September 2014 
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Moo Roo 
3015 Kimball Ave. 
Waterloo, IA    
(319) 234-3309
Monday - Saturday:  
    8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
   10 a.m. to 9 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. 
   10 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 September coupon:
Purchase $25 or more of merchandise (after membership discount) and get a FREE gallon of white milk (skim, 1%, or whole)!  

Customers of
the Month

Our September Customers of the Month are Prudy and Larry Klinger of Waterloo. 


Favorite Hansen's product:
"Our favorite product is your wonderful milk. We both use it on cereal in the morning, my husband almost always has a glass with dinner, we cook with it, and of course, you can't have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without a good glass of milk! It tastes like milk tasted when I was a child. No vitamin or chemical taste. And the 1% we drink looks like milk, not blue! My husband and I appreciate being able to get fresh, great-tasting milk locally. We travel often, and have drunk milk in many places, but NOWHERE does it taste as good as Hansen's! Your milk is simply the best! Other products we love are the cheese curds and yummy ice cream."

Why do you shop at Hansen's? "We shop at your Kimball Ridge store because it is about 4 blocks from our home. We were sorry when you had to discontinue selling at HyVee because of the one-stop convenience for us, but that did not deter us!  We will go wherever you are selling." :-)

Thanks, Prudy and Larry!

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

We had no CA$H COW winners from last month! Boo! Keep those eyes open and those jugs empty :)
In September, we will mark 6 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 are now accepting online applications for their Bus Grant program. 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. The grant will cover 75% of the transportation cost for an agriculturally related field trip to any designated Partner Site or working farm. Grant Deadline is Dec. 1 or when all funding is depleted.

For more info, click here.

Photo Contest
The Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area is now accepting entries for the 2014 Capture the Heart of America Photo Contest. From life on the farm and agricultural industry to sweeping farmscapes and celebrations of agriculture, the photo contest lets photographers share their own piece of America's agricultural story. Awards will be given in each of five categories, with a $500 cash prize for the "Best of Show."
Entry Deadline: Oct. 29

For more info, click here.


FAST FRIENDS - Visitor Brody was decked out in his overalls, straw hat and bandana for his tour of the Hansen Dairy farm. He immediately bonded with all the animals, including this young calf!

Farm family milestone
Earlier this year, Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy celebrated its 10th anniversary of on-farm milk processing. Another farming milestone was also reached this year: being designated a Heritage Farm, which means the farm has been owned and operated by the same family continuously for 150 years. The land was homesteaded in 1864, and 150 years later our family is still actively farming. Members of the seventh generation helped us accept the award at the Iowa State Fair in August.


Are full fat dairy products actually good for you?

The latest post to the Hansen blog:

"In the last few years I've heard some rumblings about fat being - gasp! - good for you. Specifically, animal fats like dairy. We've rounded up some research findings and medical evidence for why full-fat dairy products like butter and whole milk are actually better for you than their low-fat alternatives like margarine and skim milk."

Read on here...


Soft serve at Moo Roo!! Mmmm...
We are proud to announce the arrival of soft-serve ice cream at Moo Roo! We will be offering two flavors, vanilla and one that will rotate. You may also get a twist of the two flavors. Soft-serve will be available on cake or waffle cones, in a cup, or in our new Polar Vortex treat. A Polar Vortex is our soft-serve ice cream blended with a scoop of any of the following: chocolate flakes, brownie fudge bits, chocolate chips and cookie dough, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, or cookies. Stop in and try one today!


September in-store special:
Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month. The purpose is to raise awareness about hunger in our communities and encourage people to take action to end hunger locally. To get involved in your area, check out the Feeding America website.

Orange is the official color of Hunger Action Month, and we can definitely get in the mix with that one - with our Orange Blast ice cream!

If you buy an Orange Blast soft serve ice cream cone of any size from the Cedar Falls Outlet OR any ice cream treat made with Orange Blast ice cream from Moo Roo in Waterloo, a portion of all proceeds go to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.

We appreciate your support!


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

Cows of the Month


The September Cows of the Month are Danae and Mauer.
With great personalities and good looks, these two are fun to work with and a blast to have around. These heavy hitters are each pumping out about 150 pounds a milk a day and making it look easy. That's 35 gallons a day! That's why they are usually found at the feed alley as in these photos - they have to eat a lot to produce that much milk!


 Cooking with Hansen's


This is one of my favorite salads. Just made it this weekend for the first time all summer and it was as good as ever. Loads of tomatoes and basil are making it onto the shelves at our stores now, too. Grab some while they last! Note: This salad is very juicy - and that's a good thing!

Marinated Tomato Salad



  • 1 cup canola or olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 whole green onions, sliced thinly
  • 18 (or so) whole basil leaves (chiffonade/julienned)
  • 2 pounds assorted tomatoes, cut into chunks, or cut in half if using cherry tomatoes

Directions: Mix all ingredients except tomatoes in a large bowl. Add chopped tomatoes and stir to be sure that the tomatoes are completely covered. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving, stirring every hour or so to be sure that the tomatoes at the top get down into the saucy goodness!


Tip 1: To chiffonade the basil, stack the 18 leaves with the largest at the bottom. Roll the stack up and slice off thin pieces from the roll. The slices will become thin strips of basil


Tip 2: This salad is even more delicious (and pretty) when you use a variety of types and colors of tomatoes. Mix cherry tomatoes, orange and yellow tomatoes, red tomatoes, or whatever you have on hand.  



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