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June is Dairy Month
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Dairy month originated in 1937, an annual tradition to celebrate the dairy industry and its many contributions to our society. It was given a theme "Keep Youthful - Drink Milk" in 1937.
"June Dairy Month" became the official title in 1939, initially funded by a one cent per pound butterfat assessment in June. " The cooperation between the farmers and other community members are really the basis of what June Dairy Month is all about: celebrating and using a wonderful product."

~Taken from the Midwest Dairy Association website: Check it out at midwestdairy.com for additional history facts, recipes, nutrition information, games, etc.

Father's Day
June 21st

Show your father how special he is and treat him to a trip to the Moo Roo or Hansen's Outlet for an ice cream treat. Our special for Father's Day weekend will be any Sundae for $1.75 at the Moo Roo, or $1.00 for a bull-size cone at the Hansen's Outlet.

Store Hours

We are on Summer Hours at both the Moo Roo and the Outlet. Both places open at 8:00 AM and close at 10:00 PM Monday through Saturday. Sunday hours are Noon until 10:00 PM for your convenience to pick up your dairy products for home and/or treat yourself to some ice cream. The Moo Roo is great place to meet your friends and neighbors.

Grilling Season
Stock up now!

Grilling season is upon us. Don't forget we have three varieties of brats, brat patties, ground pork patties, Iowa Chops, ham steaks, and franks from Delaware Co. Meats. We also have Hansen's ground beef patties and bacon burgers.

Cow of the Month

June's Cow of the Month is Diaz. At 4 years old, she's had 3 calves, all heifers. She is pregnant again and is due Feb. 4, 2010. Diaz was named after actress Cameron Diaz. She may not be as famous as Cameron, but Cow of the Month is a good start! Diaz, who has milked 68,200 pounds in her lifetime, was the highest producer on test day this month at 128 pounds. Diaz is very friendly and minds her own business. If you would visit her in the barn, she would probably be eating. She likes to eat -- well over 50 pounds of feed a day and over 40 gallons of water -- but milks off everything she eats. Way to go, Diaz!

Fresh Strawberries
Coming Soon!

Bagge's Strawberries from Independence hope to have their strawberries ready by June 12th. They will be available the Moo Roo and the Outlet. Be sure to watch for the announcement.

The garden greens from Steve & Jean Moseley's Rosehill Farms, Hudson, were well received. They will be bringing in cucumbers as they are available. They are raised in a greenhouse, European style, have a thin skin and a mild taste. Look for other produce such as cherry and grape tomatoes, as it becomes available in both stores.

It's Show Time
Kiss Me Kate

Brent Hansen will be performing with the Cedar Falls Theatre group in the musical, Kiss Me Kate. Performances are scheduled for June 12, 13, and 14, June 19, 20, and 21. Show times are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon. (Evening performances on Friday & Saturday at 7:30 PM, and Sunday at 2:00 PM.) Brent delivers the Hansen's products to the stores, day cares, retirement homes, restaurants, and coffee shops in the Cedar Valley.

Employee Profile
Betsy Meany

We would like to say thanks to one of our original employees from the summer of 2006 at the Moo Roo. Betsy Meany is no longer working at the Moo Roo as she recently graduated from West High School where she was a swimmer (4 yrs), a tennis player (3 yrs), and a basketball player (2 yrs). Beginning the first of June, John Deere will be her place of opportunity as she begins their Early Talent Program. She'll attend UNI in the fall majoring in accounting. Our thanks and appreciation for being a part our team, being an assistant manager, and serving our customers with a smile and courtesy. When not working, Betsy enjoys hanging out with her friends and playing tennis.

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 info@hansendairy.com

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