Farmers' Market Fresh Item
Week 22: Brussels Sprouts
All 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.
E's Awesome Brussels Sprouts
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Golden Raisins
Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Manchego and Almonds
Orange-Kissed Brussels Sprouts
MFMA: Find a Farmers' Market Near You
University of Minnesota Extension: Growing Cole Crops in Minnesota Home Gardens