May 2022
Bring Mom in on Mother's Day, May 8, for a free single-dip cone!
Photo of the Month
Look at these pretty babies all in a row! These curious calves are close to graduating from the farm's calf huts. Soon they'll be heading across the lot to cow kindergarten, where they’ll learn how to play, eat and sleep alongside fellow cows. From left are Pumpkin, Luvalittle, Shandy, Bermuda and Stellar.

Fun fact: Luvalittle’s mom is Luvalot, who is one of our farm’s rare triplet sisters!

Did you know visitors can bottle-feed baby calves during our hands-on tours? Hands-on tours are Monday-Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Reservations required.
Store hours
Daily, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cedar Falls
Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Spend $25 and get a free gallon of milk!
Treat of the Month
The May Treat of the Month is a real peach!

Our fresh and creamy Peach Raspberry Milkshake features Hansen's Ice Cream mixed with a delicious chunky peach puree. Whipped cream, a decadent black raspberry drizzle and a cherry top this tasty spring treat.

This scrumptious shake is available all month at both stores for only $3.99.
Explore new cheeses
There are some tasty new cheeses on the block! If you're looking for some new flavors, check these out at our Waterloo and Cedar Falls stores.

Sriracha Jack: Take your burger to the next level with Spring Green Sriracha Jack! This excellent melting cheese delivers the buttery flavor of Monterey Jack and the spicy, tangy sweetness of Sriracha.

Pannaro: An indulgent blend of Gouda and Parmesan cheeses from Chalet Cheese, this creamy, rich Pannaro is perfect for a charcuterie board, pasta or a decadent grilled cheese.

Beer Cheddar: This mild cheddar from Decatur Dairy is made from gluten-free beer and packs a punch of hoppy flavor. It’s great on crackers or melted as a cheese dip.

Maytag Blue Cheese: Made in Newton, Iowa, this aged Maytag Blue Cheese is moist and creamy with a lemony finish, perfect for crumbling over a fresh salad or on a burger.

Ghost Pepper Jack: Be bold with Maple Leaf Ghost Pepper Jack cheese! You get the smooth creaminess of Monterey Jack with a punch of heat. A semi-soft cheese, it melts beautifully on a burger or fiery grilled cheese sandwich.
College Hill Farmers Market
Want to support more local vendors? Stop by the College Hill Farmers Market!

The Farmers Market takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday starting May 18.

You'll find the market on W. 22nd Street between College and Olive streets in Cedar Falls. Find out more at
City girl gone country!
What happens when a self-proclaimed city girl goes country at Hansen's Dairy?

Read the blog post from Hansen's new Marketing Manager Meta Hemenway-Forbes, who traded skirts and suits for tall mud boots in a fun and challenging career switch!

Welcome aboard, Meta!
Honoring veterans on Memorial Day
This Memorial Day we are honoring those who served.

On Monday, May 30, veterans can get a free single scoop of ice cream or a small soft-serve ice cream in a sugar/cake cone or dish at either our Cedar Falls or Waterloo stores.

It’s our small gesture of appreciation for your extraordinary service!
Customer of the Month
Our May Customer of the Month is Chelsey Bowermaster.

She and her family moved to the Cedar Valley almost six years ago. Growing up, her family owned a dairy farm, so she understands well the health benefits of dairy products.

“Hansen’s milk and meat are the best quality, and in regards to health we love knowing our milk is local and from cows that are given healthy lives and diets,” Chelsey says.

Chelsey and her husband, Cole, have three children — Caroline, 10; Charli, 6; and Callahan, 4.

The family shops at our local retail stores and sometimes picks up Hansen’s products from Fareway. Their favorites are Hansen’s whole milk, chocolate milk, cheese curds, butter, ground beef and ice cream.

Because of her dairy farm background, Chelsey says supporting local food producers like Hansen’s Dairy is important to her.

“We have always given our kids dairy farm milk,” she said. “When we learned about Hansen’s we were hooked!”

Thanks, Chelsey! 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 $30 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 is Jesup.

Jesup turned 2 years old on April 30 and has given birth to one calf, a male.

Herd Manager Blake Hansen says this gentle girl is "one of the nicest young cows in the barn," a personality trait she's had since the day she was born.

Jesup follows Blake and his team members around the barn like a loyal pup, reaching out now and again to give affectionate licks to clothes and skin!
Cooking with Hansen's
Raw spring radishes, one of the first crops from the garden, pack a satisfying crunch. But did you know you can cook radishes, too? And when paired with Asiago cheese (think Parmesan, but melty), there's just one word to describe them: YUM!

Click here for a printable recipe. For more simple, delicious recipes using local and seasonal foods, go to Enjoy!
Braised Radish Salad
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 5-10 min
Total time: 15-20 min
Serves: 4
  • 2 bunches radishes (about 20 medium radishes)**
  • 2 Tbsp Hansen’s Dairy Butter*
  • 1 package Rolling Hills Spring Mix*
  • 1-2 cups Carr Valley Asiago Cheese* (grated)
* Items that can be purchased at Hansen’s Dairy Stores
** Items that can be purchased seasonally at Hansen’s Dairy Stores
  • Slice radishes into thin coins.
  • Slice or tear lettuce into smaller pieces and place in a 3-4 quart bowl.
  • Grate cheese.
  • Melt butter on medium high heat in medium-sized skillet.
  • Add radishes and stir until coated.
  • Cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Pour hot radishes and butter onto lettuce and toss in bowl until coated.
  • Toss in 1 cup grated Asiago cheese.
  • Sprinkle more Asiago cheese on top.
Hansen's Dairy Cedar Falls
127 E. 18th St. • 319-266-3044
Monday-Saturday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Hansen's Dairy Waterloo
3015 Kimball Ave. • 319-234-3309
Daily: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Hansen's Dairy Farm, Hudson
8461 Lincoln Rd.
Daily, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
8461 Lincoln Rd,
Hudson, IA 50643
 (319) 242-1074