Happy New Year from Hansen's Dairy!
Our Cedar Falls and Waterloo stores are closed today,
but the Cedar Falls gas pumps are always open!
January 2019
Photo of the Month
With the sun blazing in the feed alley, the Hansen cows enjoy their morning meal on a winter day.

Cash Cow

We had no CA$H COW winners in December. When you've finished your gallon of milk, be on the lookout for those winning jugs!

With the changing of the calendar to 2019, our contest starts over for the year. We will label one jug with the big cash prize of $100 in January. Best chance to find it is right away at the beginning of the month! But make sure to keep looking throughout the month as we mark ten $5 jugs every week!
Look inside the jug toward the label to see a "5" or "100". 

couponThe Real Deal:
Save 20% on grated Parmesan
and 8 oz shredded cheeses

Use this coupon toward
this month's Cheesy Pizza Crust  recipe!  

Hansen's Dairy launches new web site
Check out all-new photos and content on our new web site! 

Enjoy a mobile-friendly experience while searching information on our products, tours, retail stores, cows and kangaroos. The new format is more streamlined and easily navigable. 

Visit the new site at www.hansendairy.com
Stores closing early on Sunday, Jan. 20
Hansen's Dairy stores in Cedar Falls and Waterloo will close early on Sunday, Jan. 20, for the Hansen's Dairy annual employee party. Both stores will close at 5:00 p.m. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
Hams and turkeys still available
Hansen's hams and Ferndale turkeys are still available at our stores. Pick up one or two to stock up for hearty winter meals. 
For questions, call our stores in Waterloo (319-234-3309) or Cedar Falls (319-266-3044).
Hansen's Hams
  • From Webster City Custom Meats in Webster City, Iowa (see their website here)
  • Bone-in, shankless, cured only with their own natural juices and certified hickory smoked, made especially for Hansen's customers.
  • Sold FRESH
  • Half hams are 7-9 pounds and serve 10
Ferndale Turkeys
  • Raised on a family farm in Cannon Falls, Minnesota (see their website here)
  • Free-range and raised without growth hormones and preventive antibiotics
  • Processed naturally with no added salt, water, or fillers
  • Sold FROZEN
  • Weights range from 10 to 20 pounds
Festival of Cheese winners
Thank you to all who came out for our Festival of Cheese on Dec. 1 at Hansen's Dairy Waterloo! 

The weather was not very nice ... but those who came really got to learn a lot about our cheeses and enjoy free hot chocolate, egg nog and coffee. 
Congratulations go to Becky Kane of Waterloo, who won our $60 cheese basket from the giveaway drawing. Cindy Little of Cedar Falls also won a half-ham.
Grant opportunities for ag-related teaching
Teachers, check out this grant opportunity for agricultural instruction:

Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher Supplement Grant
  • The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation, in partnership with the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, is offering grants up to $200 to support the integration of agriculture into regular classroom instruction or after-school programs with an academic focus. 
  • Grants can be used for to fund innovative lessons, activities, classroom resources, guest speakers, outreach programs, field trips and other projects. 
  • More Info:  Click here or email info@iowaagliteracy.org 
  • Deadline: Jan. 9, 2019
Customer of the Month
Rebecca Brooks and family
The January Customer of the Month is  Rebecca Brooks of Waterloo. 

The Brooks family started going to the Hansen's Dairy store in Waterloo about five years ago when they moved here, and loved the ice cream. 

" A few years back we found out that two of my kids and myself had an intolerance to dairy," Rebecca said. "We toured your dairy last fall and you shared that some people who have an intolerance to dairy can tolerate your milk because it is not homogenized. We tried it. My two kids are able to have it and they love it. Now we can all enjoy ice cream, milk, and the cheese curds." They love to put the cheese curds on burgers when they are grilling out.

Rebecca added that one of her children has to be on a special diet. 

"We were so glad that you have no-sugar-added ice cream," she said. "We are so thankful that we can get all of this in Waterloo and it supports you all."

Thanks, Rebecca! Customers of the Month receive a $5 gift certificate to use at our stores and two free hands-on tour passes to the farm (a $24 value). You could be chosen by filling out an entry form at our stores or through your comments on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Cow of the Month
The January Cow of the Month is knocking on the door of the 100,000-pound club in lifetime milk production.

Drum is 5 and a half years old and has had four calves - one heifer (named Drummy) and three bulls.

Drum is a great cow to be around. She is always first in line to be milked and is very patient while waiting for other cows to be finished. She has a nice udder and strong feet and legs, so she has the potential to be in our herd for a long time. She may even hit 200,000 pounds of milk in her lifetime!

Cooking with Hansen's
From Julie Grunklee, goodfoodconnections.com 

Here's a super simple flourless pizza crust recipe that's sure to please every cheese lover. And all the ingredients can be purchased at Hansen's Dairy stores! This crust is fairly firm and can be eaten with your hands if the toppings aren't too heavy. You can leave off the usual top layer of cheese or add more if you like.

Cheesy Pizza Crust  
Prep/cool time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 25 minutes                                
Total time: 45 minutes 
Serves 2-4
Starred items available at Hansen's Dairy stores.

  • 3 cups Bongards Shredded Cheese (Mozzarella and/or Cheddar)*
  • 4   Tablespoons   Westby   Grated   Parmesan   Cheese*
  • 3 extra large eggs* 
  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Whip eggs in 2-3 quart bowl. Add cheeses and mix well.
  • Cut parchment paper to fit 12-inch pizza pan or larger pizza stone.
  • Dump cheese and egg mix onto parchment paper and cover with plastic wrap. Use plastic wrap to spread out cheese and egg mix evenly to desired crust size (about 12 inches). Remove plastic wrap.
  • Bake in oven at 400F for 20 minutes.
  • Take out of oven, pick up crust with parchment paper and place on wire rack to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Pick up crust with parchment and place back on pan or stone, top with favorite toppings and return to oven at 400F for 10-15 minutes or until toppings are thoroughly cooked.


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   10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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   10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
CLOSING AT 5 p.m. 
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