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#6120216 - 01/10/18 06:22 AM Wild ramps
Trapping dad Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/02/13
Posts: 22
Loc: NY
So, I have a large piece of land. It is covered...I mean covered with wild ramps. We eat them as soon as they are ready. I feel like I could sell 200 lbs a year and not put a dent in them. Question is, where can I sell that quantity all at once?


Thanks for any advice

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#6120234 - 01/10/18 07:00 AM Re: Wild ramps [Re: Trapping dad]
Pasadena Offline
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Registered: 02/25/07
Posts: 2331
Loc: Ohio, 49yrs old
You will have to do some leg work. Try restaurants, don't know if one restaurant would buy 200lbs but you may get a few to buy 5-20lbs. You have to get out there now and get them on board with an order before the ramps even are close to coming up.
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#6120334 - 01/10/18 09:19 AM Re: Wild ramps [Re: Trapping dad]
080808 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/28/15
Posts: 847
Loc: NNY
Are ramps what we call leeks?

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#6120599 - 01/10/18 03:21 PM Re: Wild ramps [Re: Trapping dad]
Trapping dad Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/02/13
Posts: 22
Loc: NY
I have heard it called a wild leek as well. We eat em like mad when they come on, my wife pickles them too. I hear they are susceptible to over harvest, but this is a unique situation in that I literally have at least 30 acres of a solid carpet, and then patches where they have spread over the years maybe twenty foot diameter. I am certain that with a little research I could harvest a ton of them sustainably. If anyone knows about sustainable harvest I would be interested in that as well.

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#6136167 - 01/23/18 10:37 PM Re: Wild ramps [Re: Trapping dad]
J.Morse Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/31/13
Posts: 3236
Loc: Northern Michigan
My daughter has the same numbers on her place......10's of thousands of'em. I would love to find a steady market for them, but so far have struck out. I've found the odd place that wants a couple good messes of them, but they don't want more, and they don't want to pay s**t for the ones they would buy. There was someone on here 3-4 years (?) ago that showed a literal trunk-load of fresh leeks/ramps they had picked and had sold. I don't remember who it was, but if they were any kind of business person they wouldn't blab who they sell to!!
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