Through the magic of sustainable harvesting, cultivation, and fermentation, we bring you RampChi, named after its similarity in spices to the Korean dish Kimchi. This living food is created with local, raw ingredients, including our own Burgeoning Farm honey, locally grown ginger and tumeric and, of course, ramps that are wild-harvested each spring. All these are mixed together by hand and naturally fermented. Complex flavors and textures will evolve as the fermentation culture continues to grow, bringing magic to your mouth and benefit to your belly.
Ramps (Allium tricoccum) are perennial woodland plants native to the Eastern United States. Members of the Lily family, fresh Ramps taste like the lovechild of leeks and garlic and thrive in the shade of our majestic forests.
At Burgeoning Farm, we focus on sustainably harvesting the leaf and allowing the perennial bulbs opportunity to regrow for years to come. Wild-gathered from suitable habitats, Ramp cultivation requires no tillage, weeding or irrigation, reducing our footprint on Gaia.INGREDIENTS: ramps, salt, red pepper flakes*, ginger, turmeric, smoked paprika*, tamari*, honey, toasted
INGREDIENTS: ramps, salt, red pepper flakes*, ginger, turmeric, smoked paprika*, tamari*, honey, toasted sesame oil*
As a child, I was fascinated with nature. My fascination for plants grew into a passion and I have found myself gardening for the last 35 years.
In 2012, I received a degree in sustainable agriculture. By using permaculture design and biodynamic practices, I go beyond organic to create food full of life while reducing land in cultivation. I utilize the most sustainable wild foraging methods possible and ensure there is no loss of native plants. I also collect seeds and disperse them to surrounding areas to create new areas of native plants for future harvesting.
My products will be sold on this website, to local restaurants, through friends at their farmers market booths, local farm stores, and other local retail outlets. They are available as individual units or wholesale orders can be arranged.
I am committed to developing a loving safe community that appreciates local products, especially food. By working together we are all cultivating a better Earth.