20 Townships Products to Take on a Picnic

Updated on Dec 14, 2023

Picnic season has finally started. To make this moment truly unique, why not fill your basket with local products! Here are 20 items that will greatly enhance your meal.

By Marie-Claude Masse

Alfred le Fermier Cheese Made at La Station cheese factory (Compton)

This organic raw farmer’s cow cheese is constantly winning awards. Its fruity, caramel and honey aromas will satisfy the most delicate palate. (Sold at the cheese factory boutique and at many other points of sale.)

©Mathieu Dupuis

Nature flavoured Pure Duck Rillettes Made at Ducs de Montrichard (Orford)

With their delicate taste of candied duck thighs, these delicious duck rillettes are perfect for garnishing a loaf of artisanal bread with its crunchy crust. A real treat! (Sold at many points of sale.)

©Antoine Petrecca

Milton Star Grapefruit Cider Made at Cidrerie Milton (Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton)

This cheerful new Milton Star product line, sold in cans, will go very well with a picnic meal. People love their light (5% alc.) and refreshing grapefruit cider. (Sold at the cidery boutique, at the SAQ and at different points of sale.)

Franceville Sausage Made at Charcuterie Scotstown (Scotstown)

This 2-year-old artisan-made dry cheddar sausage by the Charcuterie Scotstown, is a true terroir collage of the Haut-Saint-François region. Happy taste buds are guaranteed! (Call 819 657-4955 to find out where they are sold.)

Sliced Smoked Trout Made at the Ferme piscicole des Bobines, Fish Farm (East Hereford)

The perfect accompanying dish for your picnics, this delicious sliced smoked trout will delight fine food amateurs who care about eco-responsible eating habits (Sold at the farm boutique and at many points of sale).

Red Pepper and Garlic Jelly Made at Le Petit Chaperon Rouge (Coaticook)

With its bittersweet taste, the red peppers and garlic jelly of Le Petit Chaperon Rouge will enhance the flavour of your cheeses and terrines. A must for your basket! (Sold at many points of sale.)

Crédit : Fabrique de bagels - Café Noir

Succulents Bagels Made at the Fabrique de bagels—Café noir (Magog)

These artisanal bagels are made right here and are baked in a wood-burning oven. They are simply divine served with smoked fish or fine delicatessen meats. People love the classic bagel with sesame seeds (sold at the shop and at many points of sale).

©Confrérie Artisans Brasseurs

The Rince Papilles from the Confrérie Artisans Brasseurs

Here’s a great tasting beer, in a can, that you’ll want to put in your basket. This beverage will go down well on a hot summer day. (Sold at many points of sale.)

The Delicious Vegetables from the Beaulieu Farm (Waterville)

This summer you can select among the delicious vegetables of the Marché de la ferme Beaulieu and leave with a basketful you’ll savour as crudités: cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers… Each tastier than the other! (3700, route 147, Waterville)

Fresh Olive Oil and Garlic Goat cheese made at Domaine de Courval (Waterville)

This certified organic fresh cheese, made with goats’ milk from the Domaine de Courval farm, will make a lot of people happy with its mild fresh milk flavour and subtle aromas. (Sold at the farm; call 819 837-0062 for other sales points.)

Crédit : Les Vraies Richesses

Curcuma Bread Made at the Boulangerie Artisanale Les Vraies Richesses Bakery (Sherbrooke)

You must try the curcuma, hazelnut and white craft flour bread made by a team of bakers who have received a multitude of awards. It’s perfect for accompanying your cheese selection, especially those with a stronger taste. (Call the bakery before leaving home.)

L’Orpailleur Brut, developed at Domaine du Vignoble de l’Orpailleur (Dunham)

This sparkling wine made with Vidal and Seyval grape varieties is the ideal companion for smoked fish and cheese. With its festive bubbles, it will surely create a wow effect around your picnic table! (sold at the vineyard boutique and the SAQ.)

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The Mediterranean Quiche Made at Au Cœur du Pain Bakery (Sherbrooke)

This new bakery has been creating some very delicious products since it opened last year. Try their fine Mediterranean pie, with onions, leeks, zucchini or cheese; they’re all delicious even at room temperature. (6017, ch. Saint-Élie, Sherbrooke)

©Le Cafetier

A sandwich from Espace Boho (Waterloo)

Go to Espace Boho in Waterloo and leave with some of their delicious sandwiches, freshly made. Many options are available: breakfast sandwiches as well as grilled cheese, vegetarian or meat sandwiches.

©Boulangerie Pâtisserie Canaël

A Box of Pastries Made at Canaël Bakery and Pastry Shop — (Bromont)

Here, the master pastry chef creates top-of-the-art desserts. All his sweet treats, whether they’re fruity or chocolate, are simply to die for. And here we go! A box for your picnic! (1389, rue Shefford, Bromont)

Crédit : Chez Dora / Boulangerie Artisanale

Maple Glazed Doughnuts from Chez Dora’s Bakery (Eastman)

All those with a sweet tooth and maple fans will be satisfied by this artisanal bakery’s maple-glazed doughnuts. Their recipe hasn’t changed for over …60 years! You can’t improve on perfection. When it’s good, it’s good! (Sold at the bakery.)

Les Turtles maison des Chocolats Vanden Eynden (Orford)

This Belgian chocolate shop makes these fantasy classics that will please everyone. Nuts (pecans or cashews), a thick layer of caramel and dark chocolate or milk chocolate are the essentials of this timeless treat. (Sold at the chocolate shop and at other points of sale.)

Salads Made at Roland Michon, Chef Traiteur’s Catering Service (Magog)

You don’t have the time to prepare a salad? A chef will do it for you! Roland Michon will offer you three selections: quinoa, leek and carrot salads; Thai rice, barley, candied mango and oranges; orzo, grilled vegetables and garlic flowers. (Call 819 340-1959 before heading out.)

Raw Ham Made at Cochons Tout Ronds (Racine)

You must try this raw artisanal ham made by the masterful hands of this pork producer who gives his animals a lot of attentive care. Imagine! The renowned foodie, Daniel Pinard swears only by this ham! (Sold at the farm boutique.)

The végépâté of BioBon (Coaticook)

Finally, a really delicious and savoury végépâté with an impeccable texture! It’s excellent on bread or crackers, in a sandwich or on its own. A fine organic and healthy option. (Sold at many points of sale.)

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