A Summer Series of Farm-fresh Picnics
The “Choose Colorado Pop-up Picnics”—a summer-long series of farm-fresh, modern picnics celebrating locally grown produce—will pop up on the lawns of Front Range and Western Slope festivals, concerts and farmers’ markets, as Colorado Proud refreshes the six-century-old, historical picnic with a new, “local” approach. The Pop-Up Picnics will kick off May 16 and run through September 5, and include samples of local fruits and vegetables; guest farmers, chefs and agricultural experts; giveaways; and recipes and tips for local on-the-go meals and picnics.
Colorado Proud will distribute classic picnic fare made with fresh produce from Colorado farmers, including potatoes, peaches, cantaloupe, corn, lettuce and more. The Pop-Up Picnic events are a delicious way to "taste" the positive impact of buying local and support Colorado's agricultural business, which consistently earns its ranking as one of the state's top industries.
Grown out of the Choose Colorado tour, the community-to-community road trip across the state, the picnics refresh the buy-and-eat-local concept, swapping out ready-made meals for fresh produce and exchanging woven baskets for reusable tote bags.
The Pop-Up Picnics celebrate the farmers who help Colorado thrive and educate consumers about the benefits of buying and eating local produce. In addition, the picnics recognize consumers' on-the-go summer lifestyles, offering a new way to experience the picnic utilizing local produce.
For more information and a complete schedule, click here.