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Apr 11, 2011 12:50 AM

where to find ramps

I am looking for a source of ramps n the bay area - the closer to Santa Cruz the better.
I looked into buying them online from the east coast but it costs a fortune because they overnight them.

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  1. Berkeley Bowl has them in season.

    Berkeley Bowl
    2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

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    1. Far West Fungi in the Ferry Building has them in season as well. I just bought some this weekend.

      Far West Fungi
      1 Ferry Bldg # 34, San Francisco, CA

      1. OK SF and Berkeley but so far away from Santa Cruz. Did anyone see them closer like San Jose or Mountain view or maybe palo alto?

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        1. re: cuisinista

          Far West goes to a lot of farmers' markets in the Bay Area. Call the store at the Ferry Building and ask. I think their farms are close to Santa Cruz.

          1. re: Windy

            They are at practically every market on the peninsula, but they normally only bring a small selection of seasonal mushrooms. I've only ever seen ramps at the store in the Ferry building. I think they have a store at their farm in Moss Landing, but I've never been.

            If anyone does see ramps on the peninsula (or even the South Bay), I would love to find some down here as well...

            1. re: lrealml

              If you call the store and order them, you should be able to pick up from one of their farmer's markets.

              1. re: Windy

                Really! I have to try that... I never thought to call. I wonder if that will work for mushrooms as well...


        2. The Mushroom (far west fungi) people were very nice and said they could put some of an order they were getting on Friday onto a truck to their place in Moss Landing on Tuesday ($20/lb). As it turned out I had several people interested in some ramps bringing my order up to 4 lbs
          This made it reasonable to order through an online vendor earthy delights for ~ $11/lb but $33 overnight shipping. So I should have some tuesday. In some ways I would rather use a local vendor but while the ultimate price would be ~ the same the ramps would be ~ 5 days old so I went with the overnight. I will report when I get them.

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          1. re: cuisinista

            Ramps don't grow around here, so mail-order is probably as fresh as you can get them.