There's nothing like a fresh, crisp, sweet carrot.
If the carrots have their tops, be sure to cut the tops off before storing roots in the refrigerator. Save the tops for carrot top pesto or toss in the compost. Carrots, without their tops, will store in the refrigerator for weeks, if not months, though they are at their sweetest and juiciest when fresh.
Eat carrots raw on their own, or add them to salads, slaws, or ferments. Carrots are also delicious pickled, roasted, braised, made into soup, or even boiled until just tender and tossed with butter. And then, of course, there’s carrot cake!