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The Grey Knights are one of the most prevelant of late Autumn mushrooms. Under the right weather conditions they can be found growing on the forest floor
through the needles of White Pines. They are one of the tastiest and most popular mushrooms in the world. What is wonderful about the Grey Knight is that they can be frozen in their natural state and months later, taken
from the freezer, they look fresh and . . . taste fresh. Along with these fungi we will also be searching for Fall Oysters, Pear Shaped Puffballs and Velvet Foot.
Unlike its Summer counterpart the Fall Oyster is quite meaty and manages to cling to dead hardwood for weeks. These Oysters come in three colours, metalic grey,
yellow/tan and, believe it or not, olive green. Because they arrive so late in the season they have no real invaders.
No worms, no bugs. Another great mushroom for soups, stews and risotto. We find these growing in
well shaded hardwood forests with a mix of conifers and hardwoods. We will also be foraging for Velvet Foots, Grey Knight mushrooms as well as Gem Studded Puffballs.
These mushrooms begin to appear in late September and last right through the Winter until March. Velvet Foot (also known as Velvet Shank)
evolve from a network of veins beneath the bark of dead hardwoods. They grow in clusters, have sticky caps and very active white spores. That stickiness dissipates in the cooking along with the
spores. Velvet Foot make a wonderful addition to risotto and pasta dishes. One great advantage to the Velvet Foot is that they are so easy to dry and store. Simply leave them on the counter for a day or two
until they turn black and store them in a Mason Jar. When you are ready to use them again just reconstitute them in water and Voila!.
We'll be foraging for these lovely fungi along with Fall Oysters,
Pear Shaped Puffballs and Grey Knight mushrooms.
Puck's Plenty's foraging events are available every Saturday, Sunday & Holidays from April through November. For a list of the
individual events see our Events page.
Our foraging only events are both children and dog friendly. No charge for children under 15 years of age . . . or any dog of any age for that matter!
Reservations can be made by either e-transfer or PayPal.
Telephone: (519)271-3726 or email us at email@example.com
Our foraging treks take place across beautiful
woodland trails just minutes from Stratford, Ontario with the purpose of educating
participants in the art of identifying wild edibles and mushrooms, prudent harvesting and, in the end,
appreciating their wonderful taste and health benefits.