July 2013
Ice Cream Month

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Moo Roo 
3015 Kimball Ave. 
Waterloo, IA  
(319) 234-3309


Hansen's Dairy Outlet 
127 E. 18th St. 
Cedar Falls, IA 
(319) 266-3044

Hansen's Tour Center
8461 Lincoln Rd.
Hudson, IA 50643
(319) 939-2187 

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The Real Deal  
We have two coupons this month. The first is good for  20% off any meat through July 7, great for your holiday grilling and campouts.

The second is good for the month of July. Buy two half-gallons of ice cream, get a gallon of white milk for just $2.50!

 Click here to view coupons

Holiday hours  
Both Moo Roo in Waterloo and the Outlet in Cedar Falls will be closing at 8 p.m. July 4.

Customer of
the Month

Our July Customer of the Month is Holly Newman of Waterloo, Iowa.


Favorite Hansen's products:
"We love your ice cream, and also the homemade breads! The milk is great, too!"

Why do you shop at Hansen's?
"FRESH! Fast, easy, right in the neighborhood."

Customers of the Month get a $5 gift certificate and a vehicle decal for being featured in our newsletter.

Read our blog!  
Have you read our blog? We publish stories about the cows, our products, family life on the farm and health issues. Here's one of our favorites from June:


Sustainability at Hansen's Dairy
Dairy farmers work diligently to uphold their legacy as good environmental stewards, and the Hansens are no different. Taking care of the land makes healthy cows, and healthy cows produce high quality milk. Most importantly, sustainability makes the world healthier for future generations. Here at Hansen's Dairy, we implement many sustainability practices to help keep the planet healthy.


Cash Cow
Congrats to two $100 winners this month: Heather Hruby of Waterloo and the Bill & Tonja Ludwig family of Waterloo! In July, we will mark 4 jugs with $100 (look inside the jug at your label when it's empty). Since we mark them at the beginning of the month, your best chance to find a large prize is in the next few days!


Remember, there are still 10 jugs EVERY WEEK marked with a $5.00 prize. View details here on our website. 


Recent $5 winners include: Michele Michael of Walker; Brooke Criswell of Waterloo; and Lauren Thomsen of Iowa City.  

Farmers' markets
Remember to visit your local farmers' markets this summer! For more information, check out the Buy Fresh Buy Local food guide.

New local products in our stores 

We are always on the lookout for new local products to share with you through our retail stores. This month, we are very excited to bring you products from three new vendors. If you have suggestions or comments, please let us know! 


First up, we have produce from A Family Market Place in Waterloo. Chad Thomas is a local farmer who grows a wide variety of produce at his farm on East Shaulis Road near the Isle Casino Hotel. Our selection will depend on what's in season, but we currently have tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, kohlrabi, table onions, and summer squash. 


Next up, baked goods from Vicky Dunn of C'est La V Bakery. We are featuring her products at Moo Roo in Waterloo. We'd love to hear from you about what you enjoy and what you would like to see more of. Vicky's bread and croissants are amazing, not to mention her pizza dough...pretty much anything that comes out of her kitchen!


And, last but not least, we have new local maple syrup in the stores for you. Dan Potter, of Great River Maple in Garnavillo, makes maple syrup on his family's century farm. We are carrying his syrup - both Grade A and Grade B. Never heard of Grade B? It's much harder to find, but soooo delicious. A bit darker than Grade A, with a deeper maple flavor. We are big fans of Great River Maple!   



Hansen products served at Isle    

FarmersPickBuffet Did you know our products are served at the Isle Casino Hotel in Waterloo? The restaurant there known as The Buffet is making the transformation to Farmer's Pick Buffet and offering more on the menu from local growers. Read more....

Cow of the Month
Notice Disa's black right front leg as she licks her newborn bull calf. 


The July Cow of the Month is Disa, named after the wife of our Outlet store manager, Eric Cornish.


Disa is a fine-looking cow. She just had a bull calf on May 8, so she hasn't been milking long, but she is averaging 80 pounds per day (10 gallons).


She has a unique characteristic in that her right front leg is all black (most Holsteins have white legs), so she is easy to spot in the milking parlor.  


Disa the cow is a great addition to our herd, and Disa Cornish and her husband are a great addition to our business. Disa helps with our marketing and also makes the yummy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for our ice cream sandwiches. Eric and Disa have done wonderful things for our sales and for our community relations. They have become great friends of ours and it's nice to have them as part of the Hansen Dairy team.  


Hansen's dairy products
available in Cedar Rapids  

NewBoMarket Cedar Rapids-area customers: Check us out at the NewBo City Market or Cedar Rapids Outdoor Farmers' Market this summer! We are selling milk, butter, cream, cheese curds and some ice cream. We will be at the Outdoor Market on these Saturdays: July 6, July 20, Aug. 3, Aug. 17, Sept. 7, and Sept. 21. We will be at Newbo on the opposite Saturdays throughout the summer. If you've been making the trip to Waterloo for our products, check us out on Saturdays in your hometown instead!    


Hudson Days     

ice cream cookie We've got our milkmaid costumes ready for Hudson Days' "Down on the Farm" theme! Come see us at the Hudson City Park on July 20 after the parade. We'll be selling ice cream and ice cream sandwiches.

Cooking with Hansen's
These mini strawberry cheesecakes are a refreshing sweet treat - perfect for those last Bagge strawberries of the season! You can buy the cream cheese at our stores, too.


filledstrawberries Filled Strawberries  

1 quart strawberries
6 oz room-temperature
   cream cheese
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tbsp powdered sugar
Toasted almonds (optional)

Trim stems off strawberries, then use a melon baller to scoop out tops. Trim small amount from bottom so strawberry will stand up.

Whip cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar on medium speed until slightly fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Fill pastry bag fitted with 1/2" star tip with cream cheese mixture; pipe into berries until it brims over tops. Top with toasted almonds.  

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart


Silos & Smokestacks bus grants

Silos-logo Silos & Smokestacks will be hosting a FREE General Grant Information Session on July 8. The session will detail the General and Bus Grant Programs available through SSNHA to aid in preserving and telling America's agricultural stories. This is great for teachers looking to fund field trips. Potential applicants will also learn the purpose and requirements of each program, along with how to make a successful proposal. Contact Candy Streed, Program & Partnership Director, at 319-234-4567.


Location: Silos & Smokestacks office, 604 Lafayette, Conference Room 2nd Floor, downtown Waterloo, IA


Date: July 8, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.


Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy / 8617 Lincoln Rd / Hudson, Iowa 50643
Tours: (319) 939-2187 / Creamery: (319) 988-9828