Thursday, April 30, 2015

Ramps

I stocked up on ramps when I was in West Virginia.  I freeze them and use them all year long.  Every part of the ramp is edible.
 Most often, this is the way you see them for sale.

 Cars like these line the highways with bags of ramps for sale.

 I don't think these guys are employing sustainable harvesting techniques. We bought ours at a nursery and I am guessing they were harvested the same way.

 I picked up my CSA the next day and it had a bag of ramps in it. I can't wait to turn these into all kinds of good things.

My husband cleaned all of them for me, he got big points for doing this! 

17 comments:

Leeanna said...

Do you pickle your ramps? Yummy good, and you can have them whenever you want them.

Nellie said...

How wonderful to be able to enjoy ramps all year long!

Velva said...

very cool!!! I have never used ramps:(

Enjoyed the post. Thanks for sharing.

Velva

Craig said...

I had to use google to find out what ramps are. After discounting all the links to garage and wheelchair ramps I discovered that what you call ramps, we Europeans call wild garlic. You discover something new every day! Thanks for the education.

Kev Alviti said...

Wild garlic goes mad over here but I'm still yet to use it! Next year I will as it's already gone over.

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

I'm not sure if I had dared to buy ramps from a car just by the road like that :-)

We have a relative to the ramps growing here and I would like it in my gardeen but it spreads insanely and I'm not sure my neighbor wants it too :-) They have already gotten so many of the plants I have close to their garden, some plants just spread too good :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Cottage Tails said...

these are new to me - not a food here in NZ I will need to learn more and how they grow cook etc... keep the info coming

Mary Ann said...

Oh my gosh, people were selling morels here like that!

I did not know you could freeze ramps!

Guillaume said...

I wonder if this is really the same thing as the wild garlic we have in Québec. And if it would work against vampires...

Guillaume said...

Apparently, I am right: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allium_tricoccum#Conservation

Texan said...

I had to look these up. New to me. They sound wonderful. Apparently they don't really grow here in Texas much. To hot.

Barb said...

What do they taste like?

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Why oh why haven't I ever seen or heard of "ramps" before and I've been around for a long, long time.
?? Are they like an onion, Joyce?
They sort of remind me of a scallion.

TARYTERRE said...

I'm craving me some ramps. I'd like my first taste. None to be found anywhere near me, though.

My Life in the Charente said...

I had to look ramps up as we had never heard of them before. Interesting looking wild leek so it seems, wonder why they do not grow elsewhere. Have a good day Diane

Prairie Stitcher said...

Well, I dreamt about ramps last night. What does that mean? I've never eaten one, but would like to....but not if I'm going to dream about them attached, somehow, to my feet. I'm not usually this weird, really I'm not.

chickpea678 said...

I went on a wild edibles walk and learned about ramps. I keep an eye out for them since!