Traditional Foods of the Piedmont: Ramps

Traditional Foods of the Piedmont: Ramps

Traditional Foods of the Piedmont: Ramps Allium tricoccum PLANT TYPE: Wild perennial PREFERRED SETTING: Understory of temperate hardwood forests from Canada to Georgia LIGHT: Direct sunlight in early spring SOIL TYPE: Rich, loose, moist soil high in organic matter...
Native Foodways of the Piedmont

Native Foodways of the Piedmont

The forests of the Piedmont and nearby Blue Ridge Mountains provided a rich landscape in which to forage and farm when the first known humans to inhabit the North Carolina Piedmont arrived about 10,000 years ago.  Archeological evidence suggests that these...
Cultivating Food Resilience in a Pandemic

Cultivating Food Resilience in a Pandemic

In the best of times, cultivating local foodways yields many benefits to you and your family, your neighborhood and your greater community.  Some of these benefits include improved psychological health and reduced stress through interactions with nature and the act of...