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Pack a Picnic in Medicine Hat

By Tourism Medicine Hat/

Great Taste of Canada

Indulge in a local meal, in a city park, underneath the summer sun.

Fresh Veg

Neighbouring Medicine Hat is Redcliff, Greenhouse Capital of the Prairies. You’ll find a hub of greenhouses full of fresh lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, and so many other nutritious and colourful vegetables. Gourmet dips are found at HUBER’S FARM MARKET. The freshly-grown veggies mix well for a sandwich, salad, or veggie charcuterie board. Stop by THE HAT’S OLIVE TAP to pick out a nice pairing of oil and balsamic for a complimentary salad dressing.‍

Hearty Snacks  

Prairie lands have farmers and ranchers all around. Beef jerky and pepperoni sticks from local producers are an easy addition to any picnic basket, like DEERVIEW MEATS, MEDICINE HAT MEAT TRADERS, or DOUGLAS MEATS. A trip to HOMESTEAD MARKET INC. will show you everything local — pickled carrots, asparagus, and beans, and home-made tortilla chips. For dessert, haskap berries ground grown by DESERT SPRINGS FARM are on the shelf.

Artisan Breads and Spreads

The bakeries in Medicine Hat all bring something unique to the breads they bake, and each is soft, fluffy, and melts in your mouth. You can find loaves from REDCLIFF BAKERY, COUNTRY CRUMBS BAKERY & CAFE, or MCBRIDE’S BAKERY. House-made bagels from KING BAGEL are a nice choice. HOMESTEAD MARKET INC. has a variety of spreads — Yummy Hummy’s hummus dip, Lucky’s Grit Dip, locally-canned jams and jellies, and Sweet Pure Honey

Sunshine Sips 

A refreshing, cold beverage on a warm summer’s day is music to the ears. Iced coffees and teas from a local cafe or house-made sparkling sodas from HELL’S BASEMENT BREWERY are a perfect picnic beverage. Your Preference Kombucha can be found at NUTTERS EVERYDAY NATURALS and THE HAT’S OLIVE TAP. A camping or backyard setting might call for a trip to one of Medicine Hat’s three breweries or its distillery.

Find a beautiful CITY PARK to have your picnic in!

This story has been adapted from an original article available at: https://www.tourismmedicinehat.com/features/pack-a-picnic-in-medicine-hat.