As the weather oscillates between Winter and Autumn, Gaynor Campus Garden is closing for the season. During Garden Club this week the students pulled the remaining carrots. Some of the carrot greens had wilted after the cold weather, making it harder to pull the carrot out of the ground. Everyone still enjoyed harvesting the carrots, a bright orange treat each time a slightly different shape and size.
The Green School graciously offered their lab space and kitchen supplies to pickle the freshly harvested carrots. The students divided into two groups: carrot prep & brine. We used these instructions for the brine but cut the carrots into coins instead of sticks.
The carrots went into a faculty refrigerator in The Brooklyn Latin School and will be enjoyed in two weeks, at the end of season harvest party.