Carrots are a root vegetable that are typically orange in colour but depending on the variety, carrots can also be purple, yellow, red, and white. Carrot production in Prince Edward Island is destined for both the fresh market and processing industry. It is a crop with a high per capita consumption in Atlantic Canada. PEI carrots are one of our best sources of Vitamin A. One medium raw carrot supplies our daily requirement of this nutrient. It also contains other vitamins and minerals including potassium. Carrots on PEI are planted with a special carrot planter in rows in late spring. They are harvested from the middle of September to early Winter. There are a number of different carrot varieties and their usage differs depending on whether they are used for processing or for fresh market. Many PEI carrots are processed at Oxford Frozen Foods in Oxford, Nova Scotia; sold privately through the farmer or processed through the PEI Vegetable Growers Association.