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When is peak season for buying rhubarb (for strawberry-rhubarb pie) in Bay Area?

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When is peak season for buying rhubarb (for strawberry-rhubarb pie) in Bay Area?

HungryMojo | | Apr 30, 2007 03:53 AM

I'm a complete rhubarb newbie. I've never considered or sought out rhubarb before this Spring, so I don't know when or where to look. Does anyone have a suggestion on the best time of year to buy rhubarb in the Bay Area (for my first attempt at strawberry-rhubarb pie)? Do specific varieties of rhubarb matter for this pie? Does it even matter if I buy "local" rhubarb? (I saw light-red Oregon rhubarb at United Market last week. I think $2.48/lb.)

I've read on other sites that the end of rhubarb season overlaps with the beginning of strawberry season, but no regional information. I already (suprisingly) tried some pretty tasty strawberry samples at the Marin Civic Center farmers market on Easter Sunday. (Swanton was there, but unfortunatley no sample tray.)

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