A seed was planted on April 14th, 2008. That seed was planted with my first post about ramps located on an old blog I had. Little did I know at the time that I would quickly be bombarded with people who wanted to buy them.
Growing up in a small town of about 150 people in the south eastern part of West Virginia where ramps were a part of life, I wasn’t aware at that time that there were so many people that couldn’t get their hands on these things. I couldn’t believe that there weren’t many people selling them online either. There was ONE other website that I found selling ramps at the time, so I can’t claim to be the first one…but I’m pretty sure I was the second one. Most of the time my old blog was nothing more than outlet for me to write about the things that went through my head on any given day. Most of the posts were ridiculous, some of them downright dreadful, but it was a mental release to sit down and type about what I was thinking.
However, the ramp page quickly became a hit. Getting more and more views every ramp season, we started to explode on various websites with people proclaiming we were a great place to purchase ramps from. A few more years went by and that blog fell to the wayside. I was interested in a lot of things and blogging wasn’t doing it for me anymore. (The ramp page always remained popular though.)
Fast forward to 2013 and our sales really exploded. So much that I decided to create a website dedicated to these stinky little green forest gems. The old website was getting over run by cobwebs and grand daddy long legs. It was time for an upgrade. A much better looking website that focused on one thing and one thing only. Getting a great product into your hands (and mouths), and no distractions from the other random crap I had posted on the other blog.
In January of 2014 WildWestVirginiaRamps.com was born. A newsletter was sent out informing everyone who had subscribed to it, of the change. The newsletter was well received with many replies commenting on how nice the place looked and that they could hardly wait for ramp season.
So there you have it. The past and present of WildWestVirginiaRamps.com. The only thing left is the future.
PS – If you want to find out about the future before everyone else, make sure you subscribe to the newsletter. I typically send out newsletters once every couple of months in the off season, but a little more frequently during ramp season. These newsletters go out before the information is posted to the blog to give those folks first dibs on whatever it is we may have. We plan on having a few new ramp related items in the very near future that will be in extremely limited quantities, so newsletter subscribers will get the chance to view the items before anyone else. You can sign up over on the right hand side of the page, near the top.