Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn
Host: Hazel Stark
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All plant nomenclature and physiology aside, rhubarb is a most beloved fruit-like food in our far northern climates because unlike so many of the lovely true fruits we find in the grocery store, rhubarb is an extremely cold hardy perennial—which is to say, it will come back year after year despite the worst our weather has to throw at it. This fact is evident by the enormous rows of rhubarb one can see growing behind the farmhouses which dot the sweeping bucolic landscape of northern Maine between Houlton and Presque Isle.