Over 400 members of the University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources community gathered on the Newark farm from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, September 7 to take part in the college’s second annual Fall Fest activities.
The event, open to faculty, staff and students in the college, serves as both a celebration of the bounty of the garden and farm, as well as a welcome event for freshman in the college.
CANR Dean Mark Rieger said of the event, “the Fall Fest is our way of welcoming new students to the college and welcoming back our upperclassmen. It builds community and a sense of belonging, and it helps new students to find friends and possibilities for extracurricular activities. I was thrilled with the turnout and student response this year.”
In addition, the event serves as the annual fundraiser for the Sigma Alpha Professional Sorority and CANR student groups are on hand to recruit new members and inform the CANR community about all that they have to offer.
The produced served at the event was provided by the UD Fresh to You Garden and the meat options were from UD raised angus cows. The UDairy Creamery was also on hand to serve their tasty ice cream. The ice cream base comes from the milk the dairy cows produce on UD’s Newark Farm.
View the event photo gallery below.
Photo Credit: Wenbo Fan