Do Ramps grow in Pennsylvania ?
- pashibaboy Apr 30, 2007 12:22 PM
I had ramps last year, found them at a farmers market in West Virginia. I then picked up some at the local supermarket there. The ones in the supermarked were about the size of scallions, the ones from the farmers market were the size of my finger. Really tasty. Anyway, do these things grow in PA, if so do they come out later since we are more north ?
yes, ramps do grow in PA. I've had alot of success finding them in Bucks County near New Hope and also in south central PA near Hanover.
They grow near the pond of my Uncle's farm in Bedford, PA. Also, I think there is a ramp festival in PA.
I also saw them at the new Pumpkin Market on South. They have a small amount of fresh produce there, so I'd call ahead.
I have no idea where the things grow, but you can buy them at the Wayne Farmer's Market. I've found them at the two produce stands closest to the doors o9n the west side of the building.
Lancaster County Farmers Market
East Lancaster Ave
Wayne, PA 19087-5047
Ramps DO grow in PA. I live in Westmoreland County and my east-facing woods are loaded with them. Had them in eggs, meatloaf, fried potatoes and salad so far, but the best way is just to eat them raw.
I went out hunting this past weekend with no luck. I just moved here two years ago and haven't explored the area fully yet. I did find a tremendous amount of wild blueberries though, gonna keep an eye on those and hopefully beat the deer to them.
Hello. Found you while looking for Ramps.
What is a Ramp?
A Ramp is a wild leek or early spring vegetable with a strong garlic odor and an onion flavor.
Mason-Dixon Ramp FestivalWHEN: Saturday and Sunday - April 16 & 17, 2011 (21st annual) - 10AM to 6PM
WHERE: Mason Dixon Park, Mt. Morris PA 15349 (Greene County PA.
)DESCRIPTION: Annual Mason-Dixon Ramp Festival with family fun and entertainment, live music, artisans, crafters, demonstrations and displays, antique car show, food, ramps for sale, ramp wine and cheese tasting, door prizes, raffles and more.
Admission is free and there will be door prizes.
CONTACT: 304-879-5500 or 724-317-3734
Ramps are used as a Spring Tonic... clean ya up after the Winter. Cook with anything. Great with scrambled eggs or omlets.
Goes great with Sassafras Tea.
Good Eats from our ancestors.