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savour the last of summer with pot & pantry

It's been a short and rainy summer here in Ottawa, so on precious sunny days I've been dashing outside to make the most of it. One of my favourite ways to stretch out these last few weeks of warmth? A Pot & Pantry picnic!

My pal Robin owns Pot & Pantry, a charming kitchen & artisanal food shop on Elgin Street. She's a big-time foodie who just loves being outside, so she thought, why not combine two of her favourite things? Voilà: she launched her #PackAPicnic program.

Here's how it works in three quick steps:

1. Visit her awesome little shop and choose your favourite local cheeses, preserves, crackers, soft drinks, handcrafted chocolate, and other munchies (spoiler alert: she's got gourmet potato chips!).

2. Pack your goodies into one of her adorable Pot & Pantry picnic boxes -- with handles for easy carrying!

3. Head to your favourite picnic spot and enjoy! Not sure where to go? Wanna find a new spot? Robin's happy to share her list of favourite spots!

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I adore Robin's shop because she goes out of her way to source handcrafted, small batch goods, including a few makers I've never seen in Ottawa til now.

Here's a list of some of her gourmet makers you simply MUST check out:

win a picnic

Earlier this month I gave away a Pot & Pantry picnic over on Instagram (congrats to our winner, @choptherapy!), and it was so popular that I've decided to give away another one right here for you blog readers. I've got a gourmet picnic for four worth over $100. Read on to enter!

Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below and all entry actions are optional. Choose as many or as few as you like, and the more you do the better your chances of winning!

Contest open only to local residents of Ottawa/Gatineau since you'll be picking up your prize at Pot & Pantry. Contest closes Thursday August 31 at 11:59pm EDT and I'll announce the winner right here on the blog on Friday.

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