Midtown Farmers Market: Market report with JonnyPops

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With hot summer weather headed our way, we wanted to find out more about JonnyPops at the Midtown Farmers Market. In this week’s Market Report, we talk popsicles with to Andrew from JonnyPops and find out the story behind the creamy cold treat. [Audio below]

Market Report Notes:

  • JonnyPops are a cream-based popsicle made with fresh fruit from local berry farmers whenever possible. They don’t contain any preservatives or dyes.
  • The concept was dreamed up by two St. Olaf students Eric Brust and Jonathan Jeffrey, but it was Eric and a few of his college friends that made the dream a reality after Jonathan died of a drug overdose.
  • The company is named after Jonathan, and a portion of its proceeds benefit the Hazelden Foundation.

Summer Strawberry JonnyPop.

JonnyPops are created in Lakeville. You can find them at local farmers markets and other locations around the Twin Cities – check the company’s website for all of the details.

The Midtown Farmer’s Market is open Tuesdays from 3-7 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Check out its website for more of what’s fresh at the market.

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