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



Upcoming Events for May 2022

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

May 1st 2022


Japanese Knotweed

10 tickets available.

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 7th 2022 ~ Fiddleheads



4 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 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


Mother's Day Fiddlehead Fest - May 8th 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: $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 14th Forage and Feast
Brown Butter Morels with Mashed Potatoes

SOLD OUT.

Our May Forage and Feast Event highlights one of Mother Nature's most prized delicacies, The Morel, our featured main course.

Of course, we will be taking to the trails beforehand where we will search for Wild Leeks, Day Lily Shoots, Pheasant Back Mushrooms, Fiddleheads and Nettles before returning to Stratford Tea Leaves for a four course meal beginning with baguettes from The Downie Street Bakehouse alongside Wild Nettle Gouda from Mountain Oak Cheese. Our soup du jour features delicious Nettle Soup followed by our main course, Brown Butter Morels with Wild Leek Mashed Potatoes. The Morels we will feature are fresh, shipped the day before from British Columbia. Our dessert: Rhubarb and Strawberry Pie from The Black Angus Bakery. Locally brewed craft beer from Black Swan Brewery and wines from Niagara are also included.

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: 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


Morel Hunt at Hullett Marsh

May 15th 2022

SOLD OUT.



Once again 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: 10:00 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


The Wonderful Delicacies of May

May 21st 2022

10 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 22 2022

10 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 23 2022

10 tickets available.

You've seen them before. They are those sticky things that cling to your boots and lower pant legs. But wait. Before you rip them up take a second or even a third look. Because Cleavers are known as being a traditional spring tonic for a couple of reasons. First, Cleavers are what herbalists refer to as alteratives. Alteratives are herbs that gradually restore the proper function of the body and increase health and vitality. After a long, cold winter, fresh Spring Cleavers are just the thing to get the lymph moving and eliminating waste and toxins from the body. That aside, this is another tasty wild herb that makes a GREAT! pesto.

We'll foraging for these as well as Pheasant Back and Platterful Mushrooms, Wild Leek Bulbs, Nettles, Day Lily shoots 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 28th 2022

10 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 29th 2022

9 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