Fancy Picnic

Written By: Bre Humphries

IT’S TIME to get outside—hit a trail, play at the park, plan a date at a winery—but don’t forget to pack provisions! Alpharetta-based Cheeses & Mary offers a carefully curated selection of “pasture to plate” farmstead cheeses alongside local artisan meats and accouterments just perfect for your next outdoor outing. Bring your own board to the Crabapple storefront for a customized “Taste of Georgia” creation, or peruse the online shop for offerings like the Flavor of Georgia Winner Collection featuring Fairywood Thicket Farm Strawberry Lavender Jam. cheesesandmary.com

Similarly, The Gathering Board Lunch Box Series is like an “adult lunchable”—a rather fancy one, at that! Each single-serve box includes cheese, meat, crackers, fruit and jam of your choice. The Woodstock company also offers all sized charcuterie boards to fit your epicurean or entertaining needs; delivery is free within Cherokee County for orders over $60, with a modest delivery charge for extending areas. thegatheringboard.co

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