May 2018

Hansen's Dairy stores will open at 11 a.m. on Memorial Day, May 28.

Photo of the Month

Jedi and Miller were practicing being mirror images of each other. They're ready for our Instagram page!

Cash Cow

We had a big winner last month in our CA$H COW contest! Congrats to Jeff Lawson of Hudson for finding a $100 jug.

We will label 5 jugs with the big cash prize of $100 in May. Best chances 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:
Buy an insulated bag, 
get a container of
Westby Cottage Cheese free!

Westby's 4% Small Curd Cottage Cheese is a previous first-place winner in the 
United States Championship Cheese Contest.

Farm open for tours
Are you looking for something fun to do? Hansen's Dairy farm tours are a memorable activity for all ages.

During a hands-on tour, visitors get to ride the trolley (weather permitting), milk a cow, bottle-feed a calf, pet our kangaroos, make butter and try all of our products (including ice cream)!

Reservations are required by calling 319-988-9834. Hands-on tours only take place in the late afternoon (typically 3:30 p.m.) Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit the Tour page on our web site or our blog post, 5 tips for touring Hansen's Dairy farm.
Spicing up our cheese curd varieties
Pssst ... we've got new cheese curds on the shelf! 

In addition to our plain White Cheddar and Spicy Red Pepper cheese curds, we are trying out some new flavors. 

Look for Dill, Bacon, and Ranch varieties at Hansen's Dairy stores in Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Hudson, and let us know what you think!
Waverly Hy-Vee hosting Meet the Farmer event
The Waverly Hy-Vee is hosting a Meet the Farmer event for Hansen's Dairy. 

Blake and Jordan Hansen will be at the Waverly Hy-Vee from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 4, to sample Hansen's products and answer your questions. 

D ietitian Tracey will also be present to teach you about the benefits of dairy. 

Check out the event page on Facebook!
Local food for local celebrations
It's a month of gatherings!

With Mother's Day, graduations and Memorial Day coming in May, Hansen's Dairy has your special occasion needs!

Hansen's Dairy store in Waterloo will have free sundaes for moms (with a children's purchase) on Mother's Day, May 13. Hansen's Dairy store in Cedar Falls will have buy one, get one free "cow-size" ice cream cones that day for moms as well.

If you're looking for a larger treat to take home, Hansen's Dairy has the ice cream cakes to make your mom feel special! We have pre-decorated cakes on hand for easy pick-up, or you can special order her favorite flavors. 

Kick off summer on Memorial Day (May 28) with a grill-out! We have lots of meat choices for your grilling needs. Hansen's Dairy extra lean ground beef is raised under the same guidelines as our milking cows. We also carry an assortment of other local beef, pork, bison and chicken.

We are a great source of delicious, local products for your graduation parties! Are you planning an ice cream bar? We sell our many flavors of ice cream in half-pints, half-gallons and 3-gallon tubs. Planning on a popcorn machine for your party? We have many different kinds of popcorn. There are many other food options we can assist with as well. Don't forget the cheese!

If you want to find out more information on any of the products above, call us at any of our store locations: Waterloo 319-234-3309, Cedar Falls 319-266-3044, or Hudson 319-939-2187.
Transitioning to new ice cream containers
You'll notice a difference when you look in our ice cream freezers at Hansen's Dairy stores.

We are transitioning to our new pint and 8-oz containers. They are a different shape, but the same amount of ice cream! 

Pictured is our old 8-oz package, left, and new 8-oz package on the right. The new container features our logo and farm information while the  lid has the ingredients and nutritional facts specific to each flavor.
Is chocolate milk bad for your teeth?
Research suggests the calcium and phosphorus in milk can help maintain the integrity of our teeth. But what about the added sugar in flavored milk?

Flavored milk contains the same nine essential nutrients as white milk ; it simply has some additional ingredients like added sugar and flavoring. Hansen's chocolate milk starts with our 1% milk and has fewer grams of sugar than most other chocolate milk on the dairy shelf.

Although flavored milk contains added sugars, it contributes only about 4 percent of the added sugars in the diets of U.S. children, on average, and  may actually help them  meet dairy recommendations . The  National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001-2012 found that children who drank flavored milk drank more milk overall and had higher calcium intakes than those who did not drink flavored milk. 

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes that some added sugars can be included as part of a healthy diet to help  increase consumption of nutrient-rich foods  as long as added sugars do not exceed 10 percent of total calories.  To enjoy flavored milk while still maintaining healthy teeth, follow these simple tips:
  • Drink flavored milk with meals rather than between meals.
  • Drink, rather than sip, flavored milk and other sweetened beverages to decrease the time teeth are exposed to sugar.
For more information, click this article.
Customer of the Month
Cindi Bardsley and her grandchildren, Maci and Lane  
The May Customer of the Month is Cindi Bardsley  of Waterloo. Her favorite  Hansen's product is skim milk. 

"This milk is by far superior to any other skim milk," Cindi says. "I wish we would have had it when my kids were at home."

She likes to shop at Hansen's Dairy stores for the convenience, quality and healthy products. 

"Both the Waterloo store and the farm are great places to take my grandkids!" she says.
Thanks, Cindi! 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 May Cow of the Month thinks she's queen of the world! 

Dalany steps up on the ledge in front of the feed alley every day to look down on her royal subjects. She is the only cow in the barn to do this.

Her highness is 3 years old and has given birth to two calves: one bull and a heifer named Doshy. 

Dalany has a reason to believe she's superior to other cows. Her grandmother, Dazzle, was the highest milk producer in the history of the Hansen farm. At 120 pounds of milk a day, Dalany is off to a great start to shoot for her grandmother's record!
Cooking with Hansen's
Flip your dip! Instead of the typical sour cream dip base, try Country View Dairy yogurt (from Hawkeye, Iowa) with artichokes and roasted red peppers in this recipe adapted from Midwest Dairy. Starred ingredients can be purchased at Hansen's Dairy stores.

Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Yogurt Dip
Servings: 5
Prep time: 15 minutes  

Combine red peppers and artichokes. Pat dry with a paper towel. Add salt, cayenne pepper, minced garlic and chopped green onions (white part only). Mix with plain yogurt until blended. Pour into serving bowl. Sprinkle the remaining green onions over the dip. Cover and chill at least 3 hours or overnight for flavors to blend. Serve with tortilla chips.

Hansen's Dairy - Cedar Falls 
Monday - Saturday: 
    8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
   10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Opening at 11 a.m. 
on Memorial Day

Hansen's Dairy - Waterloo 
Monday - Saturday:  
    8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
   10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Opening at 11 a.m.
on Memorial Day
Hansen's Dairy - Hudson (farm)
Monday - Sunday:  
7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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