Produce of the Month: GA Carrots

Our fresh carrots are from the Bolthouse Farms in Lake Park, Georgia. The Bolthouse Family began vegetable farming in 1915 in western Michigan. Now they grow all of over the country, including Lake Park Georgia where they grow and harvest fresh carrots. Bolthouse Farms is one of the largest carrot operations in the world.

The carrot is a root vegetable, usually orange in color, though purple, red, white, and yellow varieties exist. It has a crisp texture when fresh. The most commonly eaten part of a carrot is the root, although the greens are edible as well. The carrot gets its characteristic and bright orange color from beta-carotene, which is metabolized into vitamin A. Carrots are also rich in dietary fiber, antioxidants, and minerals.

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