Ramps fans rejoice: Harvest time is here for the region’s beloved early-spring vegetables, which are found growing wild in forests and cultivated on forestland. Their harvest is short—only two to three weeks. But, that won’t stop area Appalachian Grown™ partner restaurants from reveling in ramps this month. In fact, the Get Local celebration, like the veggies of honor, will be bold: Ramps’ flavor can be described as a mix of onion and garlic.
Matt Caudle is chef de cuisine at Cúrate. As a chef, the number one reason for buying locally is quality. I’m getting something that’s superior that I can’t get from other commodity vegetables. The variety is really nice. One thing I really like working with is turnips. They’re very plentiful, and farmers here produce them … Read more