August 2022
This month's newsletter is all about squeezing the last drop out of summer before school starts. We can help with that! Think ice cream treats, Wagyu-Holstein burgers, our Pizza of the Month and fun farm tours!
Photo of the Month
Visitors to the farm frequently ask us about the little yellow chair in the kangaroo yard. Why is it there? Do the kangaroos sit on it? No. But they love it when Farmer Blake does. This photo shows Blake giving a good brushing to Roodolph, who repays the favor with hugs.

Blake is the Dr. Doolittle of the Hansen Dairy farm. He's responsible for the well-being of our animals, but his care goes above and beyond health and nutrition. Blake takes time to learn the personalities of our cows and kangaroos and gives them the love, attention and respect they deserve. As you can see in this photo, the animals give it right back.

We love catching these moments and sharing them with you. In fact, our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok pages are filled with heartwarming and funny photos and videos of the animals on our farm. Recently, Leon the bull and Farmer Blake starred in a must-see showdown! Be on the lookout this month for more fun content, including a video showing Blake's sweet connection to Roodolph and friends. Like and follow us!
Store hours
Daily, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cedar Falls
Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
ο»ΏSunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Buy any ice cream treat, get
ο»Ώ1/2 off a second ice cream treat!
Discounted treat must be of equal or lesser value and redeemed at time of purchase.
Treat of the Month
Squeeze out the last drop of summer with our refreshing Treat of the Month!

The Summer Squeeze Sundae is a two-scoop treat featuring Strawberry and Lemon Squeeze ice creams drizzled with strawberry sauce and topped with whipped cream and a cherry.

Available all month long at both stores for $3.49.
Pizza of the Month
Craving a burger AND pizza? Get the best of both worlds with our Papa D's Pizza of the Month!

The star of the show this month is our Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza. We start with a fresh crust and top it with ground beef and all your favorite burger fixings β€” bacon bits, onions, pickles and a ketchup/mustard sauce. It's built like a burger, but it's topped like a pizza β€” with a gooey mountain of mozzarella and cheddar cheeses.

Get a large 14-inch Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza all month long at our Cedar Falls store for just $19.99.
Wagyu-Holstein Ground Beef
Hansen's Wagyu-Holstein Ground Beef will level up any backyard barbecue, and this month we're offering a deal every grill master can appreciate.

Our Wagyu-Holstein Ground Beef Bundle Special includes:
β€’ Six 1-lb packages bulk ground beef
β€’ One 2-lb package of 1/3-lb patties

It's an $80 value on sale for $60 and available all month at our three retail stores.

Wagyu beef is world-renowned for its tender, flavorful meat. Our Wagyu-Holstein beef was recently was given a Prime grade, the highest beef grade in the U.S.!

Learn more about our Wagyu-Holstein beef in our blog post.
Down on the Farm Breakfast
After a two-year hiatus, save the date for Hansen Dairy's Down on the Farm Breakfast the morning of Sept. 17!

The event includes a hearty breakfast at our Tour Center and a trolley ride to the farm where visitors can pet cows and calves, see our kangaroos and play fun games.

Watch our Facebook page later this month for ticket information. Ticket sales for this traditionally sold-out event are limited to 400.
Tour our farm
Every day is an adventure on the Hansen Dairy farm! We'd love for you to join our adventures on a farm tour.

We've welcomed many visitors already this summer and had a great time showing them how milk gets from our farm to your table. We're ready to welcome you, too!

Our Hands-On Tour guests get to feed calves, pet our kangaroos, milk a cow, make butter, sample our products and eat ice cream.

We offer several types of tours, and reservations are required. Most of our 3:30 Hands-On Tours are full until school starts; however, we do offer tours through Oct. 31 so there are still plenty of opportunities to visit!
Customer of the Month
Our August Customer of the Month is Tyler Hulbert of Waterloo.

Tyler's love of Hansen's Dairy products began with ice cream at our Cedar Falls store.

Today, he shops for milk, ice cream, local honey and cheese at our Waterloo store.

He's especially fond of Hansen's whole milk.

"I use it in EVERYTHING," Tyler says, noting he appreciates that our products are local, fresh and affordable.

Thanks, Tyler! 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 August Cow of the Month is Jigsaw, who lives up to her name β€” her udder is a puzzle to our milking crew.

A cow's udder is divided into four even quarters that typically release milk at the same rate during milking.

Jigsaw dares to be different. The four quarters of her udder aren't really quarters at all. They're each different sizes and release milk at varying rates, making her "tricky to milk," says herd manager Blake.

Despite her unique udder, Jigsaw, at 5 1/2 years old, is nearing 100,000 pounds of milk production. Way to go, Jigsaw!

This lovely lady with a sweet disposition is pictured above with her fourth calf, a bull born on July 22.
Cooking with Hansen's
Sometimes it's just too hot to cook. Here's a refreshing salad you can whip up in just minutes when it's too hot to start the stove or oven. Any of the summer sausages found at Hansen's Dairy stores also work well with this salad.

Click here for a printable recipe. For more simple, delicious recipes using local and seasonal foods, go to Enjoy!
Dried Beef Summer Salad
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
  • 1 box Rolling Hills Spring Green Mix*
  • 1 medium cucumber**
  • 1 tomato**
  • 1 package Hansen’s Dairy Smoked Cured Beef*
  • 1-2 Tbsp Doughy Joey’s Ranch Dressing per individual bowl*
  • 1 cup Burnett Dairy Shredded Fancy Jack Cheese (1/4 cup per individual bowl)*
* Items that can be purchased at Hansen’s Dairy Stores
** Items that can be purchased seasonally at Hansen’s Dairy Stores
  • Shred lettuce and place in large bowl.
  • Dice tomato and cucumber and add to lettuce.
  • Cut dried beef into 1/2-inch chunks and add to vegetables.
  • Toss salad and divide into 4 or more bowls.
  • Drizzle dressing over salad.
  • Top with 1/4-cup shredded cheese.
Hansen's Dairy Cedar Falls
123 E. 18th St. β€’ 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. β€’ 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