Local Summer Picnics

The summer holidays will soon be here and hopefully that will signal the start of a long and glorious summer.  Many of us will be holidaying in the UK or will be exploring locally on days out.  No doubt, for most of us a summer picnic will feature at some point during our British summer excursions.

We are very lucky in our corner of Kent, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to locally sourced produce.  Just here are Brogdale Farm we can fill most of the hamper without adding any food miles.  

Delicious fruit straight from our local orchards (the cherries are the best you’ll find locally) Thanks to Brogdale Collections, they can be purchased from our onsite shop, The Tiddly Pomme, along with other local produce, Woolly Pig Ciders and natural fruit juices.  For that bit of decadence, you must add some luxurious chocolate from Kakawa Artisan Chocolate (you can thank us for this recommendation later).  For minimal effort, you could even order a ploughman’s or a sandwich to takeaway from The Courtyard at Brogdale.

And finally, remember to add a few bottles (or a keg) of your favourite Mad Cat beers. If you are stuck for choice we would recommend Unsinkable Sam, Evolution IPA or Golden IPA.  If you would like something different, why not try our Jet Black Stout which is a surprisingly enjoyable summer drink and most definitely not one that should be kept for cold winter evenings.

If your picnic hamper isn’t yet full to bursting, pop along to our neighbours and Mad Cat stockist, Macknade Food Hall.  Here you’ll be spoilt for choice, with something for every taste and occasion, you’ll want to picnic every day after a visit here.

Some suppliers that are worth a mention as being purrfect picnic partners are Cheesemakers of Canterbury who’s award winning cheeses can be found alongside many others in the Delicatessen. Or try Wild Bread’s amazing sourdough loaves available in the bakery.

Whatever is in your picnic hamper, make time to enjoy making some precious memories with friends and family this summer, we think you’ve earned a chance to enjoy spending time together.

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