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Must be something in the soil

Calumet Island Carrots biggest in memory

Connor Lalande
Calumet Island Oct. 10, 2023
Two of the largest carrots to grace THE EQUITY office in living memory were brought in last Tuesday morning by Joan Derouin from Calumet Island.
Reaching into her reusable tote bag, Joan pulled out two massive carrots and thumped them proudly on the front counter.
Weighing in an astounding 2.3 pounds and 1.83 pounds respectively, these enormous, vividly orange root-vegetables looked as impressive as they did delicious.
Joan explained that as she and her husband, Lawrence Derouin, pulled the carrots out of the ground on September 30, they were both amazed at the size, thinking them to be the largest carrots they had ever grown.
Asked if they had done anything differently to encourage such colossal growth, Joan simply responded “nope, we did it the same as we’ve always done.”
Will they be keeping them around to admire for a while or are they destined for a date with the pot?
“Oh, we will be eating them,” said Joan.
“I think we will need some help though,” she added with a laugh.

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