October 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 (after membership discount), get 50% off a block of cheese!

 Click here to view coupon

Customer of
the Month

Our October Customer of the Month is Clayton Streed of Waterloo. 


Favorite Hansen's product:
"A dusty mountain sundae. This consists of a Rocky Mountain Raspberry ice cream with hot fudge, malt powder and a whipped cream/cherry on top."

Why do you shop at Hansen's?
"I know where the products are coming from and I can get to know and talk to the employees."

Thanks, Clayton!

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

Congrats to more CA$H COW winners! Jennifer Zwack of Waterloo found a lucky $100 jug in September. Anne Greiner of Holland, Marlys Bruce of Waterloo, Caroline Moffatt of Cedar Falls and Cynthia Cheatham of Cedar Falls each won $5.

In October, 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.

Cow of the Month 
Sand The October Cow of the Month is Sand, who is 10 years old and has delivered 9 calves: 3 bulls and 6 heifers. 


This cow is very efficient when it comes to reproduction. Our goal as dairy farmers is to have a cow have one calf every year. Sand has done this pretty easily. It only takes one or two breedings and she is pregnant. She is a fertile Myrtle! 


Sand has produced 185,460 pounds of milk and she is just starting her 9th lactation. She is well on her way to reaching that 200,000-pound mark. Her offspring are also carrying on her tradition for both production and reproduction.

Saturday mornings just got better!
Local baked goods at Moo Roo

Big news! Hansen's Moo Roo in Waterloo will be selling baked goods from Rustik Rooster Bakery in Waverly. We will have donuts, pastries, breads, buns, and rolls. Pastries and donuts will be sold on Saturday mornings only. The breads, buns, and rolls will be available throughout the week. As orders pick up on the pastries and donuts, we would love to add more early delivery days.

Starting this Saturday, Oct. 5, at 6 a.m., we will open early every Saturday to sell fresh donuts and pastries. Plus, we will have fresh brewed coffee from Sidecar Coffee in Cedar Falls!

We encourage special orders of pastries and donuts if you'd like some for your office or home gathering. For special orders of baked goods, contact Tom Gilbert, our Moo Roo manager.

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



Hansen hams and local turkeys

It's that time of year again - beginning this month our customers will be able to sign up for turkeys and hams for the upcoming holidays. If you purchased a ham from us last year, expect a call from us to see if you'd like another one this year.



Pogo is pregnant!

Our female kangaroo is pregnant for the first time! Boomer and Pogo are the proud parents. Come spring, tour visitors should be able to see a joey peeking out of her pouch.

When the babies are born, they are only about bumblebee sized. They crawl up the hair into the pouch, latch on to a nipple to nurse, and stay in the pouch for about a year. For fascinating imagery, watch this video of a kangaroo birth from National Geographic.



Jeanne Hansen made her bail 

With the help of generous contributors, Jeanne Hansen was able to make her bail of $1,600 during the Muscular Dystrophy Association Lock-Up fundraiser.  She would like to thank everyone for donating money to this wonderful cause (and for getting her out of "jail")!


American Way of Eating -
Local Foods Focus at UNI 


UNI Theatre will present "The American Way of Eating" at 7 p.m. Oct. 10-12 and Oct. 16-19, and at 2 p.m. Oct.13 and 20, in the Bertha Martin Theatre on the University of Northern Iowa campus.


"The American Way of Eating" is a New York Times best-selling book by journalist Tracie McMillan. The book details how McMillan delved into the heart of America's food production industries to get a first-hand account of how our food is harvested, sold, and prepared. McMillan went undercover picking garlic in the fields of California; worked as a produce stocker for Wal-Mart, the largest seller of groceries in the U.S.; and in the kitchen of the biggest restaurant chain in America. This sometimes searing, often hilariously funny, story offers a vivid picture of the people who actually feed us and of the toll that task takes on them. Tracie McMillan uses her book to open the trapdoor and shine a light into the often ugly business of American food -- from mistreated workers on industrial farms in California, to spoiled food and standing water in the back rooms of Wal-Mart and the tiny flecks of plastic that sometimes accompany the vegetables and rice in an Applebee's.   


The book is the Common Read at UNI this year and has been adapted into a play by faculty and students. Tickets are $16 for adults and free for UNI students with their uCard. Tickets can be purchased from the Strayer-Wood Theatre lobby box office between noon and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The box office opens one hour before curtain time.



Hansen's at HyVee in Cedar Rapids 

After introducing our dairy products to Cedar Rapids customers all summer at Newbo and the Outdoor Farmers Market, we now have our milk, butter, cheese curds, and cream available at the HyVee on Edgewood Road in Cedar Rapids. We kicked off the sales on Sept. 26 and have been hearing great comments from customers. Spread the word!       



Cooking with Hansen's


This recipe for Caramel Apples comes from Martha Stewart. The recipe calls for 9 apples that you dip in caramel and top with nuts, sea salt, and melted chocolate. You can use any variation of toppings you like! Apples from Blue Ridge Orchard in Denver, Iowa, are available in both stores now!


Caramel Apples 

  • 9 apples, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup Hansen's heavy cream, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped cashews or other nuts, for dipping
  • Sea salt, for pressing
  • 2 ounces white, dark, or milk chocolate, chopped (optional)


Insert a 5-inch dowel or skewer into the stem end of each apple.


Combine sugar and corn syrup in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan. Stir. Cover, and cook over medium-high heat until sugar melts. Uncover, and continue to cook, swirling occasionally, until mixture is dark golden, about 10 minutes. Slowly drizzle in heavy cream. Remove from heat, and stir until smooth. Transfer caramel to a small metal bowl. Let stand 3 minutes to let caramel thicken slightly, then dip bottom of 1 apple to test if caramel is thick enough. If most of the caramel runs off of apple, let caramel cool 1 to 2 minutes more, then try again.


Dip 3 apples, including test apple, 1 at a time, into caramel to coat three-quarters of each apple. Let excess drip off, and scrape bottom of apples against the side of bowl (if caramel begins to harden, reheat in bowl over a pot of simmering water). Immediately after coating each apple, dip into nuts, using your fingers to help them adhere. Transfer each apple as decorated to a baking sheet lined with parchment or a nonstick baking mat, and let set completely, about 30 minutes.


Coat 3 more apples with caramel as above, this time pressing each with salt flakes along top edge of caramel immediately after coating. Transfer to lined baking sheet, and let set.


Coat the 3 remaining apples with caramel. Transfer to lined baking sheet, and let set.


Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir until melted and completely smooth. Fill a small resealable plastic bag with chocolate, and snip a tiny hole in 1 corner. One at a time, hold the 3 plain caramel apples horizontally over baking sheet, drizzle with chocolate in a back-and-forth motion, spinning apple as you drizzle. Return to baking sheet to set, about 30 minutes



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