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September 2019
Photo of the Month
One of these things is not like the other! 

That's Scooter, our female kangaroo, checking out a new species in her pen. Our new little Wagyu calf, Coffee Bean, was born unusually small -- only 20 pounds compared to a normal Wagyu calf's 65 pounds -- and we are letting her live in the kangaroo pen while we monitor her growth. Read more about Coffee Bean in our blog post.
Patriot Day appreciation

On Patriot Day, Sept. 11, we're serving up something special to those who serve our country. On that day, all current and former veterans, police officers, firefighters and EMTs (with ID) can enjoy a FREE single dip cone, small soft serve cone or a free half-pint of ice cream at our Waterloo and Cedar Falls locations. We thank you for your service, and we will always remember.

Monthly Coupon

Timber Ridge Bison for
(savings of $2.29/lb)

Use this coupon for the Bacon Bison Burgers in this month's recipe!

Treats of the Week: Employee favorites!
Stop in to Hansen's Dairy Waterloo, 3015 Kimball Ave., to test out our September Treats of the Week. This month we're featuring our employees' favorite concoctions! 

Sept. 2: DEE DEE - Caramel Coffee Shake, made with Hansen's coffee ice cream and caramel, topped with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle. Small, $3.49

Sept. 9: SADIE - Black Raspberry Shake, made with vanilla ice cream combined with our homemade black raspberry topping, plus Hansen's luscious whipped cream and a cherry. Small, $3.49

Sept. 16:  LISA - Chocolate Brownie Malt, made with  Chocolate Brownie ice cream, topped with whipped cream and a few chocolate flakes.  Small, $3.99

Sept. 23:  MORGAN - One-scoop Cookie Dough Sundae topped off with hot fudge, caramel, Hansen's whipped cream and a cherry.  $2.49

Sept. 30:  CHARITY - Classic A&W Root Beer and vanilla ice cream float, topped off with Hansen's whipped cream and a surprise drizzling of caramel.  $2.99
September is Hunger Action Month
September is Hunger Action Month, which means our partners at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank are challenging all of us to help combat hunger.

In Northeast Iowa there are over 45,000 food insecure individuals. Did you know Hansen's Dairy donates 1,800 gallons of skim milk every month to the Food Bank? 

This spring, Hansen's Dairy also partnered with the Food Bank on the Farm Bureau's #MilkMonday campaign. Grocery shoppers at Hansen's stores and Fareway grocery stores were encouraged to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar to provide dairy products for those in need. The final tally for the campaign, which took place on Mondays between April 1 and June 30, was $17,115.42!  

You too can support the Food Bank throughout the year by donating, volunteering, hosting a food drive or even buying more Hansen's products so that we can pay it forward.
Ag field trip? There's a grant for that
Teachers, do you want to take your students on an ag-related field trip? Silos & Smokestacks wants to help you out! 

Applications for the Silos & Smokestacks 2019-20 Bus Grant Program are now available to help fund transportation costs to Silos partner sites and farms in the 37-county heritage area, including Hansen's Dairy farm.

Click here  to apply online or visit the website  to download, print, and mail in an application.
Customer of the Month
Jessica Selleck and fiance
The September Customer of the Month is  Jessica Selleck  of Waterloo. 

Jessica was first introduced to Hansen's products when  a co-worker brought in single-serve containers of ice cream for everyone at work. "I've been hooked ever since!" she says.

Jessica frequently satisfies her ice cream craving at Hansen's Dairy Waterloo, and her favorite flavor is Coffee. 

"In addition to my ice cream obsession, we get milk, butter, and cream there as well," she says. "I like that I can count on quality local products and a great taste that we can't buy anywhere else."

Thanks, Jessica! 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 September Cow of the Month just gave birth to a very unique calf on Hansen's Dairy farm.

Glacier was carrying a full-blood Wagyu embryo, and the calf turned out to be the smallest we've ever had, weighing in at only 20 pounds. Read more about this little calf on our blog post

This is Glacier's third calf in her lifetime - the others are heifers named Gluey and GoGo. Glacier has an outstanding production record, with 70,000 pounds of milk and 2,400 pounds of butterfat in only two lactations!

Glacier is a nice cow in the milking parlor but can get a little crazy when turned loose! She's also mostly white, so her name fits her perfectly. 
Cooking with Hansen's
Ahhh, September. Time for tailgating and late summer BBQs. Here's a burger that's packed with flavor and fresh, local food - sure to satisfy any appetite! Be sure to use this month's coupon for this recipe! For more simple recipes using local, seasonal foods, check out my website at  www.JulieGrunklee.com.

Better Bacon Bison Burgers
Serves: 3-4
Prep time: 30 min
Total time: 30 min

  • 1 lb Timber Ridge Ground Bison*
  • 1 pkg Beeler's Bacon*
  • Slices of your favorite block cheese*
  • Big Sky Honey Whole Wheat Bread*
  • 1 tomato**
  • 1 medium onion**
  • 1 medium cucumber**
  • Rolling Hills Spring Greens*
* Items found in Hansen's Dairy Stores 
** Items found in Hansen's Dairy Stores in season

  • Fry sliced bacon in a skillet over med-low heat until done.
  • While bacon is cooking, shape ground bison into patties.
  • Remove bacon from skillet and let cool on paper towels.
  • Cook bison patties in bacon grease on medium heat (may have to pour some grease off)
  • While burgers are cooking, slice vegetables and cheese.
  • When burgers are done, create your sandwich, layering ingredients. Enjoy!

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