In my first apartment in PA, I lived in an quad complex with three other retired Amish women, occupying the other apartments. I would come home from work and one of them would hand me a fresh batch of strawberry rhubarb sauce. The rhubarb grew in the garden next to our apartment building. The best time of the year for rhubarb in SoCal is in the winter. This brings back fond memories of the generous, friendly neighbors I had.