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vanewbie May 5, 2008 07:23 AM

Did anyone see ramps for sale at any farmers' markets in Virginia? I only went to the farmers' market in Vienna and pickings in general were very slim - absolutely no ramps and only a small selection of radishes, kale and asparagus were available.

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    foodcheck May 11, 2008 03:06 PM

    They're all over the woods, but I'm not saying where, since you have to be careful not to pick from parkland.

    1. monavano May 11, 2008 09:10 AM

      New Morning Farm and (surprisingly) Spring Valley Farm had ramps at Dupont today.
      www.houndstoothgourmet.com

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        Ellen May 8, 2008 03:30 PM

        I saw some at the Dupont Circle farmers market on Sunday. If you're willing to go there they had plenty.

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          Scotteem May 5, 2008 12:38 PM

          I got ramps at the Burke FM this past Saturday, from Spring Valley Farm. It pays to get there early in the morning--they open at 8.

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            monavano May 5, 2008 12:58 PM

            Just fyi-Spring Valley Farm (at the Dupont market) had a sign last Sunday saying this was their last weekend for ramps ;-(
            I'm getting into the plethora of spring onion now ;-)

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              Elyssa May 7, 2008 09:17 AM

              Really? The ramp season is already over? I'm not very familar with the vegetable but have been hearing so much about them I was hoping to possibly buy some this weekend to use next week. Anyone think they might be at the Dupont Circle Market this coming Sunday?

              Unfortunatly I was out of town last weekend. Hope I didn't miss my chance :)

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                monavano May 7, 2008 09:32 AM

                New Morning Farm will have them at the Dupont Market on Sunday. There's still time!!

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                  ktmoomau May 7, 2008 12:00 PM

                  Ramp season is very early it really is only still going on in Western Maryland and PA, as my brother went home with his ramp hoe last weekend. Make sure you use a small portion of ramp per other things you are eating, get a good recipe like the ones that were in the post, tried and true is best, and umm perhaps wait until the bf leaves as ramps are known for their pungency and you can sweat out the smell. Cows that eat them produce onion flavor milk it is so strong. My family has a ramp feed and man afterwards you really don't want to be confined with them.

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                    Elyssa May 7, 2008 12:34 PM

                    Hahaha good advice. So basically your saying Studio Apt + Ramps + BF in long distance relationship = Yuck?

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                      ktmoomau May 7, 2008 01:49 PM

                      YES

                      Depends on how you make them and how much you use of course, but I would wait till the BF goes home unless he is just dying to try them and you will have some non-romantically inclined time, but I kinda doubt that with the whole long distance, etc thing.

            2. monavano May 5, 2008 07:51 AM

              We're at the end of the ramp season in Va and WVa-if you have access to a PA farm where it's still cooler, then you may find them.
              New Morning Farm will have them at the Dupont Market next week.
              http://newmorningfarm.net/index.html

              http://houndstoothgourmet.com/at-the-...

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