Ontario Foraging, Foraging, Wild edibles, Wild Mushrooms, Stratford restaurants, oyster mushrooms, morels
Fiddlehead Harvest
The Slender Nettle
The Wood Nettle
Marsh Marigolds
Pheasant Back Mushrooms
Morels



Upcoming Events for May

April ~ June ~ 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.

May 1st


Japanese Knotweed

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Anxiously waiting for the Rhubarb to show but it is not quite ready? Mother Nature has a solution. Japanese Knotweed or as some call it, Wild Bamboo. At this time of year you can see the deep red shoots rising from the ground. This is when they are perfect for harvesting beause of their tart, lemony flavour. They are wonderful in pies and crisps, they make a pleasant tasting tea and, believe it or not (as in Knot? a fantastic wine. We will dish out all the recipes along the trail as we also search for Wild Leeks, Day Lily Shoots, Trout Lilies, Pheasant Back Mushrooms 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


May 2nd


The Delectable Day Lily

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Over the years this plant continues to surprise most first time foragers with its scrumptious taste. Eaten raw it has a pleasant nutty flavour. Steamed it rivals asparagus. And guess what? They are everywhere as they offer a culinary springboard into Spring. We'll be harvesting these along with Fiddleheads, Marsh Marigolds, Garlic Mustard along with Dryad Saddle and Platterful Mushrooms, . . . did we leave anything out?

You will need to join us on the trails and see.

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 8th, 2021
Forage and Feast
Steelhead Salmon with Fiddleheads

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Our first Forage & Feast Event of the 2021 season will feature Wild Leeks, trout lilies, fiddleheads, nettles and more. After a morning of foraging along beautiful woodland fields and forests we return to the charm of Stratford Tea Leaves for a four course lunch beginning with baguettes from The Downie Street Bakehouse alongside Wild Nettle Gouda from Mountain Oak Cheese. Our soup du jour features delicious Wild Leek Soup followed by our main course, Fresh Steelhead Salmon from St. Marys Fish Market and Fiddleheads. All of this rounded out by tasty apple pies from The Black Angus Bakery. Locally brewed craft beer and wines from Niagara are also included.

Puck's Plenty Forage and Feast Events have been rated as one of the top foraging adventures in the world by Marriott International
and Travel and Leisure Magazine.

Join us and out why!

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


Mother's Day Fiddlehead Fest - May 9th



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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: $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 15th ~ Fiddleheads



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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 where the Ostrich Fern goes on forever and it is only 15 minutes from Stratford. Along with Fiddleheads we will also be foraging for Nettles, Wild Leeks, Marsh Marigolds, Day Lily Shoots, Sochan, Burdock Root as well as early Spring Mushrooms such as the Platterful and Pheasant Back.

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


May 16th ~ Fiddleheads



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Our Fiddlehead Weekend continues. There is a field of these gems where the Ostrich Fern goes on forever and it is only 15 minutes from Stratford. Along with Fiddleheads we will also be foraging for Nettles, Wild Leeks, Marsh Marigolds, Day Lily Shoots, Sochan, Burdock Root as well as early Spring Mushrooms such as the Platterful and Pheasant Back.

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 at Hullett Marsh

May 22nd

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On this Victoria Day Weekend we travel to beautiful Hullett Marsh, a pristine wild life reserve where trails wind through old growth forests, grassy plains and wetlands.

We will be covering a lot of ground as we search for these highly prized mushrooms so grab your bags and baskets for a day you will not forget.

Start time: 10:30 am
Where: 81044 Wildlife Line, Clinton, Ontario N0M 1L0.
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 23rd

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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


Victoria Day Morel Hunt at Hullett Marsh

May 24th

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We return to beautiful Hullett Marsh for yet another Morel hunt amongst pristine forests and wide open expanse of canals and lakes, home to a wide variety of waterfowl, deer, coyotes, fox, wolves and more. It is Mother Nature in Her grand splendor. Participants are guaranteed to go home happy as we will be handing out supplies of morels freshly harvested from the Yukon delivered a day in advance for your cooking pleasure.

Start time: 10:30 am
Where: 81044 Wildlife Line, Clinton, Ontario N0M 1L0.
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 29th

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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 30th

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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


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

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