Ontario Foraging, Foraging, Wild edibles, Wild Mushrooms, Stratford restaurants, oyster mushrooms, morels
Pineapple Weed
Wood Sorrel
Summer Oysters
Crown Tipped Coral
Yellow Cracked Bolete

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.



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July 2nd Forage and Feast
Wild Oyster Mushroom Quiche

3 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 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 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: $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


July 3rd

8 tickets available.


It's time for the Berries

By early July the Wild Raspberries are ripe for picking but we have to get to them before the birds and squirrels. This wonderful fruit decorates trails bordering on open fields as well as sunlit paths in the forest. So bring your gloves and buckets and think about all those amazing recipes that await us . . . especially black berry pie! Along the way we will be foraging for a variety of mushrooms like the Oyster, the Platterful, the Gem Studded and Chicken of the Woods.

It's all about Summer and Mother Nature's hot offerings.

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

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


July 9th

9 tickets availble.


The Black Velvet Bolete

The Black Velvet is one of the earliest Boletes to appear, continuing to show itself through most of the Summer. Rated as "choice" by many North American chefs, it can be found primarily under mature oaks. Which is why we have chosen Sudden Tract outside of Cambridge for our trek. Sudden Tract is made up of diverse forests including one huge section of hardwoods. We might add the trails are some of the most beautiful in southwestern Ontario, home to other fungi such as Oysters, Corals, Honey Mushrooms and more.

Our horizons are expanding and will include Sudden Tract several times this season. (By the way, dogs are more than welcome.)

Start time: 10:30 am
Where: Cambridge, Ontario
Cost: $35.00/person

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


July 10th

6 tickets availble.


The Two Coloured Bolete

As quoted by the National Audubon Society's Field Guide to Mushrooms, "This beautiful red and yellow Bolete is common and often abundant to eastern Oak Woods. It is a choice edible." The Two Coloured Bolete can also be found under Aspen and Pine from late June to October. That's nearly five months of one of Mother Nature's best. Other mushrooms we will be searching for include the Summer Oyster, Beech Rooters, Angel Wings, Chanterelles and Black Trumpets.

Start time: 10:30 am
Where: Cambridge, Ontario
Cost: $35.00/person

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


July 16th

13 tickets available.


The Black Trumpet

These delicate beauties can be found around moss on hills of hardwood forests. Rated by chefs worldwide as choice, they rival the taste of family member, The Chanterelle. Needless to say, we will be searching for both along with Summer Oysters, a variety of Boletes and Corals.

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: 10:30 am
Where: Cambridge or Stratford area.
Cost: $35.00/person

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


July 17th

SOLD OUT.


Chanterelle Hunt

One of the most sought after mushrooms in the world, the Chanterelle's taste is rated as one of the best. And the best way to prepare them? Sauteed in butter and garlc (of course) but because they contain lots of moisture it is recommended you pan fry them a minute or two before adding the butter. That way you gain the perfect texture.

As an added bonus we are giving out Golden Chanterelles shipped from British Columbia so you will be guaranteed to go home happy.

Along with Chanterelles we will be searching for Summer Oyster Mushrooms, Black Trumpets, Chicken of the Woods, an assortement of Boletes and more.

Read Karon Liu's recent article in the Toronto Star to get a taste of what Puck's Plenty is all about.

Start time: 10:30 am. Duration: approx. 3hrs
Where: Cambridge area.
Cost: $35.00/person

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


July 23rd

15 tickets available.

Old Man of the Woods

If you are out amongst the hardwoods and come across an unkempt, wooly species of mushrooms fear not. It is Old Man of the Woods. Its colouring is quite interesting, a combination of black, white and grey. When sliced it bruises from red to pink. Like many mushrooms they are mycorrhizal, meaning they have a working relationship with certain trees. Both hardwoods and conifers. "The Woods are very dark and deep . . . and so are some of the mushrooms we seek."

Join us on our treks and you will see some of the oddities Mother Nature has to offer. Start time: 10:30 am
Where: Cambridge, Ontario area.
Cost: $35.00/person

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


July 24th

15 tickets available.


Painted Suillius Bolete

Another long standing Bolete, the Painted Suillius can be found under White Pine from June through November and is rated quite high on the edibility charts. It has a red-ocre cap with yellow pores and a yellow stalk. Its spore print is olive brown.

There's a reason Marriott International rated Puck's Plenty as one of the top Summer Adventures. Join us in the forests and find out why.

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

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


July 30th

8 tickets available.

The King Bolete, aka Wild Porcini

At this time of year we are on the cusp where mushroom hunting turns exciting. One of the more highly prized fungi in the Bolete family is The King or Wild Porcini. The cap has the richest of flavours while the stalk holds many more surprises especially when cooked into soups and stews. Last year, on a newly discovered trail, we found scores of them nestled in the lush green ground cover of the forest. You won't want to miss hunting for these "choice" edibles that will drive your culinary senses wild. Along with the King Bolete we will search for oyster mushrooms, gem studded mushrooms, ash boletes and more.

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

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


July 31st

9 tickets available.


Chicken of the Woods

One of the most beautiful shelf mushrooms in the world, the Chicken of the Woods stands out against a forest of green, its bright orange and yellow coulorings looking somewhat out of place but not quite. For this mushroom's qualities are both culinary and medicinal. Chicken of the Woods acquired its name because of taste. Sauteed or roasted it has the flavor and texture of boneless chicken breast. On the medicinal side Laetiporus Sulphureous has antimicrobial properties against the pathogen. It is also a great source of antioxidants, including quercetin, kaempferol, caffeic acid, and chlorogenic acid AND it contains lanostanoids, molecules that have the ability to inhibit cancerous growths. Bottom line, isn't it amazing something that tastes so good is so beneficial to your health.

We're off to trails 15 minutes from Stratford to find the magic
Mother Nature has to offer.

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

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

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