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Wild Ramps

Famously savory, earthy allium flavor of fresh ramps, all year round.

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Our Wild Ramps were hand-picked in a sugar maple forest in the Adirondacks, dried at low temperatures and ground into savory flakes. Ramps are a beloved spring crop in the Northeastern United States, but with a very short harvest season and limited shelf-life, they were impossible to get in the rest of the country β€” until now! These dried ramp leaves are great as a garnish or an aromatic, with a famously savory, earthy allium flavor.

Ramps are a wild onion that sprout in deciduous forests in early spring, when temperatures are still low but there's abundant sunlight. They can take up to 7 years to reach maturity, and the same ramp stalks re-grow new leaves year after year (so the leaves can be harvested without hurting the plant itself).

Highlights

Origin:

Adirondack Mountains, New York, USA

Process:

Minced and dehydrated

Ingredients:

Dried wild ramp leaves (Allium tricoccum)

Tasting notes:

Green Garlic • Caramelized Onion • Springtime

Cooking tips

Amount fresh
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Amound dried
  • Sprinkle over cooked rice, cheese, pastas and whatever else your heart desires
  • Drop a handful into broths, stocks and clear soups
  • Toss with fresh veggies before roasting

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SOURCING

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Our wild ramps were hand-picked in a sugar maple forest in NY's Adirondack mountains in the spring of 2021. Ramps are a wild onion, one of the first forest plants to mature every spring. They need altitude, rich loamy soil, low temperatures, sunlight and space to grow. These conditions exist for only a few weeks in mid-spring before the ground has warmed up, before the other plants have crowded them out and blocked the sun. Ramps propagate slowly and can take several years before they mature to their full size. They grow in clusters on the forest floor, especially around the bases of old-growth trees.

One of the challenges with ramps is figuring how to harvest this slow-growing wild plant sustainably. We opted to pick only the leaves (and not the bulbs, which will re-grow new leaves every year) and to only harvest a small percentage of plants from each cluster. Our ramp leaves were foraged on the land reserve where New Leaf Tree Syrups tap trees for their excellent maple, birch and other tree syrups. They were hand-picked by a group of H-2A agricultural experts from Jamaica who also tap maple trees for syrup and maintain upstate NY's extensive apple orchards. 

Meet the Forager: That's Omar in the photo above. Omar is a carpenter back home in Jamaica, but for the last few years he's been spending the late winter/early spring in the Adirondacks, snowshoeing through the woods, setting taps in thousands of maple trees. We were lucky enough to have his help harvesting ramps (which he also likes to add to broths, curries and other dishes).
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DW
09/10/2020
Daniel W.
United States United States

Great products!

I’ve really enjoyed the service, products and my cooking has reached a new level of deliciousness!

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03/13/2023
Anonymous
United States United States

One of the Best!

I love the dried wild ramps. The provide great flavor to all of my recipes, including soup, meat and my marinara sauce!

RO
03/12/2023
robin o.
United States United States

Very flavorful and easy to use. I really enjoy your spices a lot- I wish there were even more choices!

S
03/11/2023
Susan
United States United States

Taste of Home

Having grown up in Upstate New York (and now living a distance from there), I was very excited to purchase the ramps. I use them mostly in omelets, and they also are excellent in other dishes. I purchased another bottle for a friend of mine who used to live in New England and she is greatly enjoying them, as well. A distinct leek/onion like flavor that doesn’t overwhelm the dish. Highly recommended!