March 2009  

Quick Links to our Webpage  

Hansen's Retail Stores  

Join our list  
Join our mailing list!

Happy St. Patrick's Day
Special: March 14-17

$.50 off large Shamrock Shakes at the Moo Roo in Waterloo.

Buy a soft-serve cone and get one free at Hansen's Outlet in Cedar Falls.

We Need Your Input
Chocolate Milk & Buttermilk

We would like customer input about chocolate milk and buttermilk. You can respond by email at, at the Moo Roo, or at the Outlet.

Would you buy chocolate milk? Do we put in 1/2 gal or gallons? Do we do Whole, 1%, or Skim? How often would you purchase and how much would you use.

Would you buy buttermilk? How much would you purchase and what quantity? We're thinking quarts and 1/2 gallons?

Thanks for your time and suggestions.

Store Hours

Both Moo Roo and the Outlet are open at 8:00 AM. It's a great time to stop in and pick up your milk and other products we have available. No waiting in long lines.

New Product
IOWA Natural Soy Oil

Proudly grown by Iowa family farmers who deliver the highest quality to your dinner table.
* Naturally trans-fat free and cholesterol free with half the saturated fat of other soy oils.
* Naturally expeller pressed and preserved with no artificial additives or chemicals.
* Naturally light flavor brings out the true taste of food.
* Naturally the best choice for salads and cooking.

The Story
Iowa Natural Soy Oil is derived from a non-genetically modified soybean developed by Iowa State University and produced by Innovative Growers, LLC, a farmer-owned company.
Our Low Sat soy oil contains 50% less saturated fat than regular soybean oil, but still contains a high level of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats--the good fats essential for heart health. Low saturated soy oil also has zero trans fat, the fat known to raise LDL (bad) cholesterol and contribute to heart disease.
Our oil is expeller-pressed, without the harmful chemicals or high heat which produce carcinogens found in other oils. This process cost more... we think you and your family are worth it.
Taken from the information collar on each bottle. For more information visit

Cow of the Month
Fre and Flo

A set of twins made it on the list of Cow of the Month for March. Fre and Flo are 4 and a half years old are the only set of twins milking in the barn right now. They've each had two bulls and one heifer in their lactations. The twins are almost identical in looks and production. Fre is milking 115 pounds a day with 50,500 pounds in her lifetime and 1,600 pounds of butterfat. Flo milks 120 pounds a day and has recorded 49,000 pounds in her lifetime with 1,650 pounds of butterfat. These twins are both very nice to work with and are trouble-free cows to have in the barn.

Sampling Day
March 14th from 10-5

Hansen's Dairy Outlet - Cedar Falls and Hansen's Moo Roo - Waterloo
Stop in and sample our many pork products from Delaware Co. Meats. We'll have ham, bacon, pulled BBQ pork, sirloin roast, brats, etc.
Our new Soy Oil will also be available for sampling on March 14.
Try some of our new cheeses, including grass-fed Gouda and Aged Gouda

Butter Measurement

We were informed we had an error in our Butter information last month.
2 cups of butter = 32 TBSP, not 21.
Sorry about the mistake.

Flavoring Butter

From Midwest Dairy Association
Here are some ways to flavor REAL dairy butter:
Soften 1/2 cup of Real Dairy Butter and blend with:
Cheese Butter: 2 TBSP grated cheese - Blue, Parmesan, Romano, Cheddar, Swiss, Edam, or Gouda
Savory Butter: 1/4 to 1/2 tsp herbs or seasoning - Chive, onion, garlic, parsley, sage, oregano, basil
Tropical Butter: 2 TBSP grated citrus rind or juice - Lemon, orange, or grapefruit
Sweet Butter: 2 TBSP preserves or sweetener - Honey, cranberry relish, apricot or mango chutney, maple syrup, or preserves (raspberry, strawberry, or peach)
Spice Butter: 1/4 tsp spice - Cinnamon, nutmeg, curry, paprika, cajun spice, pepper, or 5 spice powder

Comments from Customers
Kudos to You!

I am envious that I, in Indiana, have not found a place like yours. I am from your area, went to UNI and so I try to keep a little "up" on the area. My mom said she tries to get your milk at Fareway when she has a chance. I have considered driving an hour to go to Whole Foods in Indianapolis to find milk like yours, but here it cost 2-4X as much for something of the sort. My dad hasn't forgotten when I bought whole organic milk for my little girl to drink while at their house. He thought it was about as close to their own dairy milk (raw) as it could come (from when they still milked). I am so proud of families like yours that are bringing back quality milk. I buy half organic milk- although 2x as much, but it ultrapasturized- bummer. I would love to get flash pasteurized, non-homogenized milk!

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

Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy