Farmers Market Fresh Item
Week 2: Rhubarb
All About It:
Nicknamed the “pie plant,” rhubarb is traditionally used for desserts, breads, jams and syrups. Paired with another fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, peaches, apricots, pears or raisins, rhubarb will create a flavor sensation.
Generally, the deeper the red color, the sweeter the rhubarb will be. Red stalks with red flesh have a sweeter flavor, which is good in fruit salads, tarts or pies. Red stalks with green flesh are slightly tangy and are good for cake or cookie fillings. Green stalks with green flesh are very sour and perfect for jams and jellies. Remember to watch your children and pets around rhubarb — the leaves are poisonous.
For all of you trivia buffs . . . The Rhubarb Capital of Minnesota is Lanesboro, which hosts a Rhubarb Festival on the first Saturday in June.
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