Soda Jerk, a regular fixture at Ballard Farmer’s Market, has launched a kickstarter to fund the purchase of their very own soda truck. As market season winds down owner Cory Clark wants to expand the business and bring the first ever Soda Truck to the streets of Seattle.
If you are new to Soda Jerk there are a few things that separate them from the traditional sodas that we are familiar with. Soda Jerk Sodas are made from fresh ingredients including fresh juices, herbs, and spices. Using this combination of fresh ingredients Soda Jerk are able to come up with unique and tasty flavor combinations including Lemon Lavender, Blueberry Basil, Grapefruit Tarragon, Blackberry Cardamom, Lime Cilantro Jalapeno, Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Balsamic, Cucumber Mint, and Tamarind Ginger. Soda Jerk boasts over 25 flavors that are rotated throughout the year to utilize local and seasonal ingredients.
“I’m very proud of the fact that Soda Jerk uses only the highest quality, organic ingredients whenever they are available. We never use high fructose corn syrup, or artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives,” writes Clark.
Soda Jerk is now looking for local support to expand the business. The team have even created some great rewards which are available with every donation made on the Kickstarter website. The rewards include things like prepaid drink cards, Soda Jerk logo growler carriers, Soda Jerk syrups for home use and even an appearance at your special event by the Soda Jerk Soda Truck itself.
Clark believes that the new truck will provide Soda Jerk with increased flexibility, availability, visibility and business growth. “We’ll be able to show up at offices for lunch, participate in weekend festivals, weddings, and sporting events all while still serving our loyal customers at the local Farmers Markets with our canopy set up,” writes Clark.
The Soda Truck (pictured above) has been purchased, however, the team still needs more funds to get the truck up and running. If you are interested in supporting the Kickstarter click here.
Photo courtesy of Soda Jerk.