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rhubarb at farmers market?

Robert Lauriston Apr 10, 2011 10:03 AM

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.

  1. Robert Lauriston Apr 24, 2011 09:34 AM

    I got some decent Oregon rhubarb at Monterey Market.

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      bgbc Apr 23, 2011 02:00 PM

      Did not see any at Lake Merritt today.

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        SteveG Apr 22, 2011 04:32 PM

        I'm pretty sure I've bought it from Happy Quail Farm at the Ferry Plaza before. It was probably ridiculously expensive, as is most produce there, but if you want local, Happy Quail has greenhouses and therefore has a lot of stuff earlier than other local farms.

        1. Robert Lauriston Apr 21, 2011 04:26 PM

          How about this week?

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          1. re: Robert Lauriston
            512window Apr 21, 2011 04:44 PM

            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
              JasmineG Apr 21, 2011 04:46 PM

              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
                Robert Lauriston Apr 21, 2011 04:55 PM

                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
                  chefj Apr 21, 2011 05:29 PM

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

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                    osho Apr 21, 2011 06:39 PM

                    Rainbow has rhubarb and dryer sheets too :-)

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                      gougeres Apr 22, 2011 02:48 PM


                2. BernalKC Apr 10, 2011 11:11 PM

                  did not see any at Alemany Market this week.

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                    osho Apr 21, 2011 06:38 PM

                    Bernalkc, which stall at Alemany sells it ?

                    1. re: osho
                      BernalKC Apr 22, 2011 09:05 AM

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

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                        saffrongold Apr 22, 2011 01:39 PM

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

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                          wolfe Apr 22, 2011 01:54 PM

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

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                            juliatoo Apr 22, 2011 02:11 PM

                            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

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                              wolfe Apr 22, 2011 04:45 PM

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

                          2. re: saffrongold
                            osho Apr 22, 2011 04:09 PM

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

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                        jessinEC Apr 10, 2011 10:21 PM

                        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
                          jessinEC Apr 11, 2011 10:37 PM

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

                        2. chefj Apr 10, 2011 01:16 PM

                          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.

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                            wally Apr 10, 2011 12:38 PM

                            Tierra had it Saturday at Ferry Plaza.

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                              juliatoo Apr 22, 2011 09:16 AM

                              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
                                wally Apr 23, 2011 10:21 AM

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

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