I helped pick the last of this season’s rhubarb crop at the Foster Farm in Sagaponack on Memorial Day.
This was a beautiful way to spend an afternoon. The Foster’s Guinea hens cooed as we plucked and cut and bunched
rhubarb. There are exactly two kinds of people in this world – those who love rhubarb and those who haven’t had it cooked right yet. I now have a freezer full of diced rhubarb and a batch of rhubarb jam
The Foster Farm has been in the news lately. It is about to become the biggest purchase ever by the Southampton
Community Preservation Fund. Eighty-two acres worth of development rights are being sold over the
next five years. This will ensure that this, some of the richest farmland in the
world, will continue to be farmed. Marilee Foster and her brother Dean are now farming the land that
their parents Clifford and Lee Foster are passing down to them. White raspberries are the first fruit to come into season on the Foster Farm.
The farmstand already offers eggs, kale, cukes, herbs, baked goods and potted herbs and tomato plants.
Go get some homegrown love down on the farm.