Ramps appear first in their southern range in late March. The season finally ends in the far north in early-to-mid June.
The first ramps of the year - what we like to call "early" ramps - are very slender with little swelling of the bulb and tightly wrapped, tender leaves. The entire plant is edible, from top to bottom, except for the roots, of course. Many old-timers prefer these young, tender ramps above all others, claiming that they are the hottest and most potent at this early stage of growth. Later in the season, the bulbs swell larger and the leaves become a little tougher.
Fresh Ramps and Wild Leeks have a bold, spicy flavor, like a combination of onions and garlic and make an exciting statement no matter how you use them.
The folk medicine reputation which holds both Ramps and Wild Leeks to be powerful healers turns out to be well deserved. They are high in Vitamins C and A, and full of healthful minerals and have the same cholesterol-reducing compounds found in garlic and other members of this family.
Lest the reputation for excessive stinking scare you away from trying them, you should know that Earthy Delights sells Ramps and Wild Leeks (both) to some of the finest restaurants in America. No complaints about too much stink yet!
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Please note: Supplies are frequently limited, so these little beauties are available on a first come, first serve basis only. As always, orders will be fulfilled & shipped in the order in which they were received.
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