Ontario Foraging, Foraging, Wild edibles, Wild Mushrooms, Stratford restaurants, oyster mushrooms, morels
Young Lactarius Mushrooms
May Apple
White Pine Bolete
Otter Creek off the Avon Trail
Thames River Trail
White Coral Mushrooms
Fall Oyster Mushrooms w/husky Faolan



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

PLEASE NOTE: THE MUSHROOMS AND PLANTS FEATURED ON INDIVIDUAL DATES ARE BASED ON WHAT SHOULD BE AVAILABLE. WEATHER TRENDS AND CONDITIONS CAN ALTER THIS.


Upcoming Events for September

October ~ November


September 22nd

SOLD OUT.

The Admirable Bolete

Our September 22nd event will be a true lesson in mushroom hunting. Last season, on a certain trail, we found remnants of The Admirable Bolete, one of the highly prized members of the Bolete Family. The Admirable is one of the largest Boletes and easily spotted inside the waning ground cover of Early Autumn. Photos and descriptions will be provided to each participant. Even better, what you find you take home!

During our search we will also collect Giant Puffballs, Pear Shaped Puffballs, Lion's Mane and Lactarius, as well as edible plants like wild ginger and wild watercress.

Late September is full of colours both in the trees and on the ground.

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


September 23rd

SOLD OUT.

The Lion's Mane

Yet another "choice" mushroom that appears in early Autumn is the Lion's Mane. A member of the Coral Family, it is not only known for its exquisite taste but for its medicinal benefits that include improved cognitive function, nerve regeneration, improved digestive function, relief from gastritis and works as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Whew!
We find this fungi growing from decaying hardwood and so it can be easily spotted inside a tangle of trees. Of course we'll be hunting for other wild fungi such as Velvet Foot Mushrooms, Pear Shaped Puffballs, Boletes, Blewits (they're really blue) and more. So join us on trails only fifteen minutes from Stratford. It promises to be a glorious hike.

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


September 29th Forage and Feast

SOLD OUT.

We're reaching the pinnacle of the mushroom season that will be reflected in our wild lunch menu of edible fungi and plants. But not before we hike beautiful trails only fifteen minutes from Stratford. We'll collect assorted wild mushrooms such as Blewits (they're really blue), Pear Shaped Puffballs, Honey Mushrooms and more. After working up an appetite we'll return to Stratford Tea Leaves for a lunch hosted by renowned tea sommelier Karen Hartwick. This four course meal includes Truffle Gouda from Mountain Oak Cheese, Wild Watercress Soup, Wild Mushroom and Asparagus Pasta, , locally brewed craft beer from Black Swan Brewery and wines from Niagara. Dessert will be provided by Stratford's Black Angus Bakery.

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


September 30th

SOLD OUT.

The Pink Bottom Mushroom

Also known as The Field Mushroom, the Pink Bottom is one of the more meatier fungi found in Autumn. They can be found in fields and roadsides and are typified by their pink gills that eventually turn dark brown with age. Like many wild mushrooms they are better harvested when young. They are fabulous in soups and stews, both stem and cap, and can be roasted on the grill with a slight coating of olive oil. We will be searching for these right here in Stratford before moving on to trails fifteen minutes from town to collect other wild fungi such as Lactarius Delicious, Oysters, Velvet Foot, Gem Studded and more.

Find out why Marriot International listed Puck's Plenty as one of the "Top 10 Adventures to Have this Summer".

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


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