A walk in our woods today very pleasantly revealed that these ramps...

which we dug up from friends' woods last spring, which is overrun with them, and attempted to transplant to our woods...have successfully made it through this relentless winter and have become these ramps...

having successfully taken root and are now growing for us here!

If you haven't seen them already, ramps will be out in all their garlicy-oniony-wild leeky glory at the farmers' markets and on menu specials very shortly.  Here's a piece I did on them just a year ago, with a lot more rampalicious information.  And here are two recipes to start the drool:

Spicy-Tart Pickled Ramps

Ramp and Potato Tortilla

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