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Fresh Produce
At the Moo Roo and Outlet

We've had a fairly good supply of produce available for our customers this summer. Depending on the availability, we hope to have some tomatoes, squash, potatoes, cucumbers, onions, green beans, melons, etc. Keep watching for fresh produce when you stop in to pick up your dairy products or grab some ice cream to enjoy.

Thanks to the following for providing their produce for our tables. We appreciate their hard work.
Rose Hill Farms (Moseley), Hudson
Lorenz Produce, Traer
Ken & Carolyn Adolph, Traer
Bagge's Strawberries, Independence
Joe Bohr, Cedar Falls
Robin Darland, Cedar Falls

UNI Museum Hosting Exhibit: Slow Food to Fast Food
August 7th

The summer UNI Museum is hosting an exhibit, Slow Food to Fast Food: The way Iowans Ate. The exhibit explores our state's changes in food production and eating habits from 1870 - 1970. There will be several free programs and events including an Old-Fashioned Family Picnic on Friday evening, August 7th.

Hansen's will be there serving ice cream as part of the picnic. You are invited to visit the exhibit and be a part of the games and other activities. Hope to see you there!

2nd Annual Taste Iowa! Food Festival
August 29th-Conrad, IA

Shane Tiernan from Grundy National Bank has announced they will be partnering with the Northern Iowa Food and Farm Partnership and the Iowa Department of Agriculture's Farm to School Program to sponsor "Taste Iowa!" on August 29 in Conrad, Iowa.

There will be a food festival with a celebrity chef demonstration, a recipe contest, an All-Iowa BBQ demo/contest as well as entertainment throughout the day. Activities run from 8 AM to 2 PM. Andy Sheets, Manager of Moo Roo, will be on hand selling Hansen's ice cream, butter, and curds throughout the day. Stop down and be a part of the activities.

On Friday, August 28, Conrad high school students and faculty will be served an All-Iowa Meal. Hansen's will be providing milk as well as butter for the sweet corn.

September is Hunger Awareness Month
Northeast Iowa Food Bank

September is Hunger Awareness Month. Both the Outlet and Moo Roo will be having reusable bags available to take purchased products home. Customers are encouraged to bring food items back in these bags to be placed in the boxes at both stores for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. The bags are being provided by the Food Bank. Thanks in advance for helping support their mission.

Price Lab Lunch Program
Using local foods

Hansen's will be providing milk and possibly other dairy products for the Price Lab school lunch program in Cedar Falls this school year as part of a pilot program using as many local foods as possible during food preparation. Ron Stanley, owner of Roots Market will be in charge of the meal program.

We are excited to be a part of this program. We encourage our customers to support our local farmers and the local markets for their fresh foods that are made available to us. This is the healthy way to eat and we need to encourage our young people to learn to use the many varieties of produce they sell.

Thank You!
Paulo Trolano & Marie Stigliani

We'd like to thank Paulo Troiano and Marie Stigliani for their demonstrations on making fresh mozzarella cheese and yogurt, respectively, at the Moo Roo on July 25th.
We had a nice turnout and appreciated the favorable comments to this activity.
If you have something you would like to share, please let us know and we'll give you the space and opportunity to do so. There appears to be a lot of interest in learning to make different foods. Perhaps we have some people who have been using local market foods in recipes that they would like to share.

Sugar River Yogurt
Products will be discontinued

We have been informed that we will not be able to purchase Sugar River Yogurt from our distributor. We are looking for a replacement. Please help with suggestions or comments. Sugar River has been accepted very well with our customers and we're sorry to lose them.

Cow of the Month

August's Cow of the Month is Aguilera. She is 3 years old and has had one heifer calf, Aggie, and one bull calf. She has produced 32,814 pounds of milk in her career --- that's $98,442 at $3 a gallon! Aguilera is quite the special cow. The unique marking on her head makes her stand out in the herd. If you have seen the mural at Moo Roo, Aguilera is the young cow in the forefront of the fall scene. She loves to lick people's legs with her rough tongue and is always looking for a rubdown on the head. During milking time she is very patient and likes to stick her head in the parlor to supervise the people milking. She obviously enjoys the attention! Next time you visit Moo Roo, make sure to see her on the wall.

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 [email protected]

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