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So have been running an older version of Minecraft for a while, which was before the update with carrots and potatoes. Now that I have updated to the latest version of the game, I was wondering how carrots and potatoes will spawn in the map. Will I be able to find them anywhere, or only in places I had not previously explored? Thanks!

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Please give your question a descriptive title. – kotekzot Jan 27 '13 at 21:38

Carrots and potatoes can only be reliably found in villages, and they must be generated after the crops were added into the game.

However, they are also a rare drop from zombies, and while it's not the fastest way to get the items, it will save you quite a bit of walking.

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Zombies is the answer here: my first find of each was from rare drops (I got lucky: first zombie kill after updating got be a potato!). – Richard Jan 28 '13 at 9:42

The easiest way to find potatoes and carrots is to defeat Zombies. They have a rare chance of dropping the new eats. You can also obtain them in newly generated villages, where they have a chance of spawning in place of wheat.

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You can only find carrots and potatoes in a place where chunks have not loaded yet. If you have looked thousands of blocks, no carrots or potatoes will spawn there.

Carrots are also a rare drop from zombies and can be farmed normally.

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