Photographs Courtesy of Staten Island Urby
You’ve heard about farm-to-table but what about farm-to-freezer? That’s the production flow for Egger’s Ice Cream’s latest flavor, Green Dream. The historic Staten Island based ice cream parlor has partnered with Staten Island Urby, an innovative new apartment development on Staten Island’s North Shore waterfront, to create a bold new flavor with ingredients harvested fresh from the apartment development’s urban farm. The flavor will change with the seasons and is only available at Egger’s Staten Island Urby location. If you are an Untapped Cities Insider, you can join us on September 6th to taste this exclusive flavor, meet Egger’s Ice Cream Parlor owner Danielle Raleigh and tour Urby’s Rabbit’s Garden with farmer-in-residence Olivia Gamber.
The Rabbit’s Garden is a one-of-a-kind on-site, 5,000 square foot urban farm within the Staten Island Urby complex which also boasts 571 apartments and 35,000 square feet of commercial space. Using sustainable and regenerative practices, the farm produces vegetables, herbs, and flowers for CSA members, farmers markets, and wholesale clients. It also hosts community events such as farm dinners and educational workshops on cooking, gardening, art, science, and sustainability. Fresh ingredients from the farm like basil and other micro-greens were used to craft the Green Dream ice cream flavor by Egger’s.
Egger’s Homemade Ice Cream Parlor was founded in 1932 by Mr. Richie Egger on Castleton Avenue and Broadway next to the Capital movie theater. It was moved to its current flagship location on Forest Avenue in 1964 and has since opened two more locations, one in Historic Richmondtown and one at Urby. Egger’s Ice Cream at Staten Island Urby offers the charming, throwback atmosphere of a classic 1930s ice cream parlor with homemade ice cream, old-fashioned candy, and classic soda fountain beverages.
Courtesy of Staten Island Urby
Join us for an ice cream social at Egger’s Urby location and a tour of the Rabbit Garden to learn about the unique collaboration between Urby and Eggers, taste the Green Dream flavor, and take home some fresh herbs! You can join this tour for free if you are an Untapped Cities Insider! Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to gain access to free behind-the-scenes tours and special events all year long!
REGISTRATION: Opens Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 at 12PM EST
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