Keeping Ramps Out of Season

Keeping Ramps Out of Season Ramps are extremely seasonal and highly perishable and the season is quite short (perhaps only 2 weeks in the Northern Appalachian regions of Southern Ohio).  Saving them for year round use presents a serious problem.  I’ve found 2 acceptable solutions but NOT as good as having fresh ramps. Here are

Growing Your Own: Time to Plan!

  Christmas is over, you know what that means. SEED CATALOGS ARRIVE! I actually got my first catalog December 23, which went immediately into the recycle bin. Growing your own is not “making do in Appalachia” it’s growing food that tastes good! There is no comparison to a garden grown tomato versus one bought in

Ramps Our Favorite Spring Vegetable

What is a Ramp?   What exactly IS a “ramp”?  Put simply it’s a wild leek, allium tricoccum. Ramps are far smaller than the leeks we see in the store consisting of a bulb ranging from downright tiny to just short of the size of a marble, a stem section perhaps 2 inches long and 2