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Fiddlehead Harvest
The Slender Nettle
The Wood Nettle
Marsh Marigolds
Pheasant Back Mushrooms
Morels



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

May 6th 2023



15 tickets available.

One of the first edible mushrooms to appear in the Spring is the Pheasant Back, also known as Dryad's Saddle. Harvested when young, their taste resembles a mild, sweet cucumber. These fungi can be eaten raw or sauteed. Moreover, they can be dried and round into a powder for spicy seasoning. Along with these enticing fungi we will be harvesting wild leeks, trout lily leaves, garlic mustard, and more.

Here's a couple of reviews from Yelp that might prove helpful.

We're hoping to see you 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


May 7th 2023



15 tickets available.

Take a look at that colour. A rich, vibrant green that only Mother Nature can create. Let's face it, what you find in grocery produce sections come nowhere close to this. That difference translates into taste. There is a field of these gems only 15 minutes from Stratford. Along with Fiddleheads we will also be foraging for Nettles, Marsh Marigolds, Day Lily Shoots, Sochan, Burdock Root as well as Pheasant Back Mushrooms.

Read Karon Liu's recent article in the Toronto Star to get a taste of what Puck's Plenty is all about.

Start time: 10:00 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


Morel Hunt

May 13th 2023

SOLD OUT.



One of the most treasured mushrooms in the world, the Morel makes its appearance in early May and, depending on conditions, can actually be available throughout the month. Along with Morels we will be foraging for Wild Leeks and Wild Ginger along with additional mushrooms such as the Platterful, Beech Rooter and Pheasant Back.

Start time: 10:00 am
Where: 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


Mother's Day Fiddlehead Fest May 14th 2022



15 tickets available.

This Mother's Day we are celebrating the arrival of delicious, nutritious fiddleheads, one of our favourite wild edibles of Spring. Along the way we will also be harvesting wild leeks, marsh marigolds, pheasant back mushrooms and nettles.

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: Packham Road Sports Complex, Stratford, ON N5A 6S4
Cost: $40.00/person

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


May 20th Forage and Feast
Wild Leek Tarts with Fiddleheads

16 tickets available.

Springtime features an array of wild edible plants that excite the palette while satisfying your appetite. Mid morning finds us exploring wooded trails only fifteen minutes from Stratford, searching for Day Lily Shoots, Wild Nettles, Fiddleheads and Pheasant Back Mushrooms. Next we return to Stratford where our first Forage and Feast of the season awaits us. We begin with Wild Nettle Gouda with slices of baguettes followed by Wild Leek Soup. Our main course features Wild Leek Tarts with braised Fiddleheads on the side, topping it off with a Creamy Caramel Flan for dessert. Both red and white wines from Niagara will be offered along with locally brewed craft beer.

To get a taste of who we are you may want to check out this article from the The National Post.

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


The Wonderful Delicacies of May

May 21st 2022

15 tickets available.



Wild Leeks, Fiddleheads, Nettles, Garlic Mustard and more. The month of May is rich with Mother Nature's wild edibles. We will be taking to trails only minutes away from Stratford where we will collect these tasty plants for your 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: 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


May 22nd 2023

15 tickets available.

One of the first edible mushrooms to appear in the Spring is the Pheasant Back, also known as Dryad's Saddle. Harvested when young, their taste resembles a mild, sweet cucumber. These fungi can be eaten raw or sauteed. Moreover, they can be dried and round into a powder for spicy seasoning. Along with these enticing fungi we will be harvesting wild leeks, trout lily leaves, garlic mustard, and more.

Here's a couple of reviews from Yelp that might prove helpful.

We're hoping to see you 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


May 27th 2023

15 tickets available.

Another early Spring mushroom is the Platterful. It is found on rotting hardwood in shady areas of the forest. The Platterful can grow quite large and is recognized by its beautiful gills that descend like white delicate curtains. Its stem is also unique as it has the texture of stringy cheese. These mushrooms share their habitat with the likes of Pheasant Back mushrooms, Wild Leeks, Plantain and Burdock Root. Our second trail will feature Fiddleheads, Nettles and Marsh Marigolds.

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


May 28th 2022

15 tickets available.

Growing alongside the Platterful Mushroom is the Beech Rooter, a very distinctive and easily identified fungi that is also quite tasty. As its name implies the Beech Rooter can be found under Beech trees. It has a long narrow stem that is woody in texture. By contrast, the cap is quite tender, tan to brown with white gills. What is unique about this mushroom is the plant-like bulb with extended roots. In our opinion the cap rates as "choice" for taste and is a terrific find for any mushroom hunter. Along with the Beech Rooter and Platterful we will also be hunting for Fawn and Pheasant Back mushrooms as well as Wild Leek Bulbs, Day Lily Shoots, Plantain, Burdock Root and Wild Watercress.

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