Luxury picnic business pops up in Rochester

You might think of a red checked blanket, a basket, and perhaps a line of clever ants making off with crumbs of what you’ve brought. But when Brian and Jodie Meurer think of a picnic, they think of an experience — comfortable seating, a curated decor theme, charcuterie and desserts.

Two months ago, the Meurers started picnicMOJO, a luxury pop-up picnic service. Since, they’ve hosted several two- to four-person events, and they’re already thinking about future plans.

Pop-up picnic services do all the work of furnishing and catering a picnic, including seating, tables, food, and often activities like lawn games. All customers need to bring is themselves, Jodie Meurer said.

“It’s a chance to sit outside and have a dining experience, without any of the work,” she said. “We provide the food, we provide the setup, all you have to do is…

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