UMaine Extension offers facts on fiddleheads, recipes for rhubarb
University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers information to help find, grow, use, preserve, and store in-season fruits and vegetables in Maine. Seasonal favorites for May include:
- #4198 Facts on Fiddleheads
- #4060 Facts on Edible Wild Greens in Maine
- #4266 Fruits for Health: Rhubarb
Preserving rhubarb by freezing is demonstrated in an easy-to-follow video. UMaine Extension educator Kathy Savoie cautions that information on canning and preparing food should be up-to-date and research-based. Fiddleheads in particular require exact cooking methods — boiling for at least 15 minutes or steaming for 10–12 minutes. Recommendations on canning methods and equipment are best reviewed annually.