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#1 Kartoffel

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:04 PM

Does anyone have suggestions for where I could get 10-20 lbs. of rhubarb for (hopefully significantly) less than the farmer's market price of $3ish/lb.? 



#2 ntglassman

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:35 PM

Give Portland Fruit a call.

 

http://portlandfruitwest.com/contact/



#3 StMaximo

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:40 PM

It's probably a bit early in the season to get the best prices.

 

You might give Kruegers a call - They've ordered things for me in the past.

 

2310 SE Hawthorne Blvd
PortlandOR 97214
(503) 235-0314



#4 Kartoffel

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:55 PM

Thanks! Good ideas, both!



#5 StMaximo

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 07:48 AM

If you don't mind frozen, you might want to give Willamette Valley Fruit Company a try.

 

They've got a store locator or if you're so inclined you can drive to their company store in Salem.



#6 Kartoffel

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:36 AM

In case anyone is interested, I ended up buying a case (20 lbs.) from Portland Fruit on SE Foster for $36.50.  It's from a farm in Canby, non-organic.  Best price I found, especially for early in the season.  Looks great (and weighs closer to 21 lbs.)!



#7 jafar

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:03 PM

Okay, glad you got it.  Now what are you going to do with it?



#8 Kartoffel

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:22 AM

Okay, glad you got it.  Now what are you going to do with it?

I stewed about 17 lbs with a bit of honey and canned it, to be added later to pies and cobblers or cooked down and sweetened into a sauce. I also dried a few pounds as an experiment--thinking of soaking it in orange juice to add to muffins or pancakes, or possibly as a component in a chocolate bark with nuts.



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:10 PM

I saw rhubarb at Chuck's Produce in Vancouver today for $1.99 lb



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:51 PM

Nice Kartoffel.  In a few years I'll have more than I know what to do with so I'm looking for ideas.  I divided my two plants into 6.

 

Mostly its either rhubarb custard pie or cooked down with vanilla sugar for icecream sauce . 



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:04 PM

I'm going for the double faux pas of back to back posts and posting a craigslist ad. 

 

http://portland.crai...3791378353.html

 

This person is trying to give away rhubarb. 

 

I harvested my first stalks on Saturday :)



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:00 AM

I saw rhubarb at Gramma's Farm Store for $.99 lb. The real surprise was the sweet bi-color corn they have. Soft and delicious!   

 

17995 SW Scholls-Sherwood Rd
Sherwood, OR 97140
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