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Published on September 28, 2016

Farmers' Market Fresh Item

Week 22: Brussels Sprouts

Brussels SproutsAll About It:

This veggie is the tallest relative of other cole crops such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and kale. Brussels sprouts like cool weather so they are at home here in Minnesota. This low temperature is important for their maturity, flavor and quality. Brussels sprouts grow for most of the summer and are harvested after a frost later in the year. Brussels sprouts are a good source of vitamin A, C, K, B6, potassium and manganese.

Do Brussels sprouts make you turn up your nose? They do have a distinct smell but don’t cross them off your menu list until you try some new ways to make them. You can steam, boil, roast or even sauté them. These aren’t your mother’s Brussels sprouts.

Recipes:

E's Awesome Brussels Sprouts

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Golden Raisins

Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Manchego and Almonds

Orange-Kissed Brussels Sprouts

Fresh Food Links:

MFMA: Find a Farmers' Market Near You

Minnesota Grown

University of Minnesota Extension: Growing Cole Crops in Minnesota Home Gardens