Friday, August 28, 2009

A weed leads a family farm to rebirth

Marty Travis bought back the family farm piece by piece. Soon after, a nearby cousin asked his help in clearing some land overgrown with wild ramps. Most folks considered the plant—also known as wild leeks—a troublesome weed, but today Marty is selling ramps and other offbeat crops to chefs all over the country.

Talk about turning lemons into lemonade.

Harvesting squash blossoms at Spence Farm.

—Mellow Monk

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