Chrysalis has a long history of providing innovative, effective and empowering, vocational mental health services. The current Chrysalis models, IPS and Peer Support embody the belief that every individual has the right to be an active member of their community. Chrysalis Pops supports this mission.
In 2016 staff recognized that it was time to incorporate a different approach to the Chrysalis service array. While getting individuals connected to competitive work in the community was successful for 50-60% of participants, this meant that nearly half of the individuals receiving Chrysalis services were not reaching their work goals. Staff also realized that some individuals were not even voicing their work goals due to fear of failure or lack of self-esteem.
Chrysalis Pops offers individuals the opportunity to gain meaningful, paid work experience while producing and selling local, organic fruit pops.
Chrysalis Pops employees are fully supported by an Employment Specialist. During work shifts individuals learn on the job skills, address mental health challenges and develop future competitive employment goals. Following the Chrysalis Pops season all employees will have the opportunity to transition into the Chrysalis Supported Employment, Vocational Peer Support, and Chrysalis Clubhouse.
Chrysalis Pops Box Subscription
The NEW Chrysalis Pops Box subscription not only TASTES good, but DOES good!
Enjoy a monthly box of 12 Chrysalis Pops (May, June, July, August) for a total of 48 pops. In addition to pops we’ll be providing monthly family-friendly wellness activities at pop pick-ups, and a Chrysalis Pops shirt. Subscriptions cost $175 for the entire season, a $35 savings. Satisfy your sweet-tooth and place your order today. Limited quantities available!
Ordering is now closed for the season. Thank you for your support!
Have Chrysalis Pops at Your Next Event!
We can provide Chrysalis Pops for your next event and even deliver them with the Chrysalis Icicle Tricycle! Start by completing our Online Catering Form and a staff member will be in touch to follow up with more details.
- Rhubarb Ginger
- Strawberry Rhubarb
- Strawberry Lemon
- Cold Brew Coffee w/Salted Vanilla*
- Cucumber Mint w/Lime
- Raspberry Basil
- Sweet Corn*
* These pops contain dairy
Catering Delivery Options
You Keep ’em Cold
$25 flat fee (+$3.50/pop)
We’ll deliver pops to your event. You provide the freezer space or dry ice, we’ll provide a fun, delicious, meaningful treat! We deliver all throughout Dane County, and can discuss possible delivery out of County.
Minimum order: 25 pops
Staffed Retro Cooler
with Dry Ice
Staffed Icicle Tricycle
with Dry Ice
Sales Locations around Madison
Local Farmers Markets
We are not currently vending at any farmers markets
Partnerships & Awards
The success of Chrysalis Pops is contingent on support from community members. Below is a list of individuals and organizations that have provided Chrysalis Pops with the seeds (both literal and figurative!) to grow.
- Willy Street Co-op Community Reinvestment Grant – $2,500 (2016)
- Madison Community Foundation – $10,000 (2016)
- Madison Christian Community – Produce Donations (2017 – present)
- Let it Ride Cold Brewed Coffee – Coffee Donations (2017- present)
- Force for Positive Change Award – Finalist (2017, 2018)
- Frautishi Foundation – $7,500 (2021)