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Fresh Rhubarb?

newfoodie May 9, 2008 07:58 AM

Hello all,

I am looking to purchase fresh rhubarb this weekend to bake a strawberry rhubarb crisp. I haven't seen any yet at the Union Square Greenmarket and Whole Foods has been hit or miss as well. Has anyone seen it lately? I would prefer to stay downtown but can be flexible if need be.

Many thanks!

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  1. MMRuth RE: newfoodie May 9, 2008 08:14 AM

    I'm pretty sure I saw it at Union Square market last weekend, and have also seen it at Citarella and Garden of Eden.

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      MMRuth RE: MMRuth May 10, 2008 11:47 AM

      Several vendors selling rhubarb at USQ today (also at Garden of Eden). I also saw, and bought, fiddlehead ferns for the first time this Spring, which I'm going to saute with some lovely local asparagus for dinner. Lilacs at every turn, by the way.

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        newfoodie RE: MMRuth May 10, 2008 12:26 PM

        Fabulous, thanks so much for the tip!

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      Feaster18 RE: newfoodie May 9, 2008 08:32 AM

      The Manhattan Fruit Exchange in Chelsea Market usually has every type of produce that is in season.

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        sickelka RE: newfoodie May 9, 2008 08:53 AM

        I have seen it for several weeks at the Fruit Exchange in Chelsea Market. I keep wanting to buy it to make rhubarb dessert, but I can't settle on the best recipe. My grandma made a mean rhubarb dessert that was like a crisp, but not quite, and was really creamy...

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          jsmitty RE: newfoodie May 9, 2008 09:36 AM

          yeah union sq i saw it

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            kobetobiko RE: newfoodie May 9, 2008 09:56 AM

            Everytime I go to Whole Food Bowery location, I see fresh rhubarb

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              abud RE: newfoodie May 9, 2008 10:49 AM

              Greenwich Produce at Grand Central market had some this morning.

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