OSA is working with local farmers in five Washington counties to bring purple sprouting broccoli to markets and restaurants throughout the region. The project is part of a regional organic plant breeding collaboration focused on delivering new purple sprouting broccoli seed varieties to growers. The eye-catching and tasty overwintering crop thrives in the Pacific Northwest maritime climate and offers a welcome break from the chards and kales most commonly found on grocery shelves throughout the winter. For farmers it provides an early income stream before the tender greens of spring arrive.
Late winter through early spring is when purple sprouting broccoli is at its sweet and tender best and chefs throughout Seattle will be showcasing it March 31 – April 6. Help us welcome spring by enjoying this up-and-coming regional staple!
These restaurants are putting purple sprouting broccoli in the spotlight from March 31–April 6. (The event was originally planned for the week of March 17th, but due to weather and other uncontrollable events, it was postponed.) Thanks for coming out and supporting this seed-to-table event!
- Lark, 952 E Seneca Street, Seattle
- The Walrus and the Carpenter, 4743 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle
- Steelhead Diner, 95 Pine Street, Seattle
- Tavolata Belltown, 2323 Second Avenue, Seattle
- Tavolata Capitol Hill, 501 East Pike Street, Seattle
- Saint Helens Cafe, 3600 NE 45th Street, Seattle
- Westward, 2501 N. Northlake Way, Seattle
- Bar Melusine, 1060 East Union Street, Seattle
- Deep Dive, 620 Lenora Street, Seattle
- Blueacre Seafood, 1700 7th Avenue, Seattle
- Bateau, 1040 East Union Street, Seattle
- Barnacle, 4743 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle
- The Whale Wins, 3506 Stone Way, North Seattle
- ORFEO, 2107 3rd Avenue, Seattle
- Zane + Wylie’s Seattle Steakhouse, 624 Olive Way, Seattle
- How to Cook a Wolf, 2208 Queen Anne Avenue N, Seattle
- Willmott’s Ghost, 2100 6th Avenue, Seattle
Check out the restaurant week promotion from the latest issue of Edible Seattle that includes a special purple sprouting broccoli recipe from Chef John Sundstrom at Lark here.
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