Soon, very soon, growing edible things will emerge from the soil, spreading locavore joy throughout the land. Among these early crops, ramps–those garlic-scented slender bulbs that taste like onions and make a million dishes more delicious–have garnered such a following, there’s a whole festival dedicated to celebrating their arrival. Ramp Fest 2013 will take place at the Basilica Hudson in Hudson, New York (directly across from the Amtrak station, a short 2-hour train ride direct from NYC) on May 4th. Expect loads of ramp-studded dishes from the likes of Chef David Shea of Applewood and Chef Stephen of The Farm on Adderley, plus drinks and live music. Click here for tickets and more info.