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The First Ramp Orders of 2019

Another year has passed and it is once again time to start stinking up your kitchens with the wonderful smell of cooked ramps. They are growing a little bit behind schedule this year, but that is to be expected with the cold weather lingering around as long as it has. It’s finally time though.

The photo below is the current size of the ramps. This is the best time to eat them. They’re small, potent, and with the weather still being cool, they do much better during shipping.

Early Wild Ramps

If you want ramps this size, you may order now. The first shipments will be going out on Monday the 8th. (If I get a chance, I might be able to ship out a few of the first orders this Tuesday the 2nd, but I can’t promise that due to snow being in the forecast once again.)

You can find the order page by clicking the link below.

2019 Schedule of Ramp Dinners & Festivals

Buckhannon Eagles Dinner
April6 (Saturday)
Buckhannon, West Virginia
Upshur County

The annual all-you-can-eat ramp dinner at the Buckhannon Eagles Club 4357 will be held at the club on WV-20 from noon until the food runs out. A charge of $15 per person applies. The menu will include raw, cooked, and deep-fried ramps as well as ham, cornbread, applesauce, pickled eggs, white and brown beans, and fried potatoes with and without ramps. For more information, call 304-472-4858.

Upshur County Library Ramp Dinner
April 26 (Friday)
Buckhannon, West Virginia
Upshur County

From 5 until 7 p.m., dinner will include roasted pork-loin cutlet with ramp chimichurri (with and without ramps), roasted vegetables, bacon macaroni-and-cheese (with and without ramps), artisan greens tossed with charred ramp champagne vinaigrette and house vinaigrette with buttermilk, bacon-and-ramp biscuits and dinner rolls with butter and ramp-herb compound butter. Dessert includes rhubarb crisp and apple pie. Tickets are $25 per adult at $12.50 per child younger than 12. All proceeds benefit the Upshur County Public Library. Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged. Call 304-473-4219, extension 14, for more information.

New Life Church Ramp Dinner
April 13 (Saturday)
Beverly, West Virginia
Randolph County

From noon to 5 p.m., the annual all-you-can-eat ramp dinner at the New Life Church in Beverly will feature ham, raw and cooked ramps, potatoes with and without ramps, brown and white beans, and dessert and drinks. Call 304-338-2087 for more information.

Pickens Ramp Dinner
April 20 (Saturday)
Pickens, West Virginia
Randolph County

From 2 to 6 p.m., the annual Pickens Ramp Dinner will feature ham, brown beans, ramps, cole slaw, cornbread, fried potatoes, applesauce, and dessert. Sponsored by Pickens Post 122 of the American Legion, admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12. Call 304-924-5813 for more information.

Shortline Ramp Festival
April 20 (Saturday)
Pine Grove, West Virginia
Wetzel County

The fifth annual held at the Robert C. Byrd Center and Park on North Fork Road will include a 5K run and walk, live Bluegrass music, a children’s area with games and prizes and a bounce house. A full ramp dinner will be served inside the center and ramp food vendors will set up outside. A box car race, a ramp-eating contest, horseshoe-pitching competition, and Little Miss and Mister Ramp contest are among festival highlights. Call 304-455-3825 or visit its Facebook page.

April 27 (Saturday)
Huntington, West Virginia
Cabell County

From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., the Wild Ramp at 555 W. 14th St. in Old Central City will host the fifth annual Stinkfest. The event is free and open to the public. Food vendors will provide ramp dish specialties, and music, arts, and activities for the kids. For more information, call 304-523-7267 or visit the Wild Ramp Wild Ramp website.

Faith Gospel Ramp Dinner
April 27 (Saturday)
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Wood County

From 2 to 5 p.m., the all-you-can-eat menu includes ham, fried ramps, fried potatoes, fried potatoes with ramps, ramp salad, soup beans, corn bread and dessert. Admission is $12 per adult and $6 per child 11 and younger. For more information, call 304-481-3867.

Feast of the Ramson
April 13 (Saturday)
Richwood, West Virginia
Nicholas County

In its 81th year, the 10 a.m.-to-4 p.m. festival at Cherry River Elementary School includes crafts, live music, a ramp recipe contest, and a 10:30 a.m.-to-3 p.m. dinner with traditional ramp fare and sassafras tea. A charge of $15 per adult guest and $7 per child applies, though advance tickets are available at $13 per adult and $6 per child younger than 12 years old. For more information, call 304-846-6790 or visit the website.

Mason-Dixon Park Ramp Dinner
April 27 (Saturday)
Core, West Virginia
Monongalia County

The 24th annual ramp dinner at Mason-Dixon Historical Park includes standard ramp-dinner fare and runs from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. A free guided wildflower walk begins at 1:15 p.m. Dinner admission is $10 per adult and $5 per child 12 and younger; children under six are admitted free. For more information, call 304-879-4101 or email

Camp Caesar Ramp Dinner
April 27 (Saturday)
Cowen, West Virginia
Webster County

At the dining hall at Camp Caesar, off WV-20 north of Cowen, at Upper Glade, the 11 a.m.-to-3 p.m. dinner will include ramps, ham, eggs, bacon, cornbread, brown beans, fried potatoes, and dessert. Take-out orders are available. The cost is $15 for one person and $25 for two. Table service is provided. For more information, call 304-226-3888 or visit the camp website.

Camp Creek Ramp Feast
April 27 (Saturday)
Camp Creek, West Virginia
Mercer County

A celebration of the timber industry and the ramp harvest, the 11 a.m.-to-3 p.m. ramp feast includes ramp casserole, brown beans, cornbread, coleslaw, nachos, hot-dogs and dessert at Camp Creek State Park. A $12 dinner admission will raise funds for the Camp Creek State Park & Forest Foundation. Other weekend events include a 8-10 a.m. birding and wildflower walk, and wood-cutting competitions from 11-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-3 p.m. For more information, call 304-425-9481.

Helvetia Ramp Dinner
April 27 (Saturday)
Helvetia, West Virginia
Randolph County

In the Helvetia Historic District, the 2-to-6:30 p.m. dinner includes ramps, ham, fried potatoes, soup beans, coleslaw, applesauce, cornbread, and desserts and beverages. Admission is $15 for adults and $7 for children 5-12 years old. A square dance (admission $5) with music by the Helvetia Star Band follows 8-11 p.m. at the community hall. For more information, visit the Helvetia website.

Ramp-&-Rails Festival
April 27 (Saturday)
Elkins, West Virginia
Randolph County

Next to the Elkins Depot, the free 10 a.m-to-5 p.m. festival includes crafts, live entertainment, and a favorite ramp-dish contest. Vendors have designed delicious ramp-themed foods such as ramp chili, ramp burgers, ramperoni rolls, and ramp risotto with shrimp. For more information, call 304-635-7803 or visit the Elkins welcome center website. The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad will run one-hour train rides in conjunction with the festival.

St. John’s Ramp Dinner
April 27 (Saturday)
Colliers, West Virginia
Brooke County

From noon until 5 p.m., dinner at Old St. John’s Episcopal Church (c. 1793) will include ramps fried with bacon and potatoes, soup beans, cornbread, as well as ramp hot dogs, ramp tortellini soup, and ramp sausage sandwiches with fried ramps and a sweet onion marmalade. Fresh ramps will also be available for sale. Meals are $8 per guest.

Quick Community Ramp Dinner
April 28 (Saturday)
Quick, West Virginia
Kanawha County

A fundraiser to benefit the Quick Community Center, admission for the dinner, which includes traditional ramp fare, is $12 for adults and $5 per for children 12 and younger. The address for the festivities is 23 Lucy Lane, Clendenin, West Virginia, though the feast is located in the heart of the village of Quick, six miles past the Pinch-Quick intersection. For more information, call 304-965-2570 or 304-437-1768. On the day of event call 304-965-9008.

Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department Dinner
April 29 (Sunday)
Buffalo, West Virginia
Putnam County

Dinner will include ham, ramps, pinto beans, fried potatoes, macaroni salad, dessert, and a drink. Price will be $10 for adults and $6 for children under 12. The Bandwagon will perform Bluegrass from noon until 3 p.m. For more information, call 304-532-0246.

H.E. White Elementary
May 5 (Sunday)
Bomont, West Virginia
Clay County

The annual H. E. White Elementary PTO Ramp Dinner is scheduled from 11 a.m. until the food runs out and will feature ramps fried in bacon grease, ham, and fried potatoes with-or-without ramps as well as corn, green beans, white or brown beans, cornbread or a roll, dessert, soft drinks, water, and sassafras tea. Admission is $10 per person. Guests may also purchase gallons of sassafras tea for $6 a gallon and 50/50 raffle tickets. Find out more here.

Mathias Community Ramp Dinner
May 19 (Saturday)
Mathias, West Virginia
Hardy County

Hosted at the Mathias Community Center, the 4-7 p.m. dinner includes traditional ramp-dinner fare. Donations provide for community outreach programs for the Jenkins Chapel United Methodist Church. For more information, call 304-897-5219 or visit the Hardy County visitors center website.

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March Is Finally Here

Can you believe it? March has finally arrived and I couldn’t be more exited. As I get older, the winters seem to last longer even the though years seem to go by quicker. I am ready for spring. This winter has seemed to last exceptionally long. While we haven’t had any HUGE amounts of snow, it has been so cold for so long, and quite frankly, I’m tired of it.

Good new though! We are through the first week of March and on a downhill slope towards spring. The ramps will be popping up through the ground in a couple of weeks and that is a sure sign that spring has arrived.

In the meantime, we have plenty of ramp bulbs ready to ship out. Ramp bulbs are a great way to get a head start on growing your own ramp patch this year. So if you are as ready for spring as I am, and you are itching to be able to get outside and do something, consider starting your own ramp patch. Planting them will give you a little something to do outside while we wait on warmer weather.

yellow easter lily

Yellow Easter Lily is a digitally rendered photograph by Joan Minchak. The original artwork can be found at Fine Art America.

A Few More Ramp Bulbs Left

Hi guys!

Just a quick update to let you know that we do have a few ramp bulbs left. Once these are gone, we may not see anymore until the snow melt in February or March.

And a super big THANK YOU to all of you that sent my Grandmother a birthday card. She was anxious to get the mail everyday so she could see where the cards came from. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Ramp Bulb Order Page

Ramp Bulbs For Sale Fall – 2018

Ramp bulbs are once again for sale. We will sell them for as long as the weather permits.

Pricing and payment buttons are on the Ramp Bulbs order page.

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