Random Carrot Tales

"The carrot family is believed to have originated in Afghanistan. It was first cultivated for its leaves and seeds; the roots were small and tasted bad. But a strange thing happened to these domesticated carrots: their roots grew larger, large enough to eat. We don't know how they tasted, but in the 12th century AD an Arab writer in Spain reported that they were good "dressed with oil and vinegar."

Don't know much about the agricultural history of carrots. But what I do know is that these carrots I bought from the farmer's market taste like the ones that we (The Carlyle Bloodhound Gang/A-Team posse) use to pull from our gardens and rub on the grass to get the dirt off. Snacking between block-wide games of hide and seek or tag. The best.