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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published April 30th 2019
The Martians Haven't Landed
1.3 kms after passing the start of Melba Highway while driving along the Maroondah Highway in Coldstream, an image of a large green man appears as if hiding among the roadside trees.

Big Sprout
Through the trees, I spy.

"The Martians have landed", you may exclaim. Then you remember that Martians are little green men, not huge green ones.

You stop and stop you must to closer inspect this verdant creature.

Big sprout
It's Arthur Sprout

Fears of invasion are eroded when you realise it is a sprout, and a big one at that or at least a man-sprout - Arthur Sprout.

sign
That's my name.

Love them or hate them, Brussels Sprouts are an excellent source of Vitamins C and K, and a good source of numerous nutrients including folate, vitamin A, dietary fibre, potassium and thiamine.

Sprout farm
Part of the farm.

Adams Farms is the largest producer of sprouts in Victoria and is only one of three in Australia they regularly grow over 100 acres each season. 50% of their annual crop is sold in Melbourne and the other 50% is sent to Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Hobart.

Truck
Sprouts by the truck load.

They now have farm-gate sales and at the time of writing that price was $5.00 per kg, while the two major local supermarket's price was $9.90 per kg, and $12-00 per kg.

Sign
Buy your sprouts here.

Make a winter resolution to try some sprouts, I'm told they are delicious.

Sprouts
Hundreds of them.

On average, a season will produce 1200 - 1300 tonnes, and with approximately 25 sprouts per kilogram, that makes 30 million individual little sprouts - so someone must like them.
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Where: 681 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream VIC 3770
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