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Burdock
Black Raspberries
"Escargot"
Need we say more?
Cattails
Cattail Hearts
Cattail Heart and Tomato Salad

These events are "go" rain or shine.

To sign up and reserve tickets we accept either E-transfer or Paypal.
For more information phone 519-271-3726 or email us at pucksplenty@gmail.com.



Upcoming Events for June

May ~ July ~

August ~ September ~ October ~ November

To sign up and reserve tickets we accept either E-transfer or Paypal.

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


June 5th, 2021
Forage and Feast
Brown Butter Morels with Mashed Potatoes

SOLD OUT.

Our June Forage and Feast Event highlights one of Mother Nature's most prized delicacies, The Morel, our featured main course.

Of course, we will be taking to the trails beforehand where we will search for Wild Leeks, Day Lily Shoots, Pheasant Back Mushrooms, Fiddleheads and Nettles before returning to Stratford Tea Leaves for a four course meal beginning with baguettes from The Downie Street Bakehouse alongside Wild Nettle Gouda from Mountain Oak Cheese. Our soup du jour features delicious Nettle Soup followed by our main course, Brown Butter Morels with Wild Leek Mashed Potatoes. The Morels we will feature are fresh, shipped the day before from British Columbia. Our dessert: Rhubarb and Strawberry Pie from The Black Angus Bakery. Locally brewed craft beer from Black Swan Brewery and wines from Niagara are also included.

Samples of fresh Morels will be distributed to all participants
for their cooking pleasure.


Read The National Post article on Puck's Plenty to get a taste of who we are.
Then join us on the trails!

Start time: 9:45 am
Where: Packham Sports Complex
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


June 6th

SOLD OUT.


The Platterful Mushroom

This mushroom begins appearing in early June and can be found right through the Summer on fallen dead hardwood. They are a large mushroom with a fairly thick stem that resembles stringy cheese when crushed. Sauteed in garlic and butter The Platterful has a sweet woody taste that will entice your culinary experience and lure you back to the trails for more. We'll also be collecting Day Lily Shoots, Nettles, Pheasant Back Mushrooms, Cattail Hearts and more.

Late Spring has a basketful of wild edibles so why not join us on the trails.

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


June 12th

SOLD OUT.

You've seen them before. They are those sticky things that cling to your boots and lower pant legs. But wait. Before you rip them up take a second or even a third look. Because Cleavers are known as being a traditional spring tonic for a couple of reasons. First, Cleavers are what herbalists refer to as alteratives. Alteratives are herbs that gradually restore the proper function of the body and increase health and vitality. After a long, cold winter, fresh Spring Cleavers are just the thing to get the lymph moving and eliminating waste and toxins from the body. That aside, this is another tasty wild herb that makes a GREAT! pesto.

We'll foraging for these as well as Pheasant Back and Platterful Mushrooms, Wild Leek Bulbs, Nettles, Day Lily shoots 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


June 13th

SOLD OUT.


Crown Tipped Coral

These delicate mushrooms appear from early Summer to mid-November and are found on well rotted hardwood. It's best to harvest them when they are white as they tend to turn bitter with age. They sautee very quickly but serve as a wonderful garnish to most meals especially fish. It is best to check their fragrance first as there are some "smelly" look-alikes that grow on the ground. You want to avoid these.

It's the time of year when the mushrooms are kicking in. Summer Oysters, Platterfuls, Angel Wings, Dryad Saddles, not to forget a wide variety of wild edible plants.

Stratford is on the doorstep of Nature's Bounty. Come along and join us!
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


June 19th

Sold out.


The Oyster Mushroom

The arrival of the Oyster Mushroom signals the beginning of the Summer harvest of choice wild fungi. Rated by chefs worldwide as one of the prizes of the culinary world, the Oyster blesses us with its presence right through until mid Autumn. There's a sweetness about them that complements a wide variety of dishes and makes the hunt well worth your while.

Alongside the Oysters are Pheasant Backs, Platterful and Crowned Tipped Coral Mushrooms. Add to the mix Wild Watercress, Pineapple Weed, Nettles and Day Lily Shoots. It's the time of year that makes foraging hard to resist.

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


June 20th

SOLD OUT.


Father's Day Foraging

One of the most healthy plants you can consume is the Nettle. We will be harvesting three types of this amazing species. The Slender Nettle, Wood Nettle and the non-stinging Clearweed. All help to reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, aid in blood sugar control and are also used to treat Hay Fever. On the culinary side the recipes are endless. Nettle Soup, Nettle Pesto, Nettle Tea and, believe it or not, Nettle Beer to name but a few.

Along the trails we will also be searching for Turkey Tail Mushrooms, Pheasant Back Mushrooms, Wild Watercress and Day Lily Flower Buds.

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


June 26th Forage and Feast
Beer Glazed Trout with Fresh Summer Oyter Mushrooms

SOLD OUT.

It's the beginning of Summer and what better way to usher it in by hiking our beautiful forests to search for wild edible plants and mushrooms. We will be searching trails only fifteen minutes from town looking for burdock root, wild ginger, wood sorrel, day lily flower buds along with an array of Summer mushrooms including our featured Summer Oyster. Afterward we return to Stratford Tea Leaves for an upscale meal that includes Wild Nettle Gouda from Mountain Oak Cheese, baguettes from The Downie Street Bakehouse and delicious wild mint and zucchini soup. Our main course will be Beer Glazed Trout with Fresh Summer Oyster Mushrooms and roasted potatoes. Lunch is rounded off by scrumptious pies from The Black Angus Bakery. Locally brewed craft beer from Black Swan Brewery and wines from Niagara are also included.

Start time: 9:45 am

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

Where: Packham Sports Complex
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


June 27th

SOLD OUT.


Pineapple Weed

When you think of weeds you naturally think . . . Garden Pests! Here at Puck's Plenty we don't regard this plant as a weed even though it can be found practically everywhere. Waste sights, sidewalk cracks, parking lots. We'll sidestep those areas and concentrate on Nature's grassy plains instead. This herb (because that's what it is) has a wonderful scent that translates into an amazing tea. Moreover, thanks to a chef we took out last year, we found that boiled in equal parts cane sugar and water, it makes an incredible substitue for maple syrup. It's absolutely delicious. Like many other wild edibles, after you see it for the first time you see it again and again, throughout the Summer. So bring paper bags, small knives, scissors and spades as we search for these along with wild watercress, day lily buds and flowers, wood nettles, not to forget fungi such as oyster mushrooms, ash boletes and pheasant back. They're all out there on beautiful trails only a short car ride from Stratford.

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

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