March 2019
Photo of the Month
The kangaroos don't know what to think of this frozen tundra. When the sun is shining and the wind's not blowing, they come out of their warm barn and explore the cold white stuff -- but not for very long! The baby joey (lower left) is even getting his first glimpse of winter in Iowa. All we know is, we have to push the snow drifts toward the middle of the pen so they can't jump on the snow hills and over the top of the fence!

Hansen's Dairy Waterloo
Treat of the Month

Feeling lucky? From now until St. Patrick's Day, Hansen's Dairy Waterloo has a special treat for you.

The  Leprechaun's Dream is a Mint Chocolate ChipBrownie Batter ice cream shake topped with whipped cream, gold sprinkles and a drizzle of chocolate, only $3.49. Sure to bring good luck every day!

 
couponThe Real Deal:
Save on chocolate milk!
50¢ off a gallon or
25¢ off a half-gallon

Use the coupon to make this month's
Minty Hot Chocolate recipe!  
           
Calling all pie lovers
Who doesn't love pie a la mode? We will have a special treat for our customers at both Cedar Falls and Waterloo locations on Pi Day (3.14) Thursday, March 14. 

Get a slice of Try Pie with a scoop of your favorite ice cream for only $2.99! Flavors of pie will be Pecan Praline, Raspberry, Cherry and Apple. The Waterloo store will have hard dip ice cream flavors, and the Cedar Falls store will have soft-serve.

Try Pie is a non-profit organization developed through Orchard Hill and Harvest Vineyard churches. Each week a group of teenagers from Waterloo and Cedar Falls, along with adult mentors, meet for a time of learning and pie making. The pies are then sold throughout the community. The youth develop faith, life, and business skills as they work alongside one another, and Hansen's Dairy is proud to support them in their efforts!
Hartman Reserve Maple Syrup Festival
Let's think spring! The first weekend of March signals Hartman Reserve's Maple Syrup Festival.  New this year: TWO griddles and more seating! 

Hansen's Dairy is donating milk, butter and cream for the breakfast of all-you-can-eat pancakes and maple syrup, sausage and Starbucks coffee.   
 
WHEN: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 2-3 
WHERE: Hartman Reserve Nature Center 
PARKING:  Cedar Heights Elementary, 2417 Rainbow Drive, Cedar Falls. 
TICKETS: Available at the Interpretive Center at Hartman Reserve or by calling 319-277-2187. Click  here for more information.

Local Food & Film Festival
The 2019 Local Food & Film Festival  gives consumers a chance to meet local producers and learn more from local food supporting organizations in our community.  

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2 
WHERE: Hearst Center for the Arts, 304 W. Seerley Blvd., Cedar Falls 
ADMISSION:  Free. Click  here  for more information.
QUESTIONS: C all Jodie Huegerich at  319-273-7883  or email  jodie.huegerich@uni.edu.
SCHEDULE:
  • Vendor booths, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • Take Charge of Your Garden class, taught by Master Gardener Glenda Riddle, 11 a.m. 
  • Children's activities, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • Lunch available for purchase from Milk Box Bakery, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Showing of the film "Fresh" with discussion panel to follow, 1 to 3 p.m.
Breakfast events
Support our local 4-Hers as they host their annual omelet breakfasts. Hansen's Dairy donated products to each of these events: 

Bremer County 4-H Omelet Brunch
WHEN: Sunday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to noon 
WHERE: 4-H Building on the Fairgrounds in Waverly 
COST: Free will donations

Black Hawk County 4-H Omelet Breakfast
WHEN: Sunday, March 31, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
WHERE: UAW Hall, 2615 Washington St., Waterloo
COST: $8.00 for adults 11 and over; $2.00 for youth 6-10, and free for 5 and under. Tickets are sold in advance from 4-H members and the Black Hawk County Extension Office, and are also sold at the door.  
Customer of the Month
Roy Hillyer
The March Customer of the Month is Roy Hillyer  of Cedar Rapids. 

Roy was shopping at his local Hy-Vee store in Cedar Rapids when he came upon a sample table with a variety of Hansen's Dairy products. 

"The person at the display was very knowledgeable about the products and Hansen production process," Roy said. "I think the person even knew the name of the cows."
 
Roy was looking for cheese curds and decided to try Hansen's.  "I thought, 'Wow, this is what real cheese curds taste like,'" Roy said. "I then went on to try the chocolate milk, and then my favorite, Chip & Cherry ice cream. The flavor of everything is delicious, and I know it's locally produced."
 
Roy's family enjoys Hansen's products for the fresh taste. Roy also had a suggestion for us.

"The next calf you have at the farm, please name it Norah (after Norah Jones)," he said. 

Thanks, Roy! 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 March Cow of the Month has a peculiar trait.

Loaf, who just turned 2 years old in February, was born with one ear that droops. Her right ear just flops forward and doesn't stick out straight like most cows' ears. We're not quite sure if it was a birth defect or if it somehow got broken. That ear reminds us of Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh!

Thankfully her ear issue doesn't cause her any problems. She just had her first calf and is a gentle cow to work with!    

recipe
Cooking with Hansen's
Here's a Minty Hot Chocolate recipe that's super simple to make and will please an entire crew! With only two ingredients (both of which can be purchased at any Hansen's Dairy store), the kids can help make this creamy delight. They will enjoy sipping on it to warm up after a hard day playing in the snow! Coffee lovers will also enjoy it as a flavored creamer. 

For smaller crowds, just use a half-gallon of Hansen's Dairy Chocolate Milk and 1 to 2 half-pints Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. Be sure to use this month's coupon to get your chocolate milk! 

For more simple, tasty recipes like this, check out my blog at  goodfoodconnections.com  or like Good Food Connections  on Facebook. ~ Julie Grunklee

Minty Hot Chocolate  
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 4 hours                                
Total time: 4 hours 
Serves 15-20
Starred items available at Hansen's Dairy stores.

Ingredients
  • 1 gallon Hansen's Dairy Chocolate Milk*
  • 3 to 4 half-pints Hansen's Dairy Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream* 
Directions
Empty ice cream into a large 6-qt crock pot.  Pour   in   chocolate   milk.  Cook on high for four hours.  Ladle into mugs. Keep it in the refrigerator and enjoy throughout the week.

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