The 5th Annual Lenox Rhubarb Festival, on Saturday, June 9, 2018, drew 1250 visitors. It included:
- a delicious Rhubarb Breakfast,
- the Savory Rhubarb Contest starring the culinary creations of five local chefs,
- the Rhubarb Celebration and Sale featuring rhubarb pies and other treats, rhubarb soda, rhubarb ice cream, recipe books, rhubarb plants, and fresh rhubarb, and
- Rhubarb Around Town at several local businesses.
Thank you to all of our fantastic volunteers, vendors, and especially to the attendees. We hope to see you all again next year!
A variety of sweet and savory rhubarb delicacies, as well as fresh local rhubarb, rhubarb recipe booklets and rhubarb plants were available for purchase.
2018 Participating Vendors:
Ayelada (Pittsfield, MA) selling frozen yoghurt
The Barefoot Gardener (Lenox, MA) selling Rhubarb plants
Canyon Ranch (Lenox, MA) selling Rhubarb tacos
Devonshire Estates Holiday Retirement Community (Lenox, MA) selling Strawberry-Rhubarb cake
Florence Pie Bar (Northampton, MA) selling Strawberry-Rhubarb pies
Koffee Kup Bakery (Springfield, MA) selling Strawberry-Rhubarb pies
Kripalu (Stockbridge, MA)
Lenox Rhubarb Festival, selling Rhubarb Bramble soda.
les collines (Craryville, NY) selling Rhubarb jams and preserves
Mary’s Kitchen (Lenox, MA) selling Strawberry-Rhubarb pies
On A Roll Café & Catering (Lenox, MA) selling Rhubarb muffins
Pleasant & Main (Housatonic, MA) selling Strawberry-Rhubarb crêpes
The Scoop (Lenox, MA) selling Rhubarb ice cream and sorbet
The Sweetish Baker (Great Barrington, MA) selling Strawberry-Rhubarb pies
Trinity Church (Lenox, MA) selling fresh local Rhubarb
And Nancy C. Ralston was selling her new book, “Great Rhubarb Recipes”.
This year’s Savory Rhubarb Contest shone a spotlight on five Lenox restaurant chefs. Their creations demonstrated ways to include nutritious and delicious rhubarb in wonderfully unique savory cooking, from chili to tacos.
Thank you to these Lenox restaurant chefs:
2018 saw even more participation by local businesses.
These Lenox restaurants featured rhubarb creations on their menus for the Festival:
- Alta Restaurant and Wine Bar
- Bistro Zinc
- Chocolate Springs Cafe
- Firefly New American Bistro
- The Gateways Inn
- Haven Cafe and Bakery
- The Scoop
- Shots Cafe
And these Lenox shops offered rhubarb treats and products:
- Laurie Donovan Designs
- The Lenoxology Store
- MacKimmie Company
- Nejaime’s Wine Cellars
- Shear Design
- The Wit Gallery
- Yankee Candle
We can’t wait to see what next year’s festival brings!