March 2019
Photo of the Month
We didn't have a lot of snow this winter, but some of the Hansen kids and dog Piper had fun sledding through the fields one February day. 

New store hours

Hansen's Dairy stores in Waterloo and Cedar Falls will have new store hours as of March 1.

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

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

Gas side hours:
Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

couponThe Real Deal:
March is National
Frozen Food Month!
Spend $25 on FROZEN foods and get a gallon of white milk FREE!  
Calling all pie lovers
Who doesn't love pie a la mode? We will have a special treat for our customers at our Waterloo store on Pi Day (3.14) Saturday, March 14.  Get a slice of Try Pie with a scoop of your favorite ice cream for only $3.14! 

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. 

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 7-8 (reserved limited seating for Seniors on Friday, March 6, at  4:00, 5:00, 6:00 and 7:00). Two griddles and expanded seating means very little wait in line! 
WHERE: Hartman Reserve Nature Center 
PARKING: Shuttle to Hartman from Cedar Heights Elementary and River Hills School. 
RAFFLE: Includes a bike from Bike Tech, kayak from CrawDaddy Outdoors, Luxury Package from Isle Casino, Nature Lover's merchandise package, and a fly fishing trip.
TICKETS: Available at the Interpretive Center at Hartman Reserve or by calling 319-277-2187. Special discount price for Seniors: $9 before and days of event. $10 for ages 13+, $5 for ages 3-12, ages 2 and under free. Save $1 per ticket if purchased before March 5. Click  here for more information.
Vote for Wagyu in Iowa's Best Burger Contest
Did you know East Bremer Diner in Waverly serves exclusively Hansen's Dairy Wagyu on their burger menu? Show us both some love by voting for East Bremer Diner in Iowa's Best Burger Contest, sponsored by the Iowa Beef Industry. 

It's easy to vote - just click on this link, submit your name, scroll to the bottom of the restaurant list and put "Waverly - East Bremer Diner" in the Other space. We can smell those sizzling burgers now! Vote through March 10.
Local Food & Film Festival
The 2020 Local Food & Film Festival  gives consumers a chance to meet local producers and learn more from local food supporting organizations in our community. It's free and fun for the entire family!
WHEN:  10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7
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
SCHEDULE:  Pick up the 2020 Buy Fresh Buy Local Directory and take part in these activities:
  • Meet local producers and purchase local food, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • Food Preservation class, 11 a.m. 
  • Children's activities, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • Lunch available for purchase from Corn Crib Creations, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Watch the film "Overload: America's Toxic Love Story" with discussion to follow,
    1 to 3 p.m.
Breakfast events
Support our local 4-Hers as they host their annual omelet breakfasts. Hansen's Dairy donates products to each of these events that are open to the public: 

Bremer County 4-H Omelet Brunch
WHEN: Sunday, March 8, 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 29, 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.  

Grundy County 4-H Omelet Breakfast
WHEN: Sunday, March 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
WHERE: UAW Hall, 2615 Washington St., Waterloo
COST: Adults, $5 in advance, $6 at door; children ages 4 to 8, $3; children 3 & under, free will donation. P urchase tickets from a 4-H Member or stop by the Grundy Extension Office.

Customer of the Month
Jeverna and Tom Mulligan
The March Customer of the Month is Jeverna Mulligan  of Waterloo. 

Jeverna and her husband Tom shop at the Waterloo Hansen's Dairy store, which is in their  neighborhood, and they love the locally produced products.  "We like the skim milk, cottage cheese and many of the different ice cream flavors," she said.

The couple started visiting the Waterloo store when it first opened. " We had known Jay and Jeanne (Hansen) since they were youth racquetball coaches at the Decathalon Club in the '90s, and we wanted to support their dairy," she said. " We also like that they support local groups, especially young people. They are just good people."
Thanks, Jeverna! 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.
Cows of the Month
Our March Cows of the Month are two peas in a pod.

Twins Bumble and Bee turned 2 years old in November and are similar from their face to their udders, making it hard to tell them apart in the parlor without looking at their ear tags. They eat together, get milked together and are both above-average producers. 

Although their first calves were both singles, we can't wait to see if one or both of them produces more sets of twins!

Cooking with Hansen's
I have to give Samantha, Hansen's Dairy Cedar Falls Store Manager, credit for this recipe idea. Whether watching March Madness basketball or celebrating St. Patrick's Day, this "Roo"ben Dip is sure to please your crowd. For more recipes that make homemade easy and delicious, check out my website

'Roo'ben Dip  
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 3 hours                                
Total time: 3 hours, 15 minutes 
Serves 10 or more

  • 1/2 pkg of Hansen's Dairy Dried Beef* 
  • 12 oz (about 3/4 pkg) Country Castle Baby Swiss Cheese* 
  • 1/2 medium onion** 
  • 1/2 red bell pepper 
  • 1 small tomato (about roma sized) 
  • 1 c. sauerkraut 
  • 2/3 c. mayonnaise 
  • 1/4 c. dill pickle relish 
  • Whole Grain Milling Blue Corn Chips*
*Available at Hansen's Dairy stores

**Available at Hansen's Dairy stores seasonally


  • Chop dried beef, onion, pepper and tomato very finely (I used a small food processor).
  • Cut up Baby Swiss Cheese in 1/2" to 1" chunks (so they melt faster).
  • Put all ingredients except Blue Corn Chips in 1 quart crock pot and mix well.
  • Let cook for 3 hours.
  • Enjoy with Blue Corn Chips, Big Sky Bread* chunks, crackers or celery!

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

Gas Side Hours
Monday - Friday:
6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
3015 Kimball Ave.
Monday - Saturday:
    9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Noon - 8 p.m.

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