Purple Sprouting Broccoli is such a wonderful vegetable, giving us a delicious, healthy and versatile bunch of greenery at a time when we all need a little cheer in the kitchen. I put it alongside asparagus in terms of taste – it’s good enough to eat on it’s own (maybe on a slice of sourdough, topped with a poached egg).
It is coming from Titchfield at the moment, although Foot’s Farm in Chidham will soon be producing as well, so it’s local, comes in seriously fresh and is great value. At £4.25/kg it is great value as well, with 250g being a generous helping for 4 people, that’s about 25p per portion.
The season should last until March, so get it while you can.