[Market-farming] Pricing Ramps

Sue Wells farmersue at myfairpoint.net
Sat Apr 18 06:59:49 EDT 2015


Kurt, I also harvest like you do. I also am very careful of the terrain. I don't transplant any though.

I am also not sure how these multiply, whether it is by their seeds, that I find or if it is the roots growing together. Some seem to be connected deeply with a long thick root.

Sue  

 

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Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Pricing Ramps

 

I don't exactly what percentage of the stands I have are harvested,  but I'd say between 2  & 5%. I dig a little here and a little there,  not alot in one spot and as I said earlier,  I am careful to leave the terrain they are growing in as undisturbed as possible. I have also transplanted some into other areas,  so as to increase the population.  I pick locations that resemble the ones where they originated, in terms of leaf cover,  slope,  soil moisture,  etc.

Kurt Forman
Clearview Farm
Palmyra, NY 14522
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

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From: Richard Stewart <rstewart at zoomtown.com>
To: Market Farming <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Pricing Ramps
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:28:20 -0400

Price should be high for ramps.  It is in HIGH demand.  My suggestion is that ramps are best sold to chefs who are REALLY wanting them.

 

Watch how you are harvesting them.  

 

We have been seeding them the last two springs and have seen good results so far in reestablishing them in the woods and hillside on our farm.

 

Establishing them on your farm is the ONLY way to preserve them, the demand is going to outstrip any type of sustainable wild foraging methods as EVERYONE wants ramps right now.

 

Here is a little post on our new website about ramps and the particulars of what we have been doing.

 

Just some food for thought.

 

Richard Stewart

Carriage House Farm

North Bend, Ohio

 

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On Apr 17, 2015, at 9:20 AM, Ken Bezilla <kenbez at hotmail.com> wrote:

 

For anyone who's in Tennessee -- Sow True Seeds in Asheville, NC listed "wild harvested Tennessee ramps" in their 2015 catalog and they're already sold out so they might be interested in buying more ramps (and as a seed company, they might pay more than you'd get at market) --http://sowtrueseed.com/ramps-ramps/wild-harvested-tennessee-ramps/

Ken Bezilla
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
central VA

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