June 2020
Photo of the Month
It's time to make hay again! Every four weeks during the summer, we cut alfalfa into haylage to feed our cows. Each cow eats about 40 pounds of haylage a day, so we have to harvest a lot of it each summer to last us a whole year. How is it done? Check out our YouTube video, and enjoy incredible drone footage of our beautiful Iowa fields.

Dairy store hours back to normal; gas station remains temporarily closed

Hansen's Dairy stores in Waterloo and Cedar Falls are operating under reduced hours during COVID-19.

Monday-Saturday:  8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday:  10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Dairy side:
Monday-Saturday:  8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday:  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Convenience store side:
Temporarily closed, but pumps are always open and gas can be prepaid through dairy side door.

couponThe Real Deal:
Happy June Dairy Month!
Spend $15, get a gallon of
white milk FREE!
Sweet treats for Dads
Celebrate Father's Day at Hansen's Dairy Waterloo! On Sunday, June 14, all cones are $1 off.

Or for an extra special treat, bring home an ice cream cake!  

Choose a layer of chocolate or white cake and a layer of your choice of Hansen's ice cream. Top it off with delicious buttercream frosting and professional decorating, and you've got a real treat! 

Cakes are available off the shelf at our Waterloo location or can be special ordered with a few days' notice by calling the Waterloo store, 319-234-3309. 
Tour season begins June 1
Farm tours are now open! We have implemented new restrictions on group size plus additional cleanliness and safety measures. At this time only 9 people per tour will be allowed, and you MUST have a reservation.

Check out our tour page to make reservations. 

We also have a special message from Rocket, one of our farm kangaroos. But you'll have to complete this digital jigsaw puzzle to see it!
Summer Wagyu bundle
We've got a great deal going on! 

Our Summer Wagyu Bundle will load you up with Wagyu-Holstein beef AND some yummy dairy products. This would make a great gift for Father's Day, or just stock up your own freezer!

The bundle is a $140 value for just $99, and includes:
  • One 10-oz sirloin
  • One 10-oz ribeye
  • One 8-oz filet
  • One pound beef bacon
  • 2 lb hamburger patties 
  • One gallon of white milk
  • One bag cheese curds, your choice of flavor
  • One half-gallon ice cream, your choice of flavor 
Bundles are available at each Hansen's Dairy location.
Pop-up grocery shops
We want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported us as we held our pop-up truck sales in Grundy Center, New Hartford, Wellsburg, Jesup, Dike, Sunnyside Country Club and the Hickory Hollow neighborhood! The sales were mutually beneficial - we provided customers with safe, easy access to perishable groceries during the pandemic, and it allowed us to make extra income while we couldn't host farm tours. 

Our truck sales are over for now, but we greatly appreciate the community support. To hear more about our pandemic response, see these stories in the media:

Hansen's stores offering grocery delivery and pickup
Your favorite Hansen's store products can now be delivered to your door or you can pick up curbside! 

Local grocery delivery and pickup is available through online merchant  Mercato from both our Hansen's Dairy Waterloo and Cedar Falls stores.  We have almost 200 items to choose from!

Just click the links above for the store that's closest to you, and start filling your online cart. We offer same-day delivery and pickup. Check out our blog post to learn more about the service!

Customer of the Month
Lesta Burgess
The June Customer of the Month is Lesta Burgess  of Waterloo.

Lesta and her granddaughters were looking for old-fashioned dipped ice cream one day when they discovered the Hansen's Dairy Waterloo store. Now her favorite ice cream flavor is Chocolate Turtle. 

Originally from Oklahoma, Lesta compared Hansen's stores to Braum's Ice Cream and Dairy stores located in the south central area of the United States.

One of our Hansen's Dairy employees suggested she try the whole milk. 

"I fell in love with it," Lesta said. " My family has problems digesting milk, but we are able to tolerate your non-homogenized milk."

She also loves how you can sample a spoonful of any of the ice cream flavors and enjoys shopping for the Amish Peanut Brittle during the Christmas season. 

"The ladies in the store are very friendly," Lesta said. "O verall it's just a nice little store to come to."

Thanks, Lesta! 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

For the next three months, we'll be featuring cows in the 150-Pound Club - those producing over 17 gallons of milk a day! 

Our June Cow of the Month,  Glamorous is an overachiever -actually recording 160 pounds a day. She is 5 years old and has had four calves in her lifetime (two heifers named Grinch and Great, plus two bulls). Her lifetime production is over 100,000 pounds of milk!

While Glamorous is as strong as a horse, she used to be as stubborn as a mule. Herd manager Blake Hansen says it took her four years to learn to behave in the milking parlor, but now she's amazing to work with. He is also excited to see if Grinch and Great follow in mom's hoofsteps!
Cooking with Hansen's
It's asparagus season! Here's a delicious and hearty wrap you can easily whip up using a variety of fresh, local ingredients. You could use any cheese or meat and any number of vegetables as we progress through the growing season. For more recipes using local, seasonal foods, check out my website  www.juliegrunklee.com .

Asparagus Wraps  
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes 
Serves 4 or more
* Items that can be purchased at Hansen's Dairy stores
** Items that can be purchased at Hansen's Dairy stores in season

  • 1 bunch asparagus** 
  • 1 bunch green onions 
  • 1 Tbsp California Olive Ranch olive oil* 
  • Beeler's Uncured Boneless Ham,* thinly sliced 
  • Decatur Dairy Muenster Cheese,* thinly sliced 
  • 1 container Rolling Hills Romaine or Spring Mix Lettuce* 
  • Westby Sour Cream* 
  • Westby Parmesan Cheese* (optional)
  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Cut bottoms of asparagus so all tough/woody parts are trimmed off. Place spears side-by-side in a row on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  • Trim off roots and tops of green onions so they are about as long as the asparagus spears.
  • Place all on parchment-lined cookie sheet with asparagus spears.
  • Drizzle olive oil over asparagus and onions, tossing to coat evenly.
  • Lightly salt if desired.
  • Roast in oven at 400F for 30 minutes.
  • While vegetables are in the oven, thinly slice cheese and ham.
  • When vegetables are done, assemble wraps starting with lettuce and then layering ham, cheese and vegetables. 
  • Top with a dollop of sour cream and parmesan sprinkles. Roll and enjoy!

127 E. 18th St.
Dairy Side
Monday - Saturday:
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Convenience Store Side
Store temporarily closed due to COVID-19/renovation; gas pumps still available
3015 Kimball Ave.
Monday - Saturday:
    8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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