On this sunny Saturday at Union Square, I spotted a lovely little stack of ramps and behind it was Rick, the farmer from Mountain Sweet Berry Farm.
These ramps grow wild around his farm in Roscoe, New York, Rick explained, on the hilly terrain of the Catskills.
One ramp first-timer wondered how you prepare this mysterious member of the Allium family. Ramps are basically wild onions and, much like garlic, if you roast them, they become sweeter. Or add them, leaves and all, to corn and potatoes with some chilies for a spicy hash to go with your Greenmarket eggs.