A Gift of Ramps

Apr
22


Stinky treasure–a mess of ramps.


My cousin, who introduced me to ramps several years ago, picks up a bag of ramps every spring from a roadside stand and brings them to me. It’s my annual gift of ramps. (I’d already cooked up half the ramps before I took this picture.) I’ve been working on growing my own ramps for three years now, and while I still can’t harvest any of my own (I don’t want to disturb them yet–I’m leaving them alone to spread for a few more years), I keep planting more. As I cooked up my latest bag of ramps, I cut off the ends and saved them to plant. One of these days, I’m gonna have a hillside full of ramps!

I’ve got several posts here on how to start growing your own ramps. I’ve got some recipes for ramps here, and you can see a recent post about cooking with ramps on the Farm Bell Recipes blog here.

I love ramps!

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on April 22, 2011  

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  1. 4-22
    1:58
    am

    Loving carmelized onions and garlic ….Someday, I will find and try ramps..Are they found in Michigan?
    ~~HUGS~~

  2. 4-22
    5:35
    am

    :sun: Would you believe they were talking about ramps on Martha Stewart yesterday..She loves them..lol..I want some..
    Granny Trace
    http://www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

  3. 4-22
    5:55
    am

    Nothing like ramps with fried potatoes and thick bacon.
    Have a “blessed day” to all of my CITR crew.

  4. 4-22
    7:14
    am

    You have mentioned ‘ramps’ before. I had never heard of them and found a great link with newbie info.
    Having read it, it makes me wonder if eating them offers any bug repellent benefits like eating garlic is said to.
    We love garlic and onions and are going to look for some.
    The link for more info is
    http://southernfood.about.com/cs/ramps/a/ramps.htm

  5. 4-22
    7:30
    am

    A friend of mine hit the jackpot and found a patch of wild ramps growing near his home!! I love them!!

  6. 4-22
    9:21
    am

    I wish they sold them here!

  7. 4-22
    10:07
    am

    I have Trilliums here and NO ramps. If they grow in WV they should grow in Oregon, but I haven’t been able to find any. :hissyfit:

    I have really enjoyed your posts and intend to keep searching,,,,, ro maybe I’ll just buy some and grow my own.

  8. 4-22
    12:04
    pm

    Hey Suzanne!

    We started some ramps on our farm last year. I’m happy to report that they did come up this year! :snoopy: I have been looking for some more to buy but can’t find any. :hissyfit: I want to plant some more and eat the ones I buy! :hungry:

    Angela :wave:

  9. 4-22
    11:09
    pm

    I’m suffering from the green-eyed monster here. I love garlic, onions, and leeks, so I bet I’d like ramps, too. I want a chance to find out.

    I’m glad to learn that West Virginia appreciates and celebrates her stinky treasure.

  10. 4-24
    12:15
    am

    just don’t let the cows eat them or you’ll have garlic flavored milk

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