Carrots

Ultraviolet light can boost antioxidants in carrots

Exposing sliced carrots to UV-B, one of the three kinds of ultraviolet light in sunshine, can boost the antioxidant activity of the colorful vegetable. That's according to preliminary studies by USDA research food technologist and... more »

Extreme baby carrots: An experiment in marketing

If you try to tell teenagers that they should eat carrots because they are full of vitamins and good for their eyes, you're probably not telling them anything they don't already know. NPRTo read more,... more »

Caught in the carrot crossfire

Though orange under the soil, the carrot's bright green topside is one of the few obvious signs of life out in the Cuyama Valley, a dusty landscape of hard-to-reach high desert where northeastern Santa Barbara... more »

Baby carrots take on junk food

Name a snack food that's neon orange and makes a loud crunch when munched. USA TodayTo read more, click here. more »

Michigan growers pull for new entomologist

By Matt Milkovich, Managing Editor Michigan State University's (MSU) new vegetable entomologist is in the midst of her first field season, observing Michigan vegetable production from beginning to end. It's an exciting time, and a... more »

Technologies Help Improve Agriculture

When Peter Rabbit Farms owner John Powell Jr. observes tons of glistening orange carrots being loaded onto trucks, he thinks green. The Desert Sun Click here to read the rest of the story. more »

Hoophouse Ventures Prove Crops Can Thrive Year-Around in Michigan

Shannon Brines stooped down, pulled a young carrot out of the ground and gently brushed the soil off its roots. "My customers love to get these," he said, checking his crops one cold, rainy morning... more »

EXPO Has Got the Goods

If you were at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO a few weeks ago, you might have seen me: I was the guy wearing the ugly orange vest with a big manpurse... more »


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