If you’re wild about mushrooms and foraging for some fun, we’ve got an awesome edible adventure for you!Puck’s Plenty has plenty of harvesting hikes that will have you enjoying the wonders of the woods this fall. Join famed field guide Peter Blush along trails in Southwest Ontario as he teaches the importance of prudent harvesting and how to distinguish the incredible edibles from their not so friendly counterparts. You’ll also get to bring home samples (!!!) of your foraged finds, which could include wild leeks, fiddleheads and stinging nettles. Mushroom season is just starting up now which means we’re talking miniature puffballs, blewits and pink bottom mushrooms, oh my! Past participants often email Peter detailing the delicious dinners they’ve made with their harvest after returning home from the hike. And if you’re not sure how to get cooking with your chanterelles, well Peter’s got some great suggestions for that too!
Puck’s Plenty tours are run at the convenience of those interested, on weekdays and weekends until the first frost (usually around late October). Peter can accommodate up to 30 guests on each tour at a cost of $30/person. Given the price of wild mushrooms in gourmet food shops and markets, it’s a steal!
(images courtesy of Puck’s Plenty)
Want to learn more-l? Check out the Puck’s Plenty website for information on booking a tour. You can also find recipes, videos and read about Peter’s foraging outing with Christine Cushing last September for her Fearless in the Kitchen cooking show on Oprah’s Network. Yes, that Oprah.Happy foraging OCTA friends!