Are any farmer's-market vendors selling ramps?
Used to love getting these at the markets in NYC around this time of year but I never seem to see them here. They were on the breakfast menu at Café Estelle this past weekend (first time - great brunch and good service), which reminded me that it's the season.
I asked at a couple of markets (Clark Park and on Germantown Ave in Chestnut Hill) and nobody had them.
The mushroom vendor at the Elkins Park market had them the last three weeks. I don't know if he'll have them again. Iovine's in the Reading Terminal Market has also had them for the last few weeks.
They had some at Green Aisle Grocer a couple weeks ago but said it was the last batch they were getting. I think the season is fading.
They were being sold at the headhouse square farmers market two weekends ago. I haven't been by since so I don't know if they are still being sold. If you haven't been by its a fantastic market anyway. Produce is about as good as it gets in the city (can be expensive at times) and there are some great taco and sausage food vendors there so come hungry. Don't forget to get some of the fresh squeezed lemonade from the juice vendor to go along with your tacos al pastor.
The market is on 2nd streen between south and pine. I believe the weekend hours are 10-2 but don't quote me on that.
I just got an email about this week's Doylestown farmers' mkt and they said there'd be ramps this Saturday (and radishes, peas, arugula, mesclun, strawbs, and I forget what else).
Meanwhile, there's something growing up the road from me that's in the onion family and I have no idea what it is. It looks just like a daylily. It's good. I showed it to a botanist friend who's into wild edibles too, and he didn't know. Does this ring a bell with anyone?