UD’s popular Farmers Market to be held Thursdays at Mentors’ Circle

June 13, 2012 under Events

The University of Delaware’s popular Farmers Market returns for its third season at Mentors’ Circle, with market days scheduled Thursdays from June 14 through Sept. 13.

The market will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sponsored by UD Dining Services, this year’s Farmers Market will feature baked goods and fresh produce from 21 local farms, including Butler, Millbridge, Country Fresh, Six L’s, Heath Farms and Vessey Orchards.

Along with fresh fruits and vegetables, the Farmers Market will offer a Chef’s Table and sampling of freshly made salads, salsas and various other dishes that can easily be prepared at home with the items available at the market. The Chef’s Table will run from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

To top it all off, UDairy Creamery will be joining the Farmers Market each week with a variety of ice cream flavors for sale.

Accepted forms of payment are points, flex and cash.

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UDairy Creamery announces holiday promotions, hours

December 8, 2011 under CANR News

Community members are invited to enjoy the holiday season with some sweet treats from the University of Delaware’s UDairy Creamery.

The creamery, located adjacent to Townsend Hall, has announced the following limited-time, winter holiday flavors:

  • Peppermint bark, a white chocolate ice cream with crushed candy canes and chocolate chunks.
  • Eggnog ice cream.
  • Gingerbread, featuring gingerbread ice cream with crushed gingersnap cookies.
  • Peppermint hot chocolate, featuring peppermint chocolate ice cream with Andes mints.

These and other year-round flavors are available in pints, half-gallons and 2.5-gallon bulk containers. Perfect for parties, the 2.5-gallon containers serve approximately 75-80 single scoops.

The creamery is currently offering 10 percent off of holiday ice cream preorders of $50 or more.  Visit the UDairy Creamery website for the holiday pre-order form. Thermal bags and dry ice are for sale in case you need to travel with your ice cream.

Need a gift for that Blue Hen on your list?  The UDairy Creamery has gift certificates available in $5 increments, in addition to creamery merchandise such as T-shirts, thermal mugs, hats, plush cows and thermal totes.

The creamery will be closed from 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Jan. 2, and will re-open at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 3.

UDairy Creamery products will be available at every UD men’s and women’s home basketball game, even when the storefront is closed.

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All Nighter wins UDairy Creamery contest

November 14, 2011 under CANR News

The votes are in, and All Nighter has been chosen as the winning ice cream flavor in the UDairy Creamery’s Blue Hen Signature Flavor Contest.

All Nighter — a coffee ice cream with cookie dough chunks, crushed chocolate sandwich cookies and a fudge swirl — was submitted by Kate Maloney, a senior biology major from Middletown, N.J. The winner was announced at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Homecoming tailgate Saturday, Nov. 12, and during the Homecoming football game at Delaware Stadium.

According to Maloney’s entry, “Every college student has to pull an all nighter at some point in their college career. It can be sweeter with this delectable ice cream flavor, designed to give you the sugar rush you need to survive a 24-hour cram session.”

“During the voting it was obvious that this ice cream flavor was a hit with students,” said Melinda Litvinas, creamery manager. “We wanted to get people excited about the Creamery, since this was our first fall being open. With 300-plus entries submitted for flavor ideas and over 3000 votes submitted to select the winning flavor, we’re thrilled with the response of the UD community.”

Besides the obvious pride of having her ice cream flavor sold at the UDairy Creamery and other locations where UDairy Creamery ice cream is sold, Maloney receives a free UDairy Creamery ice cream cone per week for one year, a $100 UD Barnes and Noble Bookstore gift certificate and a Creamery gift basket.

Runner-up in the contest was Susan Tkachick, a research accountant in UD’s Research Office, for submitting Blue Hen Tracks — a vanilla ice cream with blue-shelled chocolate candy and a peanut butter swirl. Her entry stated, “The Blue Hen name association and color-combo is obvious. The ice cream mixture is simple and uncomplicated, which would stand the test of time. Anything too fancy or too complicated with lots of ingredients is trendy, but not always appealing to the largest group of consumers. I can already taste it — yum!”

Tkachick received a $50 gift card to the UD Bookstore and a Creamery gift basket.

In addition, the Creamery selected a random participant from the entries and voting to receive a Creamery gift basket. Winner is Kevin Archibald, a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The other finalists in the contest were

• Blue Hen Cackle Crackle, submitted by Holly Spier, a senior in business and economics;

• Chicken Feed, submitted by Laura Mascari, a senior in business and economics;

• First State Cobbler, submitted by Anette Karlsson, chairperson and professor of mechanical engineering;

• Freshman 15, submitted by Leigh Ann Tona, a senior in business and economics;

• Robin’s Egg, submitted by Mark Barteau, senior vice provost for research and strategic initiatives; and

• UDe Leche, submitted by Michelle Pusey, a graduate student in arts and sciences.

For UDairy Creamery hours, location, and menu items please visit the Creamery website. Follow the Creamery on Facebook and Twitter for special promotions, events and announcements.

Article by Katy O’Connell

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Fresh milk

July 20, 2011 under CANR News

For the first time, milk produced by the dairy herd on the University of Delaware campus is being distributed on campus.

The distribution comes thanks to a partnership between the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) and Hy-Point Dairy of Wilmington, Del., which is the sole distributor of UD-produced milk.

Since June, all of the milk produced by the University’s 100-head dairy herd has been sent to Hy-Point and, for the first time, the milk produced on campus has been distributed back to the University community.

Hy-Point Dairy is owned by Jay Meany, a 1981 graduate of CANR, and has long been an established partner in UD’s dairy initiatives.  The Meany family includes several UD alumni, including not only Jay Meany but also Jessica Meany, a 2007 CANR graduate, and Dan Meany, a 2009 CANR graduate.

“We all take pride in our connection with UD, both as alumni and business partners,” said Dan Meany, who was also a member of the original business plan team for the UDairy Creamery in 2008. “Hy-Point continues to be dedicated to the development, establishment and overall progress of dairy initiatives at the University.”

From assisting with the initial business plan to providing countless hours of support and advice on planning and implementation efforts, the Meany family and others at Hy-Point have been instrumental in the overall success of the UDairy Creamery.

The milk distributed by Hy-Point will be sold in all of the on-campus markets and provided in the dining halls. And it will continue to be used for UDairy ice cream.

“We are fully-committed to local purchasing when possible and this new agreement with UD and Hy-Point will bring important sustainable efforts full-circle,” said Robin Moore, director of operations for dining services.

The UD dairy, located on the 350-acre CANR complex in Newark, not only provides milk for the University but also serves as a living laboratory for undergraduate and graduate students.

“Our college is very happy to enter into this partnership with Hy-Point, a local business that has been extremely supportive to us, especially in our efforts to start the UDairy Creamery,” said Tom Sims, deputy dean of CANR and the T.A. Baker Professor of Soil and Environmental Chemistry. “Our new cooperation with Hy-Point will allow students, faculty and staff at UD to enjoy locally-produced milk from our dairy every day. This is consistent with our college’s efforts to not only teach but demonstrate the principles of agricultural sustainability to our students.”

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To learn more about CANR’s dairy research program, visit the website.

Learn more about the UDairy Creamery at this website.

Article by Rachael Dubinsky

Photo by Danielle Quigley


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.


April 24: Ag Day to celebrate 35 years with ground breaking of the UDairy Creamery, music, festivities

April 19, 2010 under CANR News, Cooperative Extension, Events

The 35th annual Ag Day, sponsored by the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 24.

Every year, Ag Day draws more than 3,000 guests who come to experience the wonders of agriculture and the natural world.

This year, those who attend will be able to see the college break ground on its new ice cream store front and processing facility, the UDairy Creamery, at 11:45 a.m.

Ag Day will be held, rain or shine, on the grounds of Townsend Hall at 531 South College Avenue on UD’s main campus in Newark. The event is organized by staff and students with the support of more than 80 organizations.
The money raised at Ag Day benefits student and community organizations.

Following the Ag Day tradition, there will be a variety of educational workshops and live entertainment at this year’s event.

On the entertainment stage will be acts including:
• The Deltones, one of the premier a capella groups at UD;
• Five Points, a student band with a unique blend of rock music;
• Dodging Cupid, a classic rock and roll band from the Delaware Valley featuring Thomas Ilvento, chairperson of the Department of Food and Resource Economics;
• Tater Patch, lively folk music featuring Judith Hough-Goldstein, professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology; and
• The Common Room, a student band with reggae, rock, and acoustic styles.

In the education presentation area, guests will be able to:
• See live animals from the Brandywine Zoo;
• See innovative vegetable gardening with representatives of the Tyler Arboretum;
• Learn about money management with Patricia Barber, associate professor in the Department of Food and Resource Economics;
• Hear and sing along with Zach Ladin and his nature songs;
• Participate in a wool workshop wool workshop with Lesa Griffiths, associate provost and professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences; and
• Learn how to keep those pesky pests out of your garden in an eco-friendly way with UD’s Cooperative Extension.

Additionally, annual attractions include 3 tents of educational exhibits, pony rides, a petting zoo, YoUDee, face painting and UDairy Ice Cream.

Those with an interest in gardening will want to visit the 18th annual UD Botanic Gardens Plant Sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., located in the Fischer Greenhouse behind Townsend Hall. The sale offers a variety of perennial flowers, shrubs and trees that are sure to add flare to any lawn or garden.

Admission and parking for Ag Day are free and open to the public, with minimal charges for food. If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor or for additional information, visit the Ag Day Web site or call (302) 831-2508.


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.


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.

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