Welcome to the home of British Carrots! On this site you’ll find lots of interesting and useful information about the humble carrot, not to mention a range of delicious recipes, an introduction to the farms where British Carrots are grown and a whole lot more!
If you’re among a growing band of consumers who want to support British farmers and are actively trying to cut down on your food miles and carbon footprint, then carrots should be top of your shopping list.
British carrots are available in the shops for around 11 months of the year, from early to mid June when the new British season starts right through to May. But aside from supporting British farmers and the economy, buying seasonal British produce just makes good sense if you want fresh, great tasting, reasonably priced food.
Carrots are also extremely good for you. They are high in fibre and brimming with beta-carotene, which the body uses to make vitamin A, a nutrient that’s needed for growth and healthy hair and skin as well as good vision. Studies have shown many children and adults have intakes well below the recommended levels. Carrots are also naturally low in calories, fat, saturates and salt. An 80g serving – that’s equivalent to about ½ a medium-sized carrot or 3 heaped tablespoons – counts as one of your recommended five portions of fruit and veg a day.
Carrots are commercially grown in Suffolk, Lancashire, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Shropshire, Yorkshire and Scotland. To celebrate their increasing home grown appeal, the British Carrot Growers’ Association has developed a ‘Best of British’ collection of delicious recipes featuring the freshest seasonal ingredients.
For the full list of recipes, more carroty facts and information on the farmers who grow British Carrots, click the relevant image below.