I walked quickly by the blackberries, the crepe makers, the peaches, and a meeting of the Lawrence Chapter of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine on Saturday at the market. I was on a mission. A popsicle acquiring mission.
I came prepared to buy one of each flavor and have a sampling party so I could tell you all about them. But Mrs. Honey Bear Pop told me that the pops were packaged for immediate consumption. Undaunted, I ordered up a peaches and cream pop and Mr. Honey Bear Pop handed it to me with a napkin. "Fruit is a great way to start your day" he told me.
One bite later I knew I was in trouble. I have a market routine. Walk through, take pictures, go back and buy flowers, take flowers to car, return for produce and other purchases. Now I am going to have to work "eat popsicle" in there somewhere. My peaches and cream popsicle was cold and juicy with just the right amount of sweetness and loaded with the flavor of PEACHES!
Happily, Pam (from Prairie Found Farms) offered to hold my popsicle for me while I tried to juggle camera, bag, and money all at the same time. I could not pass up her latest lavender sachets.
Next week I am getting the strawberry popsicle. I might even try to sit down and join the meeting of the secret society while I eat it. Maybe. I am going to look up their customs to be sure I don't break any rules just as soon as I finish making my first batch of potato salad for the summer.