Ontario Foraging, Foraging, Wild edibles, Wild Mushrooms, Stratford restaurants, oyster mushrooms, morels
Young Lactarius Mushrooms
Shaggy Mane
White Pine Bolete
Ash Boletes
Cockscomb Coral Mushroom
White Coral Mushrooms
Giant Puffballs

To reserve a foraging trek you can send a cheque by regular mail. We also accept email money transfers and Paypal. An electronic gift card will be sent to you along with a receipt. For more information phone 519-271-3726 or email us at pucksplenty@gmail.com.

Upcoming 2017 Events for September

October ~ November

September 23rd


The Admirable Bolete

Our September 23rd event will be a true lesson in mushroom hunting. Last season, on a certain trail, we found remnants of The Admirable Bolete, one of the highly prized members of the Bolete Family. The Admirable is one of the largest Boletes and easily spotted inside the waning ground cover of Early Autumn. Photos and descriptions will be provided to each participant. Even better, what you find you take home!

During our search we will also collect Giant Puffballs, Pear Shaped Puffballs, Lion's Mane and Lactarius, as well as edible plants like wild ginger and wild watercress.

Late September is full of colours both in the trees and on the ground.

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

September 24th


The Lion's Mane

Yet another "choice" mushroom that appears in early Autumn is the Lion's Mane. A member of the Coral Family, it is not only known for its exquisite taste but for its medicinal benefits that include improved cognitive function, nerve regeneration, improved digestive function, relief from gastritis and works as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Whew!
We find this fungi growing from decaying hardwood and so it can be easily spotted inside a tangle of trees. Of course we'll be hunting for other wild fungi such as Velvet Foot Mushrooms, Pear Shaped Puffballs, Boletes, Blewits (they're really blue) and more. So join us on trails only fifteen minutes from Stratford. It promises to be a glorious hike.

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

September 30th Forage and Feast


We're arriving at the pinacle of the wild mushroom season and with it comes the lure of adventure and the enticement of culinary delicacies. Edible fungi are everywhere, from tender Velvet Foot bursting from dead hardwood to the vibrant blue coloured Blewits that dot the ground on darkened forest floors. Recipes for these tasty morcels are numerous and we will be featuring but a few in our wild lunch menu. Gouda Nettle from Mountain Oak Cheese, baguettes and salad from The Little Green Grocery, the main course of mushroom quiche from Linley's followed by tasty desserts from The Black Angus Bakery. Locally brewed craft beer from Black Swan Brewery and wines from Niagara are also included.

Join us on a 2 1/2 hour hike along Nature's beautiful trails where you will collect your own bounty of wild edibles. Then return to Stratford where an upscale lunch awaits you.

Start time: 9:45 am
Where: Packam Sports Complex
Cost: $70 per person.

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

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