A: Yes! So glad you asked. Our ice cream is available for nationwide delivery through our friends at Foody Direct. Click here to place your order today.
A: A combination of our deep love of ice cream, recognition of an opportunity in the marketplace and an urge to try something new. We hatched the idea of Blue Marble in January 2007 and opened the doors to our first shop just nine months later. The initial plan was to open one shop, get it running smoothly and then return to our previous professions. Instead, the business took off in ways we never imagined, thanks largely to the tremendous response from our beloved customers and communities, and we haven’t looked back. It’s been a wildly unexpected but gratifying ride.
A: In 1972, the crew of Apollo 17 traveled to the moon. One of the astronauts looked back at Earth and snapped this iconic photograph, which was eventually titled “The Blue Marble.” The nickname caught on and is now commonly used to refer to planet Earth. We chose this name because we felt it was symbolic of our values and aspirations as a business. Through both our practices and product, we tip our hats to nature and celebrate its delicious simplicity.
A: Blue Marble is the only certified organic ice cream brand native to New York City. We believe in the importance of sustainable, responsible agriculture, we believe in fair compensation for our farmers and we believe in good, honest food. When we confront our many food choices each day, we are bombarded with claims of all sorts…”local,” “all natural,” “hormone free,” etc. Without any third party verification, however, there’s no real guarantee to us as consumers that these claims are reliably, consistently true. With USDA organic certification, our customers can enjoy our product with complete confidence that we are honoring our commitment to the quality and integrity the organic seal represents. Learn more on our Why Organic? page.
A: Blue Marble uses exclusively biodegradable bowls, spoons, cups, straws and other serveware. We also used predominantly non-toxic, reclaimed and otherwise “green” materials in the build-out of our shops, including low/zero-VOC paints and wood stains, reclaimed wood, Ice Stone countertops, tabletops made of compressed sorghum stalks, energy efficient appliances and water-saving toilets. Fun fact: the wood used in the carpentry at our Cobble Hill shop was salvaged from the set of a play at the New York Theatre Workshop, and the house façade in our Prospect Heights shop was from the 2008 off-Broadway production of Crimes of the Heart.
A: We started with a single scoop shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn in 2007. We soon expanded with a second location in Prospect Heights, then moved our first shop to a new location in Cobble Hill in 2010. Most recently, we opened a small retail location in Sunset Park's Industry City, nestled next to our production facility. Learn more about each of these locations here.
A: If you have a specific food allergy or a question about our ice cream, please email us at email@example.com, and we will be happy to provide the information you need. A note about nuts: We do not produce our ice cream in a nut-free facility. To minimize to the extent possible any nut residue contamination, we make all nut flavors at the end of our production runs, and we thoroughly sanitize all machinery and production-related items between each flavor. We hope these precautions will enable you to enjoy our ice cream but rely on your judgment to determine what is safe for you/your loved one.
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A: Through our non-profit initiative, Blue Marble Dreams, we partnered with a group of women in Rwanda to help them build their town's first-ever ice cream shop. Inzozi Nziza (Sweet Dreams) opened in 2010 and is going strong today. We are now replicating this model in Port au Prince, Haiti. We encourage you to learn more about the mission and impact of this unique venture here.