Ramps are one of the more elusive (and therefore sought-after) members of the onion family, having only brief availability in the spring season. They have tender, green leaves, a small bulb and a flavor that is both sweeter and deeper than its more common relatives. Collected in the wild by hand, we use these instead of garlic or leeks while we can, or toss them on the grill (away from the flame) for an unbelievable side to grilled meat or seafood. Established in 1818, Hepworth Farms is one of the premier organic growers in the Hudson Valley. Under the direction of sisters Amy and Gail Hepworth, this FreshDirect Partner Farm serves as a leader and inspiration for responsible and sustainable agriculture. Hepworth Farms preserves and maintains approximately 550 acres of biodiverse and nutrient-dense soil in Milton, New York, just 1.5 hours north of New York City. During their peak growing months from May through late November, they provide a full assortment of vegetables including tomatoes, beans, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cucumber, eggplant, peppers, zucchini, lettuces, greens, roots, and squashes. Hepworth Farms also offers popular spring and summer farm shares.