July ice cream socials at The Hop and Ultimate Ice Cream use local berries, connect farmers to eaters


From ASAP’s website:

ASAP’s Get Local campaign highlights a local ingredient each month that reflects our region’s changing, seasonal harvest. Each month, ASAP will partner with a different restaurant to celebrate the local ingredient of the month. ASAP is excited to be working with both Ultimate Ice Cream and The Hop to celebrate berries in July!

Wineberries from Highgate Farm. ASAP image borrowed from the Asheville Citizen-Times

Ice cream socials in July will feature ice creams from local berries, and appearances by the farmers who grow them. Ultimate Ice Cream buys most of its berries from Imladris Farm located in Fairview, and the Hop’s main supplier is J Bee Farm in Candler.

Ten percent of sales will be donated to ASAP.

Ultimate Ice Cream social

12:30-8 p.m. Thursday July 12 at both Asheville locations: 1070 Tunnel Road and 195 Charlotte St.

 Hop Ice Cream social

11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday July 19 at both of Asheville locations: 640 Merrimon Ave. and 721 Haywood Road.

ASAP link

Ultimate Ice Cream

The Hop

AC-T article on ASAP ice cream events