10th Annual Ramp Festival

10th Annual Ramp Festival 
Saturday, April 23rd, 2022
Tellico Community Center / 132 Bank St. Tellico Plains

Come on out for the Ballplay - Tellico Ruritan Club's 10th Annual Ramp Festival! This family-friendly event includes live music, vendors, and, of course, their famous ramp meal! Admission and parking are free. Keep an eye out for more information.

So... What even is a RAMP? 

According to an article on huffpost.com...

"Here's the short answer: ramps are a wild onion that grow during the spring in Eastern Canada and the U.S. They're sometimes referred to as wild leeks, and taste like a balanced mixture of garlic and onion. They're pungent, to say the very least. 

Some folks find ramps absolutely delicious -- so delicious that civilized people have fought over the last few bunches at the farmers' markets. So desired that they've monopolized the spring menus of top New York City chefs. So coveted that they've inspired people to tattoo them onto their bodies. In sum, people who like ramps don't just like them, they're obsessed with them. 

Though ramps are a relatively recent food fad, with their popularity rapidly growing over the past 25 years, they've been around and enjoyed for centuries. They were foraged by Cherokees for hundreds of years, and they've been a staple spring ingredient in Appalachian kitchens for decades."

For more information and up to date event details go to the Ballplay-Tellico Ruritan Club Facebook Page. 

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