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  • Post #121 - April 21st, 2015, 12:09 pm
    Post #121 - April 21st, 2015, 12:09 pm Post #121 - April 21st, 2015, 12:09 pm
    Autre Monde had them on the menu this weekend. They were delicious, as was the rest of the meal and drinks. Unfortunately, our table was completely forgotten about by the house and our relatively small dinner took more than 3 hours with very long spacing between each and every plate - the ramps were actually completely forgotten about it and were served to us after we already paid our bill....
  • Post #122 - April 22nd, 2015, 1:50 pm
    Post #122 - April 22nd, 2015, 1:50 pm Post #122 - April 22nd, 2015, 1:50 pm
    I was at Green Grocer today on Grand, and saw plenty of bunches of Michigan ramps
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  • Post #123 - May 2nd, 2015, 4:46 pm
    Post #123 - May 2nd, 2015, 4:46 pm Post #123 - May 2nd, 2015, 4:46 pm
    I spotted some nice looking specimens at Fresh Farms Niles yesterday ; $2.99 for a decent sized bunch. Although they're packaged with cellophane on a stryo 'pan' with the greens folded over, so they (greens) were almost unusable.

    Also checked out the new Whole Foods on Broadway. $2.99 for two bunches. On these the bulbs were little guys, but the greens were beautiful.

    Whole Foods also has morels for $49.99/lb
  • Post #124 - May 11th, 2018, 8:36 am
    Post #124 - May 11th, 2018, 8:36 am Post #124 - May 11th, 2018, 8:36 am
    Has anyone seen any Ramps about town? Saw some sad looking very small ones at Eataly last weekend, did not purchase... figured it was the start of the season?
  • Post #125 - May 11th, 2018, 8:41 am
    Post #125 - May 11th, 2018, 8:41 am Post #125 - May 11th, 2018, 8:41 am
    i got some at the opening of Green City Market last week.
  • Post #126 - May 11th, 2018, 8:44 am
    Post #126 - May 11th, 2018, 8:44 am Post #126 - May 11th, 2018, 8:44 am
    How did they look? Whole foods usually gets a ton, but they said they have not seen any come in.

    I like to pickle some, blanch and freeze some etc for use through the rest of the year.
  • Post #127 - May 11th, 2018, 11:19 am
    Post #127 - May 11th, 2018, 11:19 am Post #127 - May 11th, 2018, 11:19 am
    I wasn't able to make it to Green City Market on Wednesday, but I stopped by Local Foods later and they had them. A friend I was shopping with wanted a small bunch and the produce guy said he'd make any size bunch he wanted. They also had Klug asparagus. I'd call first, they may not get another delivery until tomorrow when Klug is back at the market.
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  • Post #128 - May 11th, 2018, 1:14 pm
    Post #128 - May 11th, 2018, 1:14 pm Post #128 - May 11th, 2018, 1:14 pm
    Several Vendors at the 61st Street Farmers Market,Tomorrow,9am-2pm on 61st Street between Dorchester and Blackstone Avenues will have Ramps including Mick Klug,Ellis Family Farm,and Live Station Farm / Hearth & Market. I suggest getting there early.
  • Post #129 - May 11th, 2018, 4:13 pm
    Post #129 - May 11th, 2018, 4:13 pm Post #129 - May 11th, 2018, 4:13 pm
    last weekend there were some at Dirk's Fish
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  • Post #130 - May 11th, 2018, 6:39 pm
    Post #130 - May 11th, 2018, 6:39 pm Post #130 - May 11th, 2018, 6:39 pm
    there were nice looking ramps at Local Foods tonight
  • Post #131 - May 12th, 2018, 10:46 pm
    Post #131 - May 12th, 2018, 10:46 pm Post #131 - May 12th, 2018, 10:46 pm
    We got nice ones at the Dill Pickle Co-op on Milwaukee and from Klug's at the Green City/61st Street Markets.
  • Post #132 - May 13th, 2018, 7:44 am
    Post #132 - May 13th, 2018, 7:44 am Post #132 - May 13th, 2018, 7:44 am
    Two years ago I actually bought ten ramp starts off eBay. They popped last week and I'm going to harvest half the leaves tonight for din!

    Tasted a tiny bit of a leaf and it is terrifically strong and fresh, much better than any I've ever bought. Yummmm!

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  • Post #133 - May 13th, 2018, 10:20 am
    Post #133 - May 13th, 2018, 10:20 am Post #133 - May 13th, 2018, 10:20 am
    annak wrote:there were nice looking ramps at Local Foods tonight


    I picked up some of those yesterday. They seemed well cared for and were in great shape when I got around to making a bunch of ramp butter this morning.
  • Post #134 - May 14th, 2018, 8:39 am
    Post #134 - May 14th, 2018, 8:39 am Post #134 - May 14th, 2018, 8:39 am
    We were really hoping to see some at the Logan Square Farmers Market yesterday. I asked at a few vendors and looked hard, but didn't see any.

    A great turnout for the first outdoor market of the year, and on Mothers Day. Perfect for us since we hosted for dinner.
  • Post #135 - May 14th, 2018, 6:23 pm
    Post #135 - May 14th, 2018, 6:23 pm Post #135 - May 14th, 2018, 6:23 pm
    Al Ehrhardt wrote:We were really hoping to see some at the Logan Square Farmers Market yesterday. I asked at a few vendors and looked hard, but didn't see any.

    A great turnout for the first outdoor market of the year, and on Mothers Day. Perfect for us since we hosted for dinner.


    Armstrong had them for about a second. I did my first market pass 10 minutes after open and saw ramps on their chalkboard. By the time I circled back, they were gone.
  • Post #136 - May 15th, 2018, 8:17 am
    Post #136 - May 15th, 2018, 8:17 am Post #136 - May 15th, 2018, 8:17 am
    I saw ramps this morning at the Federal Plaza farmers market downtown. I'm not sure which vendor had them though.
    -Mary
  • Post #137 - May 19th, 2018, 7:45 am
    Post #137 - May 19th, 2018, 7:45 am Post #137 - May 19th, 2018, 7:45 am
    There were a bunch of ramps at Green City Market this morning. It's not like Logan Square where one farmer had a couple of bunches. Both vendors that had them had quite a few.
  • Post #138 - May 19th, 2018, 7:55 am
    Post #138 - May 19th, 2018, 7:55 am Post #138 - May 19th, 2018, 7:55 am
    bupkis at Oak Park farmers market
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  • Post #139 - July 15th, 2018, 7:58 am
    Post #139 - July 15th, 2018, 7:58 am Post #139 - July 15th, 2018, 7:58 am
    I was able to grab 5lbs of the last of the season ramps from Local Foods on June 5 or 6 after calling and visiting 4 different places. The leaves were not in the best shape but the bulbs were perfect. I had a trip on June 8 so I spent the evening of June 7 cleaning and breaking down the leaves and bulbs. My flight was at 7:30am and I didn't get to bed till 1:30am after packing the bulbs in mason jars with wet paper towels and pureeing the leaves with lemon juice and olive oil to hold them over till I got back.

    Once I got back from my trip I pickled the bulbs and made ramp pesto and ramp butter out of the pureed leaves. It was an exhausting, desprate last attempt at finding ramps but I'm glad I did. It was totally worth it because the pickled ramps came out amazing this year.
  • Post #140 - April 13th, 2021, 1:30 pm
    Post #140 - April 13th, 2021, 1:30 pm Post #140 - April 13th, 2021, 1:30 pm
    Eataly has them for $5 a bunch.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #141 - April 16th, 2021, 3:17 pm
    Post #141 - April 16th, 2021, 3:17 pm Post #141 - April 16th, 2021, 3:17 pm
    I noticed that Nichols is/was offering them for $5/bunch via their website. No idea how much a bunch actually weighs.

    I was able to get a hook-up from a chef friend and landed three pounds, which I plan on using in three separate projects. The first, completed just moments ago, was pickling . . .

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    Washed Ramps
    Man, you haven't lived until you've thoroughly cleaned three pounds of ramps! :P

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    Trimmed
    Removed the root ends. Approaching order.

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    Sorted Ramps & Yu Kurosaki VG10 Fujin Petty, 120mm
    Separating the leaves from the stems/bulbs so I can cook and use them selectively.

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    Pickling Mise En Place
    Crammed as many stems as I could into a wide-mouth quart jar. Everything on plate -- yellow mustard seed, fennel seed, celery seed, red chile flakes, pickling salt, granulated sugar, black peppercorns and coriander -- got simmered in the vinegar and water until the sugar and salt had dissolved. After that, poured the hot solution into the jar until the ramps were covered, let it all cool and sealed it up.

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    Jarred Up
    These should be ready in a couple of days and gone shortly thereafter. :D

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  • Post #142 - April 23rd, 2021, 10:45 am
    Post #142 - April 23rd, 2021, 10:45 am Post #142 - April 23rd, 2021, 10:45 am
    For folks in the area, Carnivore in Oak Park has had them for a week or two.
  • Post #143 - April 23rd, 2021, 12:35 pm
    Post #143 - April 23rd, 2021, 12:35 pm Post #143 - April 23rd, 2021, 12:35 pm
    I don't know if they are going to have any Ramps, but the Wilmette farmer's market opened for the season last Saturday. One of the other French markets I think in the Western suburbs opened up last week too. The Evanston farmer's market is opening up on 5/1. Last year I got some from Stover's at Evanston, but I can't remember if they come to the Wilmette market too. I think I got the last bunch they had. Hope this helps, Nancy
  • Post #144 - April 23rd, 2021, 12:52 pm
    Post #144 - April 23rd, 2021, 12:52 pm Post #144 - April 23rd, 2021, 12:52 pm
    I just looked up the website for the people that run the French Markets in the Chicago area, and this Saturday 4/24, Geneva, Wheaton, Wilmette, and the market at 3252 N. Broadway are going to be open. They did not list what farmer's are going to be at those markets though.
  • Post #145 - April 23rd, 2021, 1:29 pm
    Post #145 - April 23rd, 2021, 1:29 pm Post #145 - April 23rd, 2021, 1:29 pm
    Eataly still has them for $5 a bunch. Just bought 4 more.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #146 - April 23rd, 2021, 2:23 pm
    Post #146 - April 23rd, 2021, 2:23 pm Post #146 - April 23rd, 2021, 2:23 pm
    tazerowe wrote:For folks in the area, Carnivore in Oak Park has had them for a week or two.


    I've never had ramps before, but this is as good of an excuse as any to pop into Carnivore and drop a hundred bucks on stuff that's worth a hundred bucks. Love that joint.
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  • Post #147 - April 23rd, 2021, 2:28 pm
    Post #147 - April 23rd, 2021, 2:28 pm Post #147 - April 23rd, 2021, 2:28 pm
    Ellis Family Farm
    We will have Granny Smith and Honey Crisp apples, Bosc pears, asparagus, wild ramps, eggs, honey, jams and frozen fruit.
    To order: email orders.ellisfamilyfarms@gmail.com.

    Place your order for delivery
    Saturday, April 24, 2021, 9 am to 12 pm
    at The 61st Street Market
    6100 S. Blackstone Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60637

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