Question From: Glastonbury, Connecticut, United States
Q: My question isn't so much on gardening as it is with shipping rhubarb. I have rhubarb here in Connecticut, which I don't like to eat (used to grow it for my great grandma, who is no longer here to enjoy it). I have a friend in Florida (South of Miami) that loves rhubarb, but hard to get and won't grow in the area he is in. I told him I would ship him some, but have no idea how to ship it, how long it will last once I pick it, how much I would need for a couple pies, cost to ship, etc??? Tried asking some of the local farms here, and doing some research online, without much help, so asking who I can.
As far as shipping, check with the UPS or US Post Office. Size counts when pricing shipping from UPS so cut a box down, way down. Hams are sent all over the country so talk to someone at a Honeybaked Store. As far as amount? I never use the stuff so read a recipe and make a guess, then add 20 percent. Hope this helps, Nancy