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
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.