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Ramps and Greens

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.

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Nate Allen

Each week, our programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our communications and development team does what they do best: tell stories! Specifically, they pass on the tales told by farmers and chefs at our recent Business of Farming Conference

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Apple anxiety dominated this spring, thanks to a late freeze. But the worry has passed now that fall and the crop are here. “We did lose fruit due to frost and freeze damage,” shares Rick Jordan, an apple consultant for area farmers and owner/operator of Deerwood Nursery and Farms in Henderson County, “but there are still plenty of apples out there available.”

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