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April is Get Local Ramp Month!

“I think they’re best paired with wild mushrooms and goat feta cheese over a protein, freshly picked and cooked over an open fire in a cast iron skillet with a big chunk of bacon and a few potatoes, or in a cornbread stuffing.”

What’s John Stehling—who owns Appalachian Grown™ partner restaurant Early Girl Eatery with his wife, Julie—talking about? Ramps, of course! (Keep reading for one of their favorite ramp recipes!)

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Spring’s boldest flavors—from ramps to asparagus and stinging nettles to spring onions—were front and center at area farmers tailgate markets this past week and weekend, and they should be available for your favorite recipes a little longer.

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April is the only time of year for local ramps, members of the onion family found growing wild in forests and cultivated on forestland. So naturally, we’ll shine the light on the region’s beloved early-spring vegetable this month. Ramps are one of two new local forest products highlighted this year—mushrooms will be featured in June.

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