Selling Italian Ice All Year

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Little Jimmys Italian Ice can be sold year round as demonstrated by Marsha in Texas. She and her partner have a great location in an Indoor market in Texas and operate throughout all four seasons.
Give us a call to get started 800 763 4348

Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice, Family Run Business for 75 years located in Elizabeth, NJ. We ship our wholesale Italian ices all over the United States, the Caribbean and Canada. Check us out on the web at http://italianice.net

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Italian Ice Weather Forecast

Great Italian ice weather in New Jersey tomorrow!

They are already closing the schools 24 hours ahead of time because of the record setting heat that is being predicted for tomorrow.  Story here is from the Newark Star Ledger-

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Temperatures climbed into the mid- and upper-90s today in New Jersey, prompting city and school officials to take precautions against the heat.

Some schools ended classes at noon today, including the North Plainfield School District where officials decided to shorten school today and Thursday, said Marilyn Birnbaum, district superintendent.

“I know yesterday people were very happy that we made that decision. I think people really stress out over the heat,” she said shortly before classes let out today. Newark issued a heat advisory today and advised people to seek air-conditioned shelter during the day’s hottest hours: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The city set up several cooling centers for residents to take refuge from the heat. “I urge our senior citizens and Newark residents who lack air conditioning to come to one of our cooling centers, where they can find relief during this hot spell,” Newark Mayor Cory Booker said in a news release. The reason for these unseasonably high temperatures is a high-pressure system that’s sitting over much of the Eastern United States. Other systems aren’t moving through, meaning the heat lingers. Thursday will see similarly high temperatures throughout the state, and some cities will climb close to 99 degrees, said Lauren Nash, a National Weather Service meteorologist. “But Friday we’ll get a break — it’ll be 90,” Nash said. Libraries and community center in Woodbridge and Perth Amboy became cooling centers today as municipal leaders sought was to cool off their residents, and head off any health problems from the near-record breaking heat. In Woodbridge, town officials said residents could escape the heat in eight air-conditioned buildings, including the community center, four libraries, senior centers and town hall. Any residents without air condition or transportation should call the Division on Aging “Beat the Heat” program at (732) 855-0600, ext. 5023, or the township police at (732) 634-7700 for assistant. The township is loaning fans to senior or disabled residents without access to cooling devices. In Perth Amboy, the Jankowski Community Center on 1 Olive Street, and the city library at 196 Jefferson St, will be open until 5 p.m., and the gymnasium at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA at 357 New Brunswick Ave. will be open until 9:45 p.m. Residents can get information about the centers by calling (732) 826-0290, ext 4006. Newark cooling sites: Bethany Senior Center — (973) 733-5739
275 W. Market Street
Newark, New Jersey 07103 Friendly Senior Center — (973) 733-5748
89 Lincoln Street, Box 2H
Newark, New Jersey 07103 Grace West Senior Center — (973) 733-5740
Nutrition Tues/Thurs/Fri only
301 Irvine Turner Boulevard
Newark, New Jersey 07108 Ironbound Senior Center — (973) 424-4101
138 Clifford Street
Newark, New Jersey 07105 Nellie Grier Senior Center — (973) 424-4096
98-104 Maple Avenue
Newark, New Jersey 07112
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. South Ward Senior Center — (973) 424-4102
731 Clinton Avenue
Newark, New Jersey 07108
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Newark Department of Child & Family Well-Being — (973) 733-7592
110 William Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102 Ironbound Recreational Facility — (973) 733-3707
226 Rome Street
11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays Boylan Recreation Center — (973) 733-8947
16 South Orange Ave.
11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays JFK Center — Gym: (973) 733-5483, Aquatic Center: (973) 733-6550
211 West Kinney St.
9:30am to 7:30pm, Tuesdays through Fridays
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays St. Peter’s Recreation Center — (973) 733- 8006
378 Lyons Avenue
11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays Woodbridge Township cooling centers
Residents are urged to contact the Municipal facility to determine hours of operation. • Woodbridge Community Center at the YMCA, 600 Main Street, Woodbridge: (732) 596-4170 • Evergreen Senior Center, 400 Inman Avenue, Colonia: (732) 382-5545 • Community Center (Building 20) at the Bunns Lane Housing Development, Bunns Lane, (732) 634-2750) • Woodbridge Main Library, 1 George Frederick Plaza: (732) 634-4450 • Fords Branch Library, 211 Ford Avenue: (732) 726-7071 • Henry Inman Branch Library (Colonia), 607 Inman Avenue: (732) 726-7072 • Iselin Branch Library, 1081 Green Street, Iselin: (732) 726-7073 • Woodbridge Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza: (732) 855-0600 x5023 • Woodbridge Town Hall, One Main Street: (732) 634-4500 By Abram Brown and Tom Haydon/The Star-Ledger
Related topics: cory-booker, newark, nj-weather, north-plainfield, perth-amboy, woodbridge

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New Facebook Question

There has been a flurry of activity on our new Facebook Page.

Check it out here- https://www.facebook.com/littlejimmys

Make sure you answer the new question after you sign up and join our new Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice Facebook Page.

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KFC: Kentucky Frozen Concessions

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Italian ice police

“Hello Anthony and Dennis:

We just finished our 1st big event and it lasted for 6 days .  It was a county fair and horse show in Kentucky.  There were several children and some people were talking about the cost and comparing it to a shaved ice so we came up with a 2 scoop serving that we sold for 2 dollars and called it a “child size” and we sold several of those in addition to the normal 3 dollar size and several baseball helmets.

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We had so much fun, but we were really tired…it was very hot.  I have attached some pictures of some of the police officers that loved Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices and one little boy that was competing in the horse show…he did win 1st place in his category and ate a lot of blueberry ice when he was done competing (he would come up at stick out his tongue and say what flavor do I want).  One of the police officers is originally from New York and he told everyone how great our product was and how it made him homesick.

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I gave a quote today to our local hospital for an event that they are having for there major donors in October.  This event will consist of the movers and shakers in my community and could lead to a lot of corporate/employee events.  I also am talking to some Wal-Marts about setting up with them.

Thanks for all the advice and help.  We are loving it…I have wanted this cart for 5 years and now my dream is coming to reality and it is even better that I dreamed it would be.

Take care,

Leanne Mabrey
Kentucky”



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Italian Ice NJ 12 News

In case you missed it live (just about everyone did) here is the best of the News 12 Broadcast with Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice.  The video from the actual event is next to be posted.

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Italian Ice Eating Championship at Raceway Park

Champion Eaters to storm Raceway Park NJ for the Little Jimmy’s National Italian Ice Eating Championship

Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices and the New York based ALL PRO Eating are shivering with excitement and pride as they announce the first ever Little Jimmy’s National Italian Ice Eating Championship which will take place on June 19th, 2010 at Raceway Park in Englishtown New Jersey. The competition will take place as part of the park’s 35th Annual Snap on Tools Night of Thrills presented by P.C. Richards and Son. In addition to the eating competition, the night will be jam-packed with motor sports fun for the whole family, including jet cars blazing down the quarter-mile track at over 300 mph, wheel-standers, and pro mods. And don’t forget everyone’s favorite – Monster Trucks! Crowd favorites like Grave Digger, Maximum Destruction, and Monster Mutt will be on hand to steal the show with mayhem and car crushing action under the lights, this event is not to be missed!

As the East Coast of America emerges from one of its coldest winters on record, several well credentialed Food Warriors are expected to make the journey to compete for the title of National Italian Ice Eating Champion and $1,100 in prize money. Leading the charge will be elite Food Warrior and Sterling Virginia native Ian “The Invader” Hickman whose resume includes many National World Eating titles such as Zucchini, Vanilla Custard, Pulled Pork and Perogies. In addition, Hickman is the former World Record Holder in Chili where he downed an amazing 10.2 lbs of Chili in only five minutes in Canton Ohio in February, 2008. Also, Hickman is a member of Team-USA who competed against the mighty Japanese in Tokyo, in 2007.

Also, In addition, female stand out and NJ Canoli Eating Champ “Sweet”Jill Stoler along with the legendary Four Time National 1/4 lb Hot Dog & World Cookie and National Beef Patty Eating Champ, King-George Van Laar from Roselle Park NJ. In addition, NYC Taco Eating Champ Paul “Pork Slap” Arcaria and New York Hard Boiled Egg Eating Champion Chris “The American” Schlesinger are some of the other well credentialed Food Warriors who expected to compete for the Prestigious title of Americas #1 Italian Ice Eating Champ.

Event Emcee will be none other than Competitive Eating’s “Minister of Munch” and Hall of fame Food Warrior, Arnie “Chowhound”Chapman who will be joined by “The velvet voice of competitive eating Mike “Sisco-Kid” Sisco. According to ALL PRO EATING Chairman, Arnie Chowhound Chapman, “We believe the Food Warrior who wins the Little Jimmy’s National Italian Ice Eating Championship would not only be widely regarded as America’s #1 Ice Assassin but should be considered one of America’s toughest Eathaletes.. make no mistake about it, it will be hot on the track but cold in the stomach.” Also adds Chapman, “Raceway Park, Little Jimmy’s & ALL PRO Eating are a perfect fit and are sure to captivate the audience and entertain anyone with a passion for food and fun”

Also on the menu will be Italian Ice Trivia and other fun stuff for kids is planned for this eating extravaganza which will begin at begin at 6:00 PM on June 19th, 2010 at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ.

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Earth Day 2010

Below this video is a testimonial from a new customer from Oregon. At the Portland Earth Day Event, Blakely sold Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice and had no time to shoot any video. I decided to search YouTube and found several videos from the event where I discovered her ice cart.  You can see her Italian ice pushcart before and after the guy in the Bear costume falls over. Don’t blink- you may miss her pushcart!

We had our first event this Saturday! I unfortunately couldn’t be there because my work schedule wouldn’t allow it, but my business partner and my neighbor were able to participate. This was a 1 day event celebrating earth day this past Saturday (April 24th). We wanted to start with a 1 day event to get our feet wet and see how things would go and to see how well the ice would do. I know you guys are always getting that same old question…..will the ice melt if there isn’t a cold plate? I will be the first to say that I was one of those people. The ice did awesome! We took it out about 4 hours before the event and it scraped perfectly! I don’t know how many people across the nation are familiar with Oregon’s weather, but it rains here A lot, especially in the late winter to late spring months and Earth day wasn’t any exception. My business partner started at 10:00 in the morning for this event. (Event was 10-7) I called around 1:30pm and she said that she had only sold 7 smalls and was really worried. I told her not to worry, the guys at Little Jimmy’s says that they (people) will come. I called again at 3:30 and didn’t get an answer. I finally got a call back a little later and was told there isn’t any time to talk, that they had lines.
Unfortunately we weren’t able to get any video because there were only two of them, one scooping and one taking money. When I got to the event at 6:30 to help close up they told me that they were busy from 2:00pm until 6:00pm.
On our first event we took in $843!!! That’s about $200 an hour for the 4 hours that they were busy!!! My business partner told me that she had a ton of people walk buy saying that if it was warmer and not raining they would buy some. She told me that we will need more people to help when it get hots, because if there were lines of people in the rain waiting to buy Little Jimmy’s she can’t even imagine what it will be like when it’s summer time! We did almost a $1000 in the rain! I’m so excited!!! Our next event is on May 8th at a street fair. I’m hoping for good weather I would love to see what is going to happen on a hot day! Thanks again guys for all of your help and support.

Blakely (Portland, Oregon)

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CBS Good Day Sacramento

Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice gives you the ability to be creative and name the Italian Ice business yourself- just like the Bradshaw Family in California. Check out their Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice business (named Little Bee’s)

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Texas Family Business

Marius and family are keeping their fellow Texans cool with Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice. He has a really nice push cart setup and does a great job selling his Major League baseball helmets filled with Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices. Marius works alongside his father and brother- a true family business.

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Italian Ice Customers

Little Jimmy’s Customers

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Scenes from an Italian Ice Cart

The last week of September I sold Italian ice at a local festival and decided to video it a little different this time. I used a FLIP camera and shot reactions to my customers over the course of an hour ordering and eating Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice. What you see here are real people interacting with me as I am selling Italian ice, having fun and making money all at the same time.

You may be wondering what the popping sound is that you hear throughout the video- you will find out at the end of the video.

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