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Kick-Off Summer with a Flavorful Picnic Feast

The Summer Solstice, a time when the sun shines its brightest and the days stretch long into the evening, is the perfect moment to kick off the season in style. And what better way to celebrate than by organizing a spectacular picnic that captures the essence of this vibrant time of year? Picture yourself lounging on a cozy blanket, surrounded by nature's beauty, and savoring a mouthwatering spread of Olympia Farmers Market-sourced meats, cheeses, bread, seafood, and more.

Sea Blossom Seafood presents their exquisite smoked salmon, a delicacy that will transport your taste buds to the briny depths of the ocean. And when it comes to poultry, Riverbird Farm's roasted chicken takes center stage. Juicy and succulent, it's the ideal choice to incorporate into your picnic plans.

Pack egg salad sandwiches made with eggs from Skokomish Valley Farm, Roots & Fruits Farm, or Forest Flora Farm. Or try bacon sandwiches with pork from Chehalis Valley Farm. Top it high with market veggies like arugula, lettuce, pickled beets, radishes, cucumber, microgreens, or even strawberries.
No picnic is complete without a dip or two, and Mediterranean Flavors' hummus and pita chips are the perfect accompaniments. Bursting with the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean, these delectable offerings are available in 16 unique varieties. If you're a spice enthusiast, don't forget to grab a bottle of Hot Sauce Fresh's seasonal Mango Spice hot sauce. In convenient 4 oz. bottles, it's the ideal companion to bring a tantalizing kick to your picnic spread.

Baker/Potter's mini loaves are a must-have for any picnic enthusiast. Available in a variety of flavors such as Einkorn, Spelt, and the classic Country Loaf, these artisanal breads are perfect for indulging in a solo treat or for sharing with friends. The satisfying crunch of Olykraut saurkraut will satisfy your cravings for something tangy. Great on a sandwich or eaten straight from the jar, you can try a sample at the Market to find your favorite flavor.

Cheese lovers, rejoice! Tunawerth Creamery's cheese curds are the ultimate portable snack, providing a delightful burst of flavor with every bite. Alternatively, try snack-sized marinated feta from Domina Dairy & Creamery. Their signature styles of aged cheese, including the Saint Isidore, Newaukum Hill, and Traditional Cheddar, are also available in wedges, inviting you to indulge in rich and complex flavors.

To add a touch of sweetness to your picnic, with fresh fruit. Strawberries are available from multiple farms including Johnson Berry Farm, Stoney Plains Farm, Spooner Berries, and Roots & Fruits Farm. Cherries and apriums (a cross between an apricot and plum) grown in Eastern Washington are available now from The Fresh Approach and Sullivan’s Homestead.  

No picnic is complete without a refreshing beverage to quench your thirst. Wynoochee River Winery offers a delightful range of fruit wines, available in convenient 5 oz. bottles. Nature’s Pace creates naturally fermented, non-alcoholic ginger beer that is refreshingly spicy. Sip on these fruity libations to complement your picnic fare. Alternatively, Straight Up Caffeine is bottling cold brew coffee in their classic flavors including vanilla, chocolate raspberry, lavender, and Irish Cream.

Savor the flavors of the season while basking in the sun, and let this extraordinary picnic kick off your summer with unforgettable moments of joy and indulgence.