Did You Know?
If you laid all the carrots grown in this country in one year end to end they would reach 2.3 million kilometres – that’s two and a half return trips to the moon.
Get British With The Carrot (British Food Fortnight)
What better way to celebrate British Food Fortnight (17 September- 2 October 2011) than to crunch your way through one of our most oh-so British of vegetables – the healthy, versatile and child-friendly carrot!
Get Healthy with Dr Carrot - New downloadable leaflet
TV’s Dr Christian Jessen and the British Carrot Growers’ Association have collaborated on an informative yet fun leaflet that is now downloadable from www.britishcarrots.co.uk.
New Season Carrots: The Cream of the Crop
June and July are two of the busiest months for British carrot farmers. This is when they literally work day and night to ensure new season carrots reach our tables in perfect condition.
Carrots are Grate for Summer!
A carrot’s not just for Christmas! Sales of carrots reach their peak at Christmas when the family gets together for the traditional festive roast. But a carrot really is for life and can help to brighten up meals all year round – not least in the summer.
Perfect Partners in Life and on the Plate!
In recognition of the great institutions of love and marriage, the British Carrot Growers’ Association has developed a range of recipes that celebrate perfect partnerships between the humble carrot and some ingredients that mirror the relationships of other famous couples. Isn’t it fortunate the carrot does not have to be monogamous!
Dr Carrot is Back!
During the Second World War, the Ministry of Food developed a cartoon character called Dr. Carrot as part of an educational campaign to show people how to eat healthily during rationing. Today as we struggle against an obesity epidemic and harsh economic times, The British Carrot Growers’ Association has decided to follow in the footsteps of Dr. Carrot and work with TV’s Dr. Christian Jessen to echo his words of advice.
Treat Your Mum to a Classic Carrot Cake this Mother’s Day
This Mother’s Day, rather than the normal flowers and chocolates why not show your mum you love her by baking her something special. Whether you want to rival Jane Asher with an impressive three-tiered carrot cake creation or whip up some simple but scrumptious carrot cake muffins or flapjacks, they’re sure to go down a treat.
Spare a thought for the birds, with a carrot nose on your snowman!
As the snow continues to settle outside many of us are taking the opportunity to build a snowman, and decorating him with the ever popular, must-have snowman accessory – the carrot nose. You might not realise but as well as challenging your neighbours for the most stylish snowman on the street, you are also providing the birds with a much needed snack.
Warm Up This Winter With British Carrots
Carrots are the perfect ingredient for wholesome winter dishes such as stews, soups and pastas and they’ll keep you looking healthy even once the sunshine has left us.From June when the new British season starts, British Carrots are available in the shops for around 11 months, right through to May of the following year, which is fantastic news for those of us who like to buy seasonal British produce.
The First of the New Season British Carrots (end of June)
Much prized for their fresh, sweet, aromatic flavour, the first new season British carrots will start appearing in the shops from the beginning of July.They are so tender they are harvested in the middle of the night to avoid damage from the sun, but as carrots really can help you see in the dark, this presents no problem for the Great British carrot farmers!
Back to School With British Carrots
The bell has rung on summer and it’s time to get back into the school routine. For many busy mums that means the dreaded dilemma of the lunch box – how to pack the necessary nutrition into something that the kids will actually eat. The simple carrot could just be mum’s magic ingredient!
Carrots Help Top Up Your Tan!
This summer top up your tan and boost your UV protection with British carrots. While most people are aware how fantastically good the beta-carotene in carrots is for your skin, most aren’t aware of the full benefits.
24 Carrot Gold Health
We’re all looking after the pennies these days but you don’t need to break the bank to look after your health too, thanks to Britain’s favourite veg1, the carrot. Carrots were originally grown as medicine not food, and most people today don’t realise the benefits of eating carrots range from better night time vision to boosting the immune and digestive systems and even protecting the skin against UV rays.
Make Sure Your Kids’ Lunchboxes Are Packed with Goodness
News out today about the dire state of children’s lunch boxes1 highlights the challenge parents face in making children’s lunches both appetising and nutritious (and speedy to prepare).Mini pots of fresh dips (such as houmous) and carrot sticks or pitta bread are a great hit with children. Or why not spread houmous onto wholemeal bread and top with crunchy grated carrot.
Celebrate the Best of British Carrots
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.