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

Please note: The mushrooms featured on our events reflect their normal growing season.
Weather conditions, which we have no control over, can affect their growth.

These events are "go" rain or shine.

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




Upcoming Events for November 2024

July 2024 ~ August 2024 ~

September 2024 ~ October 2024 ~


November 2nd Forage and Feast
Hen of the Woods Bourguignon

SOLD OUT.


We're in the early days of Autumn as those tree shadows seem just a bit longer while the rich green of the forest floor begins to fade. Nonetheless there are rich wild edibles to be found on trails only minutes from Stratford. Fall Oyster Mushrooms, Puffballs, Blewits, Velvet Foot and Lipista Irina to name but a few before returning to town where a hearty four course meal awaits us. The menu begins with Truffle Gouda from Mountain Oak Cheese accompanied with slices of fresh baguettes from The Downie Street Bakehouse. Next in line is our own special Leek Soup. Our main course is Hen of the Woods Bourguignon served over mashed potatoes. Dessert will be provided by Anna Mae's Bakery while beverages will include locally brewed craft beer and wines from Niagara.

An Autumn afternoon can't get better than this.

Each participant will receive one Hen of the Woods from Shogun Maitake for their cooking pleasure.

Start time: 9:45 am
Where: Packham Sports Complex
Cost: $95 per person.

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


November 3rd

15 tickets available.

The Velvet Foot Mushroom (pictured here) is a unique brand only because of its endurance to cold weather. In fact, the Velvet Foot can be found from late September until the early weeks of March. It has a sticky brown cap with beautiful golden gills. These mushrooms can be dried in open air until they blacken and then stored in a tight fitting Mason Jar which should be kept, not in the fridge, but in the cupboard where they will last for quite a while. Reconstitute them in a light spray of water and they come back to life within hours. If the weather holds we will be searching for these fantastic fungi along with Grey Trichs and Fall Oysters.

Start time: 10:00 am
Event length: Approx. 3 hours
Where: Packam Sports Complex, Stratford.
Cost: $40.00/person


November 9th

19 tickets available.

Lepista Irina

These wonderful mushrooms begin to appear in late September right through until mid November. They are large, sweet tasting and oh so numerous, found under both hardwood and conifers. Their distinct quality? Endurance. They manage to stay fresh on the forest floor for up to 3 weeks.

We will be searching for these along with their sister mushrooms the blue Blewits. Not to mention the Velvet Foot, Pear Shaped Puffballs and Autumn Oysters.

Start time: 10:00 am
Where: Chesney Wilderness Area, Bright, ON.
Cost: $40.00/person


November 10th

9 tickets available.

Mother Nature's Autumn Fare

They're colourful. They're meaty. They are, for the most part, available. (Top Left) Pleurotus Tessulatis, (Top Right) Hipsizygus Dryinus, (Bottom Left) The Velvet Foot, (Bottom Right) The Grey Trich.

The season is closing but the fungi are still out there and ready for tasting.

Start time: 10:00 am
Where: Stratford area.
Cost: $40.00/person


November 11th

20 tickets available.

We're approaching the end of our season but as long as the weather holds up we will continue to search for these wonderful mushrooms. Mushrooms such as the Fall Oysters and Grey Trichs (pictured here) as well as Velvet Foot and Pear Shaped Puffballs. Along the same trails here in Stratford we will also harvest tasty Wild Watercress.

Start time: 10:00 am
Event length: Approx. 3 hours
Where: Packham Sports Complex, Stratford.
Cost: $40.00/person

November 16th

10 tickets available.

Weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am
Event length: Approx. 3 hours
Where: Packam Sports Complex, Stratford.
Cost: $40.00/person


November 17th

10 tickets available.

Weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am
Event length: Approx. 3 hours
Where: Packam Sports Complex, Stratford.
Cost: $40.00/person

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