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

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


May 4th

15 spots left.


Garlic Mustard

Most recognize this plant as an invasive species nearly impossible to eliminate. However, the upside is it's rated as one of the best tasting plants of early Spring and is packed with nutrients. The best parts are the top four to six baby leaves along with the tiny white flowers. Some compare it with wild arugula while others call it wild rapini. Either way the recipes are countless. From pesto to soups to salads. In England, where it's known as Jack by the Hedge, it grows naturally and is regarded as a delicacy.

Join us over hill and dale as we forage for these and other early Spring plants such as Wild Leeks, Trout Lilies, Marsh Marigolds 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: 96 Birmingham Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2S9
Cost: $35.00/person


May 5th

15 spots left.


Wild Garlic

The Allium family goes full throttle in late April, well into May. Besides the highly sought after Ramps, Mother Nature offers up Wild Onions and Wild Garlic found mostly in waste areas, meadows and lawns, all adding wonderful flavours to soups, stews, salads and . . . PESTO!! On the medicinal side Alliums are known to reduce blood lipids, lower blood pressure and help to prevent blood clots. What a tasty and healthy way to make that warm jump into Spring. We'll be harvesting these along with Fiddleheads, Marsh Marigolds, Garlic Mustard and Dryad Saddle Mushrooms . . . did we leave anything out?

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

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


May 11th Forage and Feast

6 tickets available.


Our first Forage & Feast Event of the new year 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 of sauteed fiddleheads in a blanket of seasoned angel hair pasta. All of this rounded out by tasty rhubarb pies from The Black Angus Bakery. Locally brewed craft beer from Black Swan Brewery 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 Marriot International and Travel and Leisure Magazine.

Join us and out why!

Start time: 9:45 am
Where: Packam Sports Complex
Cost: $75 per person.

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


Mother's Day Foraging

May 12th

9 spots left.



What better way to celebrate Mother's Day than an outing into the forest collecting 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 that will also include wild leeks, day lily shoots, garlic mustard and more. 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 18th

4 spots left.



We're off to Sudden Tract, an amazing forest just outide of Cambridge, for what we hope will be a productive hunt for morels. These highly sought after fungi top the charts for taste which is why they are cherished worldwide. Join us on the trails as we also search for wild watercress, wild ginger, pheasant back mushrooms and more.

Start time: 10:30 am
Where: 1841 Spragues Rd, Cambridge, ON N1R 5S5
Cost: $35.00/person


May 19th

9 spots left.



Ah, the Stinging Nettle. We've got lots of stories on this plant in our bag to say the least. Such as the time a few years back when one of our particpants, after harvesting and sampling Trout Lilies, figured as long as it was edible you could taste it, cooked or raw. So he grabbed a stem of nettle, put it in his mouth and swallowed. Not a pleasant sight as we watched while the tingling from mouth to throat to whatever ran its course. But the fact is that nettles are one of the heathiest plants you can consume . . . . as long as they're cooked first. Chocked full of iron these plants make wonderfully healty and delicous soups, pestos, tea and beer. That's right, Nettle Beer! Luckily for us they grow right alongside an abudnance of fiddleheads and burdock. So bring your bags, baskets and gloves and join us as we make our way into a field of Nature's Bounty.

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


Victoria Day Foraging

May 20th

4 spots left.



It's Victoria Day and we're traveling out around the Hullett Marsh area, searching spectacular trails for Morel Mushrooms. We can't say enough about these mushrooms but they are truly fit for a queen. Unfortunately they are around for just a short time but the entire experience is well worth the wait.

May is a wonderful month to walk in the forest and take in Nature's Bounty.

Find out why Marriott International listed Puck's Plenty Tours as one of the top Summer Adventures.

Start time: 10:30 am
Where: 81044 Wildlife Line, Clinton, Ontario N0M 1L0.
Cost: $35.00/person


May 25th

15 spots left.

What is that beautiful bouquet of yellow and green alongside that swamp? It doesn't event look like it belongs there. But it does. A wondrous cluster of Marsh Marigolds, Mother Nature's answer to spinach. That's right. Steamed or boiled in a few minutes this healthy plant graces any early Spring meal. These tasty and healthy plants grow alongside fiddleheads, wild nettles and burdock.

Join on trails only 15 minutes from Stratford as we collect a delicious harvest of Nature's Bounty.

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


May 26th

15 spots left.



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: 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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