Lehne Farms LLC (Roseburg) and Valley Flora Farm (Langlois) both grow this specialty broccoli – see above for which farm is providing it each week. Purple Sprouting Broccoli are tall broccoli plants which, instead of just one main head, are usually covered with petite, very sweet tasting purple crowns. Grown using organic practices. To store: rinse, pat dry, and store in the bottom crisper drawer in a produce bag. Use within a week.
The purple crowns turn green when cooked. You can eat the leaves and stalk as well, only discarding any really thick or woody stems. Purple sprouting can simply be steamed or boiled; it can also be roasted. Either of these links will give you some ideas: Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Hazelnuts; How to Cook Purple Sprouting Broccoli.