September 2013
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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  
All this month, buy $20 worth of merchandise, get a FREE gallon of white milk!

 Click here to view coupon

Customer of
the Month

Leandro and Kay Avila
Our September Customer of the Month is Kay Avila of Cedar Falls, Iowa. Kay wrote us a very nice letter we'd like to share:


"I stopped in this morning to the outlet in Cedar Falls to buy some cream and cheese curds. I'm very excited about the Grass Run Farms ground beef! If you've carried it before, I missed it, but I'll definitely be buying my ground beef from Hansen's from now on. I hope this is a permanent new offering.

"Also, the cashier told me this has been available for a while now, but I didn't realize I can use my credit card to pay or to load up my Hansen's card. This is so much more convenient for my household - fantastic.

"And since I'm already on a roll about things I love about Hansen's, the local selection of honey, syrup, coffee, and produce is great! Hansen's provides an invaluable service to our community. I'm lucky I only live a few blocks away. Thank you for the great service and products!"

Thanks Kay!

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

Our calendar  
Fall Harvest Festival
Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Gardens, Waterloo
When: Sunday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
What: Selling ice cream

National Cattle Congress Discovery Program 
Electric Park, NCC
When: Thursday-Friday, Sept. 12-13
What: Making butter with second-graders from around the Cedar Valley

August brought out a lot of winners in our CA$H COW contest! Susy Meza won $100, and Tricia Jones of Ackley, Tracy Thompson of Cedar Falls, a customer from Cedar Falls and another customer from Independence each won $5.

In September, we will mark 5 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.

Photo Contest
Silos & Smokestacks' Bus Grant Program has expanded to include a broader array of agricultural experiences for Northeast Iowa students. In addition to helping cover the transportation costs of field trips to Silos-logomore than 100 SSNHA Partner Sites, the program is now open to a wider range of farm sites located within the 37-county Heritage Area. Educators may find a complete directory of SSNHA Partner Sites here and are encouraged to contact their local Farm Bureau for a list of farm sites open to tours. Remember, Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy is open to school tours! Thanks to support from GROWMARK, Inc., a total of $10,000 will be available to Northeast Iowa schools during the 2013-2014 school year, with applications now being accepted. Since 2007, the program has helped over 12,000 youth learn about agriculture and where their food comes from. 


Deadline: Until funds are depleted or December 1, 2013 


For More Info: Click here or contact Angi Reid, Education & Interpretation Manager, at 319-234-4567.

Hansens Farm Crawl-trolley
Farm Crawl

Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy will again be part of the UNI Local Food Program's Farm Crawl!


Date: Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013
Time: 1 to 5 p.m. (Farm Crawl finale to follow)
Details: Free. View the list of participating farms; print the Farm Crawl guide; or access the Google map

The Farm Crawl is a self-guided tour of Cedar Valley farms, showcasing how local farmers grow your food. 


Visitors to Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy will begin at our Tour Center and receive a free cone of our premium ice cream. A light lunch, including pork sandwiches from local producer Carl Blake, will be available for purchase. The trolley will take visitors to the farm every 15 minutes. Attendees can take a self-guided tour of the cows, calves, the creamery, the wallabies and the milking parlor. New this year are our kangaroos! Hansen family members and employees will be stationed around the farm to answer questions. Milking time begins at 4 p.m. Children can pet a calf, ride a pedal tractor, get a dairy tattoo, milk a wooden cow and guess how much a hay bale weighs for a prize. Participants can also register for door prizes. All Hansen products will be available for sale and coupons will be available. 


We're also part of the Farm Crawl finale: Wrap up your tour by visiting Hansen's Outlet in Cedar Falls or Moo Roo in Waterloo for locally produced food and treats.


Hansen Chug the Jug challenge
When we tested out our contest, Blake Hansen drank about 26 ounces of whole milk in 30 seconds. Can you beat him? (By the way, our contestants will be drinking skim!) 
Chug the Jug contest at McLeod

How much milk can you drink in 30 seconds? Find out at the opening home game of UNI volleyball vs. Iowa State on Sept. 4 at the McLeod Center! Sign up at the game to be one of two contestants going head-to-head to see who can drink the most Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy skim milk in 30 seconds. The winner gets a T-shirt, insulated bag and a $25 gift certificate to use at our stores, AND each person sitting in the same section as the winner gets a FREE gallon of milk! The best part is, our truck will be sitting outside so you can redeem your coupon on the spot. Don't miss it!


MDA Jailbird: Jeanne Hansen 



Jeanne Hansen is a jailbird in the Muscular Dystrophy Association Lock-Up! Her crime is Having a Big Heart. The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts.


Jeanne needs to make $1,600 bail to get out. Will you consider making a donation? Click here to donate online.



Cow of the Month


DabbleThe September Cow of the Month is Dabble, who is 5 years old and a mother of 2 heifers (Double and Dribble) and 2 bulls.


Dabble is one of the daughters of Dazzle, who we featured last month as our highest lifetime milk producer. Dabble is carrying on the tradition! After two years of milking, she is actually 14,000 pounds better than her mother at the same age. What a tremendous cow family to work with. They are trouble-free cows with longevity in their blood. They produce quality offspring and a LOT of quality milk!  



Hansen's dairy products still
available in Cedar Rapids  

Hansens-CRoutdoormkt This summer, we've been heading down to Cedar Rapids to sell milk, cheese curds, and heavy cream. It's been great! We have really enjoyed meeting our CR-area customers. Check us out at the NewBo City Market or Cedar Rapids Outdoor Farmers' Market this summer! We will be at Newbo and the Downtown market on opposite Saturdays throughout the summer. If you want more information about when/where we'll be, e-mail jordanhansen@hansendairy.com to get on the CR mailing list.   



Cooking with Hansen's


This month's recipe comes from the Betty Crocker website. It's a delicious apple crumble, and one of those great short-cut recipes that's super easy!


Southern Apple Crumble    

3 large apples, peeled, coarsely chopped (about 3 cups)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 to 2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup cold Hansen's butter, cut into small pieces

1 pouch oatmeal cookie mix
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans


Heat oven to 300F. Spray bottom and sides of 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In large bowl, toss filling ingredients. Spread mixture in baking dish. In same large bowl, stir cookie mix and melted butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling. Bake 40 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with pecans. Bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until topping is golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature. Top with fresh Hansen's whipped cream!
Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy / 8617 Lincoln Rd / Hudson, Iowa 50643
Tours: (319) 939-2187 / Creamery: (319) 988-9828