The other day my hairdresser asked, "Did you know all baby carrots, even organic, are washed in chlorine?" After some research, I found a balanced account of the baby carrot controversy. Bottom line: I'd rather grow my own.
Kids, especially seem attracted to the "baby" in baby carrots. What's cuter than a bag or day-glow orange stubs? Picking your own carrot from the ground. Without pesticides and factory farming, home-grown carrots are petite and most tasty when picked young.
But even with my community garden and backyard container garden, carrot planting can seem daunting. That's when I remind myself to start small with one positive action, "You just have to plant a seed", I say. Literally.