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Pineapple Weed
Wood Sorrel
Summer Oysters
Crown Tipped Coral
Yellow Cracked Bolete

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Upcoming Events for July

June ~ August

September ~ October ~ November


July 1st

15 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: 96 Birmingham Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2S9
Cost: $35.00/person


July 6th

13 spots left.


Angel Wings

These delicate fungi are present from late June through the end of October, found on well decayed fallen hardwood in darkened areas of the forest. They should be harvested fresh when they are still white for once they fade to tan their taste wanes and they become fairly bland. Although quite small they can be found in large numbers making easy pickings for a delightful side dish. Along with the Angel Wings we will be foraging Summer Oysters, Crown Tipped Coral, Wild Leed Bulbs and Wild Watercress.

Summer is only a few weeks old and we are only beginning to sample its bounty.

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


July 7th

15 spots left.


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.

This is the first event we have held on the Bruce Trail and we look forward to many more. 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: 10:30 am
Where: The Bruce Trail (exact location to be announced).
Cost: $35.00/person


July 13th

15 spots left.


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: 96 Birmingham Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2S9
Cost: $35.00/person


July 14th

13 spots left.


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


July 20th

15 spots left.


The Versatile Day Lily

We're back to the Day Lily again. This time for the flower. Yet another edible part of this versatile plant, the flower's taste is quite mild with a gentle sweetness about it. Visually, it makes a beautiful garnish to any dish. Moreover, it can be deep fried and stuffed with ricotta and served up as a terrific side dish. The Day Lily is not without medical uses. They help relieve pain, relax muscles, reduce fevers and alleviate insomnia. Imagine your dreams after feasting on flowers.

The Day Lily skirts many of the trails we will take to as we forage for wild leek bulbs, wild watercress and an assortment of wild edible mushrooms.

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


July 21st

15 spots left.


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


July 27th

15 spots left

The King Bolete

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


July 28th

15 spots left.


Wood Sorrel

You can find it just about everywhere. Or so it seems. Forests, fields, lawns and meadows. Its tiny yellow flowers dot the way to a wild herb that adds its own magic to soups, stews, salads and more. Biting into the leaf you get the subtle reminder of citrus. And, like many wild edibles, permeates the dish you are preparing. We'll be gathering these along with Wild Watercress, Day Lilies, Wild Leek Bulbs, not to mention wild edible mushrooms such as Summer Oysters, Boletes, Gem Studded Puffballs 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

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