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Querencia | May 18, 201905:06 PM     21

Rhubarb: loaded with nutrients, delicious, easy to grow, and ... rare? My Chicago supermarket doesn't know what it is. This morning I saw a tiny amount of it at the farmers' market and it was $6 for a small bunch. If you start a rhubarb bush and feed it every year it will last fifty years---every spring the long pink stalks are a welcome sweet-tart fruity taste. Why is rhubarb so hard to find? Is there little market for it---do people not want to buy it? A mystery.

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