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Ramps in SD

keena Apr 29, 2009 08:09 PM

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. Fake Name RE: keena Apr 29, 2009 09:00 PM

    I'd call Speciality Produce

    Specialty Produce
    1929 Hancock St, San Diego, CA

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      normalheightsfoodie RE: keena Apr 30, 2009 09:29 AM

      Try the Hillcrest Farmers Market on Sunday AM

      1. Josh RE: keena Apr 30, 2009 12:29 PM

        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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          jayporter RE: Josh Apr 30, 2009 01:29 PM

          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!

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            Josh RE: jayporter Apr 30, 2009 05:46 PM

            heh, nice.

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

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              jayporter RE: Josh Apr 30, 2009 06:11 PM

              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.

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                jayporter RE: jayporter Apr 30, 2009 06:20 PM

                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.

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                  Josh RE: jayporter May 1, 2009 08:08 AM

                  Good to know. Thanks.

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                    Ed Dibble RE: jayporter May 1, 2009 10:34 AM

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

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                      nileg RE: Ed Dibble May 2, 2009 12:43 AM

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


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                        Fake Name RE: nileg May 2, 2009 04:11 PM

                        Now at least 41 pounds- got some today.

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            DougOLis RE: keena Apr 30, 2009 04:29 PM

            Are ramps similar to Spanish calcots?

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              SDGourmand RE: DougOLis May 1, 2009 07:33 AM

              Chino Farms might have them as well.

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