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Some French carottes are famous: Normandy’s carottes de Créances, which are grown in sand, and red carrottes de Meaux from the Hauts-de-France, which star in the country’s most famous carrot soup, potage Crécy.

In some of the fancier vegetable stands you can also get purple, white and yellow carrots: common carrot colours before patriotic Dutch gardeners started favouring the orange ones (which are very pretty, one must admit).


Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Martin Burns