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Location
Davis Farmers Market
Jaymes' Fat Face
Hours
Picnic In The Park hours and Saturday mornings during spring & summer
Websites
Aisu Home: [WWW]http://www.fruitmeetsfun.com
Twitter: [WWW]http://twitter.com/jaymesicle
Blog: [WWW]http://jaymesicle.blogspot.com/
Shop Home: [WWW]http://www.fatfacedavis.com/
Facebook: [WWW]https://www.facebook.com/fatfacepops

These delicious gourmet popsicles can be seen carted around in a ice-cream-bike by Davis local, H.T. Jaymes Luu, at the Davis Farmers Market. The fruit pops he creates come in a wide variety of unique & refreshing flavors such as Apple Lychee with Rosemary and Beet Tangerine, and also some classic flavors like Strawberry Coconut and Kiwi Mango. Additionally, all of his fruit pops include fresh ingredients found directly from the Davis Farmers Market selection.

Now you can come get pops during the Davis Farmers Market. For anyone in San Francisco, you can get the pops at [sf]Off the Grid on every Friday.

  1. Philosophy
  2. Sample list of flavors
  3. Special Features
  4. Reviews
  5. Farmer's Market Chef
  6. This Week's Menu
  7. His Local Sources

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Philosophy

Quoted from his website...

At Aisu Pop, we believe in making flavors you can be proud of eating. In a world of mass-produced and uninspired fruit pops, we aim to produce flavors that will both delight and challenge your palate.

Sample list of flavors

It's all about the flavor with these popsicles. Some flavors, like Strawberry Coconut, are available at every market. Other flavors are only available during the early spring or late fall. Still others haven't been seen for two years, and you may have to ask very nicely before he'll make them again. But do ask. This is a local business, and it responds to the local market (that's you).

Special Features

Reviews

The SacBee's restaurant critic Mike Dunne wrote about these "gourmet popsicles" in a favorable [WWW]blog entry.

Farmer's Market Chef

New to the Saturday Farmer's Market: Jaymes is serving up brunch as the Farmer's Market Chef! All of his ingredients come from either the farmers market vendors or from the Davis Food Co-op.

Debuting on Saturday, March 3rd (aka Pig Day), the Market Chef serves up "Pancake Tacos" with pancakes, eggs, and bacon or sausage, yummy fruit drinks, and a few popsicle flavors to get us ready for the summer season.

Best of all, though, are his new "french doughnuts" or beignets. They come in two sizes, small and large. Small is great for kids, or to try them for the first time. I'm pretty sure you'll soon be buying the Large size, though. Bring some friends to the market and share. A one-of-a kind product and food experience not available anywhere else in Davis.

This Week's Menu

The great thing about the Market Chef's menu is that it changes all the time to fit what's in season at the Market. Sometimes it changed even more often to fit the Chef's mood :-)

There is a definite Southern flare to many of the Market Chef's menu items. Authentic greens, real gumbo, and red beans and rice have all graced the menu and delighted and surprised anyone who had given up hope of ever having Southern-style food in the town of Davis.

Here's a sample list of recent menu items:
On one Saturday in the spring, the menu item was the best sandwich ever commercially available in Davis. Salmon, spring greens, marinated beets, and egg-salad on a grilled baguette. However, that was the first and last time that the Best Sandwich Ever was served.

Several times in the summer, red beans & rice with a fried egg and a side of greens showed up on the menu.
On Saturday, July 28th, a fried green tomato BLT was on the brunch menu. Whistle-Stop cafe style. Yummy.
On Saturday, August 18th, it was an egg-salad sandwich with smoked salmon. (A la "Best Sandwich Ever" but minus the marinated beets).

His Local Sources

Ingredients in his pops and Market Chef menu items come from local farmers, and especially from vendors at the Davis Farmers Market.

Including but not limited to:

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2007-02-10 22:32:07   If you've only ever had store-bought from-concentrate popsicles then you're in for a surprise. These popsicles contain a lot of real fruit and are really good. —PhilipNeustrom


2007-06-23 18:23:02   Had my first Aisu today, and it was yummy-good. Too bad I had to share with the family. . . should have gotten another for them to have :) . Started simple with a thai iced tea pop; we'll see what flavors are around next weekend. —KevinChin


2007-10-26 00:08:01   Aisu Pops are one of the reasons I go to the Farmer's Market. It's definitely worth the two bucks for popsicles! —DLS


2007-10-26 18:37:38   I had been reading about these popsicles on the wiki and went to the Davis Farmer's Market for the sole purpose of having one. It was completely worth the trip. —ScarlettYing


2008-04-26 13:49:02   I tried the mint arnold palmer popsicle today. It really hit the spot! —Chantal


2008-04-26 16:14:30   Kaffir Limeade with Avocado was quite tasty, flavors went quite well together. —MattHh


2008-04-26 16:19:56   just curious as to what village bakery provides. Is there a pizza or bread flavor in the mix? :) —MattHh


2008-07-26 17:05:01   OMG! An Arnold Palmer Popsicle!? That's brilliant!!! —SunjeetBaadkar


2008-09-18 20:48:22   I tried a thai iced tea popsicle last Saturday, and let me tell you, it was legendary. —MichellePalmer


2009-02-07 23:22:21   Pops are delicious but the egg sandwiches from Jaymes' stand are the reason to get up on a Saturday morning. And when there's soup, it's to die for! —dylancooke


2009-02-21 23:04:35   Popsicles = A+ —strawberry


2009-09-11 12:05:51   so I am writing something on your page. Yum.. I love the thai iced tea (formerly Tony's Thai Tea) and strawberry lemonade. Also the mint arnold palmer and the orginal horchata (sans melon). Jaymes makes the best egg sammies for breakfast!! go tigers! :) —HeatherMartin

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