Picnic in the Park

Monday, May 11, 2009 | |

I heard about this project for a couple months now and it is now officially open! Fort Greene couple Camella (founder of Triple5Soul) and Marlon have opened up a beautiful cafe and store in the neighborhood carrying all your picnic-ing needs—from snacks and drinks to outdoor blankets and distractions! Stop by on your way to Fort Greene Park!


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 Country Store
185 DeKalb Ave
Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Thanks Daily Candy!