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lboeckx Apr 22, 2011 04:20 PM

Anybody know where I can find them around Asheville?

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    miss piggy Apr 23, 2011 04:10 PM

    They had them at the downtown market today, as well as Farside Farms' stand on Merrimon.

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      Leepa Apr 23, 2011 04:44 PM

      Also their store in Oteen should have them, too. As well as the produce stand across the street and a bit north of the Farside Farms store on Merrimon. I forget the name of it.. maybe Ledford's?

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        miss piggy Apr 24, 2011 04:16 AM

        Ledford's has changed ownership...it's now called TJ's Mountain Market or something like that. We popped in there yesterday and they hardly had anything on the shelves. I know it is early in the season so hopefully they get stocked up soon, but as of yesterday they barely had any supply.

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          Leepa Apr 24, 2011 04:53 AM

          Too bad about Ledford's. Hopefully their selection will improve as the season progresses. It was one of the few places I could get June apples on a consistent basis.

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      lboeckx Apr 23, 2011 11:10 AM

      Saw the article and found the ramps by accident. The Amish store in Hendersonville by the MM meat market had some. Now what to do about the environmental impact? I'm going to try them once, then leave them be. They are quite pungent.

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        birgator Apr 23, 2011 11:22 AM

        There's an Amish store in Hendersonville? Do they have morels by chance? When I lived in PA, the Amish had their secret picking spots but I never found them.

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          lboeckx Apr 23, 2011 04:17 PM

          I didn't notice any but I wasn't looking for them. They had butter. Lots of butter.

      2. Sue in Mt P Apr 22, 2011 04:31 PM

        Follow the chefs, lol.

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          birgator Apr 23, 2011 10:55 AM

          Story in yesterday's NYT about ramps getting harvested too fast, and becoming a threatened species in some areas.

          Safe link:
          http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/20/din...

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