Well, if you’re someone who likes to cook with fresh (local) food, wild leeks (aka Ramps) are the first vegetable of springtime. Wild leeks are part of onion/garlic family and anyone who has ever cooked with or tasted a wild leek will tell you that there is almost no comparison to their milder store bought cousin.
We went on a hike with Environmental Consultant, Bob Bowles at Brooklands Farm in Milford Bay to learn about how to find, identify and harvest wild leeks.
It turns out they’re pretty easy to spot, if you know where to look and what to look for. We also learned the importance of proper harvesting of wild leeks. While they are the first to show up in the spring, they take forever to grow back.