June 22, 2021

The vegetable that thinks it’s a fruit

Boulder County Farmers Markets

It’s always a wonderful thing to wonder: How did someone think to take the stalk of a rhubarb (the leaves of which are inedible) and treat the vegetable as a fruit?

History tells us this vegetable-used-as-fruit started in Europe when sugar became more available, but all we can say is we’re happy they started this weird culinary tradition. Who grabs an otherwise inedible green and decides to make a dessert out of the stem? Who knows? We’re just grateful they did.

It’s an exciting time for the markets, so be on the lookout for rhubarb, strawberries, snap peas, asparagus and early tomatoes. In-person markets are now open Wednesday evenings in Boulder, and on Saturdays in Boulder, Longmont and Denver.

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