By: Kelley Dillon
This recipe was inspired by our CSA which included carrots from Enos Bontrager.
"Make half your plate fruits and vegetables."
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025
Enos Bontrager is an Amish farmer. In addition to being certified organic, they forgo motorized mechanical equipment. They rely on teams of horses and true grit to plant, raise, and harvest their products that are made available to the community by Sprout.
The social determinants of health are the economic and social conditions that influence individual and group differences in health status. This includes the ability to access and afford nutritious food.
Carrots are a root vegetable in the parsley family. The natural season is late summer and fall, but they may be harvested throughout the winter. Two types exist: wild and cultivated/ domesticated carrot. There are several hundred varieties of orange, purple, yellow, and white colors.
Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, as well as vitamins B6, B7, C, K, and minerals potassium and magnesium. Vitamin A promotes eye, skin, and immune health.