Rampin’ Up

Wild Leeks Available In Area Throughout Early Spring

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Posted: April 16, 2014

Daily News-Record

Ramps, perennial wild onions that sprout in early spring, are used in many Appalachian recipes. (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Ramps, supplied by Digger Jays of Verona, are on sale at the Friendly City Food Co-op in downtown Harrisonburg. (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)

Growing up, Jay Marion spent summers foraging for wild ramps and other edibles while staying at his grandparents’ home in West Virginia.

He gave away pounds of wild ramps — a staple of spring…

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