If you’re like many, food shopping for a family involves balancing budget concerns with trying to please, sometimes, picky people. And if you throw healthy eating into the mealtime mix, things can get even more complicated.
But it is possible to purchase and prepare tasty, good-for-you foods that will put your kids on a lifelong path to health...
Ramps are not leeks, nor are they scallions, nor are they exactly shallots. Ramps (which are sometimes called wild leeks or spring onions, adding to the confusion) look like scallions, but they're smaller and slightly more delicate, and have one or two flat, broad leaves. They
taste stronger than a leek, which generally has a mild onion flavor, and are
more pungently garlicky than a scallion.
Learn more about ramps on Eateror here at the Worthington Farmers Market.
Think of a farmers' market. Most stands are being run by the farmer, or someone closely associated with the farm. More often than not you are directly buying from the hands that planted the seeds. This gives you an opportunity to talk directly with your grower and ask questions about how to prepare the food, what methods were used to grow the food, and so much more. It allows you to make informed and educated purchasing decisions.