Picnic Accessories

Sustainable picnic accessories for outdoor dining

It's finally picnic season. After you've prepared your spread (may we suggest potato salad "tartare," sugar snap peas with basil, and lemon-limeade with strawberries?), cart it outdoors with this stylish, sustainable gear:

1. We do love a Mason jar. Here, a repurposed jar becomes a cocktail shaker ($48) with a stainless-steel cap and lid.

2. A tote that unzips into a picnic blanket? Why, yes, that's exactly what the ingenious minds at Yield created. Made from sturdy, water-resistant nylon Cordura, this dual-purpose carryall and eating surface ($56) is an essential.

3. Veneerware ($7.50 to $10) handles all of your outdoor dining needs, with plates and utensils (including a handy spork) made from eco-friendly, biodegradable bamboo.

4. If you're bold enough to bring a cooler filled with ice cream, serve it with a sustainably harvested, plantation-farmed teak scoop ($32; comes with a linen dish towel).

5. Beer is a summertime staple. Carry a six-pack in Meriwether Montana's handcrafted walnut carrier ($68), which comes with a smart, polished steel bottle opener.

Pack it up, pack it in, let the picnicking begin.