February 25-26, 2011

Wakefield Festival of Rhubarb

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Yorkshire’s Rhubarb Triangle

Wakefield is part of the Rhubarb Triangle in Yorkshire:



First Rhubarb of the Year

As pointed out by a comment on the Rhubarb Appreciation Society’s Facebook page, the first rhubarb of the year is harvested by candlelight in dark sheds dotted around the noted “Rhubarb Triangle” of Wakefield, Leeds and Bradford. This produces a sweeter, more tender stalk.

Secrets of the Rhubarb Triangle

Click here to get to a BBC article “The Secrets of the Rhubarb Triangle.” The article talks about stepping into the secret sheds of the Rhubarb Triangle. “You enter a quieter, more relaxing world.”

Listening to Rhubarb Growing

In the sheds, you can actually hear the rhubarb growing. We like to do this, just like we do in Iowa on summer nights — listen to corn growing.

Wakefield Council’s Website

Click here to read about this event on Wakefield Council’s website

Rhubarb Appreciation Society