Preparing a picnic involves lots of forethought and planning. Food must transport easily and not mind a journey in a basket. Hand-held foods, such as sandwiches and fruit, work best, as it simply doesn’t work to try to carve a roast with a plastic knife. Choose the right amount, too, so you won’t have too many pesky leftovers to bring home. Remember that you won’t have the same array of utensils available, and probably not a cook surface. Also keep in mind that you likely won’t have refrigeration, so bring foods that can sit out for a while and avoid things that grow toxic in time, such as potato salad. Embrace seasonal foods and the simple pleasure of eating locally grown, well-prepared food. Share an entire spring picnic menu here, with recipes, and give any tips about transporting a picnic successfully.