A Trip to the Farmers’ Market for Brussels Sprouts and Beetroot.
It’s the end of winter in Sydney and the markets are full of wonderful vegetables. The monthly Growers’ Market at Pyrmont in the Sydney suburb of Darlington (right next to Sydney Uni and Redfern Station) is my favourite.
I am lured by the groaning stalls fully laden with mountains of organic brussels sprouts (one of my many food loves), huge bunches of beetroot, stacks of cavolo nero, and millions of mushrooms.
One reason I go to the market is actually to buy brussels sprouts straight from the farm. Did you know this is how they grow? On the stalk!
So how about a winter salad, inspired by these awesome Brussels sprouts. I’ve added roasted beetroot and eschallots, broad (fava) beans, toasted walnuts, sourdough toasts with goats cheese all tossed with rocket (arugula) leaves and raddichio.