March 2022
Photo of the Month
Nothing to see here, just a cow sunning herself in the front yard! Applelicious has free reign of the farm right now as she heals from an injury, and she decided that lounging in front of the farmhouse was a great way to spend a spring-like Sunday afternoon. She won't play fetch though!
Store hours
Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cedar Falls
Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Spend $25, get a gallon of white milk FREE!
Treat of the Month
You can find a pot o’ gold sprinkles on the top of our March Treat of the Month! Treat yourself to our brownie sundae with a scoop of Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream, creme de menthe and chocolate syrups, whipped cream and St. Patty’s sprinkles. Available all month at both stores for only $3.49.
ground beef bundle
Stock up on our Wagyu-Holstein ground beef to enjoy extra flavor in your hamburgers, meat loaf and casseroles. Buy 6 pounds, get 2 lbs free! This $80 value is on sale for $60, while supplies last.
Order Easter hams by March 8
It’s time to start thinking about Easter (April 17)!

Hansen's Holiday Hams are available for preorder now. They are supplied from Webster City Custom Meats in Webster City, Iowa. They are bone-in, skinless, shankless, and certified hickory smoked.

HALF HAM (7-9 pounds, serves 10)
Regular cut: $3.69/lb
Spiral cut: $4.79/lb

WHOLE HAM (15-18 pounds, serves 20)
Regular cut: $3.59/lb
Spiral cut: $4.69/lb

Call the Waterloo store (319-234-3309) or Cedar Falls store (319-266-3044) to place an order by March 8.
Join us for Pi Day on Monday, 3.14
You don't have to be good at math to celebrate Pi Day!

On Monday, March 14, get a fresh-baked slice of Try Pie for $3.14. You can even add a scoop of ice cream for 50 cents!

Cherry, Apple and Peach Blackberry slices will be available all day at both stores while supplies last. Whole frozen pies are also always available for purchase, perfect for Easter!
Save 25¢/gallon at our Cedar Falls gas station
Gas prices are tough to swallow right now, but Conoco has a sweet deal now through March 31. No strings, just savings!

When you pay for your gas at our station using the My Conoco app on your phone, you can save 25 cents per gallon — 10 cents just for using the app, AND an additional 15 cents if you use Direct Pay by connecting your bank account!

This deal is good at any Conoco nationwide, so it's perfect if you have a spring break road trip planned!
Watching March basketball calls for snacks
If your month is going to involve a lot of basketball watching 😏 🏀, you’re gonna need snacks. Local snacks are even better!

We’ve got cheese curds, Wisconsin cheeses, beef sticks (try our new Wagyu-Holstein beef sticks!), summer sausage, beef jerky, tortilla chips, salsa, hummus, popcorn, chocolate candies, ice cream and more!
Customer of the Month
The March Customers of the Month are a father-daughter duo who frequent our Waterloo store.

"I like the fact that Hansen's Dairy is a local family-owned company that cares about the product and the customers," said Jim Galanits. He noted that they started drinking Hansen's milk when his daughter McKenna was a toddler.

"We moved her from formula to milk and got a half-gallon to try, and McKenna loved it. We then purchased a gallon of milk from the grocery store, and she would not drink it. The only milk she would drink regularly was Hansen's milk," he said. "Now it is a staple dairy product in our house." 

McKenna Galanits, who will be 15 this month, even recalls visiting the farm as a child with her daycare. "That was when I first realized where my milk and ice cream was coming from," she said.

The family enjoys riding their bikes to the store and getting an ice cream treat during the summer.

"My favorite ice cream is the raspberry, which a worker got me hooked on," McKenna said. "I enjoy the fact that (the products are) all locally sourced, and the workers are always super nice with a smile on their faces."

Thanks, Galanits family! 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
The nice weather has got us thinking about it, so we decided to feature Summer as our March Cow of the Month.

We don't know too much about Summer's personality yet, because she is just expecting her first calf in March. When a cow joins the milking herd, that's when we really get to know her.

We do know that Summer's father is Astronaut, a bull who was actually born in 1964. So he is long deceased, but his reproductive units live on!

For now, Summer is in the dry cow pen. Farmer Blake moves heifers up to the dry cow pen about 4 weeks before they are due to calve to get them used to more human contact, transition to a new diet, and keep a close watch on them in case they calve early.
Cooking with Hansen's
Here's a novel and nourishing way to enjoy bacon that's sure to warm you up on those chilly March days. It pairs well with Breton's Garden Vegetable Crackers, also sold at Hansen's Dairy stores.

Click here for a printable recipe. For more simple, delicious recipes using local and seasonal foods, check out my website at Enjoy!
Bacon Broccoli Soup
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15-20 min
Total time: 30 min
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 pkg Beelers Bacon*
  • 6-8 cups Hansen’s Dairy Milk*
  • ½ cup Hansen’s Dairy Cream*
  • 2 packages (10-12 oz) frozen broccoli or 2 heads cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 package (10-12 oz) frozen sliced carrots or 4 – 6 medium fresh carrots
  • ½ medium onion or 3 Tbsp dried, minced onion
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 - 1 ½ cups Burnett Dairy Fancy Jack shredded cheese*
*Items that can be purchased at Hansen’s Dairy Stores
  • Cut bacon into ½ - 1 inch strips.
  • Chop broccoli and carrots, and mince onion if using fresh.
  • Place bacon strips in 5-6 quart pot and cook on medium heat on stovetop until done, stirring frequently. (I like to cover the pot to prevent the grease from splattering.)
  • Add milk, cream, broccoli, carrots and onions to bacon.
  • Cook on medium heat for about 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
  • Ladle into bowls. Add pepper to taste. Top with a sprinkling of shredded cheese.
  • Enjoy!
Hansen's Dairy Cedar Falls
127 E. 18th St. • 319-266-3044
Monday-Saturday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Hansen's Dairy Waterloo
3015 Kimball Ave. • 319-234-3309
*Note new closing time*
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Hansen's Dairy Farm, Hudson
8461 Lincoln Rd.
Daily, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
8461 Lincoln Rd,
Hudson, IA 50643
 (319) 242-1074