Lots of farmers markets in Utah will be selling rhubarb around this time of year! Rhubarb is a funny-looking vegetable that looks like pink celery. The stalks can be eaten plain, but most people like them best when they are baked into desserts like pies, cakes, or muffins.
Here are a couple fun facts about rhubarb!
- While the stalks are safe to eat, rhubarb leaves are actually poisonous
- Darker stalks are more flavorful
- Rhubarb is a great source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins A & K
You are most likely to find fresh rhubarb during May or June. Help your mom make a shopping list that includes all the ingredients you need to make these delicious rhubarb muffins!
Use our Harvest Schedule handout to finish up your shopping list. Find a few vegetables that will be available at the farmers market this week.
Want to learn more? Check out this post from last year!