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Up Close and Fresh - Potluck Picnic Alfresco

Up Close and Fresh - Potluck Picnic Alfresco

In this series of blogs Cravings Gourmet Popcorn explores lots of good reasons for having a party.  For Foodies and food lovers this one is for you.

This is the time of year when food fresh from the farm market or garden reminds us how glorious local food choices can be to a menu.  For this party idea we suggest that you throw a Potluck Picnic al fresco with the only stipulation being that the main food ingredients be fresh, local and a favorite dish of the preparer.

Some say that the history of the phrase potluck referred to the surprise or “luck” of having a meal made up of every person’s surprise dish to pass. No cheating by prescribing the types of dishes, just allow the meal to unfold – potluck.

Now to the picnic part of this party, why not discover one of the dozens of parks in our great city for your location, and why not try someplace different?  Here is a map of all of the Lansing Parks and River Trails for your consideration. 

If you would like to stay within striking distance of Cravings Gourmet Popcorn (just in case you want to stroll in for a little before or after treat) we suggest:  Durant Park, Bourchard Park, Louis Adado Riverfront Park or the park space near the Brenke Fish Ladder.

Entertainment Note: If you plan your picnic in mid-August bring a blanket so at nightfall you can lay down and watch the Perseid meteor showers.

Cravings Gourmet Popcorn is located in Old Town Lansing, the hippest area of Lansing, Michigan.  Cravings Gourmet Popcorn can be purchased online at and shipped to anywhere nationwide and for gifting virtually to Lansing area residents via



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