Have you ever had trouble finding a certain brand of produce at your local store? I went in search of Bunny Luv organic carrot products by Grimmway Farms. I didn't think I was going to find them after my initial disappointment in the local grocery store.
Grimmway farms produces a number or organic products including a full selection of packaged carrots. Grimmway is a California-based company that is dedicated to sustainable farming and high quality, non GMO food. They work hard to promote economically friendly farming and business practices. I can get behind a company like that.
Of all the places I looked for Bunny Luv carrots, I never thought to look at the commissary. The commissary at our local military post recently had an entire remodel which has resulted in a larger selection of produce. I happened to find the entire selection of Bunny Luv products there.
There have been several more places where I have found their products, including the Hyvee near us.
I was pleased to find that the price of their organic baby carrots and cello-packs of whole carrots are about the same price as buying the non-organic brands. There was only a 20 cent difference between the two. Carrots are not terribly expensive to begin with, but it is nice to know that I can feed my family organic produce without breaking the bank.
The flavor and quality of the carrots were excellent as well. The baby carrots were sweet and juicy. They made a great snack and my kids gobbled them up.
My favorite way to eat carrots is in a nice warm soup. Potatoes and carrots go nicely together- they both have a hearty yet sweet taste when cooked to perfection.
Here is my recipe for Country Chowder, in which carrots play a star role:
2 TB butter
1 medium onion, chopped
3 ribs celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups chicken, beef, or vegetable stock
4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 cup carrots, peeled and sliced
1 cup corn
2 tsp dried parsley or thyme
1 tsp dried oregano
2 cups skimmed cream from your raw milk (or purchased half-and-half cream)
1-2 TB flour (you can use cornstarch or tapioca flour)
salt and pepper to taste
shredded cheese (optional)
In a large pot or dutch oven, saute onion, celery, and garlic in butter until onion is transparent and tender
Add soup stock, potatoes, carrots, corn, and seasonings. Bring to boil.
Slowly add 1 cup of cream
Add 1 TB flour (2 if you want your soup really thick) to the remaining cream. Whisk to combine.
Add the cream/flour mixture to the soup. Bring to boil once more. Turn down heat.
Check to make sure potato and carrot are done. Cook to desired thickness.
Add salt, pepper, and cheese to taste.
Disclaimer: Natural Family Today received a free coupon for a Grimmway Farms product in exchange for this review.