Is your organization sponsoring a ramp feast or festival in 2019? More than 30,000 readers used West Virginia Explorer’s 2018 guide to ramp feasts to locate ramp-dinner locations in West Virginia in 2018
Traffic is expected to double in 2019 as the site’s staff reaches out to more potential customers, according publisher David Sibray.
“We’re expecting that as many as 60,000 site visitors to use our guide to visit ramp dinners this year,” Sibray said.
“The events provide great opportunities for non-profits to earn money, and we’re more than happy to support their missions by providing free listings to promote their efforts.”
Banner advertising will also be available to both for-profit and non-profit organizations that would like to reach this large audience.
A ramp, a colloquial name for Allium tricoccum, is a North American species of wild leek that is one of the first edible greens to appear in spring in the mountains of West Virginia.
The consumption of ramps after a long Appalachian winter became the focus of traditional gatherings among mountain peoples, who would dine together and homes and houses of worship, Sibray said.
Now dozens of churches and other organizations sponsor the dinners to support development initiatives.