Welcome to Brow Farm were we hope to show you some of the fresh vegetables, salads and root crops grown at Brow Farm. Why not have a look around this web site to see how we grow some of the food that ends up on your table. (Potatoes, carrots, wheat, lettuce, leeks, cabbage, onions, barley, broccoli, cauliflower, barley, oats, wheatgrass) and much more.
See how we wash carrots Try some of these great recipes See the carrots growing in the field.


(Daucus Carota)

Carrots are a taproot, a type of root which grows downwards into the soil and swells. Carrots come in many sizes and shapes: round, cylindrical, fat, very small, long or thin.

Native to Afghanistan, carrots were known to both the Greeks and Romans. In fact, the Greeks called the carrot "Philtron" and used it as a love medicine--making men more ardent and women more yielding. The Roman emperor Caligula, believing these stories, forced the whole Roman Senate to eat carrots so he could see them "in rut like wild beasts."

India, China, and Japan had established carrots as a food crop by the 13th century. In Europe, however, they were not well known until well into the Middle Ages. At that time, doctors prescribed them for everything from sexual maladies to snakebite--which some would argue, are biblically connected. In Holland, the original red, purple, black, yellow, and white varietals were hybridized to today's bright orange, with its potent dose of beta carotene.

From thence, carrots moved to England, during Elizabethan times. Some Elizabethans ate the roots as food; others used their feathery stalks to decorate their hair, their hats, their dresses, and their coats.

Carrots arrived in the New World with the early colonists, but they were allowed to escape cultivation and subsequently turned into the omnipresent and delicate wild flower Queen Anne's Lace. If you doubt it, pull up a plant by the roots and surprise your nose with its carroty smell.

The folk belief that carrots enable one to see in the dark--or at least improve vision--enabled the British Royal Air Force to disguise its use of radar from the Germans during World War II. The story goes that the Air Force bragged that the great accuracy of British fighter pilots at night was a result of them being fed enormous quantities of carrots--and the Germans bought it because their folk wisdom included the same myth.

Fields are seeded with precision seeders from January into July. They take 6 to 21 days to germinate and 70 to 100 days to mature fully. Carrots are mechanically harvested by machines which pull carrots up by their tops, cuts the tops off and drops the carrots onto a conveyor leading to a trailers. They are also harvested by in machine which lifts the carrots with the soil then it shakes the soil out leaving the carrots which are then loaded into trailers.

Carrots are a common and popular vegetable to be eaten fresh. Baby carrots are particularly tender and juicy. They can also be canned or frozen. Carrot juice is a very nutritious drink especially high in beta-carotene. Carrots are used in baking in such delectables as carrot cake or muffins. Carrots are rich in minerals and vitamins.

Carrots are harvested into large bulk trucks which take the product to on-farm packing operations. Upon arrival, carrots are unloaded onto a line where they are hydro-cooled, graded and packaged. They are held in cold storage or shipped to wholesale distributors as the market demands. Carrots can also be purchased with the tops on. These carrots are typically harvested at a younger stage and are usually hand harvested, then wrapped in bunches, resulting in "bunched carrots".

Numerous root diseases affect carrots (black root rot, cavity spot), but proper cultural practices can keep them under control. Carrot fly are kept under control through an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. Growers also face strong market competition from the western Europe

Seed supplier
Farm equipment supplier
Agribusiness suppliers
Processing plant

Serving Size: 1 medium carrot (78g)
Calories 35
Calories from Fat 0 % Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 40mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fibre 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 270%
Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 2%
Iron 0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

Interesting Fact About Carrots:
The carrot is a highly refined version of a common weed, Queen Anne's lace. Both plants originated in the Middle East.

Eat to Beat Breast Cancer
New research has uncovered one reason why what you eat may protect you from breast cancer -- or put you at risk. Among a group of women with a family history of breast cancer, those who began eating more vegetables and less beef and pork had less damage to their DNA, the genetic material that controls the function of all your cells.

Why DNA Is Key
That's important because there's strong evidence that damaged DNA leads to cancer. The strongest protection came from cooked vegetables -- possibly because the vegetables we cook tend to be the most nutrient-dense ones, such as sweet potatoes, carrots, brussels sprouts, and, of course, broccoli (Journal of the American Dietetic Association, May 1998). A Veggie Rx For this study (the Women's Healthy Eating and Living Study), women were asked to eat five servings of vegetables, 16 oz of fresh vegetable juice, plus three fruit servings a day.

Last revised
Site Page listings
About lettuce About potatoes About grass About us About cabbages About grain
  NEW Electric Grain Mill Natural Healing Ring NEW Wheat Bag Natural Healing Ring Nursing Pillow
  Hug Me Better Bear Home page Heated wheat bag making kits Hug Me Better Bear Home page
About leeks About cauliflower's About onions About grain About carrots About grain
Aroma Chums   Aroma Chums Buckwheat Sleep Pillow Buy Wheatgrass Compost Buy Heat Packs
Back heat bag Buckwheat Nursing Pillow Buy Wheatgrass Seed Buckwheat Hulls Brow Farm Wheatgrass.co.uk
Buckwheat Hulls Baby Nursing Pillow Bread   Current produce  
Buckwheat Hulls Buy Buckwheat filled Pillows Buy Heat Pack Making Kits Bins-n-Benches.co.uk Buy Sprouting Seeds Buckwheat Sleep Pillow
Cabbage field Cultivators 4 sale Cauliflower recipes Cabbage recipes   Contact Us
Contact Us Carrot field Ceiling Airers   Combines 4 sale Home page
Corndrills 4 sale Carrot recipes Cauliflower field CigBin.com Contact us Corn field
Current produce Ceiling Airers Contact Us   Contact Us  
E-Mail Us Farm & yard Forklifts 4 sale Grain storageJ Grass field Guest book
E-Mail Us Wheatgrass Seeds Fertilizer applicators 4 sale Hug Me Better Bear E-Mail Us Electric Grain Mill
Hand Grain Mill     Brow Farm Wheat
Buy Buckwheat Hulls Buckwheat Sleep Pillow
Heidi Berry Design Bins-n-Benches.co.uk Bed and breakfast.co.uk Holmeswood Village Hall John Underwood Farm Supplies CigBin.co.uk
Home page Heated heat bag Hug Me Better Bear Wheatbag online store Sacks Wheat Grain Links
Lettuce field Leek recipes Lavender Flowers Lavender Flowers Leek field Lavender Flowers
Lettuce recipes Lavender Flowers Lavender Flowers Mutli Wheat Bag Range Mutli Wheat Bag Range Machinery for sale
Mutli Wheat Bag Range Mutli Wheat Bag Range   wheatgrass compost NEW Wondermill E-Mail Us
Onion recipes Onion field Online secure Store Physio Wheat Bag Range Potato varieties Physio Wheatbags
Physio Wheat Bag Range Physio Wheatbags Paper sacks Physio Wheatbags Physio Wheat Bag Range Potato recipes
Potato field Sprayers 4 sale Privacy Policy Ploughs 4 sale Physio Wheatbags Physio Wheat Bag Range
Sacks of Wheat Trailers 4 sale Sacks of Wheat Sacks of Wheat grains Wheatbag online store Tartan Wheatbags
Sacks Wheat Grain Sacks of wheat & Barley Sacks Wheat Grain Seed bed tillage equipment Sacks Wheat Grain Sacks of Wheat
Tartan Wheatbags Wheat Grass Seed Tractors 4 sale Tyres 4 sale Wheat Bag INFO Tartan Wheatbags
Town and Country Living Brow Farm Peafowl Workshop equipment 4 sale Traditional Timber.co.uk TractorToys.co.uk Mouse trap
Vegwashers Wheat Grass Seed Trap Man.co.uk Wheatbags Tartan Wheatbags wheatgrass juicers
Wheatbags Wheat bag Page Wheatbags Wild life Wheatbags Store Wheatgrass seed
wheatgrass compost P CaunceAndSon.co.uk Recipe index Root harvesters 4 sale Recipes index wheatgrass juicers
Wheatgrass Seeds Wheatbags Store Washing Carrots Wheatbag online store wheatgrass compos Natural Healing Ring
Wheatgrass Seeds Veg planters 4 sale Wheatbag online store Wheatbags Wheatgrass Compost & Trays Wheat Grass Seed