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2023 Fall Ramp Bulb Update #1

It’s official. Fall has arrived in dramatic fashion. The leaves are quickly changing into vibrant colors of yellow, orange, and red. High School football games are in full swing and it’s homecoming for a lot of them. Homecoming parades, games, and dances have likely consumed the time from a lot of families this weekend.

While I was in the deer blind with my son this morning (today is the first day of bowhunting season here in WV) we watched thousands of leaves fall off the branches and hit the ground in seemingly endless supply. We didn’t get a deer this morning, but it was nice to be out in the quiet calm of the woods for an extended time.

Over the past couple of days, we restocked our ramp bulb levels and have a large quantity to sell once again. So if you missed out on the last batch, make sure you get some now. These bulbs are fat and gorgeous, perfect for making some caramelized ramp bulbs, pickled ramps bulbs, or just about any other dish you want to make with them. Of course they can just as easily be planted right now so you will have your own ramp greens ready to harvest in the spring.

As more and more leaves come off the trees, the bulbs get harder to find so there is no guarantee that I will have more at a later date. Although I certainly hope that I do.

The ramp bulb order page is located here https://wildwestvirginiaramps.com/order-ramp-bulbs/

Caramelized Ramp Bulbs

Caramelized Ramp Bulbs
Caramelized Ramp Bulbs

These caramelized ramp bulbs are a delicious treat by themselves or an excellent choice for a unique side dish!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 pounds of ramp bulbs
  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Melt butter in an oven proof sauté pan over medium heat. The pan should be large enough to hold all of the ramp bulbs in a single layer.
  3. Add bulbs and cook until they begin to brown slightly, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add sugar and toss, continuing to cook until sugar melts and begins to bubble, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add salt, pepper, and vinegar and cook for about 5 minutes longer.
  6. Place the pan in the oven, uncovered, and roast for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove to a serving dish and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
  8. Serve while still warm.
  9. Serves 4-6 people as a side dish.
  10. (For a smaller serving, just halve all ingredients.)

You can buy fresh ramp bulbs for this recipe here.

Looks Like Another Week For Ramp Bulbs

The cold snap this week slowed the growth of the ramps down a little bit, so we have another week of bulbs. If you haven’t ordered yet, you still have time.  You would primarily use these ramp bulbs for planting. I hope it warms up a bit this week so they can finally get some green tops on them!

The order form is located here; Ramp Bulbs Order Form

ramp bulbs for planting

ramp bulbs for planting

 

Ramp Bulbs Update – Last Week To Order

By now I hope several of you that have bought bulbs have had time to get them in the ground. The second round of orders should be arriving to everyone tomorrow or Wednesday. (Make sure you water them heavily after planting!)

The next orders of ramp bulbs will be shipping out on Monday 3-23-2015 and Tuesday 3-24-2015. If you want to plant some bulbs, please get your orders in before then. Some of the bulbs have started poking their heads above the ground, so I expect that in two weeks you will be ordering what you have been waiting on for so long….

This is an older picture, but we will be there in a couple of weeks. I know I can’t wait to get some of these in my belly along with some fried potatoes and bacon. Delicious!

Soon….very soon!

For now though, they’re still just bulbs. If you are interested in the bulbs, the order page with qty and pricing information is located here:  Ramp Bulbs for sale.

Wild West Virginia Ramps