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May 22, 2015

What’s in the Perfect Pure Michigan Picnic Basket?

Break out the blankets and bust out your baskets—it’s picnic time. Memorial Day is the perfect time of the year to celebrate the unofficial start of summer. Grab the family, find some shade and enjoy the beautiful weather with an outdoor feast featuring Michigan-made products!

Snacks and appetizers

Get your picnic party started off right with an assortment of snacks and sundries made right here in Michigan. Grab a bag or two of Better Made Chips or some Kalamazoo Kettle Corn for a sweet and savory treat. A spread of McClure’s Pickles is sure to be a hit, and don’t forget Kar’s nuts for a little variety.

Main course

When it comes to meat, the mitten has a lot of great picnic options to offer. If you’re firing up the grill, slap on a few Koegel’s hot dogs or Rinaldi sausages and top them off with some delicious Backwoods brand mustards.

If sandwiches are more your thing, be sure to load up on Boar’s Head brand deli meats and Aunt Millie’s breads. These Michigan natives have you covered on everything from turkey to salami and whole wheat breads to hamburger buns.

Looking for a meatless option? You can’t go wrong with good old PB & J made from Cream-Nut Peanut Butter and American Spoon fruit preserves.

Something sweet

A Michigan picnic isn’t complete without a little something sweet to indulge in. Nothing cools you off on a nice warm day quite like a sundae made from Hudsonville ice cream, topped with Sander’s hot fudge.

Sound a little too decadent? How about some Cherry Republic fruit patches, or some salt water taffy from Sayklly’s?

Wash it down

Don’t forget the fluids! You’re going to need plenty of drinks to wash down all of those amazing Michigan foods, and Absopure has you covered. Stay healthy and hydrated with our environmentally friendly Eco-Pak water bottles. They’re the perfect portable beverage for any outdoor adventure.

Looking to add a little sparkle to the party? Leave the sugary sodas behind and grab some All-Natural Cap10 Sparking Mineral Water, instead. With no sugars and no artificial ingredients, Cap10 comes in several different, great-tasting varieties to please any palate. Whether it’s out of the bottle, or part of a fun summer cocktail, Cap10 is the perfect partner for any picnic!

What Michigan foods will you put in your picnic basket? Tell us in the comments below!