August 2015
Photo of the Month
Chosen caption in July
 
Did you know that you get to go in with the kangaroos when you do a hands-on tour? With a hands-on tour you can give the kangaroos treats, pet their plush fur, milk a cow, feed a baby calf, make yourself some butter and try our products.

Call 319-939-2187 to schedule a tour or visit our website for details.  
Ice Cream Mustache Contest Winners

National Ice Cream Month in July was a great success (you can't go wrong with ice cream on a hot summer day)! Hansen's Dairy had a photo contest for the best ice cream mustache. Viewing all the photos that were shared was fun for everyone. We had one winner for each week. 

 

Congratulations to the following winners of a free ice cream cone:

Week 1- Zaniel

Week 2- Gracie

Week 3- Lachlan and little brother Ryker

Week 4- Margaret

 

More images are on our Facebook page 

Cow of the Month
August cow of the month

The August Cow of the Month is Stacy. She recently had her third calf (a heifer this time), whom we named Silage. The previous calves were both bulls.

 

Stacy is the highest producing cow on the farm at 124 pounds of milk per day! That's 14.5 gallons!  

 

Stacy is a sweetheart. She is gentle, kind, and easy to work with. She makes milking 124 pounds per day look easy. The heat and humidity of the summer is very hard on the cows. If the weather was more comfortable, Stacy would be producing nearly 140 pounds per day.  

 


Hansen's and the Cedar Falls Food Co-op

Starting August 1, Hansen's is partnering with the Cedar Falls Food Co-op to offer a special discount for Co-op members. Any card-carrying member of the Cedar Falls Food Co-op who is also a Hansen's card member will get an additional 5% off all Hansen's milk (skim, 1%, whole, chocolate; gallons and half-gallons). That's a total of 25% off all of our milk products for customers who are members of both the Co-op and Hansen's.

If you're interested in learning more about the Cedar Falls Food Co-op and how to become a founding member, visit their website.
Taste Iowa

Hansen's Dairy will once again be at the Taste Iowa festival in Conrad, Iowa, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. Join us for a day of celebrating local agriculture!  

 

Events include an All-Iowa breakfast, food expo, bike ride, All Iowa BBQ Showdown, musical entertainment, chef demonstrations, pork lunch and more. Visit the website for more information.  

Mobile Ready Updates

Hansen's Dairy is becoming mobile friendly! We are working on a new responsive format for both our website and our e-MOOsletter. The August newsletter is our first mobile-ready edition to increase readability for our customers using smart phones and tablets. Don't be surprised to see a few more changes as we move forward.

Customer of the Month
The August Customer of the Month is Joni McDonough of Cedar Falls. 

What is your favorite Hansen's product and how do you use it? 
"Skim milk -- my boys love to add Hershey's syrup and make chocolate milk. We also love the soft serve ice cream." 

  

Why do you shop at Hansen's? 
"The local, quality products, and it's close to home!"

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!   
Cooking with Hansen's
 
The August recipe is a great blend of Mexican flavors and Iowa produce. Sweet corn is in season, and we have it in our stores! Brynn Friedrich supplies our stores with Ambrosia Bicolor sweet corn, and it is delicious. Here's a recipe for grilled sweet corn with a creamy chili dressing. Starred ingredients can be purchased in our stores.

Ingredients:
  • 4 ears sweet corn, shucked*
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Westby sour cream*
  • 1/2 cup Nasonville Dairy feta cheese* or Mexican Cotija cheese
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder (ancho is great)
  • 1 clove garlic (medium size), minced or grated (or about 1 tsp minced garlic)
  • 1/4 cup packed cilantro leaves and tender stems, finely chopped
  • 1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges

 

Directions:

 

Heat charcoal or gas grill as you would for normal grilling on medium-high heat. While the grill is heating, mix mayo, sour cream, cheese, chili powder, garlic, and chopped cilantro until smooth. Once the grill is hot, let the grilling grate heat up and then clean and oil it. Place ears of corn on the grill and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes, rotating frequently to cook all sides evenly. When the corn is done, coat each one with the mayo/sour cream sauce. Arrange on a plate, pour any remaining sauce over the top, sprinkle with any remaining cheese and a little extra chili powder. Serve with lime wedges.  

 

NOTE: If you prefer to not eat corn straight from the cob, cut the corn off the cob and place in a bowl. Top with some sauce, cheese, chili powder, and a lime wedge.  

Cash Cow
Congrats to our August CA$H COW contest winners! Amy Yokem Shook won $100, and Jessica Adelmund of Allison and Renee Fober of Cedar Falls each won $5.

Every month we mark several of our gallon milk jugs with either $5 or $100 under the label. 
 
There will be seven jugs marked with $100 in August!

 

There are also 10 jugs EVERY WEEK marked with a $5.00 prize. 

 


The Real Deal
Get 20%* off boxed pork patties at either store!

  

* After membership discount applied. One offer per customer per day, please.
10% off for all non-members.

Coupon listed below or follow the link to go to our website.

 


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