There’s nothing like an impromptu picnic outside on a warm summer day. Whether you’re heading to the beach, the lake, the mountains, or just to your back yard, throwing a quick picnic together can turn an ordinary afternoon into a party.
That’s where Cabot’s easy picnic food ideas begin. We’re introducing six different varieties of Cracker Cuts – they’re the ideal picnic cheese. Our pre-sliced, cracker-sized slices are the perfect addition to your outdoor spread. They’re conveniently packaged in a ready-to-use tray, so there’s no slicing or portioning to worry about as you enjoy dining under blue skies.
Our Black Bean & Veggie Salad with Lime Cinnamon Vinaigrette is not only loaded with protein, this distinctive dressing makes it a picnic pleaser.
Kale and apples make a scrumptious duo. Add sharp Cabot Cheddar to this Kale, Apple and Cheddar Salad and you have just the way to showcase an even tastier trio.
- Freeze water and juice bottles to keep food cool on the way and to have perfectly chilled drinks for later.
- Be kind to mother earth and bring cloth napkins and tablecloths that can be used over and over. Reusable picnic plates are a great environmentally friendly investment, too.
- Bring reusable grocery bags to collect leftover picnic trash and bring it home to the recycle bin.
- Don’t bring soggy salads. Pack dressings in jars to top salads when you get to your perfect picnic spot.
- Don’t forget the wet wipes. Better yet, bring a few clean face cloths and a bottle of water for a greener cleanup.
- Here are two picnic must haves – bug spray and sunscreen. Don’t forget to use them!
- Citronella candles keep the bugs at bay, too.
- A first aid kit might not be a bad idea either.
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Candace Karu reports on all there is to discover and love about food and farming as well as communicating Cabot’s mission to support community, volunteerism, and sustainability. Whether online, on air, or in person, her job is to amplify the passion and commitment of the 1,000 farm families who own Cabot. When Candace is not representing Cabot, she lives, cooks, and works out in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.