The Rhublog

Rhubarb Around Town

2018 saw even more participation by local businesses.

Restaurants

These Lenox restaurants featured rhubarb creations on their menus for the Festival:

Shops

And these Lenox shops offered rhubarb treats and products:

We can’t wait to see what next year’s festival brings!

Rhubarb Celebration and Sale

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”.

5th Annual Lenox Rhubarb Festival

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!

 

4th Annual Lenox Rhubarb Festival

The 4th Annual Lenox Rhubarb Festival, on Saturday, June 10, 2017, drew 700 visitors.  It included:

  • the second annual Rhubarb Pancake Breakfast,
  • the Rhubarb Chili Contest starring the culinary creations of three local chefs, and
  • the Rhubarb Celebration and Sale featuring rhubarb pies and other treats, rhubarb soda,  rhubarb ice cream, recipe books, rhubarb plants, and fresh rhubarb.

Check out the recipes for some of the chilis on our Rhublog.

Thank you to all of our fantastic volunteers, vendors, and especially to the attendees.  We hope to see you all again next year!

Rhubarb Chili Contest

Congratulations to our winners!

This year’s Rhubarb Chili Contest ran from 10:00 am until nearly 2:00 pm in Library Park, 18 Main Street, Lenox. Three chefs from Lenox restaurants offered a variety of unique takes on chili, ranging from the traditional to the very different.

The winner this year was:

These Lenox restaurants also contributed delicious rhubarb chilis:

You can find recipes for some of the chilis in The Rhublog.