Rhubarb is a perennial spring vegetable that grows abundantly from May to July in the Adirondacks. Rhubarb is in the plant family Polygonacea along with knotweed and buckwheat. While the plant is technically a vegetable, the tart edible stalks of the plant are most commonly thought of as a fruit, and is eaten in sweet preparations.
Read more in the Harvest of the Month feature in the Adirondack Almanack.
The 2022 Adirondack Harvest Festival is planned for Saturday, September 24 at the Essex County Fairgrounds! We are currently looking for vendors, volunteers, and sponsors to help make this free community event possible.
For more information and to sign up to participate, visit: adirondackharvest.com/festival
It can be hard to understand all of the similar and complicated food labels that allude to how something was grown or raised. It is helpful to know what different labels and certifications mean to help you make informed choices about how your food made it onto your plate. We compiled a collection of common definitions of terms used to describe how food is grown and processed.