Free scoops of home-grown, local ice cream were offered this afternoon at the grand opening celebration of the UDairy Creamery on Market Street in Wilmington. The excitement was palpable as multiple lines formed inside the new retail establishment, at the Moo Mobile ice cream truck, and at an additional scooper station outside.
Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki said the UDairy Creamery is a great addition to Market Street because lots of Delawareans identify with the University and people thirst for something special. “This may not seem like a big deal, but it is, because if you get a national brand, you’re like everyone else, and there’s nothing special about it. But this is a great local business run by our own Blue Hen students.”
Mary Beth Daly and her colleagues who work around the corner from the new shop had the Market Street opening on their calendar for weeks and were excited to collectively try many of the flavors offered today. “It’s amazing. I think we will come here a lot this summer!”
Sheston Thomson also dropped by the ice cream give away. “It’s fantastic! I hope this keeps spreading all over Delaware. I love the variety of flavors.”
This is the third location for UDairy Creamery, with their main store located near UD’s athletic complex and a second at Go Baby Go Cafe located in the STAR Campus Atrium. Agriculture students at the University of Delaware maintain a farm with the cows that produce the milk that’s turned into the cream thats used to make 36 flavors of ice cream.