UDairy Creamery opens doors at special Ag Day ceremony

May 2, 2011 under CANR News

Despite the morning chill, those in attendance at Ag Day 2011 on Saturday, April 30, lined up for a taste of UDairy ice cream and to watch the ceremonial ribbon cutting that officially marked the opening of the UDairy Creamery.

When the sun finally poked through at the end of the day, the UDairy Creamery, housed in a new building adjacent to Townsend Hall, had served approximately 2,500 people.

Robin Morgan, dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), spoke first at the ribbon cutting ceremony, pointing out the many benefits of the creamery. “This is much more than a shop front,” she said. “This creamery represents how to teach and how to do business development and management. It’s about sustainable and environmentally sound agriculture, it’s about food safety and food science and it’s about communications and marketing.”

Morgan introduced Monica Taylor, UD vice president for development and alumni relations, who noted that the creamery is focused on students and on giving them an opportunity to have learning experiences that stretch beyond the boundaries of the classroom.

“It is student managed from the science to the sales, the milk to the marketing,” Taylor said. “For our students who are here, you may not remember all the notes you have taken in class, but I can guarantee for those involved with this ice cream, you’ll leave UD with a deeper knowledge and understanding of both agriculture and business than you could have ever dreamed.”

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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.

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UDairy Creamery offers holiday discount

December 3, 2010 under CANR News

Enjoy a tasty treat this holiday season with UDairy Creamery ice cream at your next event, holiday party or tailgate.

Customers ordering UDairy ice cream in 3-gallon containers will receive 10 percent off their entire order through the end of the semester.

Additionally, the creamery will deliver bulk orders to any on-campus location during normal business hours.

All orders must be placed one week prior to the event.

Flavors available include black raspberry, butter pecan, chocolate marshmallow, cookies and cream, orange Creamsicle, mint chocolate chip, strawberry, vanilla, peach, and coffee.

Visit the UDairy Creamery purchasing website to place an order or email [udcreamery@udel.edu] for more information.

Also, the creamery also has a page on Facebook.

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UDairy Creamery now at UD Basketball Games

November 12, 2010 under CANR News, Events

The UDairy Creamery has announced that it will sell ice cream at all University of Delaware women’s and men’s home basketball games this season. Hoops and Scoops will kick off Friday, Nov. 12, when the Fightin’ Blue Hens take on the University of Maryland Baltimore County at 7 p.m. at the Bob Carpenter Center.

The Delaware women’s basketball team will play 14 games at the Bob Carpenter Center this season. The UD men will have 12 home games this year, including their home opener versus Howard University on Friday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m.

“Fan response at our few appearances during the 2009-2010 season was tremendous,” says Katy O’Connell, communications manager for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. “We are excited to have the Creamery back at the Bob.”

Current ice cream flavors are vanilla, chocolate marshmallow, butter pecan, orange Creamsicle, black raspberry, strawberry, cookies and cream, and mint chocolate chip. The creamery anticipates being able to offer peach and coffee in the near future.

Visit the UDairy Creamery website or Facebook page for details on game day promotions, coupons, and more.

Individual basketball game tickets can be purchased in person at the UD Athletic Ticket Office in the Delaware Field House on Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tickets can also be purchased at the Bob Carpenter Center Ticket Office on Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and at the Trabant University Center Ticket Office on Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Game tickets can be bought by phone at (302) 831-2257, and can also be purchased online through Ticketmaster.

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UDairy Creamery Construction to Start Nov. 1

October 21, 2010 under CANR News

Construction of the UDairy Creamery facility will begin soon. The Creamery will be located between Townsend Hall and the Rust Ice Arena and will serve as both an ice cream processing facility and a storefront for this student-centered enterprise. Site preparation will get underway during the last week in October and actual construction activities will begin on November 1. The anticipated completion date is early spring of 2011.

Please note that during construction the two rows of parking spaces in the Townsend Hall parking lot closest to the Rust Ice Arena will be closed off for use by Nowland Associates, the Creamery building firm.

The UDairy Creamery has been a major CANR initiative for nearly two years. During this time our students, faculty, staff, alumni and many others at UD and in our supporting communities have made major contributions to our efforts to make the Creamery a success. We are very appreciative to all who have helped so far and to those who will support the Creamery in the years to come.

If you would like more information on the Creamery, our Creamery Student Management Team, or even how to order UDairy ice cream, please visit the Creamery website.

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UDairy Creamery Announces Fall Events

September 16, 2010 under CANR News, Events

The UDairy Creamery has a full slate of fall events that will offer ice cream for purchase.  Major events include UD home football games, Coast Day, Newark Community Day, and Taste of Newark.  For more information visit the creamery website at http://ag.udel.edu/creamery.

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Carvel Research and Education Center beats the heat with UDairy Ice Cream

June 30, 2010 under CANR News, Cooperative Extension, Events

Making a three hour trip just to get ice cream may seem a bit over the top, but after hearing and reading great reviews about the delicious ice cream from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ UDairy Creamery, Barbara Stephens didn’t mind the round trip from Georgetown to Newark to share the best of Townsend’s sweet cuisine with her colleagues. Stephens works at the Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center, home of Sussex County Cooperative Extension and satellite agriculture research campus.

And the Carvel staff, many of whom work outside in the research fields, were very happy she did!

Stephens suggested to Carvel Director Dr. Mark Isaacs that an Ice Cream Social might be a nice alternative to their recent practice of getting together each summer for a staff – family picnic. The change to tradition couldn’t have been timed better, considering the persistent heat wave.

“Barbara’s idea of an ice cream social was excellent!” said Isaacs. “It gave our staff an opportunity to sample the delicious UD ice cream from our college, and provided a much welcomed treat from the heat and humidity.”

All three flavors featured at the ice cream social – chocolate marshmallow, strawberry, and traditional vanilla, were a big hit. Several people tried a three scoop sampler – most took advantage of the wide variety of toppings – but some enjoyed their ice cream in its pure, delicious state.

The creamy, cool delights, made from UD’s 100 Holstein cows, were a welcome respite to those who have been working outside in temperatures nearing 100 degrees in the past week. Thursday, June 24, the day of the social, was the hottest day of the week.

UD alumna Corryn Barnes, currently a science teacher in Harrington, is working her second summer with Extension IPM Specialist Joanne Whalen. Barnes enjoyed the break in her outside duties and for the opportunity to relax.

“This was the perfect day for a nice summer treat,” Barnes said. “It’s very nice to get together with the different departments and meet people you normally don’t get to meet. Are they going to have it again?”

That seemed to be the question on everyone’s mind. The general consensus among the 60 or so in attendance was the hope that the ice cream social would be repeated often during the summer. Some even suggested once a week would be ideal.

“I’ll take that into serious consideration,” Isaacs said, with a wink.

For photos of the ice cream social visit the REC’s Flickr page by clicking here.

Article by Michele Walfred

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Feb. 14: UDairy Ice Cream to be sold at Women’s Basketball Pink Zone Game

February 12, 2010 under CANR News

Looking for a sweet way to enjoy Valentine’s Day?

UDairy ice cream will be available at the Bob Carpenter Center at the highly-anticipated Pink Zone game for the University of Delaware women’s basketball team on Sunday, Feb. 14. Enjoy a scoop and watch some hoops when the Fightin’ Blue Hens take on Georgia State University at noon.

In celebration of the Pink Zone game, the UDairy Creamery will feature two special flavors. Proceeds from “Pink Ribbon Strawberry” will be donated to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Cancer Fund and proceeds from the sale of all Coach’s Cookies and Cream (Coach Martin’s favorite flavor) will be donated to the University of Delaware Athletic Fund.

Fans are encouraged to wear pink as part of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Pink Zone national campaign to support breast cancer awareness.

For ticket information call (302) UD1-HENS or visit www.bluehens.com

UDairy Ice Cream is made with milk from the cows at the University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. To learn more about the UDairy Creamery, visit www.ag.udel.edu/creamery.

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UDairy Ice Cream to be sold at Women’s Basketball Home Opener on Dec. 11

December 8, 2009 under CANR News

For the first time, UDairy ice cream will be available at the Bob Carpenter Center at the highly-anticipated home opener for the University of Delaware women’s basketball team on Friday, Dec. 11.

Enjoy a scoop to watch some hoops when the Fightin’ Blue Hens take on Navy at 7 p.m.

Read the full story on UDaily.

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