Wellbeing and sustainability – through carrots!
Posted: 1 April 2021
It is International Carrot Day on 4 April don’t you know? Everyone at ONE does as the carrot challenge has commenced!
The driving force for ‘Carrot Club’, with every member of the team receiving a packet of carrot seeds ahead of this worldwide celebration, is to have some fun while promoting wellbeing and sustainability. Staff are being encouraged to get in touch with nature, grow their own vegetables and enjoy some lighthearted competition.
With such a creative team you would absolutely expect an array of categories with very strict rules to ensure that every carrot grown has the chance to be celebrated.
Judging criteria includes:
- Length (longest measured from collar to root tip)
- Weight (measured without greens and soil)
- Circumference (measured at widest point of primary root, excluding any deformities)
- Colour (closest match to PANTONE 16-1361 TCX Carrot)
- Sculptural flair (most exquisite or comical deformation)
- Flavour (assessed as most strong taste & smell).
Planting conditions look good this Bank Holiday weekend and with a judging panel yet to be appointed, who will be crowned victorious in August? Follow the team’s progress and competitive spirit via social media.
Finally some trivia for inspiration!
- Carrots are one of the rare vegetables which are more nutritious cooked than raw.
- The World’s Longest Carrot, recorded in 2007, was 5.839 metres.
- Carrots, like other food, are travelling nearly 60% further on the UK roads than in the 1970s.
- The classic Bugs Bunny carrot is the “Danvers” type.
Why not get growing at home and share your carrot achievements with us via social media?