Whenever I get carrots like this:
I feel really cool.
Like – That’s right! My carrots are so crunchy granola they still have their crazy green tentacles attached, yo!
These greens are like mace for hippies. They protect me as I walk back to my car from CSA pick up. They totally say “Don’t mess with my home girl or I’ll latch on to your face and suck the soul straight from your celery stalkin’ body.”
Wow. But hey, you can’t say I didn’t warn you. My carrots love me. That’s the real reason I support local farms you know.
But there’s something else you should know too.
If you one day get carrots with the greens still on,
(wait for it. let the suspense build…)
You gotta hack those suckers off as soon as you get them home.
Once the carrot has been ripped from the earth, the greens start sucking water from your carrot. Stupid greens.
So unless you want sad, limp, Viagra-needing carrots – cut those green umbilical cords before you store your precious orange babies in the produce drawer.
Sadly though, as soon as you cut the greens off – your carrots lose all their magical powers.
(Sort of like Rapunzel in Tangled.)
Yes, once the greens are cut off, they are just like any other carrot dug out of a hole of ripped in a plastic bag like a carrot rat.
You’re not so special anymore, CSA carrots.
Good thing I don’t discriminate when it comes to edible hummus vehicles.
Greens or no greens, love knows no color. I eat them all. And I still feel cool.