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are ramps (wild leeks) around yet?

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tralfaz Apr 8, 2010 06:25 PM

I live outside Seattle but I want get some ramps the next time I'm in town. Has anyone seen them yet? I know they'll be at Sosio's , Uwajimaya and the farmer's makets.

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Uwajimaya
600 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA

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    swarf Apr 8, 2010 09:48 PM

    I could be wrong, but I'm fairly certain that ramps aren't native here. I suppose that someone could be cultivating them, but I've never seen at the farmer's markets. I used to pick them a few weeks later than this when I was in Ohio, but it's certainly weather dependent.

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      Daniel Apr 9, 2010 08:10 AM

      Sosio's had them last Saturday. Haven't seen them at Uwajimaya yet.

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      Uwajimaya
      600 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA

      1. lavaca Apr 9, 2010 08:34 PM

        Bought some today at a stall at Pike Place whose name I don't know (on Pike Place itself, near the Mexican grocery). $2.99 for 5-6. Cha-ching.

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          Daniel Apr 10, 2010 08:35 AM

          Uwajimaya's got them as well.

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          Uwajimaya
          600 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA

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            anglematic Apr 12, 2010 01:40 PM

            H-Mart in Federal Way had what they called "wild garlic" but I am pretty sure they are ramps.
            The labels at H-Mart can be confusing, i.e. Thai Basil labeled as "taiwan" basil and shiso labelled as seame leaves. But otherwise a fabulous store I can't recommend highly enough.

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            H-Mart
            31217 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003

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              tedfood May 27, 2010 08:52 AM

              I did get some at Uwa and at the Roosevelt Whole Foods the past two weeks. I think the season may be over since some of the ramps were starting to produce flower buds.
              You should call and check before heading in.

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                tedfood May 28, 2010 03:17 PM

                I was at Frank's this morning in Pike's Market and they have ramps. A bit old with some yellowing leaves at $2.99 per bunch of 5 or 6 bulbs. Pricey.

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