Got my 2012 load of rhubarb and am spending my day processing. I will steam juice a bunch in my Mehu-Liisa steam juicer, stew and can some, freeze some more, make rhubarb cordial and liqueur and finally, make a strawberry rhubarb gallette. A good days work (if I can actually accomplish all that!).
Yesterday I set out to find rhubarb in the surrounding farms. None of the stands along River Road were advertising so I decided to go out to Hentze Century Farm. Unfortunately, they weren’t open. I did chat with Jan, one of the family, and she said they would open at strawberry time. Still a few weeks away. She also said they didn’t grow rhubarb and suggested I head on over the river (Willamette) to Detering Orchard. It was a beautiful morning for a drive so I made my way toward Coburg. At the orchard, the owner let me pick a load of stalks even though they weren’t open for business. Real old time hospitality. I thanked him very much and headed home.
Time to get to work. I will post more images of the results and possibly a video as soon as I can. Thanks for reading!
Take Care – Daniel