If you look hard enough, you’ll find that every day of the year is some kind of random holiday: some memorable, some just silly, and some good reminders about healthy habits. We recently learned that April 4 is International Carrot Day, which might seem insignificant, but it’s also a great excuse to give carrots another try or make a new carrot recipe.
Here are some fun ideas for how to celebrate carrots this April 4th and at any time of the year.
Make a New Recipe with Carrots
Carrots are delicious on their own either raw or cooked, but you can really get creative with this vegetable because it is so versatile. Carrots can be incorporated into recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinners, snacks, and dessert, so the sky really is the limit with how much you can embrace this nutritious food.
For example, carrots can be used to make smoothies, soup, salads, stir-fry dishes, pasta dishes, and even carrot cake for something sweet. From our blog, here are some creative ways to eat more carrots and carrot recipe ideas that you might enjoy.
Learn About the Different Types of Carrots
Standard cxarrots have a very familiar and color and shape, but there are more kinds of carrots in the world than just the ones that are long, skinny, and orange. The four types of carrots are Chantenay, Nantes, Danvers, and Imperator. Also, carrots come in various colors, including purple, yellow, and white.
Try Using Carrot Powder
As an alternative to eating carrots, you can also use carrot powder as a natural nutritional supplement. Seagate Carrot Powder is made from our very own farm’s organic carrots and freeze-dried and ground into a fine powder in our own plant. It’s more convenient than juicing and also a great option when you travel or for an emergency food source.
Here are some recipes to try using our carrot powder.
Start Growing Your Own Carrots
But we aren’t the only ones that can grow our own organic carrots – you can too! When you grow your own carrots, you’ll have a steady supply of this delicious vegetable and learn about the hobby of gardening at the same time. The few weeks before the last frost in the spring season is the best time to plant carrots. Here are some tips for growing your own carrots at home.
Do a Craft Activity Involving Carrots
However, not everything you do to celebrate International Carrot Day has to revolve around actually consuming carrots. You can plan a fun craft activity for your kids that involves coloring pictures of carrots, making plush carrots out of felt or fabric, or cutting raw carrots into fun shapes for homemade decorations. Have fun with it!