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How long will it be before ramps are wiped out? There has to be some sort of regulation going on here. Now UnWholly Foods have frozen ramps. Canada has put a hold on ramp harvesting because of dwindling growth. What is really upsetting is when I am served badly prepared, dried out, grill-burnt leathery specimens at trendy restaurants. Had inedible strings of them on a pizza at Tarry Lodge and it was so depressing. I know of many places to find ramps, but I would never tell anyone and if I do take some, it is very few. Need to leave some so there is something to grow for next year.