July 2015 
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Click here for the July Coupon: Hansens1percentmilk Spend $30* at either store, get a gallon of white milk FREE!
* After membership discount applied. One offer per customer per day, please. 


The July Customer of the Month is Mac Eblen of Cedar Falls.

What is your favorite Hansen's product and how do you use it? Each Hansen's product is my favorite whenever I'm eating it.  A soft-serve cone on a summer day, a scoop of ice cream with birthday cake, cream for my first cup of coffee, or cream poured over warm strawberry shortcake.  And then there's Hansen's milk, a wonderful taste from breakfast to bedtime.  If I must choose a favorite, I'll take milk. It comes first, and serves as the base for my other favorites.


Why do you shop at Hansen's? Buying at Hansen's makes me feel good because I'm buying fresh and local. I'm enjoying a delicious product for a fair price while sending my dollars into the local economy. Because Hansen's shares store space with other local producers, I also buy delicious eggs, aged cheese, healthy yogurt, crisp greens, and a variety of veggies and fruits in season (just now, strawberries!). If I want meat, non-confined, hormone- and antibiotic-free chicken and other meats are available. All of this bounty from the hands of local growers within a small radius of Cedar Falls! This fosters a sense of community.  

The help in the store make a visit a pleasant time; they are friendly, efficient, and courteous. They create the atmosphere of the neighborhood grocery of my childhood. The final touch is a visit to Hansen's Dairy itself. Meet the people and the cows, each one named.  See the barns and milking parlor, the processing rooms and gleaming equipment. Stand on the land that supports it all. A solid connection with the food that we eat adds both value and delight to meals.

Thanks, Mac!

Customers of the Month receive a $5 gift certificate to use at our stores, a free hands-on farm tour pass, and a vehicle decal. Make sure to sign up at our stores for your chance to be selected Customer of the Month!   

Congrats to our one $5 winner in the June CA$H COW contest! 

Every month we mark several of our gallon milk jugs with either $5 or $100 under the label. It's hard to get the label off cleanly, so the easiest way to check your jug is just finish the milk and look inside at the label. There will either be a "5" or a "100" if you're a winner!

Since no one found a $100 jug last month, we will mark seven jugs marked with $100 in July. Your best chance to find a big winner jug 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.  

July 4 hours   

Moo Roo and Hansen's Outlet will be closing at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 4. 


WHERE DOES YOUR ICE CREAM COME FROM? --- These young heifers welcome you to tour the farm and meet the cows that provide us their milk for cheese curds, butter, cream and ice cream!

If you are interested in learning more about cows and milk, 
take a tour of our farm. We promise you will learn something new and leave with a new-found appreciation for farming. Call 319-939-2187 to schedule a tour or visit our website for details. 

July is National Ice Cream Month  

One of our young guests shows off his ice cream mustache.
To help celebrate National Ice Cream Month in July, we are making our ice cream treats a little bit sweeter - an extra 10% off (that means 20% off for members). Enjoy!

e are also having some fun on social media with the Hansen's Dairy Ice Cream Mustache contest! All mustaches need to be Hansen's Dairy brand ice cream. We will have a winner each week in July, and each winner will receive a free ice cream cone. There are three ways to share your photos: 

Hudson Day's Celebration is

July 17-19. On Saturday, July 18, we will be selling ice cream sandwiches in the park. Be sure to stop by to get your treat and say hello.   


Ice Cream Day is July 19. For one day only we will be offering all soft-serve ice cream cones at 50% off!   


Chocolate Milk Day is July 28. Help us celebrate with a 10% discount on any size chocolate milk.    


Ice Cream Sandwich Day is Aug. 2. We will be offering a variety of ice cream sandwich cookies. Supplies are limited so be sure to come early to buy your favorites! Cookie choices will be announced on Facebook later in the month.  


New mascot toys are here!  

If you come for a Hansen's Dairy tour, you may want to take home one of our mascot toys. These stuffed kangaroos have a cow in their pouch (and come with the baby joey too). The kangaroo also wears a Hansen's Dairy bandana around her neck. They are $7.00 and make a great souvenir! These are available at the Hansen's Tour Center but will be arriving soon to our MooRoo and Outlet stores.

Cow of the Month
The July Cow of the Month is Legend. She had her first calf just after midnight on June 30 - and it was a heifer! Cows have their first calf at 2 years old and then start milking for the first time. Legend is now learning how to navigate the milking parlor with help from her new friends, the other mama cows. 

We decided to name her calf "Legendairy," which takes after one of our T-shirt designs for the farm. We always use the same first initial as the mother's name for the baby's name, so this is perfect name for Legend's calf! Maybe we should let Legendairy wear her namesake T-shirt?    

Cooking with Hansen's

Looking for a fresh summer salad?  This one has lots of health benefits with berries, greens, nuts, and cheese. Plus it's nice and cool - perfect as the temperature rises in July. Bagge and Pleasant Valley Farm strawberries are still available in our stores for a limited time! The other starred ingredients are available at our stores, too.

  • 1 bunch Rolling Hills or Bloomin Wooley Acres salad greens (about one large handful of greens per person)*
  • 1 pint Bagge or Pleasant Valley Farm strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or a mix of your favorites, hulled, halved and rinsed*
  • 1 cup grated Cedar Grove sharp cheddar cheese*
  • 1/2 cup Wildwood Farms candied almonds or pecans*
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite berry vinaigrette, or use the recipe below


  • 1/2 cup California Olive Ranch olive oil*
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider or red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or grated
  • 1/4 tsp each salt, pepper, and paprika

Combine in a bottle, shake well.


Directions for salad:


Arrange the greens on four plates. Top generously and equally with berries, cheese, and nuts. Drizzle with the dressing and serve.  

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