Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

Despite being feared by children nationwide, Brussels sprouts can be prepared in a myriad of ways to delight your taste buds! Fried, roasted, boiled, steamed, or grilled, they make a perfect accompaniment to any meal. Resembling small cabbages, these sprouts can be found at your farmers’ market still attached to the stalk or loose and in bulk.

These sprouts originated in Europe but are now cultivated along the coastal areas of San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. Brussels sprouts are in season from June to January and peak in flavor during the fall.

The Lowdown

  • Season
    Spring/Fall/Winter
  • Color
    Green
  • Select
    Choose tight, compact sprouts with no signs of aging or yellowing. Smaller sprouts are the most tender. For consistent bulk cooking, select sprouts that are similar in size.
  • Store
    Refrigerate. Do not wash until ready to use.

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