Six Local Products for a Perfect Picnic
Island Creek Oysters
Cater to a crowd with more than four dozen of Duxbury’s finest, all shipped within 24 hours of harvest. Bonus: The Styrofoam-lined box comes with recipe cards and shucking instructions for newbies.
$100, Island Creek Oysters.
Oyster Knife/Bottle Opener
Cambridge craftsman Adam Simha forges these handmade oyster knives with G10 fiberglass handles, which are impervious to saltwater, so you can crack open a bivalve (or a beer) on land or at sea.
$275, Farm & Fable.
M. F. Dulock
Whole-animal butcher Michael Dulock, Somerville’s first certified charcuterie producer, stuffs these finocchiona, chorizo, and saucisson sec links with heritage pork.
$10 , M. F. Dulock.
As portable as plastic yet far more eye-catching, this wee white-oak board from local designer Matthew Kihm is the rare statement piece you can also slip into a satchel.
$25, the Boston Shaker.
Lighter than Wasas and tastier than Triscuits, these non-GMO, preservative-free crackers—in flavors such as ancho chili and rosemary—easily upgrade any cheese wedge or spread.
$9, American Provisions.
Peterboro Basket Co.
What Louisville Slugger is to America’s favorite pastime, New Hampshire’s Peterboro Basket Company is to the picnic. Handwoven the same way since 1854, each ash-wood piece is a guaranteed family heirloom.
$79, Boston General Store.