Carrots are a crunchy, attractive and versatile vegetable grown on many farms throughout the Finger Lakes. While their harvest period is around July through November according to the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, fortunately, this hardy veggie that’s rich in Vitamin A can be available from storage locally through March.
Finger Lakes farms where you can find carrots include Remembrance Farm in Trumansburg that specializes in organic, regenerative produce, Six Circles Farm in Caywood that offers them among other naturally-grown veggies in their 25-week CSA program, and you can find them in CSAs through Central New York’s Main Street Farms CSA programs.
If you’d like to grow your own this spring, be sure to check out Fruition Seeds’ new Dulcinea carrot seeds. They were created through a collaboration with Remembrance Farm to be adapted to the unique conditions of the Finger Lakes region—you can purchase them by visiting fruitionseeds.com.
Carrots can be utilized in a variety of recipes, from pasta sauce to latkes! These recipes and more can be found below.
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