Ramps are topic of CEOS meeting

The March meeting of the Jefferson CEOS club was hosted by Linda Poston. Her program for the day was “Ramps: A Spring Tonic.” Because they were one of the first green vegetables of the season, ramps were thought to be a tonic for winter ailments. Ramps are a good source of vitamin C. A cup of ramps contain only 32 calories. They also have 1 gram each of protein and dietary fiber.

Ramps are found in cool, shady areas. They are found usually in late March or early April.

To dig ramps , a pickax or mattock is used. One can clean them by holding by their leaves and beat them on the ground to remove the dirt. They can be stored in a cool place or the refrigerator in a plastic bag up to a week.

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