Ramps? It's springtime...
New York Mag food blog was discussing the Greenmarket bounty this past week, and they've got ramps!! Oh yum... Combined with our recent warm weather, that made me crave spring veggies in general.
It's my first spring season since moving to Boston last year - when will we see *local* ramps in the area? What about fiddleheads? Rhubarb? And will Russo's be my best bet for all of these, or are there any farms that might have them roadside soon?
Can't wait for Farmer's Markets to open....
Saw some at Newtonville Whole foods, last saturday....Our farmer's markets usually open after ramp season, unfortunately.
I saw fiddleheads at the Beacon Street Whole Foods in Newton a few days ago, also ramps last year (@ ~$20lb) and rhubarb - though I couldn't say if it was local. Savenors had wild asparagus last year. I've been hoping to see some spring morels in Whole Foods and would be happy to hear of any sightings by fellow 'hounds.
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I found some ramps at whole foods. On my first visit they couldn't find a sku number and after 20 minutes they charged me $2.99 lbs. I went back to a different location of whole foods and they had "baby ramps from Michigan" for $16.99 a lbs. They were all wilted and really didn't look to good. I was thinking of aruging with the produce manager for a price reduction but didn't have the energy in me that day. Are there any local sources?
You can read about my ramp adventures in my blog as well. I have one more post to be written, should be up in the next day or two.
Oleana had ramps as part of a seared scallop special last night -- very spring-y (although we ordered other wonderful things). You could call to see if they're offering them again.