Grimmway Farms’ Experiences in Carrots, Organic Production

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Colorful Carrots

Grimmway Farms

Carrots were first found in Afghanistan, and they didn’t look anything like those common today. For one thing, they were purple. It was the Dutch, who favor orange, that bred them for the dominant color today. Grimmway sells orange and yellow bunches, but they also have a rainbow bunch that includes red, purple, and cream-colored carrots.

Many kids love carrots, in part because of the “babies” and other fun shapes and packages they come in. Having more fun colors of carrots available could only help increase consumption among kids, which would, of course, be a big driver of future sales. Grimmway’s Todd Brendlin says they will certainly remain on the lookout for new varieties.

“There’s always that interest out there for different colors,” he says, “but breeding carrots with pigments is tough.” 

David Eddy is editor of American/Western Fruit Grower, a Meister Media Worldwide publication.

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3 comments on “Grimmway Farms’ Experiences in Carrots, Organic Production

  1. Matt

    It is nice to see a producer who has divorced themselves from the big chemical companies. Everyone KNOWS it can be done and Cal-Orgainc is proof. We can grow our food, be just as productive, but without poisoining our envrionment and ourselves with herbicides and toxic pesticides. We can work with nature or against her.

  2. Marcia Kerr

    I'm making sure that your Grimway Farms carrot products that Food Lion sells do not have any sulfates or sulfites in preserving them as I have a serious allergy to sulfates & sulfites and break out in hives! Thanks for your help with this matter! Kindest regards, Marcia Kerr

  3. phillip

    This article is very informative.I would want to have some practical experience in growing organic plants .Would you allow me to come to your farm and have some practical experience.I would anxiously awaiting your reply Thank