FEBRUARY

Crazy for Carrots

Crunch away on tasty carrots! You’ve probably heard that carrots promote good eye health, but they also contain alpha- and beta-carotenes that support strong immune systems, lycopene for healthy teeth and bones and anthocyanins for memory.

Carrots planted in the Spring or Summer can withstand cool temperatures (even frost!) which makes them ideal for harvest into your region’s Winters. More carrot information and fun facts are below!

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Carrot Fact Sheet

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Carrot Home Recipes

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Carrot School Recipes

CARROT FAST FACTS

Carrots aren’t always orange: they can be red, white, yellow and even purple!

1 cup of cooked carrots provides about a third of daily recommended vitamin A intake.

Carrots grow best in loose, sandy soil.

Rocks and hard soil can cause carrots to split apart and form unique shapes.

Grow Kids’ Interest in Local Foods

From farmer storytelling kits to informational posters, our kits make it easy (and fun!) for kids to learn about local foods.

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