Tuesday, June 5, 2012

carrot tops?! yes!

We thinned the carrots this morning during harvest... what to do with the greens?! EAT THEM!

Granted, there are relatives to the carrot that are NOT edible, some are even poisonous. I have gotten sun blisters from parsnip leaves and reacted to Queen Anne's Lace, as well. 

But the tops of carrots are not only edible, they are RICH in protein, vitamin K, potassium, and chlorophyll.I had a customer at market years ago who would ask for all of the carrot tops that were rejected by other customers, she simple LOVED them!

Here are some options for cooking, eating, and enjoying those fluffy green tops... and don't forget the little orange tag-along!

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