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.

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



Upcoming Events for June

April 2024 ~ May 2024 ~ July 2024 ~ August 2024 ~

September 2024 ~ October 2024 ~ November 2024 ~

Tickets can be purchased through E-transfer to the email address listed.

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


June 1st 2024

19 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: Bright, Ontario area.
Cost: $40.00/person

Tickets can be purchased through E-transfer to the email address listed. For more information phone 519-271-3726 or email us at pucksplenty@gmail.com


June 2nd 2024

16 tickets available.


Angel Wings

This delicate species appears from early June right through until the end of October. They are found on well decayed hardwoods and stand out easily against the darkness of the rotting trees. They do not last long before their whiteness turns to fading brown. Still, if you collect enough they are a good edible. We will be searching for these these along with Platterful and Pheasant Back Mushrooms, Stinging Nettles, Wild Leek Bulbs, Wild Ginger and more.

Start time: 10:00 am
Where: Bright, Ontario area.
Cost: $40.00/person

Tickets can be purchased through E-transfer to the email address listed. For more information phone 519-271-3726 or email us at pucksplenty@gmail.com


June 8th

11 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 compliments 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: Bright, Ontario area.

Cost: $40.00/person

Tickets can be purchased through E-transfer to the email address listed. For more information phone 519-271-3726 or email us at pucksplenty@gmail.com


June 9th

20 tickets available.

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: $40.00/person

Tickets can be purchased through E-transfer to the email address listed. For more information phone 519-271-3726 or email us at pucksplenty@gmail.com


June 15th, 2024 Forage & Feast
Blue Oyster Mushroom Gratin

SOLD OUT.

Mid June offers up a variety of wild edibles including Wild Leek Bulbs, Wild Ginger, Cleavers as well as mushrooms; Summer Oysters, Platterful, Fawn and Beech Rooter fungi. We will be searching for these on trails outside of Stratford before returning to town for our second Forage and Feast of the season. The menu includes Wild Nettle Gouda with baguettes, followed by Leek Soup. The main course features Blue Oyster Gratin followed by a Lemon and Strawberry Flan.

Red and White wines from Niagara along with locally brewed craft beer are also included.

Start time: 9:45 am
Where: Packham Sports Complex
Cost: $95 per person.

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


June 16th

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: Oxford County, Ontario area.
Cost: $40.00/person

Tickets can be purchased through E-transfer to the email address listed. For more information phone 519-271-3726 or email us at pucksplenty@gmail.com


June 22nd

13 tickets available.


Day Lily Flower Buds

These are one of our favourite Spring edibles. Best harvested when young before the flower opens. Like many wild edibles they have two flavours. At first they taste like raw asparagus but then several seconds later an incredible spicy flavour kicks in. By the way, once the flower opens you have another part of this plant to taste.

Along with these we will be searching for Wild Leek Bulbs, Nettles, Pheasant Back Mushrooms and Summer Oyster Mushrooms.

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: Oxford County, Ontario area.
Cost: $40.00/person

Tickets can be purchased through E-transfer to the email address listed. For more information phone 519-271-3726 or email us at pucksplenty@gmail.com


June 23rd

6 tickets available.


The Reishi

Along with the Turkey Tail the Reishi Mushroom is one of the top five medicinal mushrooms on Earth. One of its properties, Polysaccharides (or long chains of carbohydrates), in Reishi could increase longevity. One of the most well-known effects of Reishi is its ability to enhance immune function through its effects on white blood cells. White blood cells are cells of the immune system which help fight infectious disease and foreign invaders. One study demonstrated that Reishi can increase the activity of a type of white blood cell called natural killer cells, while another study showed that Reishi can increase another type of white blood cell called lymphocytes.

Reishi Tea: To brew reishi mushroom tea at home using fresh or dried reishi fruiting bodies: Cut the mushrooms into strips or chunks. Boil four cups of water for every 5 grams of dried or 25 to 30 grams of fresh reishi. Add the reishi, reduce the heat and simmer for 2 hours.

Mother Nature has a lot to offer us . . . in many ways.

Start time: 10:00 am
Where: Oxford County, Ontario area.
Cost: $40.00/person

Tickets can be purchased through E-transfer to the email address listed. For more information phone 519-271-3726 or email us at pucksplenty@gmail.com


June 29th

14 tickets available.


The Sweetbread Mushroom

The Sweetbread Mushroom can be found from late June through September. White cap, white stem. Odor hints of Cucumber. To quote the National Audubon Society's Field Guide to Mushrooms: As its common name implies, this is an excellent edible mushroom.

The Summer Mushrooms are beginning to kick in. Among the ones we will be searching for: The Summer Oyster, Angel Wings, the early Boletes and more.

Start time: 10:00 am
Where: Oxford County, Ontario area.
Cost: $40.00/person

Tickets can be purchased through E-transfer to the email address listed. For more information phone 519-271-3726 or email us at pucksplenty@gmail.com


June 30th

12 tickets available.


Wild Ginger

This plant appears in early Spring and can be found through most of the season until the first snow. Wild Ginger can be used like its commercial counterpart and also makes a wonderful tea. Along with this wild edible we will also be searching for Wild Leek Bulbs, Wood Sorrel, Summer Oyster Mushrooms, Platterful and Beech Rooter Mushrooms and Pineapple Weed.

So why not join us on trails not far from Stratford.

Start time: 10:00 am
Where: Stratford, Ontario area.
Cost: $40.00/person

Tickets can be purchased through E-transfer to the email address listed. For more information phone 519-271-3726 or email us at pucksplenty@gmail.com


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