At Oxford Frozen Foods, we farm carrots in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island both on our own farms and with contract growers.
Our carrots are planted from April to June each year. Carrots are only grown every three to five years on a given field to increase quality. As part of our active research program, we are constantly evaluating varieties for yield and quality. We plant specific varieties for each cut of carrots.
During the growing season the fields are monitored on a weekly basis for soil moisture level, crop health. We grow the carrots using a sustainable carrot farming program which we update each year.
Key components of the program include irrigation scheduling and nutrient management planning. All farming activities are undertaken to grow the crop in as sustainable a manner as possible.
Harvest season begins the middle of September and runs through to the end of November.