The flea is just too grand an event to cover in one post and thus, the only way to do it justice is to break it down vendor by vendor. For this one, time is of the essence as summer is nearly over. And as the temperature cools, our popsicles rather ironically melt away with every second. Specifically, ourPeople's Pops....pops!
The Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene is a Saturday gem of an afternoon. It's much smaller than the Williamsburg Flea and Smougasbourg while the quality remains all the same, making for a much more manageable market experience. And the Fort Greene farmers market is right around the corner, if you're still hungry for dinner after snacking and munching all day.
Or you could just opt for a popsicle and save the majority of your appetite for later. People's Pops is not exactly exclusive to the flea as they can be found at their East Village location, at the Chelsea Market shop, on the High Line, at Smougasbourg or just around and about "popping" up all over the city.
Stone fruits are obviously having a moment right now and the people are into it. After a brunch at Roman's, my brother and I were both at and in the market for a palate cleanser. Plum and chai hit the spot with a sweet, spicy and icy bite. The rhubarb shaved ice also looked like it would be worth a try next time; however, the fall flavors rolling out soon should be pretty exciting as anything "pumpkin" usually is.
These pops are also incredibly easy to DIY. Combinations are endless as making them is literally as easy as simply freezing a smoothie or pudding mixture of sorts. Needless to say, I've been experimenting and you'll the first to see the fruits of my freezer's labor by the end of the week. And you may have even already seen some teasers if you're following me on the gram.
Speaking of social mobile media, cue the mandatory meta-gram shot. See my brother's Instagram feed for the real results, although I'm partial to the meta version. Mostly because the sweet woman in the background looks like she's befriending a giant popsicle that she's might also be planning to take a bite out of?
Surfs nearly up jabronis, go grab a pop while they're still cold.