Ontario Foraging, Foraging, Wild edibles, Wild Mushrooms, Stratford restaurants, oyster mushrooms, morels
Giant Puffball
Maitake (Hen of the Woods)
Wild Ginger
Honey Mushrooms
Wild Watercress
Yellow Cracked Bolete
Chanterelles

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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July ~ September ~ October ~ November


August 6th Forage & Feast
Wild Mushroom Bolognese

4 tickets available.

Early 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 Stratford Tea Leaves 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: $90 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 7th

15 tickets available.

Staghorn Sumac

One of our favourite spices is za'atar, a Middle Eastern gem made of marjoram, oregano and sesame seeds. But the magic ingredient that sets this spice apart from all the others is Sumac, adding a lemony flavor that goes "wild" in any recipe you may wish to enhance. Sumac also makes a wonderful tea and amazing syrup (imagine Maple Syrup with a citrus hint). The beautiful trees grow right across Canada delivering their fruit to harvest throughout August and September. Along with Staghorn Sumac we will also be foraging for other Summer plants such as Wood Sorrel, Wild Watercress, Joe Pye and Pineapple Weed. Not to forget the mushrooms. Summer Oysters, Boletes, Crown Tipped Coral and more.

Start time: 10:00 am
Where: Stratford area.
Cost: $35.00/person


August 13th

15 tickets available.


Chestnut Bolete

Along with the Chestnut Bolete we will also be foraging other fungi such as Summer Oysters, Angel Wings, Chicken of the Woods and more.

Start time: 10:30 am
Where: To be announced.
Cost: $35.00/person

August 14th

15 tickets available.


Angel Wings

These delicate fungi are a smaller version of the Summer Oyster and will appear on stumps and fallen branches of hardwood throughout the Summer and early Autumn. They have a mild sweet taste and are best consumed when they are white. Angel Wings don't last long as they will begin to fade brown within a day or two. Still, they are a fine compliment to any meal. Sautee very lightly for only a few minutes.

We will be out on the Avon Trail looking for these as well as Summer Oysters, Two Coloured Boletes, Gem Studded Puffballs, Wild Watercress, Wood Sorrel and more.

Start time: 10:00 am. Duration: approx. 3hrs
Where: Stratford area.
Cost: $35.00/person


August 20th

15 tickets available.


Giant Puffball Hunt at Hullett Marsh

One of the great celebrities of late Summer, the Giant Puffball demands attention if only for its size. So far our record find was an 18 pounder back in 2016. I don't think we can do much better than that. Outside of its dimensions the Puffball is also rated as "choice" for taste the world round. They will be easy targets in the forest so why not join us in the wilderness of Hullett Marsh as we search for these along with Summer Oysters, Angel Wings, assorted Boletes, Wild Oregano and Wild Mint.

Start time: 10:30 am
Where: Clinton, Ontario N0M 1L0.
Cost: $35.00/person


August 21st

15 tickets available.

Summer Oyster Mushrooms

This popular member of the Oyster Mushroom Family appears in late June where it continues to grace hardwood forests right through until late October. Its fleshy texture and mildly sweet taste makes it the perfect article for any recipe calling for mushrooms.

To be sure there are other fungi to be found. Assorted Boletes, Puffballs and more. Find out why The Australian included Puck's Plenty in their article on wild food earlier last year.

Start time: 10:30 am
Where: Stratford area.
Cost: $35.00/person


August 27th

15 tickets available.


The Indian Pipe

At first glance it appears to be an odd plant of some kind. But no. It is a mushroom. An edible mushroom that has a similiar taste to asparagus. They can be found in hardwood forests in clusters. Sauteed gently, the Indian Pipe can be yet another delicious wild edible you can add to your menu.

Along with these, we will be searching the forest floors for Giant Puffballs, Angel Wings, an assortment of Boletes as well as tantalizing plants including Wild Ginger, Wild Cicely and Wild Lemon Balm.

If you want wild, we've got it.

Start time: 10:30 am
Where: Cambridge area.
Cost: $35.00/person

August 28th

15 tickets available.


Gem Studded Puffballs

Same family. Different size. Unlike their giant brethren the Gem Studded Puffball has a meatier texture similiar to a Button Mushroom. Rated as "choice", their taste has a sweetness to it that only adds to its culinary value. These mushrooms begin to appear in mid-Summer and will continue through early November.

Late August is an ideal time to hunt for mushrooms such as the Giant Puffball, several varieties of Boletes, Oyster Mushrooms, Crown Tipped Corals and more.

Start time: 10:00 am. Duration: approx. 3hrs
Where: Cambridge area.
Cost: $35.00/person