- Intensely sweet. Carrots are nutritious with a crunchy texture. Cut them into disks and flash-steam — five minutes does the trick. You can also peel and cut them into soups and stews. Or use them for vitamin-packed home-squeezed carrot juice.
The Black Dirt Region, spanning southern Orange County, New York and northern Sussex County, New Jersey, is home to family-owned farms situated on thousands of acres of deep, richly organic soil — the result of ancient glaciers melting, river overflow and plant decay. The lush valley is best known for its production of the prized "black-dirt onion," as well as other root vegetables.