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Smoothie vendor at Sioux City Farmer's Market uses 'people power' to deliver treats


What may look like an ordinary, run-of-the-mill smoothie shop at the Sioux City Farmer's Market, is actually nothing short of revolutionary.

"It's a really neat concept, trying to really push the organic lifestyle, get people to eat things that are non-GMO, non-pesticide, and just get people healthy," Aaron Rochester of Cafe Revolutions said.

Rochester says they love being a part of the Farmer's Market, which embodies the principles of healthy living that they believe in.

"When we went organic, my blood pressure dropped about twenty points. So I think it's extremely important when it comes to your long-term health and longevity," Rochester said.

The family-run business of Cafe Revolutions put their heads together and got their wheels spinning to come up with an environmentally-friendly way to bring healthy beverages to those at the Farmer's Market.

Their solar-powered trailer is just where the ingredients come together. When it comes to blending, the customer gets involved.

"Our smoothies are done by what we call 'people power.' People actually get on the bikes, and they'll do their own smoothies off of the devices we have hooked to the bikes," Rochester said.

It turns out, bike pedaling your blender may be just as fun as it is environmentally friendly.

"I went on the bike and they asked me to pedal it. That's what I did, and after that it gets all crunched up," Ana Chancey of Sioux City said.

"You don't use the electricity. It's fun, because it's like you're on a bike ride and you're going somewhere," Cameron Alvarez of Sioux City said.

And at the end of that bike ride is something worth cycling for, according to Cafe Revolution's youngest customers.

"It's good!"

The Sioux City Farmer's Market is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from eight to one, just to the west of the Tyson Events Center in downtown Sioux City.


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