Assemble a picnic basket for a meal under the stars with a la carte picks by tastemaker and American maker Vicki Latimer Roan of Little Spoons Design. But don't forget your blankets!
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Bag Full of Goodies
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The Lady Market bag in the Wish pattern was created using parts of a flower and an herb. It's the gift that wraps!
Silk-screened and sewn in the United States, the bag is made from 10 ounces of recycled cotton with Ecotec, a blended cotton yarn produced from the excess fabric of newly made clothing. This unique manufacturing process saves land, energy, and water. Plenty of room for your winter picnic set! Gift it to your favorite friends and have a winter picnic (they can use it afterward for that trip to the market)! You’ll feel good that you helped the planet along the way. Comes in silver metallic with black handles (shown) and copper metallic with orange handles.
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This rustic slate tray is hand-cut from reclaimed slate that once adorned historical buildings and barns as roofing shingles. A historical card that highlights the slate’s original story is included and makes a great conversation piece.
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Fabric of the City
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What is a picnic without cheese? This collection includes a 1.7-ounce block of Windsor Blue cheese, a 1.7-ounce block of BrickHaus Tilsit cheese, and a 1.6-ounce box of Rutland Rye Castleton Crackers. And these Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company bites have a great story to jump-start your picnic conversation: When a Vermont farm was going to close its doors, the surrounding landowners and members of the South Woodstock community stopped one another on dirt roads, at the market, and at the post office to discuss how to save the farm. The result became the first community-owned dairy in the country.
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A Handcrafted Cure
I adore this small-scale producer of handcrafted, hand-tied salami, because they work with heritage-breed animals that are sourced from small, local producers. An added aesthetic bonus is the packaging with an insert describing their process, as well as answers to all the questions you were thinking!
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A fun addition to the charcuterie and cheese. Wine Forest’s sea-bean hunting involves treading carefully through the land, gathering sustainably to protect and conserve, and leaving the anchoring sea bean plant to grow back. How amazing!
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Squirrel These Away
These nuts in a word? Sustainable. Sustainable packaging, sustainable growth, supporting sustainable communities, and most importantly, supporting sustainable and responsible human action. And they’re all natural and delicious to boot!
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Chances are you will be inside for this winter picnic, so why not set the mood with this adorable 100 percent soy wax candle? Rescued Wine’s repurposed wine bottle candles give back to animal rescue groups, and each candle is hand-poured!
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These napkins are so soft and lovely! I bought some of my own to enjoy. I share the company’s belief that food tastes better -- and is more appreciated -- when accompanied by a cloth napkin. It also has the added benefit of creating less waste.
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The Bee’s Knees
Instead of plastic, use Bee’s Wrap around your baguette, cheese, or other leftover bits at the end of the picnic. Beautifully made with organic cotton, beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin, these are reusable to boot. I aspire to live the way the company founders do!
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A great way to end a picnic: chocolate! Peppermint bark is the perfect holiday treat. This company’s name -- Apothecary’s Kitchen -- is a nod to the owner’s ancestors, who ran the oldest apothecary in the United States. Packaged in a compostable cellophane bag inside a recycled cardboard box made in the United States, the outside is as good as the inside!