Phew! Five events in five days. Fun, awesome…exhausting. Summer is definitely in full swing! Last week saw everything from a nonprofit fundraiser to a festival at a local winery to the regular farmers markets. It’s been a blast to add special events to our regular line year this year. We’ve also done a few birthday parties this summer and look forward to several more already on the schedule.
After taking a half day to recuperate from an exciting and event-filled week, the market basket and grocery bag were once again filled with various fruits to try out some new pop flavors. Red, green and purple grapes, coconut, pineapple, red and green apples, peaches, kiwis and apricots…I love this part so much! Combining fresh fruit with herbs growing in m garden to create new flavors for upcoming gigs is one of my favorite parts of Pop Art.
Do you have a celebration coming up? We can work together to pick and create flavors that all fit your event. Heck, you don’t even need an excuse…we’d still love to work with you to create new pop flavors. Drop us a line and let us know what flavors you want to try!
What a fantastic time of year! Yes, it feels like we’re living in an oven lately. That said, it’s so fun to roam the farmer’s markets this time of year to see what new fruits are in season. One of my favorite things about owning a popsicle business is combining different fruits and herbs to develop our new pop flavors. (Hey, how many downsides could there be to owning a popsicle business? Not many, my friends. Not many at all.)
Confession: I don’t remember trying rhubarb before this spring. Some silly leftover childhood aversion to something that looks like celery gone awry. And what’s more, people insist on pairing it with strawberries? The madness! After listening to wise counsel to try it, the roasted rhubarb and fresh, local strawberries produced a deliciously tangy and beautifully bright red pop. It was Pop love at first lick!
Now in the middle of the summer, berries are in fairly short supply. So when I see them, I buy them–and lots of them! On Saturday at the Haymarket farmer’s market I bought the last pint of blackberries at Page’s Produce, based out of Valparaiso, Nebraska. Luckily, they have more back at the ranch (er, farm), so I’ll be trecking out there tomorrow evening to pick up more berries! We’ve used local blackberries for Blackberry Mojito pops, but we’re scheming up a new flavor with these latest berries. It’ll be a looker, but that’s all I’m going to tell you now.
There is also a cantaloupe and a lot raspberries in the fridge too. Stay tuned for new pop flavors in the next week or two. We’re definitely trying out a few new things…
So, we want to know, what flavors should we try next? We love your suggestions and ideas so let us know! Drop us a line here, on Facebook, or at the next farmer’s market. We’re willing to try (almost) anything!
By using the best fruits and herbs grown by area farmers, we can bring you tasty frozen fruit pops that aren’t loaded with artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Pops with fruits picked during their peak season mean tastier pops that are good for you too!