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Chantenay carrots 750g

Chantenay carrots 750g


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Chantenay carrots are a small, squat and outstandingly sweet heirloom variety, developed in 18th Century France. Ours are a bit bigger than you might see in the supermarket; as young roots in the recent drought, they had to dig deeper than usual to find water. We couldn’t bear to waste the ones that grew too long - they still have a stupendously sweet flavour.


The best way to accentuate carrots’ natural sweetness is to keep them away from water. Try roasting or braising, or add them to a stir-fry to preserve their fresh crunch. Roast carrots can be pepped up with flavourings: add spices such as fennel seeds, cinnamon, cumin; robust fresh herbs like thyme and rosemary; or a little sugar or honey towards the end of cooking.


Keep in the fridge.

Country of origin

Grown in the United Kingdom.

About the grower

Grown by the Farley brothers in Cullompton, just down the road from our Devon farm. They grow lots of tasty organic roots for us year-round, including carrots, parsnips, and our wonderful King Edward spuds at Christmas. They’ve grown these special carrots as an experiment, just for us.