Carrots are produced in many states, but California, Colorado, Michigan and Florida are the most important for the fresh market. The total U.S. acreage of fresh market carrots harvested in 1997 was 97,460 acres, with a total production of 33,599,000 cwt
(average yield = 345 cwt/acre), and a total value of $441,193,000. In 1997, fresh market production of carrots was up about 25% from 1996.
The following data shows production (cwt), harvested acres, yield (cwt/acre) and total value ($) of the fresh market carrot crop for the major fresh market carrot producing states for the period 1993 to 1997.