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Wonder where your carrot juice came from? I went behind the label and got to see the process for making Bolthouse Farms Carrot Juice from field to bottle.
This post is sponsored by Bolthouse Farms and SHE Media.
In the last few months, I've been thinking a lot more about food sources.I've spent so much time working on treating my body with respect, and the final part of that for ME is to enjoy the foods I love and working on eating a great balance of foods to fuel my body.One of my additions to my regular menu this spring? Bolthouse Farms® Carrot Juice.It's tasty, easy to find, and jam-packed with Vitamin A (an antioxidant that helps you look great inside and out).
When Bolthouse Farms invited me along with a small group of bloggers to visit their fields, farm, and factory…. I was super excited to see how my favorite new juice was made from beginning to end.Let's be honest, I'm a total city girl…so I can count on one hand the number of times I've visited a farm.I donned my overalls (hello, I had to stay in theme) and loved getting to know the amazing team that helps to take fresh carrots in the Bolthouse Farms fields from harvest to my fridge.
A little history on Bolthouse Farms: the Bolthouse family began farming in 1915 (in Grant, Michigan) and by 1950, they were the leading carrot supplier in the Midwest.Now? They've grown to California (we visited their fields in Bakersfield, but they currently grow in 6 different regions across the state).
During our visit to the fields, we got a chance to chat with Danny Hopkins, a 4th generation farmer who even let us pick carrots ourselves.We learned a ton about the carrot growing process and even got to ride a harvester.
After our morning in the fields, we took a short trip to the factory where we watched the carrots arrive from the fields themselves and saw how they were washed and cut for both carrot juice and fresh carrot delivery.One of the most amazing things? How quickly they arrive in store after picking! I'll be looking at my carrot juice and fresh carrots in a different way knowing they've been in the ground until a few days before they're on the shelves at my store.
So my thoughts on Bolthouse Farms Carrot Juice after our farm visit? I love it even more.Supporting family-owned brands is a priority for us, and I love that I can count on Bolthouse Farms to provide fresh and great tasting carrot juice that is also good for me!