December 2016
Photo of the Month

The December Photo of the Month features our Christmas "cowolers" in the barn. As we celebrate during the holidays this month, we would like to thank all of our customers, employees and vendors for their support of our business. We are truly blessed to do what we love -- provide fresh, wholesome, delicious dairy products to the community. We especially thank our cows for working so hard throughout the year! We wish you all a Mooey Christmas and Happy Moo Year!

Cash Cow

Congrats to our $5 CA$H COW winner last month: Brendan Wood of Cedar Falls! Since no one found a $100 jug in November, there will be 10 jugs marked with $100 in December! Remember to check inside every gallon jug of white milk to see if you're a winner ... wouldn't it be great to have some extra cash during the holidays?
Every month we mark several of our gallon milk jugs with either $5 or $100 under the label. Look inside the jug toward the label to see a "5" or "100". There are 10 jugs EVERY WEEK marked with a $5.00 prize. 


Enjoy our December coupon:

Save 10% off your pre-ordered bone-in holiday ham!


Must present coupon at time of pickup. 


Click to print coupon from our website. 


Say cheese!

DAY: Saturday, Dec. 3  
TIME: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  
LOCATION: Hansen's Dairy Waterloo, 3015 Kimball Ave.  
COST:   Free  
DETAILS: Get in the holiday spirit and treat your taste buds at the third annual Festival of Cheese! Sample our high-quality cheeses and ham, then place your orders for the holidays. Receive 20% off any cheese purchased during the event. There will be free peppermint soft-serve cones, Sidecar Coffee, and Hansen's hot chocolate and egg nog. There's even a yummy craft for the kids! For more information click here.  

Fresh-cut, sustainable Christmas trees in Cedar Falls
Oneota Slopes, a sustainable tree farm near Decorah, will be selling pre-cut Christmas trees this Sunday in the Hansen's Dairy Cedar Falls parking lot at 127 E. 18th Street.

This event is ONE DAY ONLY, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4.

Oneota Slopes owners, Andy and Emily Johnson, are second-generation tree farmers. They have been growing trees, cows, sheep and chickens, plus gardening, dairying (until 1990), managing woodland, and attempting to sustainably farm for 30 years.

From small table-tops to 8-foot beauties, wide or narrow, dense or open, they will have a wide selection of spruce and pine trees.
Customer of the Month
Mac Roepke and Whitney Schipper    
The December Customer of the Month is Whitney Schipper of Cedar Falls.

Whitney, like many of our customers, has been answering some of our contest questions on Facebook. Every Tuesday, we post a different question about our products. If you comment, you are entered into a drawing to win a free gallon of milk!  

Whitney had a great response to our question about how she and her fiance, Mac Roepke, enjoy our cheese curds.

"We LOVE to eat them right out of the bag, but our favorite way is battered at Doughy Joeys in Cedar Falls dipped in their ranch! Hansen's ice cream is also a favorite - any flavor!

Congrats to these two Cheeseheads (obviously big Packer fans!), who are getting married in early December.

Customers of the Month receive a $5 gift certificate to use at our stores and hands-on tour passes to visit the farm. Submit your entries at each  of  our stores in Waterloo and Cedar Falls. You could also be selected from your comments on Facebook. 
Cow of the Month
The December Cow of the Month is Bright-RED .   She is a young cow at only 2 years old. Bright-RED's mother (Bo) is almost 12 years old, so we hope she can follow in her mom's hoofprints. Bright-RED is wonderful to work with and have around. She loves the hugs and kisses she gets from all the Hansen kids.
Bright-RED not only wins Miss Congeniality in the barn -- she could also win the beauty pageant! She is a Red-and-White Holstein with reddish-orange hair. A lot of the Red Holsteins are dark red, so her "bright red" color is amazing! 
A Time of Giving
Are you wondering what to get for that person who has everything or needs nothing? 

A gift basket full of delicious and locally sourced foods can make a perfect gift. Hansen's Dairy has a selection of baskets to choose from at different price ranges.  Baskets are made to order so be sure to call ahead to give us plenty of time to get it put together. Items are limited to quantities on hand.  
We offer a wide range of Hansen's memorabilia, products and gift certificates as well. Let us know how we can help you check off those on your "nice" list!

Contact your favorite Hansen's Dairy location to order your basket today or call Jeanne at (319) 939-2187.
Try Pie holiday pies now available
Check out our expanded varieties of pies for the holiday season! 

Not only do Hansen's Dairy stores sell the raspberry, cherry and peach blackberry pies, now we also carry pumpkin, pecan and apple!

Try Pie is a social enterprise-structured youth ministry that uses employment as an opportunity to engage and equip young women for their futures.

Enjoy the spirit of the season and the power behind the purchase by buying a Try Pie. These pies are some of the best you can buy in the Cedar Valley!

Pies for the holidays or any day! 
Ham and turkey orders
Ready to order your turkey and ham for holidays? We have a few options. 

We have a few whole turkeys still available. All turkeys are minimally processed, no antibiotics are given, and no basting ingredients or artificial ingredients are added. To order, stop by or call our stores in Waterloo (319-234-3309) or Cedar Falls (319-266-3044).

Bell and Evans Turkeys
Bell and Evans heirloom turkeys are raised on a farm in Pennsylvania. The turkeys are fed an all-vegetarian diet, never given antibiotics, and their meat is considered "light" by USDA standards. Turkeys are raised specifically for our order. 
Our supply of whole turkeys is limited, so call or come in to order soon. 
For the first time we are offering Bell and Evans Turkey Breasts. They will be offered in the 4- to 8-pound or 8- to 10-pound ranges. These will be offered the whole month of December. 
All Bell and Evans turkeys are sold frozen. 

Groothuis Farms Turkeys
Craig and Darlene Groothuis raise free-range turkeys near Nashua, Iowa. We have a limited quantity on hand, please check with your preferred store for availability. These turkeys are sold FROZEN.

Hansen's Hams
We have contacted everyone on our call list; if you would like a ham and have not placed your order, please contact us today.
Order deadline is Tuesday, December 6.

Hansen's Hams are supplied from Webster City Custom Meats in Webster City, Iowa. They are bone-in, shankless, cured only with their own natural juices, certified hickory-smoked hams made especially for Hansen's customers. There are two sizes: half hams (7-9 pounds, serves 10) and whole hams (15-18 pounds, serves 20).

Our coupon this month features 10% off your preordered ham!

Uncured ABF (Antibiotic-Free) Ham 
This year we will be offering a limited number of Beeler's ABF Hams. Beeler's hams, of Lemars, Iowa, are bone-in, uncured and fully cooked. With limited supply, we recommend contacting us as soon as you know what size you need. We will have a limited supply of whole hams (14-15 pounds) and half hams (7-8 pounds). These hams are on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you would like one, be sure to call your preferred Hansen's store and reserve yours today!

All hams will be available for pickup starting Monday, December 19.

NOTE: If you order a ham from the Cedar Falls store, you will pick it up there. Customers who order from the Waterloo store will pick up there. 
Cooking with Hansen's
Everyone will enjoy the combination of spinach and artichokes in this classic dip-but without the guilt-since it's made with creamy low-fat yogurt. Shredded Hansen's Dairy cheese curds makes an excellent cheese choice. Make this dip for your Christmas party appetizer or your Super Bowl party staple, either way it will be a big hit!

Baked Spinach Artichoke Yogurt Dip  
Starred ingredients are available at Hansen's Dairy stores.

  • 1 can (14 ounces) artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 container (8 ounces) plain low-fat yogurt*
  • 1 cup shredded cheese of your choice* 
  • ¼ cup green onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons red pepper, chopped
Combine all ingredients except red pepper and mix well.
Pour mixture into 1-quart casserole dish or 9-inch pie plate. Bake at 350° F for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.
Sprinkle with red peppers.

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