August 2014 
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Moo Roo 
3015 Kimball Ave. 
Waterloo, IA    
(319) 234-3309
Monday - Saturday:  
    8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
   11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Hansen's Dairy Outlet 
127 E. 18th St. 
Cedar Falls, IA 
(319) 266-3044
Monday - Saturday:
    8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
   11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Hansen's Tour Center 
8461 Lincoln Rd.
Hudson, IA 50643
(319) 939-2187
7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily 

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The Real Deal  
Click here for August coupon:
Purchase $20 or more of merchandise (after membership discount) and get a FREE 12 oz bag of cheese curds!  

Customer of
the Month

Our August Customer of the Month is Steffoni Schmidt of Cedar Falls. 


Favorite Hansen's product:
"Milk - gotta have it every day! And the heavy cream makes my morning coffee delicious."

Why do you shop at Hansen's?
"We love supporting local businesses like Hansen's, and we love knowing where our food comes from!"

Thanks, Steffoni!

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

Congrats to our CA$H COW winners last month!
Lori Workman of Waterloo, Thomas Alferink of Jesup, and Laurie Reincheld each found a $5 jug. Since no one found any $100 jugs, we will add one to the pot. 
In August, 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! 


There are also 10 jugs EVERY WEEK marked with a $5.00 prize. View details here on our website.

Bus grants
Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area will be accepting online applications for their Bus Grant program beginning August 15, 2014. Grants help fund agriculturally related field trips for accredited PreK-12 public, private or charter schools. Schools may visit designated Partner Site or working farm sites within the 37 county Heritage Area, including Hansen's Dairy Farm.

For more info, click here.


IT WASN'T ME - Don't these cows look guilty? Both of them seem to be saying, "I didn't tip over that pole!"

Food feelings

Have you ever really thought about what food means to us? Aside from being essential to life, food ignites the senses and conjures up emotions and memories. Check out Aaron McNally's perspective on his new blog post, Five Things I Love About Food.


Help wanted

Do you want to work with cows? The Hansen Dairy farm is looking for an immediate morning milker. You MUST be at the farm by 3:45 a.m. (cows don't like you to be late)! You should be done by 7:30 a.m., so how would you like to get 4 hours of work in before most people wake up?

No experience necessary. Requirements: Morning person, reliable, good communication skills, able to follow directions, non-smoker, able to briefly lift 40 pounds. Call herd manager Blake Hansen, 319-610-1530, to apply.

August in-store special
This month we have a special for our retail customers in Cedar Falls and Waterloo. All 6-oz Country View yogurts (original and Greek) are $0.20 off. If you haven't tried this yogurt yet, you're in for a treat. Check out our recipe for yogurt parfaits below. Countryview Dairy in Hawkeye, Iowa, uses non-homogenized rBST-free milk. ____________________________________________________

Come enjoy the tastes of Iowa!


Taste Iowa is an annual celebration of Iowa agriculture and locally grown food. The event is presented by GNB Bank and is held in Conrad. Highlights of the day include an Iowa Food Expo, a free all-Iowa omelet breakfast, an all-Iowa BBQ showdown, food and fitness booths, children's activities, award-winning chefs, seminars on healthy living and more.

Hansen's Dairy will be at the Expo, and we're excited to spend the day with other local producers and Iowa consumers!

GNB Bank, 103 East Center St., Conrad, Iowa
Saturday, Aug. 23, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Find Hansen's products in
more Cedar Rapids Hy-Vees


Our milk (whole, 1%, skim, and chocolate), heavy cream, butter, and cheese curds are available at three Hy-Vee stores in Cedar Rapids. Here are the three locations for those of you in the CR vicinity:

Mount Vernon Hy-Vee
4035 Mount Vernon Road SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Phone: 319-365-4623

Edgewood Hy-Vee
5050 Edgewood Road NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Phone: 319-378-0762

Johnson Avenue Hy-Vee
1843 Johnson Avenue NW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Phone: 319-365-0477

Cow of the Month


The August Cow of the Month is Breezy. She is 3 and a half years old and has had two calves, a bull and a heifer.

Some of you may remember Breezy from our Facebook photo (above) on July 29. Her calf scooted under the electric fence and Breezy couldn't get to her! The post generated 86 comments when herd manager Blake Hansen requested B names for the calf. We thought the best name was very fitting: Bandit (pictured at right).

Breezy is a quiet individual -- when she is not crying for her baby! She is short, stocky and very strong. This strength will be an important asset to her longevity on the farm. And hopefully Bandit's as well!


RecipeCooking with Hansen's


We've had such beautiful weather this summer - it's almost possible to believe that it's still spring. Maybe that's why we're in the mood for fresh, spring-like flavors for breakfast, lunch and dinner. These parfait variations can satisfy cravings any time of day!


Parfait Formula (makes 4 parfaits) 

  • Whipped cream, yogurt, or a mix (about 2 cups)
  • Roughly chopped fruit or berries (about 2 cups)
  • Granola and/or chopped nuts (about 2 cups)
  • Optional - honey, melted chocolate, or maple syrup to drizzle over the top, mint leaves or chopped dark chocolate as garnish

Directions: Layer ingredients into four glasses - mason jars, wine glasses, tumblers, or glass bowls (or, if you're not serving - any bowl you've got handy). Start with a layer of fruit, then granola/nuts, cream, fruit, granola/nuts, and finish with cream. Each parfait should get a total of about 1/2 cup of each ingredient. Drizzle with honey or maple syrup, garnish with mint leaves or chopped chocolate to finish.


Here are a few ideas to get you started. Get inspired and come up with your own variations!  

Honey Whipped Cream Parfait
Using electric beaters, whip 1 cup Hansen's heavy cream with 3 tablespoons honey (this will make about 2 cups of whipped cream). This is absolutely delicious with cut up oranges and almonds!

Whipped Cream Cheese Parfait
Whip 1 cup Hansen's heavy cream until soft peaks form. In a separate bowl, whip 1 cup plain yogurt, such as Kalona or Countryview, and 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese (softened) together until fluffy. Fold in the whipped cream. Layer with Big Sky granola and berries or chopped peaches.

Yogurt Parfait
Whip 1 cup Hansen's heavy cream. Gently mix in 1 cup of vanilla yogurt (such as Kalona or Country View). Layer with berries and chopped nuts. Mmmm....

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