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A Manitoba Made Picnic

There’s nothing like a warm summer day in Manitoba, and a wonderful way to enjoy it is sharing a picnic outdoors with friends and family. We’ve got a great list of delicious Manitoba made foods to choose from when planning your next summer picnic!

Beverages

WaterCanadian Gold Beverages

The perfect beverage to keep you hydrated on a hot summer day. Try adding fresh Manitoba berries or sliced cucumber for a little flavour.

Hibiscus Tea DrinkYOMM Beverage Company

CoffeeBlack Pearl Coffee, Green Bean, DeLucas, Other Brother Coffee Roasters

Try making iced coffee for a delicious cool beverage. Check out Black Pearl’s iced coffee recipe, or simply brew an extra strong pot the night before and allow to chill overnight. Add your favourite sweetener while still hot to allow it to dissolve, if you prefer a sweetened version.

Tea – Solberry, YOMM Beverage Company

Make an iced tea for a refreshing cool beverage. Simply brew tea the night before and cool in the refrigerator.

Sandwiches

A picnic staple! It’s easy to transport, and to enjoy at any picnic destination.

Egg Salad Sandwiches:

BreadBoissevain Bakery, Gunn’s Bakery, The Bread Lady

EggsCountryside Farms, Natures Farm

Try making it an Egg Face Sandwich. This nutritious sandwich is guaranteed fun for the kids!

Buy Manitoba Summer Sandwich:

Select your favourite Manitoba made ingredients listed below to craft your perfect summer sandwich!

Bread – Boissevain Bakery, Gunn’s Bakery, The Bread Lady
Gluten-free – Cocoabeans Bakeshop

Tzatziki SauceBessie’s Best

PestoPia’s Variety Pesto

CheeseBothwell Cheese, Oak Island Acres Goat Dairy

BaconWinnipeg Old Country Sausage

Beef cutsThe Carver’s Knife, All Natural Meats

ChickenGranny’s, Dunn Rite, The Carver’s Knife

Farmer’s SausageDanny’s Whole Hog BBQ, Ellice Meat Market, Pioneer Meat, Winkler Meats, Winnipeg Old Country Sausage

Pulled PorkDanny’s Whole Hog BBQ

TurkeyGranny’s Poultry

Seasonal Manitoba veggies (i.e. lettuce, spinach, cucumber, onion, peppers, tomatoes) J Berard Garden, Northern Asparagus Farms, Peak of the Market, Precision Produce, Farmers’ Markets

Snacks/Sides

To enjoy alongside your sandwich, or to munch on during the day to keep you nourished and energized.

Energy bar – The Great Gorp Project, THRIVE Bars

Sunflower seeds – Superior Harvest Foods, Ronnie’s Jumbo Seeds

Buckwheat snacks – Stone Milled Specialty Grains

Hemp Hearts – Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods

Hemp Snackers – Rawnata

Tortilla chips – La Cocina

Salsa – La Salsas Corp’s Delicious Kicks

Sliced seasonal veggies – J Berard Garden, Northern Asparagus Farms, Peak of the Market, Precision Produce, Farmers’ Markets

Tzatziki Sauce – Bessie’s Best

Dessert

Sticky Buns – Jonnies Sticky Buns

Cookies – Piccola Cucina, Cocoabeans Bakeshop (gluten-free)

Baked Goods – Gunn’s Bakery

Chocolates – Chocolatier Constance Popp, Mordens Chocolates

Seasonal berries – Farmers’ markets

Now that you have your menu set, we have a list of picnic basket essentials for your time outdoors.

Picnic Basket Essentials

Blanket

Insect repellent

Sunscreen

Hat

Frisbee/hackey sack/soccer ball

Reading materials

Cards

Hand sanitizer

Ice pack

Plates

Cutlery

Umbrella