What’s Your Favorite Way to Preserve Fresh Carrots?

updated May 1, 2019
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Q: I’ve read every suggestion to keep my fresh carrots fresh in the fridge, but I want to buy a lot of them from my excellent farmers market while I still can. I plan to stock up this week, and want to know what’s the best way to preserve them. Maybe canning or freezing?

Although, whenever I’ve had frozen carrots in a bag of mixed veggies, I haven’t enjoyed the overall texture. Should I can them in a pressure cooker?

Sent by Renee

Editor: You can indeed freeze the carrots. I’d recommend first peeling, slicing, and blanching them. Them freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet, and transfer to a large freezer bag. You can also make carrot purée, which can be frozen, or you can try pickling the carrots.

Kitchn readers, what are your best methods for preserving a lot of fresh carrots? Have you ever tried canning them in a pressure cooker?