Creating the most perfect and beautiful picnic is a fun activity in the summertime. Whether we are out camping in the mountains, trail riding in the woods, or hanging out at home in the country, we take our picnics seriously. It’s important to nourish the mind and body, and what better way to do that then blend food and the outdoors together? Grab your trusty wool blanket and picnic basket, y’all.
Although we favor garden-fresh fruits and veggies, you can find most makings for a summertime picnic at your local grocery store. Stocking up on the essentials means you will never be left stranded. Below are our top must-haves for planning a perfect summer picnic.
This sounds obvious, but make sure you get one that is big and sturdy enough to hold all your food, utensils, etc.
They don’t blow away and it’s more sustainable than paper napkins
More sustainable than paper and plastic.
Pack the makings of a good charcuterie board to kick things off. Quality prosciutto, salami, goat cheese, fontina, and gouda. Add a touch of organic raw honey, some good quality organic crackers, and a sprinkle of your favorite nuts (such as pumpkin or almonds).
Hummus and pita chips
A bowl of fresh blackberries
A good bottle of wine. White wine or champagne with berries is a summertime favorite! Especially when sipped out of a mason jar.
Garden fresh veggies on a millet and quinoa loaf. Pre-slice ahead of time and add smashed avocados, heirloom tomatoes sprouts, and a little pesto.
A Good Book
To relax the afternoon away
A perfect picnic blanket for that post-meal snooze….