ramp season

Harvesting Ramps At The End Of The Season

Ramps are celebrated in Appalachia as a special delicacy — one that has caught the attention of chefs in major metropolitan cities as well. But they still have to be dug up by hand.  Inside Appalachia Producer Bill Lynch went into the woods with a friend to bring us this first-person story about ramp harvesting.

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Sustainably Harvesting Ramps Also Supports Clay County Community

People look forward all year long to the spring ramp collecting season. These days, chefs all over the country use ramps — and experts worry the plants could get over-harvested. For many years, ramps were a hidden gem. What do local communities think? Folkways reporter Laura Harbert Allen brings us this story on this popular — and pungent — food.

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