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These events are "go" rain or shine.

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For more information phone 519-271-3726 or email us at pucksplenty@gmail.com.



Upcoming Events for August

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August 1st Forage and Feast
Wild Oyster Mushroom Quiche

6 tickets available.

Once again our featured mushroom is the highly rated Summer Oyster. Its delicate fleshy substance renders the perfect texture to any dish. We will also forage for other fungi such as Pheasant Back (one of the few mushrooms eaten raw), Gem Studded Puffballs and Boletes as well as Wild Leek Bulbs, Wood Sorrel and Wild Watercress. Then we return to the Forest Motel where a four course meal awaits us, served under banquet tents alongside a lovely lake. Truffle Gouda from Mountain Oak Cheese along with baguettes from The Downie Street Bakehouse will be the opening fare followed by Wild Nettle Soup.

Our main course is Summer Oyster Mushroom Quiche with mixed salad greens while dessert will be served up by The Black Angus Bakery.
Locally brewed craft beer and wines from Niagara are also included.

Start time: 9:45 am
Where: Packham Sports Complex
Cost: $80 per person.

Tickets can be purchased through e-transfer or PayPal. For more information phone 519-271-3726 or email us at pucksplenty@gmail.com


August 2nd

15 tickets available.


Hexagonal Pored Polypore

This variety of Polypore appears from May through November. Found on branches of dead hardwood it is easily identified by its hexagonal gills and more importantly by its rich, sweet aroma. Classified as edible, some find it a bit too tough to be palatable. However, with patience, sauteed over medium low heat it can become quite tender. The thing is there is that aroma. It's wonderful and the culinary adventure is to translate that into taste. One of the simple methods is to use these fungi in liquid recipes such as soups and stews where their flavour flouishes.

Along with these mushrooms we will be searching for Summer Oysters, Russulas, Pig's Ear, Yellow Cracked Boletes, Crown Tipped Coral and more. We will also be searching for wild edible plants such as Wild Watercress, Wood Sorrel, Joe Pye and Staghorn Sumac.

Start time: 10:00 am
Where: 96 Birmingham Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2S9
Cost: $35.00/person


August 3rd

15 tickets available.


Berkeley's Polypore

If you are fond of Chicken of the Woods you will love Berkeley's Polypore. Their primary habitat is the base of living oaks inside 50% shade to sunlight. it is easily identified by its hexagonal gills and more importantly by its rich, sweet aroma. Classified as edible, some find it a bit too tough to be palatable. However, with patience, sauteed over medium low heat it can become quite tender. The thing is there is that aroma. It's wonderful and the culinary adventure is to translate that into taste. One of the simple methods is to use these fungi in liquid recipes such as soups and stews where their flavour flouishes.

Along with these mushrooms we will be searching for Summer Oysters, Russulas, Pig's Ear, Yellow Cracked Boletes, Crown Tipped Coral and more. We will also be searching for wild edible plants such as Wild Watercress, Wood Sorrel, Joe Pye and Staghorn Sumac.

Start time: 10:00 am
Where: 96 Birmingham Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2S9
Cost: $35.00/person


August 8th

15 tickets available.

Details to come.

Start time: 10:00 am. Duration: approx. 3hrs
Where: 96 Birmingham Street, Stratford N5A 2S(
Cost: $35.00/person


August 9th

15 tickets available.

Details to come.

Start time: 10:00 am. Duration: approx. 3hrs
Where: 96 Birmingham Street, Stratford N5A 2S(
Cost: $35.00/person


August 15th

15 tickets available.

Details to come.

Start time: 10:00 am. Duration: approx. 3hrs
Where: 96 Birmingham Street, Stratford N5A 2S(
Cost: $35.00/person


August 16th

15 tickets available.

Details to come.

Start time: 10:00 am. Duration: approx. 3hrs
Where: 96 Birmingham Street, Stratford N5A 2S(
Cost: $35.00/person


August 22nd Forage & Feast
Wild Mushroom Bolognese


12 tickets available.

Late August offering feature several types of Boletes including what some call The Wild Porcini. This family of mushrooms is quite easy to identify simply because it has no gills. Instead there is a "spongy" substance that bruises olive to blue when touched. They are quite delicious especially when harvested young. These will be one of the many mushrooms we will forage for along with wild leek bulbs and amazing wild ginger. After our foraging segment we return to the Forest Motel where a four course meal awaits us, served under banquet tents alongside a lovely lake. Truffle Gouda from Mountain Oak Cheese along with baguettes from The Downie Street Bakehouse will be the opening fare followed by our popular Summer Sorrel and Potato Soup. Our main course will be a Wild Mushroom Bolognese followed by fresh peach pies from The Black Angus Bakery. Locally brewed craft beers and wines from Niagara are also included.

Start time: 9:45 am
Where: Packham Sports Complex
Cost: $80 per person.

Tickets can be purchased through e-transfer or PayPal. For more information phone 519-271-3726 or email us at pucksplenty@gmail.com


August 23rd

15 tickets available.

Details to come.

Start time: 10:00 am. Duration: approx. 3hrs
Where: 96 Birmingham Street, Stratford N5A 2S(
Cost: $35.00/person


August 29th

15 tickets available.

Details to come.

Start time: 10:00 am. Duration: approx. 3hrs
Where: 96 Birmingham Street, Stratford N5A 2S(
Cost: $35.00/person


August 30th

15 tickets available.

Details to come.

Start time: 10:00 am. Duration: approx. 3hrs
Where: 96 Birmingham Street, Stratford N5A 2S(
Cost: $35.00/person

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