On behalf of the Gallatin Valley Land Trust’s NextGen Board and our partners the Gallatin Valley Farm to School and Open & Local Coalition, we would like to invite you to participate in our annual Picnic with your People summertime event.  

Last year, Next Gen hosted Pop Up Picnic, a delightful summer evening featuring dancing and dinner at Lindley Park. This summer, we encourage responsible social distancing while  promoting our local food systems. Now more than ever, we feel we have the opportunity and responsibility to highlight the important connection between open land and local food production in the Gallatin Valley. Thus, Picnic with your People was born! Together with our partners, we look forward to making Picnic with your People as fun, accessible, and inclusive as possible. 

For the week of August 15th through 23rd, we invite the community to seek out our trail systems and locally-grown food by hosting small picnics with their socially distanced housemates, friends, or “pods.” Participants are encouraged to post photos with the hashtag #picnicpeople and tag any local restaurant/produce partners. So grab a blanket, your closest pals, and raid your garden, farmers market, or local restaurant and enjoy a picnic at any of our local parks or trails.

A of list participating restaurants is coming soon!