Ramps are a wonderful seasonal spring plant from the allium or onion family with a flavor that is similar to garlic and scallions. Technically, they are a species of wild onion (Allium tricoccum) native to the woodlands of North America. They look like scallions but have broad leaves and a purplish stem. Ramps are among the first plants to appear in the spring. In many areas, they’re considered a spring delicacy and a reason for celebration.
With a spring celebration in mind, The White Silo Farm & Winery located on 32 Rte. 37 in Sherman is hosting their 3rd annual Ramp Festival on April 23rd. The cost is $25 PP for an hour and a half reservation (1:00-2:30 PM or 3:00-4:30 PM) and includes three items made with wild ramps and one dessert item. Choices include Ramp and Faro Soup; Ramp, Fiddlehead and Cheese Tarts; Mixed Greens and Sweet Ramp Dressing; and a Linzer Cookie.
Reservations are required for the food. Live music with Sherman’s own Don Lowe is taking place from 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. This is a pet and child-friendly event. Free tours of the winery and vineyard are back this year and a highlight of any visit!
Reservations are limited and can be made on the website @ whitesilowinery.com website.