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Howling Cow Makes Its First Foray off Campus

Now, Triangle residents can find one of NC State's most delectable discoveries in their grocery stores.

Gary Cartwright and Carl Hollifield holding Howling Cow ice cream pints.
Gary Cartwright and Carl Hollifield display their Howling Cow ice cream in the lab. The cool treat is now available in more stores across the state.

In January, Howling Cow ice cream became available at Harris Teeter stores in Raleigh, Wake Forest and Cary. The deal marks the first time a non-NC State retailer can sell the sweet treat. Previously, the only off-campus source for Howling Cow was the North Carolina State Fair, where students from the Food Science Club sell it annually.

The agreement with Harris Teeter will generate funds to support scholarships and dairy and agriculture initiatives.

“Harris Teeter continues to be an excellent partner and supporter of our agricultural education programs. This unique partnership will make it convenient for people to enjoy Howling Cow without coming to campus or waiting in line at the State Fair,” said Gary Cartwright, NC State’s Dairy Enterprise System director.

In all, six Howling Cow flavors — Campfire Delight™, Cookie Dough2™, Chocolate Chip Mint, Cookies & Cream, Butter Almond and Cherry Brick Road™ — are available in 16 Wake County grocery stores.

For more than 70 years, students and faculty have made ice cream with milk from cows at the NC State Dairy Farm off Lake Wheeler Road in Raleigh. Howling Cow milk is available at stores on campus, as well as egg nog during the holiday season.

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