February 2018
Photo of the Month

This is always a sight to see -- a Red & White Holstein giving birth to Black & White Holstein twins! The mama, Bright-Red, had a surprise in store for us when she calved in November. Even better, they were both girls! We named them Bumble and Bee. :)

Cash Cow

We had three winners in our January CA$H COW contest! Congrats to Daryl Douglass of La Porte City, Gladbrook-Reinbeck Daycare, and a customer from Cedar Falls for each finding a $5 jug.

We will label 2 jugs with the big cash prize of $100 in February. Best chance to find them are 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". 

The Real Deal:
Forget Russell Stover ... treat your
sweetheart to some locally made
chocolates with this coupon!
Spend $25, get 50% off  
one Candy Kitchen candy pack!  
$25 must be accrued in a single transaction. 

Super Special on curds this week!
Get your Hansen's cheese curds for a Super price during Super Bowl week!  
12-oz bags of both mild white cheddar and red pepper curds are on sale for $2.99 (regularly $3.95).  
Sale runs through Monday, Feb. 5 so you can be sure to pick some up to snack on during the big game. We also have meat sticks, bacon, lil' smokies, popcorn, chips, salsa and more for your party needs! 
Should you avoid milk during colds and flu?
woman_park_snow.jpg You know that old adage about avoiding milk during colds and flu? Turns out that is likely unnecessary. The current body of research indicates that milk and other dairy foods do not increase mucus production.  
Results of another study by the same research group suggests the "milk mucus effect" may stem from how milk feels in the mouth and throat rather than any direct effect on symptoms.  
Milk is an important source of nine essential nutrients our bodies need to support health and is also hydrating, so don't feel the need to avoid milk while fighting those winter colds! Read more about the topic here.    
Customer of the Month
Jordan Daniels 
The February Customer of the Month is Jordan Daniels of La Porte City.
Jordan usually shops at the Waterloo store, but remembers her first experience with Hansen's milk and butter when her dad brought it home.  
"It was like nothing I'd ever had, and it tasted amazing," she said. "Once he told me you had ice cream, it was game over for me - I was going weekly! The Butter Pecan ice cream is my absolute favorite!"
Thanks, Jordan! 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
Our February Cow of the Month is the best looking young cow in the herd.

Scarlet celebrates her golden birthday on Feb. 3. She has given birth to one bull and one heifer (named Sumo).
Scarlet scores extremely high on the Holstein cow classification spectrum for body type. She scored 89 points, which is the highest number a 2-year-old cow can achieve. She is off to a great start! 
Scarlet's milk also has a high butterfat percentage - 4.4. So she looks great, is nice to work with and provides tasty dairy products!  
Cooking with Hansen's
These heart hand pies are a lovely treat for Valentine's Day. The recipe calls for strawberry jam, but they can be made with any flavor of jam or pie filling to suit your tastes. Starred ingredients can be purchased from Hansen's Dairy stores. Of course you could buy the pie crust already made, but then you wouldn't get to use Hansen's butter!
Mini Heart Pies        
Prep time: 45 minutes
Bake time: 12 minutes 
Yield: About 14 pies 
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup softened Hansen's butter*
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 8 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam
  • 1 beaten egg*
  • Coarse sugar
  • Red sanding sugar (optional for more festive look)
  • 3" heart-shaped cookie cutter
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