Food spread across a picnic blanket on the grass
Spring Picnic Essentials
March 21, 2024

Spring is officially in the air! What better way to celebrate the start of the season than by basking in the warmth of the sunshine as you indulge in a picnic with your friends or family? As nature begins to stir with bursts of colour and fragrance, it’s the perfect time to pack your baskets and head outdoors for a memorable dining experience. And our food stores have all the essentials you need to make your spring picnics truly special.

Savory Snacks

No picnic is complete without delicious snacks and treats to satisfy your taste buds. Stock up on an assortment of artisanal cheeses, fresh bread from our bakeries, and savory meats to create a delicious charcuterie board. Add a pop of color to your spread with fruits like berries, grapes, and juicy watermelon slices.

Stay Hydrated

Stay hydrated under the spring sun with a refreshing beverage. Pack a cooler filled with Co-op Gold Soda, we’ve got an assortment of flavours to choose from – cola, root beer, ginger ale, orange, grape, lemon-lime, and cream soda! While you’re at it, toss in a few Co-op Gold juice boxes, we’ve got a variety of 5 packs to meet your preference. And if you want to skip the soda and juice and opt for water instead, we’ve got you covered with a diverse range of sparkling and still options.

Easy-to-Transport Eats

Opt for easy-to-transfer dishes that are perfect for alfresco meals. Think sandwiches, salads, wraps and rolls, or dip dishes like salsa, pesto, and hummus. Your local Otter Co-op food store carries all the items you’d need to make these dishes yourself and more! Our selection of pre-made salads, sandwiches, wraps, and other picnic-friendly foods made fresh in our Deli save you time without compromising flavour.

Comfort and Convenience

Create a cozy and inviting picnic setting with the right accessories and essentials. Pack your designated picnic blanket, if you have one, otherwise any blanket will do in creating a lounging area on the grass. And don't forget to bring along disposable or reusable napkins, utensils, and serving ware to make dining outdoors a breeze.

Sweet Endings

Finish your picnic on a high and sweet note with at least one sweet treat. Try out our donuts, cookies, cupcakes, and cakes, in addition to more – freshly made in our bakeries. Delectable desserts are the perfect finale to your spring picnic!