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Happy Thanksgiving!
So much to celebrate . . .

With Thanksgiving and the holidays right around the corner, we wanted to take a moment and thank all of our customers for your on-going support of our business. We value each and every one of you. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Be sure to stop by the Moo Roo or the Outlet and check out our wide variety of products to help make your Thanksgiving meal delicious! We offer fresh butter, cream, milk, scrumptious cheeses, ice cream, cakes, and fresh curds! In addition, we carry a wide variety of meat products, fresh baked goods, and eggs. Check out the locally made candles and soaps too.

Product Spotlights
Candles, Soap, Baked Goods, Honey

Hansen's Udder Elegance (handmade soap)
Udder Elegance is locally made with Hansen's Farm Fresh Milk. It will sooth your skin during harsh winter months or all year long. This boxed soap is ready for gift-giving and comes in a variety of classic and holiday fragrances. Unscented soaps are available by request. At $6.00 or less, these soaps make a great personal gift for office exchanges, Secret Santas or school teachers.

Sinjin & Sage (Soy Candles)
Support Iowa farmers and celebrate the season naturally with eco-friendly soy wax candles. These candles are locally made and hand poured. They are also a renewable resource. Because they are water soluble, clean-up is easy. The candles are clean burning with paper and cotton wicks. Check out the variety of fragrances, including holiday classics. Unscented candles are available by request. Create a perfect holiday ambience for your friends and family!

Fresh pies, dinner rolls, breads, etc., can be ordered from Ruth Beck at 319-988-3729. Thanksgiving delivery will be before 1:00 PM on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at the Moo Roo on Kimball & Ridgeway. Regular deliveries are Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Fresh, local honey produced by Tim Laughlin's bees is available at the Moo Roo in Waterloo and our Outlet Store in Cedar Falls. Tim's bees have worked hard all year to give you enough honey to keep you through the winter! Pure honey is sold in 12 oz. and 1 lb. bottles. 1 lb. tubs of Creamed Honey are available in Plain, Apricot, Cinnamon and Black Walnut flavors! There is also a limited supply of Chunk Honey available at the Moo Roo, which contains chunks of the natural hive the honey was taken from for a tasty treat!

Hansen's Ground Beef
More Information

Our ground beef comes from our cows, which are fed a roughage based or grass diet. However, they do not graze. Cows are dry-lot fed and live outdoors when the weather permits. We use no artificial growth hormones in our cows. The ground beef is 96% lean and all cuts of the cow are used in the ground beef, which means the meat is full of flavor. There are no added preservatives or fillers used during processing (Mark's Locker - Rowley, IA).

We sell one pound bulk packages for $3.99. One pound patties (4 per pound) are $4.19 One pound stew meat is $4.29 and requires more cooking as the meat is tougher. 1/2 pound smoked cured beef sells for $3.65. We are also debuting a new product, one pound bacon burgers for $4.19. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Name That Cow
Don't forget to Vote!

Last month, we asked for suggestions to help name the cow located outside the Outlet. More than 275 names were submitted. The most suggested names were Bessie, Spot, Bossy, Henrietta and Mooey. Here are the six finalists for customers to vote on:
1) Hansen's Gretl (submitted by Kathy Matthias)
2) Half Pint (submitted by both Dev Del Core and Robbin Burns)
3) Cream Puff (submitted by Karen Mitchell)
4) Buttercup (submitted by Robbin Burns)
5) Squirt (submitted by Mary Huber)
6) Mollie Moo (submitted by Chris Izer)
Remember to place your vote at the Outlet! Winners will be announced in our December newsletter.

Lillie Mae Chocolates from Marshalltown

We'd like to welcome Lillie Mae Chocolates from Marshalltown, Iowa to our stores. Lillie Mae Candies opened in 1939 on Main Street in Marshalltown. Once the candy and chocolate operations were expanded and remodeled, visitors were able to watch the chocolates being hand-dipped.
Old Fashioned Caramels are made with Hansen's cream and come in original, nutty, chocolate covered, or Tor-Tush (nutty caramel covered with luscious milk chocolate and tipped in white).
We are also selling handmade turtles and hand dipped chocolates and creams. What a great addition to any holiday party or as a gift in itself!
Stop in and see the selection at the Moo Roo.

Comments and Suggestions about Land
From Valued Customers

Are you going to remodel the current house or tear it down? Are you going to move the Outlet there? If so what about selling 'homemade' breads, scones, jams, jellies pies, etc? The Cedar Falls Farmers Market has some vendors whose products are VERY GOOD and popular!! Also adding tables where people could sit and visit like your Moo Roo store would be great!!! Bringing flavoured coffees, tea, and hot chocolate would be wonderful to sit and drink with the 'homemade' goodies and of course your SCRUMPTIOUS ice cream!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We don't have enough places in C.F. to take or meet a friend at.
--From KM

I think you should build another scoop shop, like Moo Roo, but also serve soft serve, on your land on Waterloo Road.
--From A

THANK YOU! We thank the folks at Blueridge Orchard in Denver for bringing fresh, packaged apples to our Outlet in Cedar Falls. They were a big hit and appreciated. There was a good variety of apples, and they were very well displayed. If you have any comments, please let us know. Should be bring them back next year??

Cow of the Month

November's Cow of the Month is Gobble. She has a good name to denote the Thanksgiving turkey season and is a nice cow to work with. In her first year of milking, she produced 23,300 pounds or 46,600 glasses of milk for you to gobble up at your table. As you can see by the photo, Gobble has some of the more unusual markings of the herd. She also has been a rare cow in that both of the calves she's given birth to have been red and white. Gobble wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Health and Wellness Fairs
Sharing information about products and health

Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy was represented at the UNI Wellness Fair on Tuesday, October 28th. Samples of our new soft serve, butter, curds and milk were handed out to those in attendance. Information was also shared on the importance of dairy in our diets.

The Wartburg Student Health and Wellness Fair is scheduled for Thursday, December 4th. Look for us!

We will also be part of the BIG Community Health and Wellness Fair at the W in Waverly on Saturday, April 18, 2009. Mark your calendars!

Cheese Tasting
Saturday, November 22nd

We will be having a Cheese Tasting Event this month! Be sure to stop by the Moo Roo or the Outlet stores on Saturday, November 22nd, between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Treat your taste buds to some great cheese!

Holiday Baskets
The perfect gift!

We will have a variety of cheese baskets for sale during the holiday season. The baskets are made by Tricia Hansen and Amy Hansen, using Hansen's products. There will be some pre-made baskets on display for purchase, or they will make one for you! Give a delicious gift this holiday season!

Our goal in creating this newsletter is to keep customers informed of new products, specials, helpful hints, interesting facts, and recipes using our products. If you have any comments, suggestion, ideas, recipes, or general input, email us at

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