Picnic NM

If you want to wow the gang at your next picnic, skip the packaged potato salad. Instead, turn to Lauren Stutzman, who runs Santa Fe–based Picnic NM, where she preps elaborate platters of charcuterie, cheeses, nuts, and spreads. Stutzman got her start at Cheesemongers of Santa Fe (now sadly closed), where she was inspired to create her edible works of art.  She incorporates fresh flowers, both edible and not, into her designs and most ingredients come from regional farmers, butchers, and cheesemakers. When you graze on a Picnic NM platter and know you’re supporting the community.  Check out all the beautiful pictures on their facebook page: