all natural gourmet popsicles
Meet the Makers: Jeff & Stacey Patrick
Last Saturday we welcomed a new vendor to the Market, and they were an instant hit! On these hot, steamy, summer Saturdays, what could be better than an all-natural, gourmet, frozen treat? Nicey Treat to the rescue with a variety of delicious flavors!
Several years ago, Jeff Patrick was vacationing in Mexico and tried a local poolside frozen fruit paleta that immediately transported him back to the days of his youth. He remembered visiting his dairyman grandfather and rushing straight to the freezer for a frozen popsicle. Back in the U.S., he and his wife Stacey couldn’t find anything to compare with those wonderful Mexican paletas, so they decided to make their own!
Stacey and Jeff took some time doing their research and in February of this year, they started the business. Working out of the kitchens at Duos, they create their frozen treats using the best natural ingredients they can find, organic when possible, natural sweeteners, and no preservatives. When they use dairy, it is local grass-fed milk from Traders Point Creamery, and they have lots of lactose-free options as well.
The lineup of fabulous flavors includes the Nice Dream, a fresh-squeezed orange juice coating over vanilla cream, and the Arnie P., iced tea and lemonade. They also make an Asian version with green tea. Last week at the Market, they had Mango Ginger, Pineapple Basil, Pink Lemonade, Not-So-Hot Chocolate, Calleta (slow-roasted carmel), and Key Lime Pie! Jeff says they have just made a limited special batch of Peaches & Cream pops for the Market this week using Pete’s Peaches!
In addition to making a quality product, they believe in being nice, “because nice matters. Be nice to people and be nice to our planet!” is their motto. They use compostable popsicle sticks and are members of 1% for the planet, giving to charities and non-profit organizations. You can follow Nicey Treat on facebook and twitter, or go to their website for more information about what they are making and where to find them. Of course now you can find them on Saturday mornings at the Market!