Ramps and Morels

Foraging for wild edibles is a long-time interest of mine. In May, morels and wild leeks appear. The spongey morels, choice edibles, are not as plentiful in the Northeast as in other regions. (As always…know the look-alikes.)  They grow in association with certain trees – elm, ash and old apple trees, among others. The bulbs and leaves of ramps are delicious edibles. Both of these delicacies prefer limey soils.