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Why You Should Save Your Carrot Tops

Parisian Carrot Top Pesto: How To Save Save Carrot Tops

At Arrows Farm, we are always looking for delicious and innovative ways to use every part of the produce we grow. One of our latest favorites is Parisian Carrot Top Pesto. This vibrant, nutrient-packed pesto not only reduces waste but also brings a unique flavor to your table. Let's dive into the history of Parisian carrots, why our produce stands out, and how you can enjoy and save your carrot tops in this delightful pesto as part of our veggie boxes.


The History of Parisian Carrots

Parisian carrots, also known as Tonda di Parigi, have a rich history dating back to 19th century France. These charming, round carrots were originally cultivated in the fertile soils of Parisian gardens. Unlike the long, tapered varieties, Parisian carrots are small and globe-shaped, making them perfect for shallow soils and small window boxes. Their sweet flavor and crunchy texture quickly made them a favorite among French chefs and home cooks alike. Today, they are prized for their unique appearance and versatility in the kitchen.

Why Our Produce is Better

At Arrows Farm, we take pride in growing our produce sustainably and with the utmost care. Here’s why our Parisian carrots and other vegetables stand out:

1. Sustainable Farming Practices: We use eco-friendly methods to cultivate our crops, ensuring the health of our soil and the environment.

2. Freshness: Our produce is harvested at the peak of ripeness and delivered directly to you, ensuring maximum freshness and flavor.

3. Nutrient-Dense: By avoiding synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, our vegetables retain their natural nutrients, making them healthier for you and your family.

4. Local and Organic Practices: Supporting our farm means supporting local agriculture and enjoying produce that’s free from harmful chemicals.


Included in Our Veggie Boxes

We are excited to include Parisian carrots in our veggie boxes this season. Each box is packed with a variety of fresh, seasonal produce, carefully curated to offer a balanced and flavorful selection. By subscribing to our veggie box program, you not only receive farm-fresh vegetables but also exclusive recipes like our Parisian Carrot Top Pesto. Order your veggie box today here. Enter code 17WEEKS at checkout a prorated discount for our 20 weeks Veggie Box.

Parisian Carrot Top Pesto Recipe

Now, let's get to the delicious part! Here’s how you can make Parisian Carrot Top Pesto with the fresh ingredients from your veggie box.



  • 2 cups carrot top leafy greens (you can use some parsley if you don't have enough)

  • ⅓ cup salted toasted cashews

  • ⅓ cup EVOO

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1 clove garlic

  • ¼ teaspoon each: sea salt and pepper


1. Blend Ingredients: In a food processor, combine all Ingredients, except lemon juice and EVOO. Pulse until the mixture is finely chopped.

2. EVOO and Lemon: Slowly add EVOO and lemon juice until the pesto reaches your desired consistency.

3. Season: Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.

4. Serve: Enjoy your Parisian Carrot Top Pesto with pasta, spread on sandwiches, or as a dip for your carrots!

By making this pesto, you are not only enjoying a delicious meal but also making the most of every part of the vegetable. It's a win-win for your taste buds and the environment!

We hope you enjoy this delightful recipe and the fresh produce from our farm. If you haven't yet, be sure to sign up for our veggie boxes to receive more farm-fresh goodies and exclusive recipes. Thank you for supporting Arrows Farm and sustainable farming practices!

Happy cooking!


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