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Homemade Ice Pops: Tricks & Tips from our Interview with Big Top Pops

headshot2 maraMara Rose
Founder & CEO, Hatch Lab

 

On a recent summer evening in Boulder, Colorado, I met with Gina Latimer and Sarah Robertson from Big Top Pops. This small local business makes gourmet popsicles and sells them at farmers markets, select stores, and restaurants in

Big Top PopsBoulder. I wanted to learn more about this innovative company and the art of making ice pops, so I contacted the women to get the scoop.

When we met, Gina and Sarah were on their way to their industrial kitchen to don their aprons and start making ice pops—long into the night. As so many entrepreneurs do, the Big Top Pops ladies shoehorn their work in whenever they can, between full-time jobs and mom duty.

In Gina’s words, “Big Top Pops is a gourmet pop stand based out of the Boulder County Farmers Market, and inspired by it as well.” Longtime friends, college roommates at the University of Colorado (CU), Boulder, and fellow CU art majors, Sarah and Gina started Big Top Pops because they loved the beautiful produce and strong sense of community at the farmers market, and they wanted to be a part of it. Continue reading Homemade Ice Pops: Tricks & Tips from our Interview with Big Top Pops