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


To reserve we accept email money transfers and Paypal. An electronic gift card will be sent to you along with a receipt. For more information phone 519-271-3726 or email us at pucksplenty@gmail.com.

Unless otherwise noted, our foraging treks run approximately 3 hours
and are limited to 15 particpants.


Upcoming 2017 Events for May


May 6th Forage & Feast

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Our first Forage & Feast event of the new season features one of Nature's earliest delicacies, wild leeks. Join Puck's Plenty's Peter Blush as he leads you along beautiful trails only 20 minutes from Stratford, learning to forage delicious wild edibles with sustainability in mind. Besides wild leeks we will also harvest trout lilys, marsh marigolds, day lily shoots, Japanese knot weed and more. Then return to Stratford where a four course lunch awaits you that includes baguettes from The Little Green Grocery, nettle gouda cheese from The Butcher Baker, mixed salad greens garnished with young garlic mustard leaves followed by the main course of wild leek galette, ending with a dessert of rhubard/knotweed pie from The Honey Tree. Locally brewed craft beer and
wines from Niagara are also included.

Start time: 9:45 am
Where: Packam Sports Complex
Cost: $70 per person.

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


May 7th

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15 spots left. Along with the wild leek, the trout lily (pictured here) is one of the first plants to grace the forest floor in early Spring. Named for the dappled effect on the leaves, this plant can be eaten raw and adds a lovely sweetness to salads and if you are a tea aficionado you will not be disappointed. We'll be searching for these and many more wild edibles on beautiful forest trails only 20 minutes from Stratford.

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


May 13th

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In the damp marshes Early Spring delivers yet another tantalizing wild edible, the marsh marigold. The young leaves, with their spinach like texture can be steamed and served with a bit of butter and salt, a lovely side dish. We'll be searching the forests for these along with wild leeks, wild ginger, trout lilys, day lily shoots and more. May is an incredible month for edible plants and they're ripe for the taking. Trails are only minutes from Stratford. Learn to identify and sustainably harvest from Nature's bounty.

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


Mother's Day Foraging

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One of the most popular wild mushrooms, the morel, usually makes its appearance around Mother's Day. One must be patient as they blend into to last season's fallen leaves but once you find one you find another, and another. The trails in which they hide are an adventure themselves as they stretch from forest highlands down to lake fronts and then into sections of wood where dead elms still stand.

Learn the art of foraging as we search for these prizes along with wild leek bulbs, day lily shoots, wild ginger and fiddleheads.

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


Victoria Day Weekend can't get any better than this.

May 20th

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'Tis the season! Delicious, nutritious fiddleheads. Imagine them sauteed in butter and garlic then spread over a freshly cooked salmon. Season with a bit of lemon and you are ready for a feast. The recipes for these delicacies are numerous and we'll be handing out a few along the trails. Bring a basket, a bag or whatever and get set to collect your bounty. It all takes place only 20 minutes outside of Stratford.

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


May 21st

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One of the healthiest and nutritious of all the wild edibles is the nettle. It's health benefits are numerous but it's the taste that gets you. Forget about the sting. That disappears after a good blanching and then it's on to the recipes. Pestos, soups, tea, beer. That's right. BEER! Nettle beer is the oldest beer known to man and some trace it right back to the bronze age. So grab a pair of gloves and join us on the flats around Southwestern Ontario, 20 minutes from Stratford. It will be a great day for harvesting as they grow alongside fiddleheads, marsh marigolds and burdock!

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


May 22nd

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Yes, those are real mushrooms. A stack of pheasant back mushrooms to be exact. And they are indeed edible. This photo was taken May 29th, 2016 on one of our Spring foraging treks and there was enough of it to go 'round for all participants. Sautee it, grind it into a flavorful powder or simply eat it raw. These along with the morel herald the mushroom season to come. This alone is a reason to join us on the trails.

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


May 27th

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From the time the snows recede until it returns late in the year, wild ginger, a wonderous ground cover, dominates in certain areas of the forest. Found along darkened hillsides this resilient edible will enhance your culinary imagination. Although part of the same family as its commercial counterpart it stands alone in fragrance and taste as it brings the wild into teas, stir fry, soups and stews. Join us on trails only minutes from Stratford as we search for these and other Springtime edibles such as wild leek bulbs, fiddleheads, day lily shoots and pheasant back mushrooms.

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


May 28th

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It's safe to say the Month of May could very well be called The Green Month. It's a wonderful illustration of the richness that exists in Southwestern Ontario. Wild leeks, wild ginger, fiddleheads, slender nettles, marsh marigolds, pheasant back mushrooms. They all add to the unique experience we call foraging. Find out what our ancestors knew all along as we take to beautiful trails 20 minutes from Stratford. Learn to harvest the sustainable way and then take home your bounty along with recipes of the wild.

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


Puck's Plenty
96 Birmingham Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2S9
Telephone: (519)271-3726
Or email us at pucksplenty@gmail.com


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