The Sourland Conservancy is pleased to announce its latest Annual Business Partner, The Bent Spoon. Since 2004, The Bent Spoon has been making small batch ice cream and sorbets using local and organic ingredients and serving it to loyal “farm to spoon” fans. This year, riders in the Sourland Conservancy’s annual bicycle rally/fundraiser, the Sourland Spectacular on September 9th will enjoy Spectacular’s signature sundae featuring gourmet ice cream provided by The Bent Spoon.
“That last hill will be a lot easier – knowing there’s Bent Spoon waiting at the end,” said Sourland Spectacular Chair, Cliff Wilson.
The Bent Spoon has been included in many “best of” lists including Travel & Leisure Magazine’s “Where to Find the Best Ice Cream Across the US” and Food and Wine’s “Best Ice Cream Spots in the U.S.”
Owners, Gabby Carbone and Matt Errico, believe in strengthening the community. They support local farmers, use natural and organic ingredients, and help create school gardens.
Matt, a Sourland region resident and avid outdoorsman, said, “Gab and I both love the Sourlands! We’re glad to help.”
The Sourland Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protect, promote and preserve the unique character of the Sourland Mountain region – 90 square miles of forest, wetlands and grasslands, home to many endangered and threatened plant and animal species, and a critical stopover for migratory birds. Covering parts of seven municipalities and three counties within the heavily developed central corridor of New Jersey, the Sourlands are also rich in opportunities for human recreation, refuge and renewal, with hiking trails and historic sites.
The Sourland Conservancy provides free guided hikes, Train Station Series seminars, and stewardship events. It also engages volunteers in ecological restorations, advocacy initiatives, and more. The Conservancy is currently partnering with the Stoutsburg Cemetery Association to create the first African-American museum in central New Jersey, the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum.
As a Sourland Conservancy Annual Business Partner, The Bent Spoon will enjoy several benefits including sponsorship of Sourland Conservancy’s events including the Sourland Spectacular and the Sourland Music Festival.