June 2018

Beginning June 1, Hansen's Dairy Waterloo will stay open until
10 p.m. daily. That's an extra hour to get your ice cream fix :)
Photo of the Month

Do you know what makes Hansen's Dairy products "legendairy"?

1. Fresh and local. Hansen's milk can reach your table before it's even 24 hours old.

2. Single source.  Hansen's milk comes from cows born and raised on our farm and not blended with any other farms' milk. When you visit our farm on a tour, you can see exactly how the cows are milked, fed and cared for, so you know exactly what ends up in your jug.

3. Non-homogenized.  Our milk is pasteurized at 165 degrees for 15 seconds, but it is not homogenized. Homogenization breaks down the fat particles in the milk so they are all uniformly sized. In our non-homogenized milk, the cream will rise to the top and should be shaken before serving to redistribute the cream. Some people who are lactose intolerant have told us that they can drink our milk. It may be because it's non-homogenized and not modified from its natural state. Then the body can absorb what it needs and not what it doesn't.

Cash Cow

We had a big winner last month in our CA$H COW contest! Congrats to Mona, a Waterloo resident, for finding a $100 jug in May. Jamie Bracco of Waterloo also found a $5 jug.

We will label 6 jugs with the big cash prize of $100 in June. 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:
Spend $25, get a gallon of
white milk free!

Time to load up on dairy products
for June Dairy Month! 

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, milk a cow, bottle-feed a calf, pet our kangaroos, make butter and try all of our products (including ice cream)!

Hands-on tours are start at 3:30 p.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Reservations are required by calling 319-988-9834

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!
Celebrate dads with free ice cream treats
Hey Dads!

Hansen's Dairy Waterloo will have free sundaes for dads (with a children's purchase) on Father's Day, June 17. Hansen's Dairy Cedar Falls will have buy one, get one free "cow-size" ice cream cones that day for dads as well.
Does the source of calcium matter?
Since it's June Dairy Month, Hansen's Dairy would like to remind people of the nutrient powerhouse that is milk.  Milk contains  nine essential nutrients , including calcium, which is important for bone health.

Dairy foods are the main food source of calcium for most people in the U.S. In fact, on average, milk is the top food source of calcium, vitamin D and potassium for Americans age 2 and older. One cup of milk or yogurt and 1 ½ ounces of natural cheese each contain about 300 mg of calcium. 

Most people know t hat adequate calcium contributes to bone health, but does the source of calcium matter?

Other  food sources of calcium  include vegetables such as kale, broccoli and Chinese cabbage; bony fish like canned sardines and salmon (when the soft bones are eaten); and calcium-fortified foods such as breakfast cereals, fruit juices and soy beverage.
Vegetables generally contain quite a bit less calcium per serving than milk, so if you're relying on vegetables to meet your calcium needs, you'll need to eat a lot of them. For example, you would need to eat about 38 cups of raw kale to get the amount of calcium in three glasses of milk, as this  infographic  illustrates.

While dairy foods provide 54% of the calcium in the diets of Americans over the age of two years, milk substitutes, fish and shellfish, dark green vegetables and lettuce all provide less than 3% of the calcium in the diet. A diet modelling  study  verified that if everyone ate the recommended servings of dairy foods, Americans, on average, would get adequate  calcium .

For more information, click this article.
Customer of the Month
Kindra Baron and her children, enjoying some Hansen's ice cream  
The June Customers of the Month are  Kindra Baron  and her family of Cedar Falls

The Barons moved here from Indianapolis, Ind., five years ago. They were first  introduced to Hansen's Dairy stores when they asked for suggestions on a fun place to take the kids for ice cream. 

"We went to your Waterloo location for a treat that same day, and left with way more than ice cream," Kindra said. Now t hey buy lots of ice cream, milk, different cheeses and sometimes butter.

"We didn't know what we were missing the first 2 years," Kindra said. "Once we finally discovered you, we were hooked!"

Thanks, Kindra! 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 June Cow of the Month is a fertile myrtle! 

Dollar will turn 3 years old on July 14, but she's already had two calves. Usually a cow doesn't have her second calf until her third birthday, so she is ahead of the game!

Her first calf was a heifer named Dime, and her second calf was a bull, born May 29. 

Dollar is special because she is actually owned by one of the girls in the seventh generation of the Hansen family on our farm. Using money she earned by working on the farm, she purchased Dollar at seven months of age, which means she owns all of Dollar's offspring as well. Owning a cow helps teach kids how to handle income and expenses and also the responsibility of owning livestock.
Cooking with Hansen's
This month we introduce a new partnership with local blogger Julie Grunklee of Reinbeck. Her blog, GoodFoodConnections.com, aims to strengthen the relationship between consumers and the farmers who produce their food. She will be sharing easy and delicious recipes each month for the Hansen's e-Moosletter. 

This month's recipe is only 5 ingredients and can be prepared quickly, so you can spend more time outside and less time in the kitchen! Starred ingredients can be purchased at Hansen's Dairy stores.

Cheesy Beef and Broccoli
Servings: 4
Prep time: 5 minutes  
Cook time: 15 minutes

  • lb Hansen's ground beef, thawed*
  • 1 bag (16 oz.) frozen broccoli or 4 cups fresh, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 medium onion, chopped*
    (availability at Hansen's stores varies)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese*
Preheat oven to 400. C ut up broccoli and onion.  Brown ground beef in a large skillet over   medium   heat, keep covered and stir occasionally.  Add broccoli, onion & salt.  C ook until broccoli and onions are tender, stirring occasionally.  Sprinkle with cheese.  Cook uncovered until cheese is melted.  Enjoy!

Hansen's Dairy - Cedar Falls 
Monday - Saturday: 
    8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
   10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Hansen's Dairy - Waterloo 
Monday - Saturday:  
    8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
   10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Hansen's Dairy - Hudson (farm)
Monday - Sunday:  
7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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