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French Sandy Carrots

French Sandy Carrots

French sandy carrots also known as ‘Carotte de Sables’ are the very special vegetable found growing all along the beautiful coast of La Manche in a tiny coastal area in Normandy. Here, where Sand isn’t just for sandcastles, they use this favourite seaside town to grow a very special carrot.

Carotte de Sables

Known in France as ‘carotte de sables’ or ‘sand carrots’, they are sweet, crunchy and slightly tender and grown using seaweed as their primary fertilizer. The sandy soil gives the carrots perfect drainage, they have little or no core and this results in excellent flavour. They are appreciated by the French as well as us as the very best variety of carrot and are sold with their light sand coating as proof of origin. They are more expensive than regular carrots, but that is expected once you have tasted them.