...and find them:
I'm not an over-forager. I pick carefully, digging out but one or two of these fragrant relatives of the lily from each patch I discover. I try and take only as much as I will need for a single meal. There's no point in getting greedy, even if the season comes and goes in just a matter of weeks. Ramps take five years to grow from seed to bulb. If a patch is picked bare, the ramp will not return unless intentionally replanted.
I can't say where I found these. Foraging locations need to be kept secret lest the less responsible exploit them for gain. But I will give you one clue: as I was driving I spotted ramps growing along the side of the road not far from where I found these. These were deeper in the woods.
I took this bouquet-sized haul home and lactofermented them. Following a procedure I learned from my friend Alex at Feed Me Like You Mean It, I had pungent pickled ramps in five days. Just enough for a crisp occasional reminder of the cool spring day when I picked them.