Welford is a horticulturalist with a day job, Yee a fresh-from-CCA entrepreneur with a self-professed yearning to build community. She's aiming to do it with what you might call farm-to-freezer popsicles, made with fruit gleaned at the farmers' market or Berkeley Bowl. Planned pops for Sunday: banana with burnt caramel and sea salt, Black Mission fig with cream and balsamic gastrique, strawberry-basil, and peach lemonade (the last two are vegan). Two sizes, small ($3) and large ($4).
Yee and Welford plan to sell inside 331 Cortland, from a custom paleta cart. They need to pass final inspection, but Yee's confident that'll happen (check @crankybootspops on Twitter for updates). And the name Cranky Boots? Yee says it's what she calls Welford when she gets on his nerves. He returns the favor, apparently.