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May 6, 2008 01:01 PM

Looking for rhubarb

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

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    1. re: mikhail

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

    2. 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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      1. re: chowcat

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

      2. 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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        1. re: marilees

          $1.99 / lb today at the Medford Stop and Shop

          1. re: marilees

            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.

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