We will harvest another batch of WV Ramps this weekend during our weekly dig and we will be shipping them out on 4/21.
We expect to keep harvesting for a few more weeks. The mild weather coming in (it’s actually supposed to snow tomorrow!) should slow the growth down a little bit and allow us some extra harvest time. Last year was one of the shortest harvest seasons we have had in a while and I am hoping we more than make up for that this year. We are on track so far. We are currently at three weeks into the season and it looks like it should definitely be lasting for another two or three weeks at least. Wouldn’t that be nice? To have a full month or two of all the ramps you can eat? Sounds like a good time to me!
Here is the Wild Ramps Order Form for those of you who still have not ordered, or are ready to order your second or your third batch.
In the meantime I have a WV Ramps question for you guys.
What do you call ramps in your area? Here is a list of what I have heard them called:
- Wild Ramps
- Ramp Vegetable
- Wild Scallions
- Vegetable Ramps
- Mountain Leeks
- Wild Onions
- WV Ramps
- West Virginia Ramps
….and I could continue with more.
So, what is the most common name for ramps in your area?
I’ve only heard them called “ramps” from my WV family, but out here and in the gourmet restaurants they call them “wild leeks”.
In PA we called them Leeks.
I live in Florida where there are no ramps, but I just know them by the name ramps which I learned about while visiting relatives in West Virginia.
Ramps!! 🙂 By the way, Bucky, my ramp dinner last weekend was FANTASTIC!! Your note above says the next shipment is 4/21 but on the shipping page it says 4/28…. which is it?
Kelli, I’m glad your ramp dinner was excellent. 🙂
Thanks for catching that date mistake for me. I have changed it now so they both say shipping on 4/21.
Rick on April 16 Im from Raliegh County the ramps were great just dont ask the wife who is from fla. Thanks
Out here in San Diego, the few who know what they are call them “ramps” or “wild leeks”. While a great majority look at me blankly when I mention “ramps” and even ask me to spell it.
This is the first time we have tried them (after failed attempts to grow them for personal consumption). So glad we discovered your site and blog!! Now we know who to turn to for this wonderful delicacy! Thank you so much for sharing!! We look forward to next year!