Learn more about UMD’s Terp Farm

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Terp Farm, recently launched in the spring of 2014, is UMD’s 100% internally-run sustainable farming operation. Located just 15 miles outside the College Park campus in Upper Marlboro, MD, the farm maintains two acres of land obtained by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Because Terp Farm is sponsored by an educational institution, students play a big role in the hands-on farming experience, but Guy Kilpatric, Lead Agricultural Technician, and Allison Lilly, Sustainability and Wellness Coordinator, lead the project. In fact, Terp Farm is hosting a plant science lab course in which students visit the farm twice a week. Growing peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, squash, kale, collards, and more, Terp Farm cultivates its produce organically, though its methods are not yet certified organic by the USDA.
Terp Farm provides much of the campus with its fresh produce. 251 North, South Campus Dining Hall, and The Diner all feature Terp Farm’s fresh fruits and vegetables in their cooking. In addition to feeding the campus, 5-10% of all produce grown at Terp Farm is donated to members of the community in need. Terp Farm works closely with the Capital Area Food Bank, which helps Washington, DC as well as Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland. They also assist College Park’s own food bank and will soon help University of Maryland’s own food pantry, which is currently in the works.
Here at Good and Green Tidings, we hold values similar to those at Terp Farm. We aim to provide the University of Maryland with fresh, sustainable food options, much in the same way that Terp Farm provides the campus with fresh, sustainable produce. We are very pleased to be working with such a promising project. Look for Terp Farm produce featured on our upcoming menus.

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Menu and Locations this week!

MONDAY            Main Admin

TUESDAY             Art Social

WEDNESDAY     Farmers Market @ Cole Field House

THURSDAY         BioChem & Chemical Nuclear Building

FRIDAY                 Skinner Building, near the mall

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Green Tidings is back to normal hours starting TODAY

UMD’s own Good Tidings Catering is proud to announce and unveil its new and improved Green Tidings mobile food truck to the University of Maryland community. After a brief hiatus, we are back serving the delicious food our College Park campus has come to know and love. Thanks to Student Affairs and Dining Services, we were able to purchase a “like new” food truck. Greg Thompson, Assistant Director of Dining Services Maintenance, myself and countless others worked tirelessly researching food trucks stationed all over the east coast in order to find the right fit. We purchased this truck in June but it wasn’t ready for operation just yet—there were still many things that needed completion in order to transform this truck into a Green Tidings truck. The University of Maryland Motor Transportation Services & DOTS teams put a new wrap around the truck with our logo, installed internal propane tanks, and even built a another side door to better the safety of the vehicle. Although this is a newer truck, Green Tidings purpose remains the same — safety is our top priority and we strive to provide great service and innovative bi-weekly menus, making for an exceptional and sustainable dining experience.  Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook @UMDGREENTIDINGS and be sure to check out our NEW Website (greentidingsmobile.com) as well as our Chef’s Blog .

-Chef Will

MENU AND LOCATIONS THIS WEEK!!!

WE ARE BACK!!!

MONDAY:             MAIN ADMIN / MALL

TUESDAY:             ART SOCIAL (GRAND REOPENING)

WEDNESDAY:       FIRST LOOK FAIR (MALL)

THURSDAY:          FIRST LOOK FAIR (MALL)

FRIDAY:                PARKING DAY (COLE FIELD)

VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.GREENTIDINGSMOBILE,COM

SEE YOU THERE!!

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