August 2019
Photo of the Month
It's haymaking season! About every four weeks in the summer our tractors are busy harvesting our 185 acres of alfalfa. We chop it into silage and store it in ag bags to last us until we can grow more next summer. A milking cow eats about 40 pounds of chopped alfalfa a day!
Hansen's Dairy Waterloo
Treat of the Month

Stop in for the stuff dreams are made of! Our August Treat of the Month at Hansen's Dairy Waterloo is the Banana Cream Dream. Large banana shake made with vanilla ice cream, a banana, and crushed pieces of our homemade waffle cones, topped with a cloud of whipped cream. Makes your belly happy for only $4.50! 
Monthly Coupon

Spend $25, get a free gallon
of white milk!

Silly 'spaghetti' treat
Take one last "vacation" before school starts with this Italian-looking treat. 

On Aug. 24-25, we will be featuring spaghetti ice cream at Hansen's Dairy Waterloo! Vanilla soft-serve "pasta" topped with strawberry sauce, chocolate ice cream "meatballs" and sprinkled with white chocolate "shredded cheese." 

Get this unique treat for $4.50 at Hansen's Dairy Waterloo only, Aug. 24-25!
Back-to-school brain food

School days can be hectic. We can help. Follow these tips to ensure your kids receive the nutrients they need during breakfast and throughout the day!
  • Serve breakfast with a glass of Hansen's whole milk to keep kids fuller longer. Better yet, pour our milk over some cereal and add your favorite fruit for added nutrients.
  • Did you know chocolate milk helps refuel athletes after a big workout? Keep your fridge at home stocked with our 1% Chocolate Milk for your kids to enjoy after their daily practice!
  • Check out Hansen's Dairy stores for healthy, local options for sack lunches and after-school snacks. We have string cheese, cheese curds, yogurt, cottage cheese, hummus, tortilla chips, granola bars, honey, dried beef, beef strips and sticks, and much more!

Meet your farmers
One of the best things about buying local is you can get to know your farmer. 

Come in to Hansen's Dairy Waterloo  from 10 a.m. to noon on  Thursday, Aug. 15, to share some Try Pie, ice cream and coffee with Jay and Jeanne Hansen. It's a great chance to ask them questions and learn more about our products and our family. 

A slice of pie a la mode will be $3.49 with free coffee!
Customer of the Month
Lisa Crow and family
The August Customer of the Month is  Lisa Crow 
of Waterloo. 

Lisa was first introduced to Hansen's Dairy products while working at Schares Grocery store in Jesup.

"I loved how much better it was than any other brand - it is so much tastier in soups," she says. Her favorite products are the butter (which she loves with morel mushrooms), sausages, and the ice cream. 

Since moving back to Waterloo, she typically shops at Hansen's Dairy on Kimball and Ridgeway and has enjoyed trying new products. "They have  amazing taste and I know they are quality," she says.

Thanks, Lisa! 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.
CowoftheMonth Cow of the Month
Our August Cow of the Month is named after the youngest Hansen family member.

Our cow Beckett just turned 3 years old in June. She has already had three calves, all heifers: one single calf named Bluejay, and a set of twins named Brownie and Batter. 

Beckett is a nice, laidback cow. Her milk production is slightly below average, but she makes up for it in her butterfat production. She produced 900 pounds of butterfat in her first lactation. That means her milk makes a great contribution to our delicious ice cream!
Cooking with Hansen's
Wondering what to do with the abundance of fresh cucumbers? Here's a twist on the traditional cucumber salad that'll have everyone asking for the recipe. Westby's sour cream and the crunchy vegetables make for a cool, refreshing side in the August heat!  

For more simple recipes using local foods, check out my website at

Sour Cream Cucumber salad
Serves: 4-6
Prep time: 10 min
Total time: 10 min

  • 3 medium-sized cucumbers**
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 medium onion**
  • 1/4 c to 1/2 c Westby Sour Cream*
  • 1 Tbsp dill weed
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary 
* Items found in Hansen's Dairy Stores 
** Items found in Hansen's Dairy Stores in season

  • D ice cucumbers, carrot and onion (you could  sautée  onion and then chill, if desired).  
  • Place in 2-3 quart bowl that has tight-fitting lid.
  • Add Westby Sour cream, dill weed and rosemary. 
  • Fit lid on tightly and shake until mixed well.
  • Enjoy!  

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