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From today's foraging event.

Literally hundreds of delicious Grey Knight Mushrooms growing under the snow.
They were much larger than usual probably absorbing nutrients from the snow cover.

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November 23rd

Grey Knights

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.

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

November 24th

8 tickets available.

Fall Oysters

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.

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

November 30th

15 tickets available.

Velvet Foot Mushrooms

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.

Start time: 10:00 am. Duration: approx. 3hrs
Where: 96 Birmingham Street, Stratford N5A 2S9
Cost: $35.00/person

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!
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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.

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