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Looking for rhubarb

greygarious May 6, 2008 01:01 PM

Has anyone seen rhubarb for sale yet? I know it's easy to grow, but not with my shady lot and jet-black thumb, so I grudgingly pay exorbitant prices close to $4/lb whenever I see it. I know that in some parts of the country it's sold frozen in bags, but have never seen that here. I should move to Lake Wobegon!

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    mikhail RE: greygarious May 6, 2008 01:10 PM

    saw it today at russo's. didn't note the price.

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      gini RE: mikhail May 6, 2008 07:05 PM

      It's 1.98$/lb at Russo's. Cooked up a huge pot of compote this weekend - really tasty.

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      chowcat RE: greygarious May 6, 2008 01:22 PM

      Hey grey,
      Local rhubarb is just coming up now, so you probably won't see the local stuff in stores for a few more weeks - but it may be available from Connecticut and points south. Try Wilson's in Lexington or Russo's in Watertown.

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        GretchenS RE: chowcat May 6, 2008 01:31 PM

        Yesterday at Wilson Farms they had gorgeous rhubarb but it wasn't local. Also note that they are closed on Tuesdays.

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        marilees RE: greygarious May 6, 2008 01:39 PM

        I saw it at a couple of Stop and Shops in the Boston area a few weeks ago, but I don't remember if I've seen them recently

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          marilees RE: marilees May 7, 2008 06:31 PM

          $1.99 / lb today at the Medford Stop and Shop

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            Joanie RE: marilees May 9, 2008 08:37 AM

            At the Brigham Circle S&S, not sure of the price. If you search rhubarb custard cake, you'll find the easiest but tastiest recipe. Layer yellow cake mix, butter, cream, sugar and rhubarb and that's about it.

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          buffet king RE: greygarious May 6, 2008 01:54 PM

          I also saw rhubarb at Wilson Farms in Lexington last week.

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            bostonhound RE: greygarious May 6, 2008 01:55 PM

            Saw it at Roche Bros.

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              Jeanne1116 RE: greygarious May 6, 2008 02:00 PM

              I saw (and bought) some rhubarb at the Market Basket in Salem NH yesterday; so the other branches may have it as well. It was $1.89/#

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                greygarious RE: Jeanne1116 May 6, 2008 04:38 PM

                Thanks, that's a great price! There are a bunch of MB's nearby...time for a Rhubarb Crawl !

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                smtucker RE: greygarious May 6, 2008 04:42 PM

                The rhubarb in my garden isn't ready for picking yet, so local might be a small issue. I will post when I harvest it and see if anyone wants it. Can't get anyone in my family [but me] to eat it.

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                  Chris VR RE: smtucker May 6, 2008 06:47 PM

                  Same here- I'd say maybe a week or two until it's ready. And my email address is in my profile, if anyone wants mine.

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