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Apr 10, 2011 10:03 AM

rhubarb at farmers market?

Anyone seen rhubarb at a farmers market? I've been looking for it at Berkeley but have not seen any.

I know they probably have it at Berkeley Bowl or Monterey Market, but would rather buy direct.

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  1. Tierra had it Saturday at Ferry Plaza.

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    1. re: wally

      I saw it at Whole Foods on California Street, Wednesday and I believe Mollie Stone's also on California (just past Fillmore) also has it. Sorry, I didn't notice where it was from.

      Mollie Stone's
      851 Cherry Ave # 22, San Bruno, CA

      1. re: wally

        Tierra had it again this morining. She said that there will be a lot more in May and June.

      2. I know that the harvest was delayed because of the cold weather. Greenleaf did not have any source for it as 2 weeks ago. We usually start to see good supplies late march but not this year.

        1. Was at Monterey Market today and did not see it. (Of course, I could've missed it -- if someone else did, please let me know...)

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          1. re: jessinEC

            There was some at the Berkeley Natural today, but it was from WA.

          2. did not see any at Alemany Market this week.

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            1. re: BernalKC

              Bernalkc, which stall at Alemany sells it ?

              1. re: osho

                I don't have any preferences, especially for something seasonal like rhubarb.

                1. re: osho

                  I'd also like to know who sells it at Alemany. i've never seen it there.

                  1. re: saffrongold

                    Possibly mistaken identity on rapidly walking by red chard vs rhubarb. ;-)

                    1. re: wolfe

                      Did not mistake rhubarb for chard as bought chard and decided to come back for the rhubarb today! I'd call Mollie Stone's on California St. as they kept it stocked in the Spring. Ask to have them hold enough for your recipe--if you give them a credit card number and a time you'll pick it up, they may hold it for you. Also Cal-Mart in Laurel Village a bit further out on California may have it.

                      3585 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118

                      1. re: juliatoo

                        Julia, I was referring to the is it or is it not at the Alemany Farmers Market.

                    2. re: saffrongold

                      saffrongold - hence my question. I do not fancy paying $6.99/ lb for rhubarb at Rainbow.

                  1. re: Robert Lauriston

                    They had it at the Sunnyvale farmers market last week.

                    You can get it at Safeway. Since it doesn't grow around here, even at a farmer's market, it will be trucked in.

                    1. re: 512window

                      It does grow around here, just not yet. I found it local at farmer's markets last spring, but not until around late May or June.

                      1. re: 512window

                        Rhubarb grows in the Bay Area. I could pick it in my back yard if I thought ahead and weren't so lazy.

                        I find Safeway a good place to get unscented dryer sheets.

                        1. re: Robert Lauriston

                          or Rhubarb if it is the only place that has it.

                          1. re: Robert Lauriston

                            Rainbow has rhubarb and dryer sheets too :-)