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The Great Carrot Challenge

December 1, 2012
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We are redesigning our carrot package, which necessitated our going to the grocery store and buying carrots.  As one could imagine, it’s not often we buy carrots, but we went over to our local Hannaford (Bud’s in Newport) and bought a 1# bag. Then once we had them, we couldn’t resist a blind taste test. Blind because the carrots look and taste different.  Not that I could say I’d recognize our carrot anywhere, but this bag and ours did look different, ours not so long and thin, but definitely brighter ORANGE. With a bit of concern that ours might not really be different tasting, we each tested each other, Carrot A or Carrot B. No need to have worried. You could taste the difference in the pure carrot taste, much sweeter and stronger in those grown in Maine. We are assuming the others were California’s (just marked Product of USA), where they, of course, have different growing conditions. It seems likely that that climate likely doesn’t allow the same sweetness to develop. SO, we don’t need to buy any more carrots, and we hope all of you will try the taste test for local produce as well (and let us know your thinking). You can find our carrots in 3# bags at many Hannafords, and, if you live in the Kittery area, at Golden Harvest (which also has our parsnips). Next week we’re going to try Parsnip A and Parsnip B…

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  1. Mike Goldsmith permalink
    December 14, 2012 1:51 am

    I just bought a couple bags of your carrots at Bud’s. I’m so glad I did! I’ve been really getting sick of the flavorless carrots I’ve been buying in the store. They sit in the crisper in the fridge and get limp and go bad.

    Your carrots are delicious and crunchy! These wont sit around and go bad! They’re going to get eaten!

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