Ethos

At Daylesford Picnic Boxes, we whole-heartedly commit to being considerate of the natural environment, and acknowledge the Dja Dja Wurrung Traditional Owners as custodians of the land we’re so fortunate to live, work and relax on.

In keeping with this commitment, the food items in your picnic box have been selected not only for their locality, superior taste and small-batch quality, but also because of their makers’ shared commitment to making and packaging their products in an environmentally thoughtful way.

Your picnic box and all the food packaging is either recyclable or certified home-compostable, and each box comes with a recycling guide to help you make the best choices when disposing of the packaging.

In an effort to minimise our contribution to landfill, you won’t find any single-use products in your box. Instead, your box contains a picnic ‘keep-kit’ including some useful picnic tools which can be used for many picnic years to come.

Paddock Hill Daylesford

Ethos

At Daylesford Picnic Boxes, we whole-heartedly commit to being considerate of the natural environment, and acknowledge the Dja Dja Wurrung Traditional Owners as custodians of the land we’re so fortunate to live, work and relax on.

Paddock Hill Daylesford

In keeping with this commitment, the food items in your picnic box have been selected not only for their locality, superior taste and small-batch quality, but also because of their makers’ shared commitment to making and packaging their products in an environmentally thoughtful way.

Your picnic box and all the food packaging is either recyclable or certified home-compostable, and each box comes with a recycling guide to help you make the best choices when disposing of the packaging.

In an effort to minimise our contribution to landfill, you won’t find any single-use products in your box. Instead, your box contains a picnic ‘keep-kit’ including some useful picnic tools which can be used for many picnic years to come.

  • picnic box
  • Daylesford picnic box
  • picnic keep kit
  • gourmet picnic box

Imagery by Dean Schmideg

What’s in the box

The original Daylesford Picnic Box contains:

  • savoury and sweet picnic favourites by small-batch makers in and around Daylesford, designed for 2 (but enough for 4) to share
  • a keep-kit of reusable picnic tools to replace single-use items, including a neat and convenient way to package up your leftovers
  • environmentally considerate food-packaging either home-compostable or recyclable, and a recycling guide to help you make the best recycling choices
  • a QR code to access an interactive map of local picnic spots and facilities to help you plan your visit in and around our beautiful region.

Scroll down to learn more about the food and picnic keep-kit in the box.

*Note: there are options to order your picnic box without without the picnic keep-kit – perfect if you are planning an indoor picnic, or if you already have a kit of picnic tools at the ready. Learn more…

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What’s in the box

  • picnic box
  • Daylesford picnic box
  • picnic keep kit
  • gourmet picnic box

Imagery by Dean Schmideg

The original Daylesford Picnic Box contains:

  • savoury and sweet picnic favourites by small-batch makers in and around Daylesford, designed for 2 (but enough for 4) to share
  • a keep-kit of reusable picnic tools to replace single-use items, including a neat and convenient way to package up your leftovers
  • environmentally considerate food-packaging either home-compostable or recyclable, and a recycling guide to help you make the best recycling choices
  • a QR code to access an interactive map of local picnic spots and facilities to help you plan your visit in and around our beautiful region.

Scroll down to learn more about the food and picnic keep-kit in the box.

*Note: there are options to order your picnic box without without the picnic keep-kit – perfect if you are planning an indoor picnic, or if you already have a kit of picnic tools at the ready. Learn more…

ORDER NOW

Food, glorious food!

Our boxes have been thoughtfully curated to include a selection of locally-made picnic food items that we genuinely love, and to give you a taste of the abundance of deliciousness created in and around Daylesford. 

Each item has been chosen to complement the others, and included in your box you’ll find a note with some of our favourite pairing suggestions for you to try and a little description of each item, who their maker is and where you can find them again.

The items are rotated so we can ensure we help support and promote a range of local artisans, but pictured here is a selection of the range of items we currently have available to include in our boxes.

Our flagship box – the ‘Daylesford Picnic Box’ currently includes the following food items:

  • two types of cheeses
  • one cured/smoked meat products
  • one savoury dip
  • two types of savoury relishes
  • one sweet jam / jelly / honey
  • fresh-baked sourdough* and / or gluten free crackers (*sourdough included in weekend boxes only)
  • a variety of sweet treats.

The Original Daylesford Picnic Box also includes a unique picnic ‘keep-kit’, with everything you need for a picnic, including a neat way to package up your left-overs.

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A note about food safety: Meat and dairy products should be consumed within two hours of receiving your picnic box, otherwise refrigeration is advised.

Food, glorious food!

Our boxes have been thoughtfully curated to include a selection of locally-made picnic food items that we genuinely love, and to give you a taste of the abundance of deliciousness created in and around Daylesford. 

Each item has been chosen to complement the others, and included in your box you’ll find a note with some of our favourite pairing suggestions for you to try and a little description of each item, who their maker is and where you can find them again.

The items are rotated so we can ensure we help support and promote a range of local artisans, but pictured here is a selection of the range of items we currently have available to include in our boxes.

Our flagship box – the ‘Daylesford Picnic Box’ currently includes the following food items:

  • two types of cheeses
  • one cured/smoked meat products
  • one savoury dip
  • two types of savoury relishes
  • one sweet jam / jelly / honey
  • fresh-baked sourdough* and / or gluten free crackers (*sourdough included in weekend boxes only)
  • a variety of sweet treats.

The Daylesford Picnic Box also includes a unique picnic ‘keep-kit’, with everything you need for a picnic, including a neat way to package up your left-overs.

A note about food safety: Meat and dairy products should be consumed within two hours of receiving your picnic box, otherwise refrigeration is advised.

ORDER NOW

Picnic keep-kit

The original Daylesford Picnic Box includes a reusable picnic ‘keep-kit’.

The intention of this is to arm you with all the tools you need to be able to enjoy your picnic right away, and reduce the need for you to add to landfill by replacing single-use items for those you can re-use for future picnicking.

Your keep-kit includes: 

  • a bamboo chopping / serving board
  • a calico cutlery pouch including:
    • a multi-use picnic knife
    • a bamboo cutlery set
    • wooden condiment spoons 
  • two washable picnic napkins 
  • a food-grade BPA-free silicon pouch for your left-overs (and a handy addition to your kitchen!)
  • a calico over-the-shoulder satchel (with long handles for hands-free convenience). 

If you already have a set of picnic tools, you can order a Regional Sampler or Regional Taster Box which don’t include the picnic keep-kit.

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Picnic keep-kit

The original Daylesford Picnic Box includes a reusable picnic ‘keep-kit’.

The intention of this is to arm you with all the tools you need to be able to enjoy your picnic right away, and reduce the need for you to add to landfill by replacing single-use items for those you can re-use for future picnicking.

Your keep-kit includes: 

  • a bamboo chopping / serving board
  • a calico cutlery pouch including:
    • a multi-use picnic knife
    • a bamboo cutlery set
    • wooden condiment spoons 
  • two washable picnic napkins 
  • a food-grade BPA-free silicon pouch for your left-overs (and a handy addition to your kitchen!)
  • a calico over-the-shoulder satchel (with long handles for hands-free convenience). 

If you already have a set of picnic tools, you can order a Regional Sampler or Regional Taster Box which don’t include the picnic keep-kit.

ORDER NOW

Recycling guide

Your picnic box and all the food packaging is either recyclable in Hepburn Shire or certified home-compostable. Recycling bins (kerbside & soft plastic at your local supermarket) in & around Daylesford have been marked on the DPB Map. Hepburn Shire currently accepts the following plastic for recycling in kerbside and yellow-lid wheelie-bins: 1 PETE, 2 HDPE, 5 PP.

Cheese & meat wrappers – you can place these in soft plastics bins located at the front entrance of your local supermarket in Daylesford, Woodend & Kyneton – all within half an hour drive of Daylesford & marked on the DPB Map. Please give the wrappers a little rinse out to remove residual food before popping them in the dedicated soft plastics bins.      

Glass condiments jars – once you’ve scraped / licked every last morsel of deliciousness out of these, they’re a great size to keep & re-use for spices or other bits & pieces around the house. Otherwise, both the lids & the jars can be placed into any recycle bin in Daylesford or Hepburn Shire marked on the DPB Map (separate the jar from the lid before popping them in the recycling).

Crackers packaging – The box & plastic tray are recyclable so can be placed in any recycle bin in Daylesford & around the Hepburn Shire (you can find recycling bins on the DPB Map). The soft plastic wrapper can be put into REDcycle bins along with your cheese & meat wrappers.

Chocolate & pretzel wrappers – while these look & feel like plastic, they’re actually made from renewable raw material wood pulp & therefore 100% certified home-compostable. Suitable to add to your home compost or local food waste bin to break down over 8-12 weeks. Visit greenpack.com.au for more info.

Cardboard picnic box – The cardboard box is recyclable, however before you pop it in a recycle bin (marked on the DPB Map) or tear it up for kindling, we encourage you to think of creative ways to re-use it. It’s the perfect size to fill up with local goodies you pick up along your stay.

DPB map

Your Daylesford Picnic Box unlocks our exclusive and ever-growing DPB map which shows the picnic spots within a half hour drive of Daylesford.

Accessed via a QR code in the box, via the legend, you can select the features that you’d like to see, including:

  • picnic tables and undercover picnic areas
  • playground and BBQs
  • recycling, rubbish bins & doggy bag dispensers
  • public toilets
  • access to walking tracks including the famous Goldfields Track
  • mineral springs pumps
  • nearest parking. 

You can also view all the DBP local gems including some of our favourite picnic spots, and other beaut local places to eat and drink, shop, and buy local produce.

Daylesford country road
Daylesford country road