Valley Bounty, February 1, 2014: Carrots
Young people at preschools, schools and colleges across Massachusetts will enjoy local and regionally-grown carrots in February, thanks to Massachusetts Farm to School’s Harvest of the Month Program. Some of the 695 participating schools will offer fresh carrots, and others will serve carrot coins frozen by the Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center in Greenfield. You, too, can enjoy local carrots this month; find them at farmers’ markets or retailers that prioritize local sourcing. Find more recipes for curried carrot dip, glazed carrots, carrot soup, and carrot cake on the right, under Carrots!
Find out more about Massachusetts Farm to School’s Harvest of the Month Program and the Franklin County CDC’s Extend the Season Farm to Institution Program at the Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center.
Find information about winter farmers’ markets here. CISA’s list of retailers sourcing local carrots in February is here.
Roasted Curried Carrot Dip from Red Fire Farm
Carrot Soup with Nutmeg from Riverland Farm
Carrot Cake from the Kitchen Garden
And Glazed Carrots from CISA staff member, Abby Getman