Another year, more Ramps!
Another spring and this year the ramps are even more prevalent than last year. While there are patches of them on both sides of our driveway, we are wary of over-harvesting so this year we ventured further into the property to collect more ramps. We didn’t have to look far, we found a huge clutch of them in woods beyond the field we refer to as the “unibomber field” (as it has a small shed in the middle of the field that is reminiscent of the infamous Unibomber shed). The patch was enormous, we picked maybe 25% of the ramps, being sure to leave a lot so that they will hopefully come back next year.
With a larger collection of ramps this year we opted to not just make a few meals from the, but pickle them so we have some nice garnish for cocktails.