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Does anyone know where I can buy local organic ramps? I live in NE Atlanta, GA.

I want to make risotto with aspargus, peas and ramps. I haven't seen any ramps in my local stores or markets. I know Ramp season is short, so if you live in Atlanta area and have found some, please let me know ASAP. If not ramps, can I substitute green onions or leeks? Thx!

asked by atlacm1 over 6 years ago

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TiggyBee
added over 6 years ago

Can you find spring onions? They're purple at the bulb. I live in California and have yet to see a ramp at my farmer's market. Hope that helps, don't fret...I've subbed leeks before and it worked fine.

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Maedl
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added over 6 years ago

Keep looking at your farmers' market. Could be you have already missed them since you are further south them I am (DC). We have had them for three Sundays now at our farmers market and they are coning from West Virginia, which is probably a bit less advanced into spring than we are. And yes, you can substitute leeks or other onions for the ramps, but the taste is not the same!

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ChefJune
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added over 6 years ago

"Organic" ramps? Ramps grow wild and are a foraged vegetable. I doubt you will ever find them labeled "Organic."

Also, with this super-early Spring, I'm guessing ramps are finished in Atlanta, GA. We may have one or two more weeks of them in New York, then bye-bye for another year. I know. So sad.

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Jill
added 7 months ago

I used to find them for maybe 2 weeks, at SANTA Monica’s (California) farmers market on Wednesday’s, along with morels. To this day the morel, ramp risotto I made was the best ever! If you find them here, let me know. Can possibly call some chefs of top restaurants and see... just a thought. Good luck. Yum!

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