Lactarius Delicious
Honey Mushrooms
Velvet Foots
Pear Shaped Puffballs

Tickets can be purchased using Paypal or Interac.

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

PLEASE NOTE: THE MUSHROOMS AND PLANTS FEATURED ON INDIVIDUAL DATES ARE BASED ON WHAT SHOULD BE AVAILABLE. WEATHER TRENDS AND CONDITIONS CAN ALTER THIS.


Upcoming Events for October

November


October 20th Forage & Feast

SOLD OUT.

The leaves have all but gone while the air has a crispness to it that provides ideal conditions to the mushrooms of Autumn. Late October is a perfect time to forage as the trails will render wild fungi such as Velvet Foot (pictured here), Pear Shaped Puffballs as well as the meaty Fall Oysters. We'll collect these along with wild ginger and wild leek bulbs before returning to Stratford Tea Leaves where a hearty four course meal awaits us. The menu begins with Truffle Gouda from Mountain Oak Cheese accompanied with baskets of fresh baguettes from The Downie Street Bakehouse. A light wild leek bulb soup is next on the agenda followed by the main course, Mushroom Bourguignon. Dessert will be provided by The Black Angus Bakery while beverages will include craft beer from Black Swan Brewery and wines from Niagara. An Autumn afternoon can't get better than this.

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


October 21st

SOLD OUT.

The Oysters of Autumn

As the Summer Oyster fades away it is replaced by its Autumn cousin, the Fall Oyster. It is a meatier version and tends to come in three colours: tan, brown and, believe it or not, olive green. They are easily identified by their pristine beige gills and you can find them on dead hardwood in heavily shaded areas of the forest. Because of their texture they are perfect in soups and stews. We'll be searching for these as well as Lactarius Delicious, Blewits, Pear Shaped Puffballs and more.

Find out why Travel and Leisure Magazine listed Puck's Plenty Tours as one of the top ten foraging spots in the world.

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


October 27th

2 spots available.

Knowing the Good from the Bad

Many regard the hunt for wild mushrooms as exciting and daring. Their reason? In the forest . . . they're walking on the edge. And rightly so. With every delicious fungi there's always the chance of an "evil twin". Take the case of the delicious Hypholoma Capnoide pictured on the left. Found on conifer wood, spores are dark, gills are attached to the stalk which is up to 8 cm. tall and 1 cm. wide . . . exactly like the mushroom on the right, The Sulphur Tuft, a poisonous variety. We'll be careful to point these out and, moreover, show you how to tell them apart. So join us on the trails as we seek out other safer varieties such as Blewits, Lactarius Delicious, Fall Oysters and more,
only fifteen minutes from Stratford.

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


October 28th

2 spots available.

The Fawn Mushroom

Two years ago the Fawn Mushroom was one of our favourite discoveries. We had been stepping over them for years, unable to make an identification. They begin to make their appearance towards the end of October and continue until the first bitter frost arrives. They are plentiful and they are delicious. Smallish and fragile they saute up in a few minutes rendering a delightful taste. Join us on the trails as we collect these as well as The Fall Oyster, The Honey Mushroom, The Pear Shaped Puffball and more. All are found in the deepest and darkest forests. It will be quite the adventure.

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

© 2018 Puck's Plenty Enterprises All rights reserved.