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Rhubarb Challenge in Douglas Saturday, June 15

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm


The Douglas Historical Society’s prestigious annual Rhubarb Challenge is scheduled for Saturday morning, June 15, 2019, and will be hosted at the E.N. Jenckes Store Museum at 283 Main Street at the corner of Depot Street in downtown Douglas.


Chefs of all ages and levels of experience are urged to participate to claim the bragging rights in three categories – sweet, savory and condiments. The Challenge is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the unique and versatile qualities of one of the region’s earliest fruits. Past entries have included everything from jams and rhubarb cherry chutney to a rhubarb chocolate torte.


Cooks should plan on delivering their culinary masterpieces to the Store Museum between 10 and 11 a.m. Entry forms for each submission will be required along with a $5 entry fee for adults and a $2 fee for those under 16. Contestants should also bring a copy of their recipe.


Judging will start at approximately 11 a.m. and the winners will be announced at noon. Judges will be from a variety of backgrounds but all will be connoisseurs of the beloved and delightfully tart plant. Prizes will be awarded and winners will be announced to the local media.


The Douglas Historical Society will be offering coffee and rhubarb coffee cake and the public is invited to watch, listen and learn.


For more information please email Lisa at [email protected] or call 508-341-4876.