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Apr 29, 2009 08:09 PM

Ramps in SD

I just read Bittman's blog and was wondering: can you get ramps in SD or is that just an East Coast spring thing?

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  1. I'd call Speciality Produce

    Specialty Produce
    1929 Hancock St, San Diego, CA

    1. Try the Hillcrest Farmers Market on Sunday AM

      1. You might want to ask Linkery where they got them, I see them on an upcoming dinner menu on their blog.

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        1. re: Josh

          The Linkery hasn't figured where they'll get their ramps yet, figuring that they still have 11 days to do so. Actually the Linkery is monitoring this thread for just that purpose!

          1. re: jayporter

            heh, nice.

            They're native to the Appalachian mountains, so good luck with that.

            1. re: Josh

              Somebody either here or in SF was pretty sure that there is a California source for them, that's how they got on that menu.

              Assuming we do come up with a good source, I will post it here.

              1. re: jayporter

                Actually, a quick search of the Internet shows that they are grown in California, and California ramps are available right now at Whole Foods in NYC (and, I presume, other ones, too).

                Also local produce distributors (such as Specialty Produce, mentioned above) appear to carry them.

                  1. re: jayporter

                    Wow, that's interesting. I thought the only ramps in SD were the on and off kind.

                    1. re: Ed Dibble

                      Specialty Produce's website currently says they have 42 pounds of ramps in their inventory and last sold the item on 04/23/09.


                      1. re: nileg

                        Now at least 41 pounds- got some today.

          2. Are ramps similar to Spanish calcots?

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            1. re: DougOLis

              Chino Farms might have them as well.