"Once I came out with paletas, it opened up a lot of doors for me," says ice cream vendor Jeff Smeed. He sells traditional Mexican paletas that are made in Qunicy, Wash., and shipped to Tacoma. "If I'm going to go around and sell ice cream, I want to sell something that I like and that I know other people are going to like. I've had a really good reaction to the paletas. The best marketing tool I have is the product. Once people try it, they like it. They are hooked on it. It's something new. It's something different." (PHOTO COURTESY JEFF'S ICE CREAM)

A Sweet Deal on Wheels

Tacoma resident Jeff Smeed doesn't stay idle for too long. It makes sense considering Smeed is Tacoma's only bicycle ice cream vendor. As a youngster growing up on his family's farm in Walla Walla, Wash., Smeed grew to love the outdoors and ... [...more]

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