Ramps in the springDuring May, ramps begin emerging in hardwood forests in bright green patches.

Ramps – other names

Ramps are also known as wild leeks, wood leeks, wild garlic and spring onions. Considered a spring delicacy, the flavour and aroma is a combination of onion and garlic.

Ramps almost readyWhile you’re hiking the trails through the caves/caverns and up to the Thunderbird Twin Zip Line at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, keep an eye open for them in the forested areas.  Ramps have two-three bright green wide flat leaves with a maroon stem and a white bulb.

Be careful not to confuse them with Trilliums!

Ramp Recipes

In the Hills
Wild Leek Soup recipe
http://www.inthehills.ca/2016/03/recipes/soups/wild-leek-soup/

Recent Articles regarding Ramps

Here are a few great articles regarding ramps and romps:

Creemore Echo
2016 Singhampton Ramp Romp event
http://creemore.com/events/singhampton-ramp-romp/

The Flesherton
Forest Foraging
http://www.theflesherton.ca/forest-foraging/

Older articles regarding Ramps

My Collingwood.ca
“Singhampton Ramp Romp”
https://www.mycollingwood.ca/singhampton_ramp.asp

Ontario Culinary Tourism Association
“Ramping up for Ramp Season!”
https://ontarioculinary.com/ramping-up-for-ramp-season/

 

Ramp dig