World Wide Instameet Weekend is an annual, weekend-long affair that Instagram hosts where tens of thousands WWIM13 happened to fall on Earth Day weekend this year, so the team decided to dedicate the day to celebrating the beauty and wonder of nature. You can bet we were excited to hop on this as a way to start a conversation on conservation and learn a thing or two ourselves!
On Saturday, April 23, a few of us woke up early to explore the Union Square Greenmarket and pick up some good eats for the picnic. With hundreds of varieties from more than 100 local farmers, the task to pick only a few items proved challenging! While some of us were in Union Square, others went to local markets in Jersey City as well as Whole Foods to search for fresh organic munchies for the event.
We were really lucky that the rainy weather cleared up to a sunny day. Among the first to arrive at Sheep’s Meadow in Central Park, we quickly claimed the perfect spot and laid out a few blankets. Our brand ambassador Ashley even brought a lovely picnic basket! We all swapped stories of community building and collaborative project ideas while nibbling on foods ranging from an assortment of cheese, smoked meats, fruit, artisan breads, to pies and cookies.
We’ve found that food never fails to bring people together and this proved true for this picnic as well! Alexa Fernando, half of awesome The Creative Pantry team, joined us from Canada, some new faces joined us from New York City and some others joined us from Jersey City!
Check out some of our photos from our Eat Green With Me picnic:
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