baby cut carrots
When we run out of our own carrots and have to make a run to the city, we usually buy a bag of baby carrots at the supermarket for the return trip home, because they're good healthy road food, and no peeling needed. Nowadays the supermarket offers organic ones from California so we buy those. The conventional ones come from the southern USA as well. But nowadays they're all 'baby cut' - big carrots carved into small ones, presumably. As I chew those woody, sweet, unpleasant little stumps, I always wonder:
Whatever happened to genuine baby carrots?
Has anybody here visited a baby cut carrot factory? If so, what happens to the stuff they cut off the carrots to make them 'baby'? It must amount to a lot of waste. Is it composted? Fed to pigs?
What carrot variety has a woody core? I've never grown such carrots in my garden.