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8 Things You Need to Get Picnic Perfect This Spring

Savor the longer days outdoors with these snackable, packable treats.



This blanket provides a dry, clean place to sit anywhere, anytime. Great for beaches, festivals and parks, it resists water and punctures and folds away to pocket-size in seconds. Matador Pocket Blanket, $30, REI (Corte Madera) 




Made from Straus organic cow’s milk, Wagon Wheel was Cowgirl Creamery’s first foray into developing a large-format aged cheese. A reliable cooking cheese and a great choice for a cheese board, this one does it all. Cowgirl Creamery Wagon Wheel cheese, $24.95 per pound.




Like all other Hint flavored waters, this one’s free of any calories, diet sweeteners or preservatives, but it does have 60 milligrams of natural caffeine for a little boost. Hint Kick, $20 for a case of 12.




Marin Gourmet sprouts its own garbanzo beans and uses no added oils to make a spread that’s both nutritious and low fat. Ideal for any cheese or Mediterranean plate. Marin Gourmet Hummus, $4, 




Light and flaky, these crackers provide a neutral base for a cheese or spread, yet are sturdy enough to support most toppings. Win-win. Rustic Bakery Olive Oil and Sel Gris Flatbread, $9, rusticbakery.com




Inspired by classic English picnic hampers, here’s a basket with everything you need for a picnic for two, including tableware, linens and serving tools. Canterbury Picnic Basket, $280, Williams Sonoma (Corte Madera) 




A botanical facial lotion made with hemp stem cells, organic hemp seed oil and pure plant essential oils protects your skin and nourishes it for a complexion that glows. Andalou CannaCell SPF 30 facial lotion, $15.




Keep the sun out of your eyes and your hair down with Golden Gate Raptor Observatory’s baseball hat, suitable for men and women. Golden Gate Raptor Observatory cap, $19, 


This article originally appeared in Marin Magazine's print edition with the headline: "Picnic Perfect".


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