Carrots

Harvested

(rough estimate due to natural conditions {weather, pests etc})

July, August, September & Octobercarrot

Benefits of Carrots

  • reduced cholesterol
  • lower risk of heart attacks
  • prevention of certain cancers
  • improved vision
  • reduced signs of premature aging
  • Furthermore, carrots have the ability to improve your skin, boost the immune system, improve digestion, protect cardiovascular health, detoxify the body, & boost oral health in a variety of ways

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Storage Tips

  • carrots can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month by…
    • slicing off the carrot greens and any other areas on the carrot that may seem discolored
    • put in a container in your fridge, completely covered in water
    • change the water in this container every 4-5 days
    • Avoid storing the carrots near other ripening fruits as the release of ethylene gas will speed the ripening process of the carrots
  • freeze by
    • clean & peel the carrots
    • slice into small pieces
    • put into boiling water for 2 minutes (this blanching process is only intended to kill any bacteria or enzymes present in the vegetable)
    • remove & put in a large container with ice water to cool them rapidly
    • Remove from water after a few minutes & thoroughly dry
    • place in a freezer bag (they will keep for between 9 months and 15 months, depending on the temperature of your freezer. Even after that time, the carrots won’t be rotten; they will just begin to lose their flavor

Culinary Tips

  • Scrub carrots under running water. Peeling removes the nutrients located just under the skin.
  • Eat carrots raw to receive the most nutrients, cut into sticks or grate into many types of salads.
  • Slice & steam for 5-10 min or saute
  • Steam & puree
  • roast carrots, cut in large chunks, cover & bake in a 350° oven for 40 min.

Recipe links

Raw Beet, Carrot, & Apple Salad

No Bake Carrot Cake Granola Bites 

Charred Carrot Tacos

Roasted Carrot Soup