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Jan Hammock is a mom of two teens, wife, cook and design entrepreneur of Millie | Lottie, a San Francisco brand of Food & Picnic Totes. She offers luxurious totes that are a modern, simple and elegant solution to carrying and sharing food. Her hope is that your Millie | Lottie becomes your one Tote. 

Millie | Lottie is named in honor of Jan's family influences and inspirations. Mildred, her mom, inspired the food totes. She mastered the world of entertaining and sharing her well-loved culinary dishes around their small Virginia town. She was practical, had style and lived her life to the fullest, surrounded by community. Jan grew up being branded by scorching dishes balanced on her lap. Lottie is named after her paternal Aunt Lottie Gray, a true Southerner by design and by desire.

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Summer Squash

"There's an old joke...never leave your car windows open in August in New England, else you come back to find your car filled with zucchini."
- Joanne, trying to keep up with squash harvest in Maine

Heirloom Carrots

"We wash, sort and pack up our summer carrots and store them in the barn cellar for the winter. It is cool and dark under there which keeps them fresh to use for months. It's like pulling out a little bit of summer whenever I bring some up from the cellar."
- Jamie, farmer growing organic vegetables for local chefs

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Lobster Claw Bands

"Today we took in about 800 lobsters, an average day for us now at the beginning of August. I actually prefer going out to pull the traps in October and November and the colder months. The air is cool, the work is busy and our catch is more."
- Matt, lobsterman along side his uncle, Gloucester, MA

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"Our sunflowers are cut in the field first thing in the morning. We then get them to our markets in Boston the same day so they are as fresh as possible."
- Mike, Field Manager, Siena Farms, Sudbury, MA

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Summer Uniform

"I like to keep my bathing suit on all day so I am ready to swim or play with water whenever. You never know when you will think of a fun new game to play in the water and need try it out."
- Abigail, 10, happiest in the water

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"I have a love/hate relationship with blackberries - they grow wild behind our house and are the most prickly, difficult brambles to cut back. On the other hand, they make a great pie!"
- George, lives in NH, loves pie

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Beach Rose Hips

"The smell of the rose hips right now is amazing! Whenever I am at the beach I close my eyes, inhale and try to remember this smell so when I am down here in January I can think of summer."
- Ruby, daily beach walker

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Deck Chair

"We love to be out on the deck. It's like where we spend most of our time when it's nice out. My dad said I need to help him re-stain it but I'm planning to avoid the subject for as long as possible."
- Nathan, 15, not looking for summer work

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"If you aren't from New England you probably haven't heard of a Quahog. But these are basically hard shell clams that come in different sizes. These are Littleneck's and I think are the best for steaming and eating. I like to come out in the morning at low tide and collect some to have with a beer later."
- Sam, clamming for 15 years

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Field Grass

"Sometimes I wish I could lay down in the tall grass and be able to completely hide like you could as a kid. If the grass was tall enough, it was like being surrounded by a wall of green with a big blue sky above.
- Andrew, grew up in Vermont

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Flower Pots

"This year I am planning to plant more herbs than last year and also more tomatoes. I always plant something every spring although I am not the best gardener. But I can't help it, it feels so optimistic."
- Angela, partial green thumb

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Half Shell

"I probably eat a couple oysters a day while working out here - I think its more than anyone else on the crew! I can't imagine working indoors in an office everyday. It can be tough sometimes in the winter, but most of the time it's great." - Ursula, Island Creek Oysters, Duxbury, MA

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