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Posts from April 2023

Sustainably forage ramps & other Cherokee foods with Forager Fridays

Foragers and chefs can’t get enough of ramps—wild onions that can be found in our western North Carolina mountains and on farmstands and in grocery stores for a limited time each spring. A mainstay in traditional Cherokee cooking for centuries, the increased demand for the pungent allium has led to population decline and growing concern for the beloved plant’s future.

In Forager Fridays, a virtual programming series offered by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian (MCI) and made possible through the generous support of the North Carolina Arts Council, citizens of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians take audiences into the woods to bring spring and summer’s wild harvest from the forest floor to the supper table—sustainably.

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