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Ramps 2013

carbalicious Apr 5, 2013 11:42 AM

Has anyone seen ramps for sale yet?

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  1. Allstonian RE: carbalicious Apr 5, 2013 12:41 PM

    It seems a little early in the year still, especially when so many places have been getting a late start on spring.

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      iloveporkbelly RE: Allstonian Apr 5, 2013 01:19 PM

      Ramps just started this week out of West Virginia and have been available in limited supplies in the wholesale market. It will probably be a few weeks until they are available for retail.

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      Madrid RE: carbalicious Apr 5, 2013 12:50 PM

      first place i saw them last year was russo's. maybe worth a call.

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        johndory RE: Madrid Apr 6, 2013 05:02 PM

        I saw them at Russo's today. $20/lb, if I remember correctly.

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        chiba RE: carbalicious Apr 5, 2013 07:12 PM

        Ramps are wonderful, but we are loving them to death. Please consider giving ramps a pass this year.

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          cambridgedoctpr RE: chiba Apr 6, 2013 06:02 AM

          once a year is too frequent? it is always great when i see some seasonal food appear; it is the circle of life

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            enhF94 RE: chiba Apr 6, 2013 07:31 AM

            do you mean sustainable-wise, or board-talk-wise?

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              Allstonian RE: enhF94 Apr 6, 2013 09:09 AM

              Apparently sustainable-wise. Here's a blog post from last year with links to several other posts and articles on the problem: http://agroforestrysolutions.blogspot...

              See also this post: http://botanicalposters.com/blog/129/...

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                chiba RE: enhF94 Apr 6, 2013 05:12 PM

                Sustainable-wise. The places in the wild where they are harvested cannot regenerate them fast enough to meet demand.

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                taos RE: chiba May 7, 2013 05:33 AM

                Yes. Ramps are wild and they are in danger of being picked to extinction in some areas.

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                treb RE: carbalicious Apr 6, 2013 08:54 AM

                Probably the end of April for local ramps.

                1. Beachowolfe RE: carbalicious Apr 6, 2013 03:24 PM

                  Tavern Road has a ramp risotto on the menu. There were a few small white stems in my portion but they could have been white asparagus, I guess. Seemed kind of large for a ramp stem. The presence of leaves was almost non-existent. Too hard to tell what was actually in there.

                  1. kobuta RE: carbalicious Apr 13, 2013 06:26 PM

                    I found wild ramps for sale at the Fruit Center Marketplace in East Milton Sq last weekend.

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                      peelmeagrape RE: carbalicious Apr 14, 2013 06:59 PM

                      I saw them at the Hingham Whole Foods yesterday. Looked good!

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                        danslemarais RE: carbalicious Apr 16, 2013 11:40 AM

                        They were at Russo's over the weekend at about $20/lb. I've also seen them at Formaggio recently.

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                          nsenada RE: danslemarais Apr 30, 2013 09:25 AM

                          Saw some this past weekend at Russo's - I think they were less than 20/lb, but there were only a few, and they looked like they had seen better days.

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                            GretchenS RE: nsenada May 4, 2013 01:21 PM

                            There were gorgeous ones today at Russo's, at $20/pound, also fiddle heads at $15/pound.

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                              nsenada RE: GretchenS May 6, 2013 07:17 AM

                              I saw them on Saturday - they looked great. I also picked up some fiddleheads.

                        2. xo_kizzy_xo RE: carbalicious Apr 17, 2013 03:11 PM

                          Saw them for $12.99/lb. at the Fruit Center Marketplace in Milton earlier today.

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                            cnowara RE: carbalicious Apr 30, 2013 08:47 AM

                            I just bought some this morning (April 30th) at the Whole Foods at Fresh Pond.

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                              cnowara RE: cnowara Apr 30, 2013 09:36 AM

                              $14.50 a lb at Whole Foods.

                            2. gini RE: carbalicious May 5, 2013 10:36 AM

                              Not on the sales side, but we had a lovely side of ramps this week at Boston Chops.

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