Need a picnic for a Nevada City hike or swim at the South Yuba River, then definitely stop by the BackPorch Market in Grass Valley to stock up on a great selection of gourmet foods. The sandwich special of the day, either vegetarian or meat, is simply amazing. You can either pre-order one of their new picnic baskets or stop in and pick out your favorite items. The Yuba includes two sandwiches, potato salad, chips and two chocolate chip cookies. Or maybe you want to try The Tuscan for your next glamping getaway at the Inn Town Campground. The picnic basket includes: molinari finocchiona salame and fra’mani salametto salame, two cheeses, an assortment of olives, demi baguette, pasta salad of the day and two double-chocolate walnut brownies. Finish off your meal with a bottle of award-winning local wine or a gourmet olive oil, crackers and cheese. Another great thing to check out at BackPorch Market is their selection of frozen entrees, whether you want ravioli, chicken pot pie or homemade sauce, they’ll have something to help with your next dinner party. The gourmet market is located at 135 Colfax Street in downtown Grass Valley and open Tuesday-Saturday and if you haven’t met the new owners, Erik & Rose James, stop in and say hello. And if you’re hungry… don’t worry, I’ve got one gift certificate to giveaway for $35, post a comment on where you’re taking your picnic basket and I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, May 2nd. Edited to say the winner is Gwen.
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