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.



Upcoming Events for July

May ~ June ~ August ~

September ~ October ~ November


July 1st

8 tickets available.


Canada Day Foraging

Celebrate the land we love by seeing its beauty through Nature. Rich, fertile forests, wide open plains, meandering streams, creeks and rivers that run their course through morning's first light into our own midsummer's night dream. Before the bands play and the fireworks begin join us as we search for Wild Leek Bulbs, Summer Oyster Mushrooms, The Bolete Family of Mushrooms and more.

Start time: 10:00 am
Where: Packham Road Sports Complex, Stratford, ON N5A 6S4
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 3rd

7 tickets available.


Turkey Tails

Among the highly sought after medicinal mushrooms are the Turkey Tails. Rated right up there with Chaga, they are full of anti-oxidants that help to boost the immune system. Moreover they are used to fight certain kinds of cancers. They can be consumed as a tea but can also be used in soups and stews to bring out their flavour. These mushrooms are easily stored in tight fitting Mason Jars and can re-used a half dozen times. Along with the Turkey Tail we will be searching out Summer Oysters, Wild Watercress, Crown Tipped Corals, Wild Ginger and more. All along beautiful trails only fifteen minutes from Stratford. Marriott International chose Puck's Plenty as one of the "Top 10 Adventures to Have this Summer". Join us and find out why!

Start time: 10:00 am
Where: Packham Road Sports Complex, Stratford, ON N5A 6S4
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 4th
Forage and Feast
Salmon Steak with Wood Sorrel Cream Sauce

4 tickets available.

Our July Forage & Feast Event will feature a hunt for Wild Leek Bulbs, Wild Watercress, Wood Sorrel and an assortment of Summer mushrooms. After a morning of foraging along beautiful woodland fields and forests we return to the charm of Stratford Tea Leaves for a four course lunch beginning with baguettes from The Downie Street Bakehouse alongside Wild Nettle Gouda from Mountain Oak Cheese. Our soup du jour features delicious Wild Leek Bulb Soup followed by our main course, Fresh Salmon steaks baked in a creamy Wood Sorrel sauce. All of this rounded out by tasty apple pies from The Black Angus Bakery. Locally brewed craft beer and your choice of red or white wines from Niagara..

Puck's Plenty Forage and Feast Events have been rated as one of the top foraging adventures in the world by Marriott International
and Travel and Leisure Magazine.

Join us and out why!

Start time: 9:45 am
Where: Packham Sports Complex, Stratford
Cost: $80 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 10th

SOLD OUT.


The Beech Rooter

The Beech Rooter was among the new finds of last season. You can find them in deep woods, many growing under Beech Trees, hence the name. One can hardly make a mistake with these fungi because of the plant-like bulbous root at the end of the stem. They have a mild but distinct taste. Quite delicate they sautee up very quickly.

Along with the Beech Rooter we will be foraging for Summer Oysters, Platterful, Coral and Angel Wing Mushrooms. No plants please.

"The Woods are very dark and deep. But we have promises to keep . . . and lots to forage before we sleep."

Start time: 10:00 am
Where: Packham Road Sports Complex, Stratford, ON N5A 6S4
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 11th

SOLD OUT.


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: Packham Road Sports Complex, Stratford, ON N5A 6S4
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.


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: 1841 Spragues Rd, Cambridge, ON N1R 5S5
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 18th

Sold out.


Chanterelles

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, 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: North of Toronto (to be announced)
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

SOLD OUT.


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: 1841 Spragues Rd, Cambridge, ON N1R 5S5
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 25th

SOLD OUT.

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: 1841 Spragues Rd, Cambridge, ON N1R 5S5
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

6 tickets available.


Two Coloured Bolete

Another one of the Bolete Family of mushrooms rated choice for taste in the National Audubon Society's Field Guide to Mushrooms. It's season runs from June to October and can be found under oak, aspen and pine. We will also be hunting for other fungi such as the Summer Oyster, Slippery Jacks, and assorted Coral. We might even snag some Wild Watercress along the way.

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: 1841 Spragues Rd, Cambridge, ON N1R 5S5
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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