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Brussell Sprouts...where to get them...

Hi All
Bit random but has anyone come across any Brussel sprouts. We really want some for Christmas day
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Old 21.12.2011, 09:11
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Hi All
Bit random but has anyone come across any Brussel sprouts. We really want some for Christmas day
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Ali
Hi Ali,

I saw them at my local Migros. Check in the refridgerated veggie section. They're packed in 1kg green plastic bags.
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Old 21.12.2011, 09:12
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Re: Brussell Sprouts...where to get them...

Le Shop sells fresh ones. www.le-shop.ch
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Re: Brussell Sprouts...where to get them...

Ive seen them a few times at Migros and Coop but not recently. I guess they are probably seasonal.
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Ive seen them a few times at Migros and Coop but not recently. I guess they are probably seasonal.
Hi Golly,

I saw them at my local Migros yesterday.
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Ive seen them a few times at Migros and Coop but not recently. I guess they are probably seasonal.

Golly! Golly, amazingly all vegetables are seasonal, it's just that we don't know it any more, that's why southern Spain is covered in Plastic.
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Old 21.12.2011, 09:19
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Re: Brussell Sprouts...where to get them...

You fine frozen ones at all time in coop and Migros. And in winter you normally find them fresh as well in supermarkets. Or simply at the market in town.
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Old 21.12.2011, 09:20
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Re: Brussell Sprouts...where to get them...

In supermarkets you look in the veggie section, on here you look for similar topics in Food and Drink!
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Old 21.12.2011, 09:27
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not to mention that sprouts are at their finest when frost is on the ground.

Search le-shop for "Choux de bruxelles"
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Old 21.12.2011, 09:29
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In summary.....freakin' everywhere

Incidentally - I used to do a job in agriculture in the UK and dealt with the UKs largest sprout farmer.

He used to earn - say GBP200 per tonne for sprouts but they all needed to be squashball sized. They are hand cut from the stem and if somebody picked them too small, the supermarkets couldn't accept them and he's throw them in the bin and sell them for animal feed - GBP 6 per tonne - and he'd give the picker a good bollocking

One day, a buyer came in from Marks and Spencer (a higher end food retailer in the UK, higher than Coop, lower than Globus) and said "We'd like to start selling a range of baby sprouts - you know, fresh, delicate etc - can you help?". So he went round the back of the shed, got a small black tray that he found, put 16 of the "waste" sprouts in them in a nice square, wrapped them in clingfilm and said "Yes, we've been doing some trials on that idea - how do you like these?"

Of course, they did, and he now earns between GBP1500-2000 per tonne for these "baby" sprouts which the week before were worthless!
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Incidentally - I used to do a job in agriculture in the UK and dealt with the UKs largest sprout farmer.

He used to earn - say GBP200 per tonne for sprouts but they all needed to by life squashball sized. They are hand cut from the stem and if somebody picked them too small, the supermarkets couldn't accept them and he's throw them in the bin and sell them for animal feed - GBP 6 per tonne - and he'd give the picker a good bollocking

One day, a buyer came in from Marks and Spencer (a higher end food retailer in the UK, higher than Coop, lower than Globus) and said "We'd like to start selling a range of baby sprouts - you know, fresh, delicate etc - can you help?". So he went round the back of the shed, got a small black tray that he found, put 16 of the "waste" sprouts in them in a nice square, wrapped them in clingfilm and said "Yes, we've been doing some trials on that idea - how do you like these?"

Of course, they did, and he now earns between GBP1500-2000 per tonne for these "baby" sprouts which the week before were worthless!


It's about time we opened our eyes. I've been a very keen vegetable gardner (hobby) for more than four decades. All 'baby' produce; baby beets, carrots, lettuce, marrows and the like, cause the farmer to laugh in his sleeve on the way to the bank. Maybe you know that the best part of the sprout plant is the 'top', the small cabbage-like growth on the crown. Delicious (but only if you are a sprout lover).
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Old 21.12.2011, 09:52
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Re: Brussell Sprouts...where to get them...

Off topic - but I don't think that the sprout thread will attract too many topic zealots - I also knew the farmer who owned the fields opposite Heathrow T5 site. He rented them the land to store the earth that was excavated from the site before it was loaded onto trucks to be taken elsewhere, so for 2-3 years, he couldn't grow anything on the land and just watched them use his land as a transit point.

After three years of doing nothing, he could afford to move to the Caribbean Right place, right time!
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Old 21.12.2011, 10:00
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It's like parsnips being sold here at a premium as a heritage vegetable.

In the U.K, farmers get paid 15 GBP a tonne for large parsnips for animal feed.
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Re: Brussell Sprouts...where to get them...

I have seen them also in Denners, and also in Aldi just yesterday. Check those 2 as well.
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