May 2020
Photo of the Month
The Hansen's Dairy kangaroos take in the beautiful rainbow we saw on Earth Day April 22. 

Gas station temporarily closed; reduced hours at dairy stores

Hansen's Dairy stores in Waterloo and Cedar Falls are operating under reduced hours during COVID-19.

Monday-Saturday:  8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday:  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Dairy side:
Monday-Saturday:  8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday:  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Convenience store side:
Temporarily closed, but pumps are always open and gas can be prepaid through dairy side door.

couponThe Real Deal:
Buy one loaf of Rustic Hearth
or Big Sky bread,
get 10% off a pound of butter!  
Ice cream cakes for Moms and grads
Mother's Day and graduations are coming up. Your gatherings may be smaller this year, so instead of a sheet cake, how about a beautiful ice cream cake to celebrate? 

Choose a layer of chocolate or white cake and a layer of your choice of Hansen's ice cream. Top it off with delicious buttercream frosting and professional decorating, and you've got a real treat! 

Cakes are available off the shelf at our Waterloo location or can be special ordered with a few days' notice by calling the Waterloo store, 319-234-3309. 
Pop-up grocery shops
Have you seen our truck in small towns around the area? During the pandemic, we've been traveling around selling dairy products, meat, eggs and produce to help people get some staple food items without going to a grocery store. 

Here is our schedule for the upcoming week. Click on the link for more details:

Saturday, May 2: Jesup
Monday, May 4: New Hartford
Tuesday, May 5: Grundy Center
Thursday, May 7: Dike  
Hansen's stores offering grocery delivery and pickup
Your favorite Hansen's store products can now be delivered to your door or you can pick up curbside! 

Local grocery delivery and pickup is available through online merchant  Mercato from both our Hansen's Dairy Waterloo and Cedar Falls stores.  We have almost 200 items to choose from!

Just click the links above for the store that's closest to you, and start filling your online cart. We offer same-day delivery and pickup. Check out our blog post to learn more about the service!

Tour season hoping to begin June 1
Oh, no! The kangaroos are sad that the opening of tour season is delayed until at least June 1 due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines. They hope to see you sometime this tour season! 

We will keep you posted about tour availability on our website. Until then, check out our virtual tourThis video is divided into a dozen different chapters, so you can watch a few at a time and learn about what goes into caring for cows, growing crops, and making dairy products. And if you make it to the end, there's a section about the funny things our  kangaroos do ... complete with sound effects :)
Customer of the Month
Alexis Limon and her son participating in Hansen's Dairy events

The May Customer of the Month is Alexis Limon  of Waterloo.

"Having grown up in Cedar Falls, I've always been around Hansen's Dairy products," Alexis said. "But when I had my son is when Hansen's products became a staple in my fridge."

Alexis and her son enjoy all Hansen's products because they're "delicious, fresh, reasonably priced, and local!" One of their favorite snacks is to enjoy cheese curds with fresh air-popped popcorn for their special movie nights. 

"We love that it's local and we can go see the farm and see the events that Hansen's comes up with," she said. "Here are three pictures that show  how much Hansen's is a part of our family: meeting the baby kangaroo at the Waterloo store last year; ice cream after getting a shiner at school; and visiting the kangaroo on a group tour of the farm."
Thanks, Alexis! 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.
Cow Family of the Month
From left, the three triplets - Lafalot, Luvalot, and Livalot - join their mother, Legend, and their older full sister, Laquanda. 

Our May Cow Family of the Month is Legend and her four daughters - Laquanda, 2, and her triplets Livalot, Lafalot and Luvalot. 

It was May 17, 2019, when Legend surprised us with the triplet girls, giving birth in front of a farm tour.   Our "legendairy" triplets turn 1 year old this month! If you missed the story about their birth, check out our  blog post  from last year. They are are all growing and doing well. They are nice to work with and each have their own personalities. They will be getting pregnant for the first time in a few months! 

Legend turns 7 years old on July 10. She is due to calve on July 25, and we think she is having multiples again! After giving birth to the triplets, she never missed a beat. During her current lactation, she has produced 34,353 pounds of milk, has never gotten sick and is always very nice to work with. She has now produced 134,736 pounds of milk in her lifetime!

Legend's daughter Laquanda turns 2 on May 25. She just had her first calf three weeks ago. Hopefully she and her sisters can continue the "legendairy" production and longevity that their mom has.
Cooking with Hansen's
Here's a simple, fun recipe that's good any time of year, but especially now as we are looking for ways to support our nation and local food producers. I like using a sausage because then I don't have to add extra spices, but you can use any ground meat. This is also delicious over a bed of fresh spring greens or asparagus - fresh this time of year. Later in the season you can enjoy it over roasted eggplant or spaghetti squash. For more recipes that make homemade easy and delicious, check out my website .

Red, White and Blue Cheesy Pizza Dip  
Prep/cook time: 20 minutes 
Serves 4 or more
* Items that can be purchased at Hansen's Dairy stores

  • 1 lb Beelers Breakfast Sausage*
  • 1/2 - 1 medium onion, chopped*
  • 1 jar Gino's Pizza Sauce or Kramer's Garlic Onion Homemade Salsa*
  •  1/2 to 1 cup (or more!) Burnett Dairy Shredded Mozzarella Cheese*
  • Westby's Parmesan Cheese* (optional)
  • Blue Corn Tortilla Chips*
  • Brown sausage in medium skillet on medium heat, chopping to form fine crumbles.
  • While meat is browning, chop onion.
  • When meat is browned, add onions to meat and cook 4-5 minutes or until onions turn translucent.
  • Add whole jar of pizza sauce and cook a minute or two until thoroughly heated.
  • Pour into heat-safe bowl and top with mozzarella cheese.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan if desired.
  • Eat with blue chips for a red, white and blue treat!

127 E. 18th St.
Dairy Side
Monday - Saturday:
    8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Convenience Store Side
Store temporarily closed due to COVID-19; gas pumps still available
3015 Kimball Ave.
Monday - Saturday:
    8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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