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Union Street Market Closed for the 4th of July Holiday

Union Street Market will be closed Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th due to the 4th of July holiday. Enjoy a safe and relaxing time with great food, family and friends!

Chuck & Augie’s Summer Hours of Operation

 

  • May 8th – June 23rd, Open Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • Closed June 26th – July 31st
  • Re-opens Tuesday, August 1st: 11:00am – 2:00pm (Open Monday – Friday)
  • Normal hours of operation begin Monday, August 28th (11:00am – 8:00pm)

Our Farm Fresh Market Open On Thursdays Through September

Dining Services own Farm Fresh Market will be open each Thursday* from 11:30am – 1:30pm through September 28th on Fairfield Way in front of the library. Mark your calendars and plan on stopping buy to purchase the freshest produce and other products from our student-run Spring Valley Farm and other local farmers and businesses. Cash and credit accepted.front of the library. (In case of rain, the market will be located inside the Student Union in the Food Court area.) *Note: Closed Thursday, July 6th and Thursday, August 24th.

Farm Fresh Market

Food Truck Out of Service This Week

We are sorry to announce that our Food For Thought Food Truck will be out of service for a week. The generator has gone down and we have to order some new parts. We will update you upon its return.

 

NACUFS 2017 Loyal E. Horton Dining Award

We entered Putnam into the 2017 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards and won Bronze!

Collegiate food service is a demanding profession worthy of recognition. In college and university culinary arts, the ultimate professional tribute is a NACUFS Loyal E. Horton Dining Award.

Named for a NACUFS founder, past president and highly regarded innovator, the Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards celebrate exemplary menus, presentations, special event planning, and new dining concepts, and provide an avenue for sharing ideas and creative presentations in campus dining services.

Enjoy this award winning dining hall!

NACUFS Gold Medal Award – Best Local Foods Recipe

We have won GOLD!

NACUFS – National Association of College & University Food Services Best Local Foods Recipe Contest.

Bibimbap Steak and Egg Burrito

The Bibimbap Steak and Egg Burrito, was served at our “Food for Thought” Food Truck on campus. We wanted students to experience an item with authentic Korean flavors, but made with local ingredients. Though usually served in a bowl, this hand-held version of Bibimbap is easy to eat while walking across campus. This was a special for a short period and will be available again next fall.

The local ingredients include:

The Beef Shoulder Tender used in our recipe is raised 40 miles from campus at a family owned farm, Four Mile Rive Farm http://fourmileriverfarm.com/. They produce grass fed, antibiotic and hormone free Angus, Hereford and Charolais steer.

Asian Pears: Lyman Orchards, Middlefield, CT, located about 30 miles from campus specializing in producing over seven varieties of pears. http://lymanorchards.com/.

UConn Eggs: UConn Poultry Farm on campus. http://animalscience.uconn.edu/poultry/poultryFarm.php

UConn Honey: Apiaries on campus. http://dining.uconn.edu/apiaries/

Garlic, Spinach, Carrots and Onions: Spring Valley Student Farm, our student run farm on campus. http://springvalleyfarm.blogspot.com/. UConn students who are members of the Eco House Living and Learning Community can opt to live on Spring Valley Student Farm, where they learn about organic farming during their time enrolled at UConn.

Shitake Mushrooms: Chatfield Hollow Farm, Killingworth, CT, located about 35 miles from campus. http://www.chatfieldfarm.com/

 

Dining Units Open During Summer Break & Meal Plan Information

During the summer break there will be several dining units open for meal service:

  • May 8th – July 8th: McMahon; re-opens August 13th
  • July 9th – August 5th: Putnam
  • August 6th – Fall start-up: South

Hours of operation every day will be:

  • Breakfast: 7:00am – 9:30am
  • Lunch: 11:30am – 2:15pm
  • Dinner: 4:15pm – 7:15pm

Note: All units will be closed May 29th (Memorial Day) and July 4th.

Meal Plan Information

Food for Thought Food Truck Offers Lobsta’ Rolls for the Summer

The Food for Thought Food Truck rolls out it’s summer menu on May 15th offering a delicious lobsta’ roll, succulent clam strips, mac & cheese grilled cheese and more. Located on Fairfield Way by the library, the truck will be open Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 3:00pm. To view the summer menu: http://dining.uconn.edu/foodforthought/

 

Freshens 5 Year Anniversary!

Freshens 5 Year Anniversary came with an award! After only 5 years with UConn, our Freshens in the Student Union, has the 2nd highest number of sales of colleges in the U.S. Over 700,000 shakes have been sold in just 5 years! They have also made a large donation in our name to The Fisher House! A charity for US Military Men and Woman. Thank you UConn and Thank you Freshens!

Summer Retail Hours of Operation

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