King of Pops founders open a mini farmers market at Ponce City Market

King of Crops Farm Stand, which opens Saturday, will sell local goods, host chef demos and tastings, and more
King of Crops Farm Stand
King of Crops Farm Stand

Courtesy of Cory Mosser

The King of Pops founders, brothers Steven and Nick Carse, are at it again. The cocktail-slinging, Christmas tree-selling, crop-growing popsicle makers are opening a mini farmers market called the King of Crops Farm Stand at Ponce City Market on Saturday. Located across from the King of Pops Bar, the Farm Stand will sell produce from the King of Crops farm, along with fruits and vegetables from other local farms, plus local dairy, meat, and specialty goods. It will be open daily.

The venture is a partnership with Cory Mosser, an organic farmer and founder of Natural Born Tillers. “The concept is to bring a farmers market feel to an everyday event,” Steven Carse says. “You’ll be able to do your shopping there in a 250-square-foot spot.”

“The idea is that everything we have is grown by the very best people. It’s a little beyond local. We’re curating within that to the very, very best,” he says.

Offerings include Pine Street Market meat, Decimal Place goat cheese, Atlanta Fresh yogurt, Beautiful Briny Sea salt, Doux South pickles, Banner Butter, Pure Bliss granola, Garlic Clove spices, and produce from Timpson Creek Farm, Woodland Gardens, and more. Each product bin will feature a label explaining the product’s origin.

“I want it to be an easy way for people to interact with the local community,” Mosser says.

The Farm Stand will offer frequent tastings of apples, pears, lettuces, and more. Eventually, Mosser plans to have cooking demonstrations hosted by local chefs featuring dishes made with items sold there.

In conjunction with the Farm Stand opening, King of Crops will offer a monthly CSA subscription as well.

Need more incentive to check it out? The company is offering a free popsicle to anyone who spends more than $15 at the Farm Stand on Saturday.