• Carrots

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  • In 1947 Marilyn Monroe, then still going by her given name Norma Jean, was crowned Castroville's first Artichoke Queen.

  • Asparagus has been cultivated for more than 2,000 years and is native to the Mediterranean area of southern Europe. In the 1850s... more

  • An ancient Assyrian text describes beets growing in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the wonders of the ancient world.

  • In Chinese, bok choy means “white vegetable.”

  • We are eating 900% more broccoli than we did 20 years ago. In 1970, consumption of broccoli was only a half a pound per person.... more

  • Production in the U.S. began around 1800 when French settlers brought Brussels sprouts to Louisiana.

  • The cultivated cabbage is derived from a leafy plant called the wild mustard plant, native to the Mediterranean region, where it... more

  • Carrots are a root vegetable that originated in Afghanistan. They were purple, red, white, and yellow, but never orange.