SARATOGA SPRINGS — Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day is back for 2023! For the first time since Covid, Ben and Jerry’s will host Free Cone Day at the Phila Street store on Monday, April 3, from 12-8 p.m.
The first Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day happened in 1979- one year after the original scoop shop opened in Burlington, VT. The day was meant to celebrate the anniversary and the customers who made it possible. The Saratoga store would like to thank its loyal customers and the community by giving a free scoop to all who visit.
Each year the store chooses a nonprofit community partner that aligns with the Core Values of Ben & Jerry’s Social Mission. This year the Saratoga store is partnering with two non-profits, the Saratoga Springs Public Library and the newly formed SoBro Conservancy of Saratoga. The library’s tenet of “creating and maintaining an environment of diversity, inclusion, and respect within the library and the greater community” is relevant today.
SoBro Conservancy’s mission aligns with the company’s Core Values of “restoring natural environments and increasing the diversity and abundance of ecosystems.” SoBro is transforming the urban parcel at 209 South Broadway into a pollinator-friendly green space. “We feel the regreening of this prominent location will not only attract bees, butterflies, and birds, but will benefit businesses by creating create a welcoming transition to the South Broadway corridor,” said founder Tom Denny.
Both nonprofits will receive a portion of the day’s tips.
Three vegan, dairy-free options will be available: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, made with Almond Milk; Colin Kaepernick’s Change The Whirled™, made with Sunflower Butter; and Strawberry Marshmallow Non-Dairy, made with Sunflower butter as well as sorbet.
For more information visit www.benjerry.com.