Wild Leeks
The Trout Lily
Day Lily Shoots

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Upcoming 2018 Foraging Events for April

April 21st



It's the opening of our 2018 season and one of the most delicious plants Mother Nature has to offer is the wild leek. Also known as ramps, these edibles are one of the first plants to arrive in the Spring. Walking through the forest after a rain you can smell their fragrance in the air. This time of year the leaves are the best part as the bulbs are still quite small from their Wintery sleep. Join us on trails only 15 minutes from Stratford as we search for these along with garlic mustard, trout lilies, day lily shoots and more.

There's a reason Travel and Leisure Magazine listed Puck's Plenty as one of the top foraging spots in the world. Find out why!

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


April 22nd



Along with the wild leek, the trout lily (pictured here) is one of the first plants to grace the forest floor in early Spring. Named for the dappled effect on the leaves, this plant can be eaten raw while adding a lovely sweetness to salads. Please note, if you are a tea aficionado you will not be disappointed. We'll be searching for these and many more wild edibles on beautiful forest trails only 20 minutes from Stratford.

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


April 28th



You see them everywhere. On roadsides. In flower gardens. Even in trash dumps. The versatile Day Lily seems to be everwhere throughout Spring and Summer. Who would have thought they are edible AND delicious.

The day lily is best gathered in the wild free from insecticides and other pollutants. In early Spring the shoots appear. They can be eaten raw, sauteed or steamed. Like many wild edibles the taste comes slowly across your palate delivering a nutty flavour with just the slightest bit of spiciness. The Delectable Day Lily is simply another delicious item featured on Mother Nature's menu including Wild Leeks, Trout Lilies, Garlic Mustard, Japanese Knotweed and more.

Read this article from Stratford's Beacon Herald and find out why Puck's Plenty is listed as one of the best foraging tours in the world.

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


April 29th



If you like rhubard you'll love Japanese Knotweed. The taste is somewhat milder and the shoots are so much smaller but all in all simply eating it is a marvelous way to control this invasive species. The shoots appear in early Spring and as long as they are tender they are fit for harvesting. As one source put it "They are tart, crunchy, and juicy; can be eaten raw or cooked; and can lean sweet or savory, depending on how they are prepared. They are more earthy and to me
they taste like rain
" . . . Wow!

Join us on the trails as we search for Knotweed, Wild Leeks, Trout Lilies, Day Lily shoots and more.

You can read all about us here in Keph Senett's piece for Harrowsmith.

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


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