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Ramp Oil - Helping a friend

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A friend of mine has access to a very large patch of Ramps in their forest and is considering making some Ramp Oil (using only sustainable harvesting techniques - aka leaving the roots in ground) for sale.

 

What would you folks pay for a 500ml jar of hand ground ramp oil (using good quality EVOO)?

 

I was thinking in the $20-30 range (for context, a small handful of ramps sell for $5 at markets here and a jar would take at least 3-4 times that much) but wanted to get feedback from others.

 

This stuff is gold, I have jars still in my freezer and it goes on almost everything!

 

 

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3 hours ago, TicTac said:

A friend of mine has access to a very large patch of Ramps in their forest and is considering making some Ramp Oil (using only sustainable harvesting techniques - aka leaving the roots in ground) for sale.

 

What would you folks pay for a 500ml jar of hand ground ramp oil (using good quality EVOO)?

 

I was thinking in the $20-30 range (for context, a small handful of ramps sell for $5 at markets here and a jar would take at least 3-4 times that much) but wanted to get feedback from others.

 

This stuff is gold, I have jars still in my freezer and it goes on almost everything!

 

My 2 cents:

If it's really great stuff, your friend might consider packaging it in smaller bottles: 100 ml - like artisanal balsamic - 125 ml or 250 ml 

I would be reluctant to pay $20 or $30 for something I've never tried but might go for a smaller bottle. 

Both of those first 2 comments are moot in my case because I'd never purchase infused oils prepared in a home kitchen because of botulism concerns. 

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That’s really the worry. A field plant infused oil is a botulism risk. Keep it frozen, no big deal. But that’s a long story to include with a farmers market purchase. 

 

Re the product,  I think I’d use a neutral oil rather than evoo. 


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In this instance, how does 'hand ground' add value?  Is your friend doing hard labor with a mortar and pestle?

 

$20-30 is too rich for my blood, but then ramps have never wowed me.

 

 

 

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Thanks for the feedback - perhaps have 2 size options, a smaller 100-150ml and a larger 500ml for those passionate about it.

 

We have made our own (from their ramps) and have had their oils for years now - never an issue.  It will last years in the freezer and weeks in the fridge, easily. 

 

And yes, hand ground means mortar and pestle - it is a far superior product than destroying the cell walls  and adding air with a blender.

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