Experience Local Agriculture

Live Local at UConn

Contributed by: UConn Extension
Categories: Cheese, Family Oriented, Farm Visits, Farmers Markets, Restaurants & Eateries, Scenic
Region: Mystic Country, River Valley
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Live Local Connecticut is a UConn Extension program encouraging residents to live locally through food and gardening, and ties into our Live Local app. The Live Local UConn Trail highlights a few locations in and around UConn's Storrs campus where you can live locally. The University of Connecticut and the surrounding area offers the opportunity to purchase locally grown food and gardening items in several locations. Come up to campus and visit some our great attractions while supporting local agriculture.

UConn Dairy Bar
3636 Horsebarn Hill Road Extension, Storrs

Stop by the UConn Dairy Bar for some of their award winning ice cream. You can view the production facility from the Dairy Bar, and choose from many available flavors, or take some home with you. Also available at the Dairy Bar are UConn Poultry Farm Fresh Eggs in a variety of sizes, and Cheeses...

UConn Blooms
1395 Storrs Road, Storrs

 UConn Blooms, housed in the Floriculture Building, serves the community with high-quality flowers and plants for most occasions. Customers such as students and their families, faculty and staff, and the university departments, order online, purchase via phone or walk into the store. UConn...

UConn Dining Food Trucks
Fairfield Way, Storrs

"Food for Thought" and the "Ice Cream Truck" have hit the streets of UConn!

UConn Dining - Whitney Unit
1346 Storrs Rd, Storrs

Whitney “Local Routes” offers a sustainable and local menu featuring seasonal food items from a variety of local farmers and food producers including our own UConn Gold honey, UConn eggs, UConn Dairy Bar ice cream and produce from the UConn EcoGarden.

Chuck & Augie's
2110 Hillside Rd, Storrs

Chuck & Augie's is located in the UConn Student Union and participates in Connecticut's Farm-to-Chef celebration. Farm-to-Chef Week was started by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture in 2024 as part of its year-round Farm-to-Chef program. This special week encourages culinary...

UConn Animal Barns
Horsebarn Hill Rd, Storrs

Everyone is welcome to explore the animal barns and learn more about the animals that are used in the Department of Animal Science program. Visitors can see dairy and beef cows, sheep, and horses. The poultry units are closed to the public.

UConn Farm Fresh Market
Farirfield Way, Storrs

UConn offers a Farm Fresh Market in season on Fairfield Way. The market offers fresh local produce from our own Spring Valley Student Fam and other local farms, baked goods from our Not Just Desserts bakery, local honey, and many other local products each week. (Because of construction, the...

Tri-County Greenhouse
290 Middle Turnpike (Route 44) , Mansfield Depot

Their goal is to provide individuals with disabilities paid training and meaningful work ex-perience in a retail horticultural setting. Tri-County Greenhouse is located adjacent to the UConn Depot Campus. Tri-County Greenhouse is open year round and offers products grown on site, unique to the...

One Plate, Two Plates
2110 Hillside Rd, Storss

One Plate, Two Plates also located in the UConn Student Union was created based off the philosophy that their menu would be made from non-processed, real, and locally sourced foods. With the tag line “Fast food served healthy and fresh”, they hope that creating a menu based on preparing...