Picnic In The Park

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Autumn is my absolute favorite time of the year. The leaves are changing, the town is slowing down, and pumpkins are popping up on doorsteps. I also think that autumn is one of the best times of the year to pack a picnic basket and drive up to the park to see the wildlife getting ready for winter. The colors of the aspen trees can’t be beat, and our valley is the perfect temperature to take a nice easy hike. So grab a friend and these local products and go have a fun day playing in the park.

Necessities for a great autumn picnic include the following, as well as a great backdrop.

This Heirloom Angle Quilt for staying warm or to snuggle on under the aspens. Available at Roam, $500.heirloom-angle-quilt-roam

A Basin Tech Tote to haul all your delicious goodies on your hike. Available at Stio, $109.tech-tote-59l-green

A bottle of local wine from Jackson Hole Winery. Available at Westside Wine, The Liquor Store, Lucky’s Market, or Jackson Whole Grocer.fall arts wine

If you are in the mood for a sandwich on your picnic stop into Full Steam Subs, Creekside Market, Aspens Market, or New York City Subs.

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If you are more into a charcuterie option for your picnic the Local Butcher and Pearl Street Market have great options to stock up on cheese, meats, and crackers.

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Grab some delicious baked goods from Persephone or Picnic to bring along on your hike. persephone

Snack on JH POP or Born to Crunch Granola while you search the golden aspens for a bald eagle.

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Finish off your picnic with something sweet. Order pumpkin inspired donuts from Bad Doughnut or some delicious chocolates from Cocolove.

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If you head out on a hike throughout the month of November and get a great picture, dishing would love to see it and you could win a gift certificate to a restaurant in town! Tag #dishingpicnic in your fall Instagram pictures for a chance to win. The winner will be drawn on Nov. 1.

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Mollie is a native Cape Codder who learned at an early age how to put a lobster to sleep, harvest cranberries, and dig for clams. After high school she followed her sense of adventure out west to the University of Wyoming where she graduated with marketing and communication degrees. She found herself making roots in Jackson, her fiance’s hometown, and using her sales skills combined with her love of anything delicious to join the Dishing sales team. She loves baking from scratch, large glasses of red wine, and hiking with her heeler, Newton. She’ll try anything, but remains a stuck up Cape Codder when it comes to seafood. If she didn’t catch it or see it come off the boat, don’t even try tempting her.

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