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Picnic Must-Haves & Competition

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If you’ve seen our previous post about the best picnic spots this summer, you’ll already know where you’re heading, but do you know what to take with you? We’ve teamed up with British luxury furniture and accessories company OKA and have chosen these picnic essentials to go with the perfect gourmet food (by us of course!)

There’s also a pretty amazing competition to enter if you like what you see here…OKA jug



These large, colourful, glass jugs are perfect for mixing up a big batch of your favourite drink, whether it’s iced water with a touch of lemon, or a fruity Pimms! These can get quite heavy, so OKA recommend you only fill half way to make it a bit easier to pour. Pour into what you ask?….



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… Into these! Bring summer cheer to your indoor or outdoor table with these Tall Glass Bubble Tumblers. Same style as the jug, but available in 4 different colours. Short Bubble Tumblers are also available, which are ideal for outdoor picnics!





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These Leyla pieces have been carefully crafted and designed. There are various patterns to chose from, and a variety of sizes, including a large plate and a bowl. Whether you’re displaying them in the home, or using them for outdoors these will look great!





Lets face it, no one wants to use a bit of boring kitchen roll! This beautiful set of napkins is hand-embroidered with OKA Napkinincredible care, and features four different designs: rhubarb, gooseberry, pea and radish (perfect for the outdoors).


[Click Here to view more OKA products]




Now you’ll want to know what food to have with it! At Forman & Field, we prepare many fresh products that are ideal for a picnic- our Hand Made Flamiches for example!
But that’s not all we do, oohh no! Did you know we sell ready-made picnics too? Our picnics serve 2 people, and are filled with delicious gourmet food. Whether you’re looking for fun finger food, or something more indulgent, we can help.


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Here’s a picnic that doesn’t require a knife and fork! Fabulous finger food for you to tuck into, including olive & artichoke salad, tiger prawns, thai crab cakes and chocolate profiteroles.







A totally indulgent picnic that’s bursting with summery flavours! Including our flamiches, potato salad, summer fruits, a cheese board and Pimms.

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This is outdoor fine dining at its best! This hamper features some truely exquisite gourmet dishes, and is sure to impress. Includes rare fillet of beef,  Stilton cheese, macaroons, salad and a sparkling wine (just as good as any champagne!)

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Here’s the really important thing: You could win some of these products! Throughout July, OKA are running a competition to win a selection of their luxurious tableware, and a Forman & Field Purist Pick for 4 people. All you have to do is head over to their competition page to enter.

The competition is running throughout the month and will close on the 31st of July.





July 2015