Third Blanket from the Sun

There’s no denying your checkered past.

Gingham gets you every time.

Which means there will be no stopping you at Picnic, a new country store in Fort Greene stocked with all the trappings of a fine spring outing.

Proprietors Camella Ehlke and Marlon Aitcheson provoke wholesome fun (the couple also runs the well-appointed Breathe Inn) with organic snacks, toys for outdoors, and fresh-made sandwiches to go.

You can wash down a hearty lunch (smoked white fish and herbs; grilled cheese with truffle oil and fig; avocado, tomato, and cheddar on eight-grain; smart dog on a bun) with ginger beer or lavender lemonade before taking a snooze on one of the African-print picnic blankets Ehlke sewed herself.

On the shelves are Prokadima paddles, canteens, stunt planes, sidewalk chalk, Frisbees, jump ropes, kites, and other diversions.

Sure to make picnicking a walk in the park.

Picnic, 185 DeKalb Avenue, at Carlton Avenue, Fort Greene (718-855-8965).

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185 Dekalb Ave
@ Carlton Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205