Green eggs and ramps? Ramp rolls? Maybe ramp chip cookies?
Follow your nose to the Cosby Ramp Festival, where the garlicky wild ramp plant reigns supreme. Ramps are the official herald of spring in the East Tennessee mountains, and Cocke County makes the most of the event with music, crafts, a Maid of Ramps contest, and plenty of tasty ramp recipes. The festival is held at Kineauvista Hill, five miles south of Newport near Knoxville. For more information, call 423-623-1009.
This year marks the 60th Annual Cosby Ramp Festival and takes place on May 4, 2014.