Tis the season for Brussels Sprouts, Fa la la la la, la la la la !

Date Added: 22/12/2023

The most wonderful time of year is nearly upon us and here at T H Clements after months of careful planning and many preparations the Christmas rush is in full swing, with all our staff working around the clock to ensure Christmas is delivered.

Our hardy harvesting teams are working day and night in challenging conditions, with workers and machines battling through the swamp-like fields and at times lashing rain.

It’s not just our harvesting teams which are working around the clock, also our intake, packhouse and despatch teams are working hard ensuring the supermarket shelves will be full of Lincolnshire and our Cornwall-grown products.
Our Fresh, Lincolnshire-grown Sprouts are being harvested, graded, packed and loaded onto lorries quicker than you can say ‘How many deer would a reindeer reign if a reindeer could reign deer?’.

On Saturday 16th December we treated all our staff to a Festive Feast – Pizza’s and Fish & Chips – to show our appreciation and say thank you for all their hard work during this extremely busy Christmas time.

Due to the adverse weather conditions during the Sprouts growing period this year, Sprouts will be the smaller than normal as the larger ones tend to fall in the water-logged fields and rot.
Don’t panic though, ‘baby’ Sprouts are known for their sweeter flavour, so if you’re a Sprout lover just pile more on your Christmas Dinner plate this year! If you’re a Sprout loather, then maybe try the smaller Sprouts and prepare to be converted!


Click here to watch T H Clements Sprout Story - Seed to Shelf to discover the 10 month journey our Brussels Sprouts take to make it on to your Festive Dinner plates each and every Christmas.

Brussels Sprouts are the Britain’s marmite – you either love them or hate them. This aside, Britons eat more Brussels Sprouts than any other nation worldwide and they have become a key element on the Christmas dinner plate.
It's thought Brussels Sprouts are commonly associated with Christmas due their rise in popularity in the 18th Century when Christmas (as we know it now) was in its early years, so it’s believed they may have been linked together as far back as then.

In years gone by Brussels Sprouts often seemed to look and taste like they were boiled from 1st December until the big day.However there really is no need to just boil or steam them this year.
Brussels Sprouts are incredibly versatile and there is so many ways to cook and enjoy them.

On our website you will find some new exciting and inventive ways to cook Brussels Sprouts, certain to be a hit and ‘wow’ your guests this Christmas.
We are loving our Sprout, Pancetta and Gruyere Gratin – incredibly decadent and delicious.

Or do you need to hide Brussels Sprouts from a Sprout loather? Then try our Brussels Sprouts, Chestnut, and Sausage Meat stuffing balls – they’ll never know they’re hiding in there!
Enjoy your Brussels Sprouts roasted? Then embellish them with a Sage and Cranberry butter to incorporate the traditional flavours of Christmas further to your festive feast.

T H Clements are not just passionate about Brussels Sprouts, other fundamental Christmas staples we also lovingly grow Cauliflower, Red Cabbage and Potatoes.
Cauliflower Cheese, braised Red Cabbage, Mashed and Roasted Potatoes are also an integral part of the Christmas Dinner plate. Leftover braised Red Cabbage is great served with cold meats and cheese on Boxing Day.
Utilise your other leftovers by trying our Boxing Day Bubble and Squeak to use up Potatoes, Pigs in Blankets (if there is such a thing?) and vegetables leftover from Christmas Dinner.


Take a quiet moment whilst you’re tucking into your Christmas dinner and spare a thought for all our hardworking staff who have worked around the clock and battled testing weather and field conditions to ensure there is an abundance of fresh Lincolnshire grown produce for all to enjoy this festive season.


Finally, we’d like to take a moment to say a big thank you to all our hardworking staff for delivering an abundance of sought-after festive vegetables and ensuring Christmas dinner plates are piled high with fresh produce, despite the challenges.



Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your families from all at T H Clements & Son.

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