As the title says, the next orders will be shipping out on 4/20.  Please get your order in before Sunday 4/19 to be placed in this weeks shipments.

The order page is located here: Wild Ramp Order Form

Wild Ramps

If you have ramps in your area and want to dig them yourself, please remember a few key points in harvesting in a sustainable matter.

While many argue over what constitutes a healthy ramp population in a forest patch, I think it is best to harvest conservatively. Studies show that only 5 to 10 percent of the ramps in a patch should be harvested each year to ensure their future survival. When I harvest ramps, I do the following:

  1. Harvest only the largest ramps in a clump (ramps grow in clumps of 5 to 10). This assures that the smaller plants are left to mature and go to seed.
  2. If there are a number of large ramps in a clump, take—at most—only half the plants. By leaving some older ramps, it guarantees that the clump will recover.
  3. When harvesting, keep moving around the patch. This assures that you won’t accidentally harvest too many ramps from one location.

Taking these precautions guarantees that harvesting is done in a sustainable manner.