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Wild Leeks

Posted by Emlyn Crocker,
North Country explorer from Plainfield, Vermont
April 24, 2017

Wild leeks are in! Spent some time walking in the woods the other day and came across a few impressive patches of these early spring arrivals. It's always good to be careful when collecting wild edible plants, but I find leeks (or ramps) are easily identifiable by their soft green leaves, the purple color between leaf and bulb, and their delicious garlic-y smell. These were great sauteed with butter.


Bill Hill

Many folks liked them canned - it "tames" them a bit.

Posted: 04/26/2017 - 12:20

Emlyn Crocker

That sounds like a good idea. Would be a nice way to keep them around longer, too.

Posted: 04/26/2017 - 13:14

Erika Barthelmess


Posted: 04/27/2017 - 10:29