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March 2011

Butter keeper


Reminder: You can leave butter out on your counter. Just remember to cut the butter in your tub into quarters and only keep one quarter out at a time. Refrigerate the remainder. Unsalted butter should remain frozen until you are ready to use it. No salt means no preservatives!

Using the butter keeper (pictured above), the butter is packed in the top part and water is added to the bottom half (about 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch). The water seals the butter. Serve from the top and avoid digging the butter out. If the butter falls into the water, just repack it. Change the water daily.

St. Patrick's Day Specials

Moo Roo will be serving small Irish shakes for $1.49 on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 17-20. The Outlet will be serving mint soft-serve in cones or dishes.

More chances to win!
cash cow

Congratulations to Barbara Barth of Cedar Falls, who won $100 in our CA$H COW contest in February! In March, 9 jugs will now have $110 written under the label (look inside the jug at your label when it's empty). Remember, there are still 5 jugs each week marked with a $5.00 prize, so keep your eyes open! View details here on our web site.

February's $5 winners were: Adam Molstad, Waterloo; Leonard Gebhardt, Cedar Falls; Sally Oordt, Cedar Falls; Gary Hartwig, Hudson; and Charles Clayton, Waterloo.

Cheeses of the Month
Low fat, low sodium cheeses


March's Cheeses of the Month are Reduced Fat Cheddar; Farmers Cheese; Mild Swiss Wheel; and Aged Swiss Wheel. These cheeses are 25% off for the month of March.

Samples will be available throughout the month, so stop in and give them a try. We also have organic crackers available is several varieties, and boxes will be 50 cents off while supplies last. Give them a try with your favorite cheeses and let us know what you think!

Cow of the Month

This issue's Cow of the Month just calved today (March 1) for the third time. Here Bethany is shown right after the birth with her new baby boy. Bethany is 4 years old and is a real treat to have in the barn. She has a wonderful disposition and great potential to produce a lot of milk.

This youthful-looking cow has a very nice udder, great mobility and a strong front-end. Bethany should be around for a very long time.

Think spring
Calendar of events

Hansens' will be a major sponsor for the Maple Syrup Festival at Hartman Reserve on March 5 and 6. Our milk and butter will be served with pancakes from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

4-H omelet breakfasts make use of Hansen's milk and butter. The following are scheduled:
March 13: Bremer Co. 4-H, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Bremer 4-H Building, Waverly
March 27: Grundy Co. 4-H, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Grundy Center Community Center
March 27: Black Hawk Co. 4-H, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., UAW Hall, Waterloo

On March 19, the Bremer Co. Farm Bureau will have a breakfast and exhibition with 40 booths sharing products and information celebrating National Ag Week. Hansen's will have a table and supply milk and butter. The event is at the Centre (old Walmart building) from 8 a.m. to noon.

Hansen's will be at the Hawkeye Community College Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 30.

Ice cream temperatures

Did you know? Hansen's ice cream is like "homemade," and it will freeze hard. The temperature at Moo Roo freezers are kept at -20 F. Your home freezers are probably about 0-10 degrees. The dip cabinet runs about 14 degrees so the ice cream scoops more easily.

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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