approx. 3 oz. bunches
*some of the greens are starting to get brown spots - we may need to cut them off*
wild leeks, are one of the earliest wild edibles to emerge, and, for some, they're the holy grail of wild edibles.
Why are they so popular?
For one, their distinct pungent flavor can't be rivaled by anything that is commercially cultivated.
Secondly, they're only available for a very short window in the spring.
Historically ramps were considered a spring tonic in the Appalachians.
Early settlers looked forward to harvesting them after long, hungry winters, as it would have been one of the first vegetables they had eaten in months.
Ramp bulbs and leaves can be diced and used just as you would use onions, green onions, leeks, chives and garlic, but they are much more potent.