MOORPARK, CA--(Marketwired - June 07, 2016) - Just in time for the heart of picnic season, Moorpark-based manufacturer Picnic Time has released the Charleston basket, an all-inclusive, essential picnic basket for four. The basket, available now at and later this month at various retailers, is sure to be a staple in many households for years to come.

"The Charleston picnic basket is the pinnacle of outdoor and picnic dining," says Paul Cosaro, Picnic Time's managing partner. "It has everything needed for the ultimate picnic experience, and was designed with the highest quality of materials and finishes."

In business for nearly 35 years, Picnic Time has built a reputation for producing unique, high quality baskets in addition to an assortment of serve ware, camping, beach, tailgating, and licensed items. The Charleston marks a culmination of broad experience not only in the picnic space, but in the realm of helping people live life to the fullest by providing products that aim to bring them together.

"When we were developing the basket, we had longevity in mind," adds Cosaro. "The basket itself is elegant and refined, and we envision this being something that is passed down from generation to generation."

The Charleston picnic basket comes equipped with the Festival Blanket, a patchwork and denim picnic blanket that is made in America; a first for the company. While the blanket itself has been generating its own buzz for the majority of 2016, it's not the basket's only impressive feature. Made of willow with real leather trim, it also includes stemless wine glasses, full dining and cheese service for four, with porcelain plates and wooden paddle cheese board and cheese knife, a fully-insulated and removable canvas cooler tote and wine cooler, stained pinewood serving tray, 18/10 stainless steel cutlery, corkscrew, and wine stopper.

"We're excited to enter the Made in America space," says general manager Kevin Guy. "We believe that the American-made festival blanket is the crowning accessory to this tremendous basket, and is really an important step for Picnic Time in doing things we've never done before. These moves showcase the fantastic work by our product design, development, creative, and production teams."

For more details about the Charleston picnic basket, and all of Picnic Time's products, visit


Living life to the fullest is more than just a phrase. It's a part of everything we do. At Picnic Time, we are dedicated to the design and development of unique products that bring family and friends together. Picnic Time is more than just picnic; our wide array of outdoor leisure, indoor entertaining, and barware concepts set the stage for countless unforgettable occasions and inspire memories that will last a lifetime.

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Amanda Davis
Marketing Manager
Picnic Time