Urban Farmer Gatherers

This month our staff bundled up and ventured out to Killbuck Valley Mushroom Farm, in Burbank, Ohio. Here they foraged for a Midwestern seasonal delicacy; ramps. This farm is one of our local sources for mushrooms, with plenty of acreage to scavenge for other wild and more unique plants, such as ramps. The restaurant featured ramps on the menu all throughout the month and is continuing to do so. From creamy ramp butter, to ramp and asparagus side dishes, zesty ramp chimichurri and sweeter charred ramp garnishes paired with various steaks, our chefs have utilized these wild little treasures in many different and exciting ways. Ramps are often pickled, and probably taste fantastic in this fashion, but here in the Urban Farmer kitchen they don’t last long enough to get them into a mason jar!