Where is the frozen rhubarb?

By Martin Zibauer »Martin Zibauer

April 19th, 2012

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Over the past week, I’ve been hunting for frozen rhubarb. I expected to find it in my usual neighbourhood grocery stores (Food Basics and Sobeys). When I couldn’t get it there, I branched out (IGA, Lucky Moose, T&T, Sun Valley). Nothing. On Saturday, I searched (two Loblaws, Great Canadian Superstore, Price Chopper, No Frills, and online at grocerygateway.com). Still nothing. Finally, after a facebook plea, a friend suggested the Big Carrot, a health food grocery store in Toronto. I found wee bags of frozen organic rhubarb for more than I’d have liked to pay, but at least I found it.

What’s going on? Is this just a Toronto problem? Did last year’s harvest fail? Or is all the harvest gone now, since this year’s will soon start?

Next time you’re shopping, have a look and report back.

 

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Arlene

May. 3, 2012

12:22 pm

I've been having the same problem.... where IS all the frozen rhubarb? Why is it such a scarce commodity? I'm sure I've seen frozen rhubarb in the stores before..... I found a recipe that I really want to try, though can't try it until I find some rhubarb (fresh or frozen)!


Martin Zibauer

Martin Zibauer

Apr. 20, 2012

8:26 am

I may be forced to plant some.


Lora Kee

Apr. 19, 2012

4:18 pm

I've also been on a wild frozen rhubarb chase to several grocery stores with no luck. Guess we'll just have to stock up in summer and freeze our own.


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