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goatgolfer Apr 24, 2011 07:45 PM

Did anyone see ramps or wild leeks at the farmer's markets this weekend?

I have also heard local morels are available but a special ramp recipe is awaiting.

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    VTB RE: goatgolfer Apr 24, 2011 08:32 PM

    Ramps AND morels? This sounds like a pretty shameless self-invitation to the JanPrimus Family Pastures near Lansing, for a wild weekend forage. Not that you remember his thread from last year, because I'm sure it's just a coincidence.

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      JanPrimus RE: VTB Apr 24, 2011 09:12 PM

      I went out last weekend and found Ramps...Morels I have yet to see and neither has anyone I know. Also Facebook has a group called Michigan Morels that is good at letting you know when and where (Usually by county) you can find them. I made a Duck Consomme with the ramps and oh yes it was awesome.

       
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        goatgolfer RE: VTB Apr 25, 2011 06:43 AM

        Earthy.com is offering them from DeWitt (coincidence?) via internet http://www.earthy.com/Fresh_Ramps_Wil...

        And, the NY Times had an article on Wed. Apparently they have been "discovered".http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/20/din...

        I was just wondering if people saw them at the farmer's markets this weekend...

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          JanPrimus RE: goatgolfer Apr 25, 2011 08:02 AM

          Earthy has no retail spot...they pretty much are a net only business. Although I have seen a van of theirs drive past me when I was in Central Ohio. I have also heard that they have consistancy issues also. I have never bought anything from the, but have heard this from several chefs.

          Goat....I will get you some Ramps. The place I go allows me to take buschels of them with out worrying that I am over extending the crop. I believe the Morel season is still a month away though.

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          goatgolfer RE: VTB Apr 29, 2011 07:33 PM

          Other CHounds offering Ramp recipes >http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/780807

        3. momskitchen RE: goatgolfer Apr 25, 2011 12:56 PM

          Haven't seen any ramps yet at the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market, and last year, we didn't get any until well into May. It's been a colder spring so far this year, so my guess is that there aren't any available yet.

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            JanPrimus RE: momskitchen Apr 25, 2011 01:05 PM

            Nope....I have found them already (10 days ago) as I stated up above. They are small but they are there for the picking.

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              prcentauri RE: JanPrimus Apr 25, 2011 02:36 PM

              wow thats cool! i get mine from the union square greenmarket (NYC) when available. i have some pickled ramps but i dunno what the heck to do with them. any ideas?

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                JanPrimus RE: prcentauri Apr 25, 2011 05:02 PM

                Kimchi, relishes, wilted greens, gremolata.....

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              momskitchen RE: momskitchen Apr 27, 2011 05:46 AM

              We don't have ramps in my usual spots yet!

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                JanPrimus RE: momskitchen Apr 27, 2011 09:31 AM

                BWHHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! I HOLD ALL THE RAMPS!!!!

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                  momskitchen RE: JanPrimus Apr 28, 2011 03:48 PM

                  BOOO HOOO!

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                    JanPrimus RE: momskitchen Apr 28, 2011 04:12 PM

                    If anyone want to drive on out to the Williamston area Saturday.....I can take you ramping. WE WILL BE ON A RAMPAGE!!!!!!

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                      goatgolfer RE: JanPrimus Apr 29, 2011 02:50 PM

                      Can I phone it in??? Other obligations...;-(

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                        JanPrimus RE: goatgolfer Apr 29, 2011 03:05 PM

                        I will set up a con call with gotomeeting.

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                          goatgolfer RE: JanPrimus Apr 29, 2011 03:11 PM

                          Roger that - Shovel uploading- done. I was just wondering... Do you think we'll get ramps at TJ's next Saturday?

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                            JanPrimus RE: goatgolfer Apr 29, 2011 03:16 PM

                            I did mention Peanut Butter and Ramp Jelly dumplings to Chef Foo and he laughed and said he is not afraid of any thing we can throw at him. I swear he is crazy like a fox.

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                              goatgolfer RE: JanPrimus Apr 29, 2011 03:32 PM

                              I am sure VTB will report back/

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                            secondoftwo RE: JanPrimus May 4, 2014 05:18 AM

                            did you do it yet? I'd like to join the group.

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                keefgr RE: goatgolfer Apr 29, 2011 04:02 PM

                there were a couple vendors with them at eastern market last weekend; i was able to pick up a couple pounds.

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                  goatgolfer RE: keefgr Apr 29, 2011 07:25 PM

                  finally a voice of reason. Off to E. market on Saturday morning.

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                  mgebs RE: goatgolfer May 5, 2011 04:36 PM

                  We came out of the Pigeon River area Monday with a small bag full but they are the size of green onions, no real bulbs yet. Morels are being found there too but quite small. Expecting rain this weekwnd so maybe....

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