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum Gift Shop: SD-made products that relate to rural life, farming and animals, including jewelry, chocolates, Native American teas, jellies and jams, sauces, pickled meats, buffalo products, goat's milk soap, honey products, books and moreSouth Dakota Art Museum Gift Shop: artwork and products from many local and regional artists and entrepreneurs, including paintings, jewelry, needlework, wood carvings, pottery, textiles and more
Threads of Memories: antiques
Trendz Consignment Studios: gently used clothing for children, women and men, plus a Local Artists Boutique featuring more than 30 local and regional artists (most of them women)
Vintage Etc.: antiques, vintage items and more
Wedding Creations & More: the "everything wedding store"
Wink's Fine Jewelry: quality jewelry
LOCAL BUSINESS ONLINE (not listed above)