I’m sure you’ve heard something about these guys. They’re all over the farmers’ market signs and showing up in menus all over.

What’s so great about them? Some people say it’s the cultural value of the ramps. They mark the beginning of Spring and some high-end folks praise them for this reason. I like them because they’re very pungent and strong in flavor. You should give them a try!

Are they easy to grow? Yes, especially here in the mid-Atlantic! They like forests- so you want to give them rich, dark soil. Apparently ramps are fans of hardwood mulch. Go figure!

What I do with them: Pesto! It’s amazingly simple to make and delicious. Whatever you do, don’t add more garlic. You won’t need it. I also throw them on top of pasta, pizza, and anything else that I typically would use garlic in.

Okay, where can I find them? I believe you can only find them at the farmers’ market.
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Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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