Ice cream at new bookstore

July 22, 2011 under CANR News

Just when you thought the new University of Delaware Bookstore couldn’t get any sweeter, it will. Not only is the location optimal for student traffic, the new bookstore — operated by Barnes & Noble — will also be selling pints of UDairy Creamery ice cream in the Blue Hen Café, located right inside the building’s Main Street entrance.

“We are very excited to be selling UDairy ice cream,” said Jennifer Galt, bookstore manager. “It’s a natural partnership and we look forward to hosting many events together.”

UD and Barnes & Noble opened ground for construction of the new UD Bookstore on Aug. 30, 2010. The new bookstore will be located at 83 E. Main St., and is on schedule to open on Aug. 1, with a grand opening event on Sept. 1.

Since 2002, UD has partnered with Barnes & Noble and last year signed a long-term contract extension to continue the collaboration. The UDairy Creamery is just one of many partners involved in the new bookstore, which will also include an Apple Authorized Campus Store and a Starbucks.

“This is a win-win-win opportunity,” said David Brond, vice president for communications and marketing. “The bookstore can promote the products of a local, student-run source, the UDairy Creamery can introduce its premium ice cream to the downtown Newark community, and the UD community can enjoy greater access to the official ice cream of the University of Delaware.”

Beginning in fall 2011, UDairy Creamery ice cream will also be available at all of the on-campus markets. The Rodney and Harrington markets will carry pints, while the new Provisions on Demand (POD) will have scoops, milkshakes and pints available.

The UDairy Creamery, established in 2008, produces premium ice cream made with milk from the cows on the farm at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Founded on science, sustainability and entrepreneurship, the creamery encourages discovery learning, with UD students involved in every aspect of making and selling ice cream “from the cow to the cone.”

This summer, the UDairy Creamery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit the UDairy Creamery website. And, don’t forget to “like” UDairy Creamery on Facebook for information on upcoming events and special promotions.

Article by Rachael Dubinsky


Ag Day exhibitor, vendor registration closes Friday, March 25

March 24, 2011 under CANR News, Events

Ag Day registration closes Friday, March 25, 2011 and payment is due no later than April 1.  We are excited for this annual event and welcome the chance to include you in our list of exhibitors, vendors, and sponsors.

This year’s even will be held on Saturday, April 30th from 10am-4pm rain or shine.  We had beautiful weather last year and record breaking attendance.  As such, we have made a few changes to Ag Day, making for an even better event experience for our visitors.  This year will be extra exciting as we hold the ribbon cutting for the NEW UDairy Creamery storefront and processing facility!

Registration is ONLY available online this year.  Please visit the Ag Day website to register.

Registration is DUE BY FRIDAY MARCH 25, 2011 AND is subject to approval by the Ag Day Planning Team.  Only organizations/entities with missions relevant to the University of Delaware, agriculture and/or natural resources are accepted.  Once registration is closed, you will receive confirmation of your request.

Completion of an Ag Day 2011 Registration Form constitutes compliance with the guidelines on the registration web page.  We recommend printing a copy for your reference.

Registration is NOT considered complete until payment is received.  Payment for Ag Day registration is due NO LATER THAN APRIL 1, 2011.   Please include the name of your organization with payment so that we can properly track your registration.

Payment (checks made payable to the University of Delaware) can be mailed to:

Ag Day 2011
ATTN: Registration
104 Townsend Hall
531 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19716
ATTENTION FOOD VENDORS! Please be sure to see the special section on the registration information page specifically for you.

If you have any questions or problems with registration, please feel free to contact Katy O’Connell or (302) 831-1355.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Food science program to host College Bowl Competition

March 21, 2011 under CANR News, Events

Since 1985, the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) College Bowl Competition (CBC) has been quizzing student teams across the nation in the areas of food science and technology.

This year, the University of Delaware will be hosting the 2011 Central Atlantic Area CBC meeting, which will be held during the first weekend of April in Townsend Hall, at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Last year, the UD College Bowl team was the Central Atlantic College Bowl champion and went on to take second place at the national level.

There are currently eight recognized IFTSA areas and 55 recognized student chapters. UD, North Carolina State University, University of Maryland and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University are located within the Central Atlantic Area of IFTSA.

During the area meeting, a group of approximately 75 students and professors will partake in various team building exercises and social activities. On Saturday, students will participate in an “ice breaker” event during which time they will also receive a tour of the UD farm facilities.

In addition, students will get the chance to hear a lecture by UD alumna Jennifer McEntire, who currently works for the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). McEntire will talk to students about what it is like to work in the food industry and how students should prepare themselves for the job seeking process.

For some students, this will be their first contact with industry and a way to get firsthand learning opportunity about how food science and technology are actually used in industry.

The main event of the area meeting, the CBC, will take place on Saturday, April 2, at 1 p.m. in the Townsend Hall Commons.

The winning team from the area meeting will receive a $1,000 travel award in order to compete for the national championship at the IFT Annual Meeting to be held in June in New Orleans.

For more information, contact Hudaa Neeto at [].

To learn more about food science programs at UD, visit the Department of Animal and Food Sciences website.


Russell Dining Hall introduces UDairy as primary ice cream provider

March 11, 2011 under CANR News

The University of Delaware’s Russell Dining Hall hosted a kick off program on Monday, March 7, to celebrate the naming of UDairy Creamery as its primary provider of ice cream.

Robin Moore, director of operations for UD Dining Services, said the announcement was another feature of the “Elevate the Plate” program initiated in fall 2010 and designed to raise the residential dining experience to new heights.

To view photos of the UDairy kick off event at Russell Dining Hall, see the UD Dining Services Facebook page.

“Our plan from the very beginning was throughout the year to continually enhance the dining features at our facilities, so Russell being the one dining facility that can provide hand-dipped ice cream, we thought it was fitting to utilize the University’s creamery program,” Moore said.

Moore said Dining Services will offer UDairy’s 10 different flavors available, with plans to rotate through those flavors while identifying the students’ favorites.

Given past experience with UDairy products, Moore said that she expects the favorites to be Cookies and Cream, Creamsicle and Mint Chocolate Chip.

“I suspect that those will be the top again but we’ll see in a few weeks,” she said.

As to her own personal favorite flavor, Moore said that she enjoys the Creamsicle and the Peach ice cream.

Moore is also hoping for a flavor to be made specifically for the Russell Dining Hall to be served in the fall.

Toppings available include butterscotch, hot fudge, chocolate and rainbow jimmies, Oreo cookie crumbles, and on occasion walnuts and cherries.

They also feature sugar cones for both soft serve and hand dipped ice cream.

Of the decision to make UDairy Creamery the primary ice cream provider, Moore answered simply that they made the decision, “Because we are UD.”

For more information on the UDairy Creamery, see the website or the Facebook page.

Article by Adam Thomas

The article can also be viewed online on UDaily by clicking here.