Is Rhubarb Season Really Over?

Is Rhubarb Season Really Over?

Faith Durand
Aug 8, 2011

Q: Baking something strawberry-rhubarb was one of my goals for this summer, but when I finally decided to try it out the other day, I couldn't find rhubarb anywhere! I checked two large supermarkets, the local gourmet grocery, even the farmer's market, but was told by workers at all four locations that they did not carry it.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought rhubarb season carried through the summer? And even so, with modern greenhouses, shouldn't it be available longer?

Am I totally wrong about rhubarb season? And do you have any ideas about where I can find it in the future?

Sent by Isabel

Editor: Isabel, I still have rhubarb in my garden. I live in the Midwest, and I find that rhubarb, while usually seen as a spring food, does carry through July at least. So I am surprised it isn't available where you live.

Readers, any suggestions or ideas for Isabel?


Related: Recipe: Poached Rhubarb Royale

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