Date: December 8, 2016
Carrots need no introduction they are a sweet, crunchy root vegetable. Clean carrots with a vegetable brush or paper towel, but do not peel or scrape them. The tops are edible and should be removed before storing the roots. Trim and store the tops in a plastic bag separately from the roots. If left attached, the greens will continue to draw moisture away from the roots and dry them out. Try the greens in recipes calling for dark leafy greens, such as kale, spinach or collards. Carrots can be stored in a cool place for as long as 4-6 months or in the refrigerator in a plastic bag with tops removed for a few weeks. We grow rainbow and Nantes varieties.