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It’s officially ramp season in West Virginia.

Farmers markets, roadside stands, restaurants, and community ramp dinners are just some of the places you can currently find this quintessentially Appalachian delicacy that people love to hate. Ramps have joined the ranks of trendy foraged foods in recent years, but Appalachians were enjoying this spring ambrosia–and weren’t shy about calling it stinky–long before it was a favorite ingredient of celebrity chefs.


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