Ontario Foraging, Foraging, Wild edibles, Wild Mushrooms, Stratford restaurants, oyster mushrooms, morels
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

April ~ 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 4th

10 Tickets available.


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 5th

10 tickets available.


Cattail Shoots

One of our favourite parts of the nutritional Cattail is the shoot. Nestled between the green fan shaped leaves this white portion of the plant extends down to the root where it absorbs great amounts of moisture. The Shoot resembles hearts of palm and can be used in both salads and soups. We will be harvesting these tasty wild edibles along with Platterful and Pheasant Back Mushrooms, Day Lily Shoots, Stinging Nettles, Wild Leek Bulbs, Wild Ginger 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 11th Forage & 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
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


June 12th

10 tickets available.


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 18th

10 tickets available.


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 19th

10 tickets available.


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 25th

10 tickets available.


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


June 26th

10 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: 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


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