October 2016
Cash Cow

There was one winner in our CA$H COW contest last month. Congrats to Lisa Kanagy of Grundy Center for finding a $5 jug! Since no one found a $100 jug in September, there will be eight jugs marked with $100 in October.
Every month we mark several of our gallon milk jugs with either $5 or $100 under the label. Look inside the jug toward the label to see a "5" or "100". There are 10 jugs EVERY WEEK marked with a $5.00 prize. 


It's American Cheese Month! The goal of the month-long celebration is to raise awareness of the quality and diversity of American cheeses, as well as to increase support for family farms and traditional cheese production methods. Our coupon helps celebrate the month with an extra 5% off all cheeses. Click to print coupon from our website.


Photo of the Month

The October Photo of the Month features our two kangaroos, Razz and Pogo, feasting on a treat of wheat bread from Reese Hansen. The kangaroos are enjoying the cooler weather of fall and are looking forward to a few more visitors before the tour season is done! If you have never petted a kangaroo, now is your chance. Visit our website for tour information and schedule your hands-on tour before Nov. 1.

Get your tickets for our Farm Breakfast now!

DAY: Saturday, Oct. 8 
TIME: 8 to 11 a.m. 
Hansen's Tour Center, 8461 Lincoln Rd., Hudson, IA 50643 
TICKETS: Adults are $10; children ages 6-12 are $5; and children 5 and younger are free. Buy early as only 300 tickets will be sold. Purchase tickets at Hansen's Dairy stores in Waterloo and Cedar Falls or at the Tour Center in Hudson
DETAILS: It's harvest time, and Hansen's Dairy will be sharing their bounty of local food with a Down on the Farm Breakfast. The menu includes all-you-can-eat homemade pancakes with syrup from Great River Maple in Garnavillo; ham from Beeler's Pure Pork in Le Mars; sliced apples from Apples on the Avenue in Nashua; yogurt parfaits from Country View Dairy in Hawkeye and O'Brien's Own Granola in Center Point; coffee from Sidecar Coffee Roasters in Cedar Falls; apple cider from Wilson's Orchard in Iowa City; and, of course, Hansen's milk, cream and butter 
Attendees can also enjoy farm activities, including riding the trolley; seeing the cows, kangaroos and goats; and playing games.

This is a ticketed event, and attendees MUST purchase tickets before the event. Tickets will not be sold the day of the breakfast.

For more information, click here
Annual Local Food Dinner
Celebrating our region's locally grown foods
DAY: Wednesday, Nov. 2
TIME: 6 p.m. social hour, 6:30 p.m. dinner
LOCATION: Waterloo Center for the Arts
GUEST SPEAKER: Teresa Wiemerslage, one of the leading voices regarding local foods in Iowa.

Community members passionate about local foods are invited to attend. Please RSVP by Oct. 5. For reservations and payment, contact Jodie Huegerich at (319) 273-7883 or  jodie.huegerich@uni.edu.

This dinner is supported by Hansen's Dairy, Northern Iowa Food & Farm Partnership, UNI and Iowa State Extension.
What's in a name? The story behind our new logo
You've seen our new logo and packaging. Ever wonder why we decided to change things up? Read the story behind our decision -- and find out who didn't like it! -- on our latest blog post.
Customer of the Month
Lindsey Christensen   
The October Customer of the Month is Lindsey Christensen of Waterloo.

Lindsey, like many of our customers, has been answering some of our contest questions on Facebook. Every Tuesday, we post a different question about our products. If you comment, you are entered into a drawing to win a free gallon of milk!  

"I've never met a Hansen's Dairy product I didn't adore!" says Lindsey. "Cake Batter or Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream in a sugar cone is a favorite for sure, but my everyday staple is Hansen's skim milk. The quality of milk is so top-notch that even the non-fat tastes far better than other stores' 2%. The friendly staff and the premium products make Hansen's Dairy Waterloo a place I am proud to support!"

Thanks, Lindsey! Customers of the Month receive a $5 gift certificate to use at our stores and hands-on tour passes to visit the farm. Submit your entries at each  of  our stores in Waterloo and Cedar Falls. You could also be selected from your comments on Facebook.

Cow of the Month
The October Cow of the Month is Lawsey . Lawsey is a very special individual. She is easy to work with and loves attention. She recently had her second calf, which we named Licorice.

This "L" family has a history of longevity. In fact, Licorice's great-great-great Grandma, Len, is still milking on the farm today! This family has produced nearly 500,000 pounds of milk going back to Len (6 generations back). That is awesome! If any of you have taken a tour of the farm and seen a cow roaming free around the farm, that's Len. Because she is a great cow and is our oldest (12 years old), she gets the special treatment of being free-range so she can move around the farm at her own pace.   
Licorice is a Red-and-White Holstein that is polled (no horns)! We look forward to more great genetics from this girl and her offspring!
Order your cheese and gift baskets now
Are you wondering what to get for that person who has everything or needs nothing? 
A gift basket full of delicious and locally sourced foods can make a perfect gift. 
At Hansen's Dairy you can order a basket of products that will fit your needs. We can make a breakfast basket with pancake mix, maple syrup, Hansen's butter, Sidecar Coffee, Hansen's Cream, bacon, sausage, jams, honey, eggs and more! You can pick the items you would like or give us a price range so we can pick out the perfect items for your basket. Baskets are made to order so be sure to call ahead to give us plenty of time to get it put together. Items are limited to quantities on hand. 
Contact your favorite Hansen's Dairy location to order your basket today or call Jeanne at (319) 939-2187.
Getting a head-start on the holidays
Ready to order a turkey for Thanksgiving or Christmas? We have two options. All turkeys are minimally processed, no antibiotics are given, and no basting ingredients or artificial ingredients are added. To order, stop by or call our stores in Waterloo (319-234-3309) or Cedar Falls (319-266-3044).

1. Groothuis Farms Turkeys
Craig and Darlene Groothuis raise free-range turkeys near Nashua, Iowa. From the beginning of November, we will have a limited number of turkeys available in the heavier weight ranges. Last year the turkeys ranged in weight from 16 to 20 pounds.  They are sold FROZEN.

2. Bell and Evans Turkeys
Bell and Evans heirloom turkeys are raised on a farm in Pennsylvania. The turkeys are fed an all-vegetarian diet, never given antibiotics, and their meat is considered "light" by USDA standards. Turkeys are raised specifically for our order. As of early November we will have turkeys available in the 6-16 pound weight range.  These turkeys are sold FRESH for Thanksgiving.

Hansen's Hams are once again available for the upcoming holidays. If you purchased a ham from us last year, expect a call from us to see if you'd like another one this year. 

Hansen's Hams are available again this year from Webster City Custom Meats in Webster City, Iowa. They are bone-in, shankless, cured only with their own natural juices, certified hickory-smoked hams made especially for Hansen's customers. There are two sizes: half hams (7-9 pounds, serve 10) and whole hams (15-18 pounds, serve 20).

If you're not already on our call list for hams, please call one of the stores (the one at which you shop the most) and ask about ordering a ham.

Are you looking for an uncured ABF (antibiotic-free) ham for your Thanksgiving dinner? This year we will be offering a limited number of orders for Beeler's ABF Hams. Beeler's hams are uncured and fully cooked. With limited supply, we recommend contacting us as soon as you know what size you need. We will have a limited supply of whole hams (14-15 pounds) and half hams (7-8 pounds).
These hams are on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you would like one, be sure to call your preferred Hansen's store and reserve yours today! Beeler's hams are out of Lemars, Iowa. For more information on Beeler's Pork, visit their website. We do regularly carry other wonderful Beeler's products regularly in our stores. 

Thanksgiving ham orders: If you are celebrating Thanksgiving early, feel free to call if you'd like to place an order ahead of time!

NOTE: If you order a ham from the Cedar Falls store, you will pick it up there. Customers who order from the Waterloo store will pick up there. 

We are able to ship hams for you if needed. Shipping and packaging charges will apply, but we are happy to help you.
Cooking with Hansen's
Nothing says fall like the yummy taste of pumpkin! This recipe makes enough for a crowd, but leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated.

Pumpkin Spice Latte 
Yield: About eight 8-oz servings
Cook Time: 2 hours
Starred ingredients are available at Hansen's Dairy stores.

  • 4 cups Hansen's milk*
  • 3 cups strongly brewed coffee*
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • Hansen's Whipped Cream* and cinnamon for topping
  1. Combine all ingredients (minus whip cream and cinnamon) into 5-qt slow cooker and whisk together.
  2. Set on HIGH for 1-2 hours. Serve warm topped with whipped cream and cinnamon. To make Hansen's Whipped Cream, combine 1 cup Hansen's cream, 1 tbsp vanilla and 1 tbsp powdered sugar and mix until soft peaks form.

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