Children’s Book Inspires New Ice Cream Flavor at Noble Folk

Try the new Blueberry Cheesecake flavor in downtown Santa Rosa and Healdsburg.

Aspider with his own ice cream? It’s true.

Every weekend in June, Noble Folk Ice Cream and Pie Bar will feature an extra-special ice cream honoring 5-year-old author Ryeson Bull’s eight-legged surfing friend Randall, hero of the recently penned “Randall The Blue Spider Goes Surfing.”

Ryeson wrote this easy-reader book with his mom, local social media marketer and food, wine and lifestyle writer Shana Bull. The charming seaside adventure helps kids (and bugs) overcome their fears with simple coping mechanisms and plenty of fun. Ryeson, who was born with cystic fibrosis, has a fondness for beach trips, where he was inspired to invent Randall and his friends. Cystic fibrosis is a progressive disease that affects the lungs and pancreas and has no cure.

Check out this special ice cream flavor in downtown Santa Rosa at 539 Fourth St. or the Healdsburg location at 116 Matheson St.

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