Carrots are healthy and grow in the cool of the garden that many parts of the country can grow 2 or 3 gardens. Carrots dehydrate as shreds, slices, or diced.
Usage of dried/dehydrated carrots are:
Shreds can be used in baked goods (esp cookies with raisins and oatmeal) or turned into powder for drinks or to hide in other food items if you have picky kids,
Dices can added to dry/dehydrated soup mixed or make a nice addition to granola
Slices can be used for veggie soup or a stew, also can used for additions to other baked veggie dishes. They are excellent in Au gratin potatoes.
Since they should be completely dry/dehydrated they can turned into powder and used for color, texture, or flavor for frostings, baked goods, and roll homemade ice sandwiches in carrot powder.