March 2023
☘️ Happy St. Patrick's Day! ☘️
Photo of the Month
Applebees is one of the more spirited cows in our herd. Her antics sometimes generate a bit of frustration for Herd Manager Blake Hansen -- and lots of laughs for the rest of us.😂

Applebees has spent a couple of weeks in a cozy space reserved for cows healing from minor injuries or illness. During the day, convalescing cows get a little exercise walking around the farm at their leisure. Most are content to calmly explore. Not Applebees. Never one to mind her own business, Applebees has reigned as the Queen of Ruckus during her rehab (and, well, pretty much all of the time.) We highlighted her most recent spree of shenanigans in videos here and here.

Based on this selfie by Farmer Blake, though, we're pretty sure there are no hard feelings between the two. 🥰🤣
Store hours
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

Cedar Falls
Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Spend $30, get a
free gallon of milk!
Must present coupon at purchase.
Treat of the Month
Just in time for ☘️St. Patrick's Day,☘️ our March Treat of the Month will have you sliding over the rainbow and into a sweet pot o' gold.

The Pot O' Gold Sundae features one scoop of Cookie Monster Ice Cream atop a cloud of whipped cream. A white chocolate rainbow and shimmery gold sprinkles are the lucky charms that pull it all together.

This magical treat is available all month long at both stores for just $2.79.
Pizza of the Month
Carbs and comfort go hand in hand. Let us hold your hand with our March Pizza of the Month, Macaroni & Cheese Pizza.

It starts with a fresh crust slathered with cheese sauce. Then comes the star of the show -- macaroni & cheese. And because you can never have too much cheese, we top it with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses.

This gooey delight -- just $19.99 for a 14-inch large -- is available all month long at our Cedar Falls store.
March hoops call for good snacks
If your month is going to involve some couch time watching basketball 😏 🏀, you’re gonna need snacks. Local snacks are even better!

We’ve got Hansen's cheese curds; Wisconsin cheeses; Hansen's Wagyu-Holstein summer sausage, beef sticks and jerky; Edgewood Pork Sticks; tortilla chips; Kramer's salsa; Oasis hummus; pita chips; popcorn; chocolate candies; ice cream and more!
Join us for Pi Day on Tuesday, 3.14
You don't have to be good at math to celebrate Pi Day!

On Tuesday, March 14, get a fresh-baked slice of Try Pie for $3.14. You can even add a scoop of ice cream for 50 cents!

Both our Cedar Falls and Waterloo stores will have fresh-baked Try Pie by the slice all day while supplies last. Choose from Cherry, Apple, Peach Blackberry or Triple Berry.

Whole frozen pies are also always available for purchase, perfect for Easter!
Meet the Moo Crew
In our second installment of Meet the Moo Crew, we're introducing Lisa Schmit, manager of our Waterloo store.

Lisa has led the store for more than three years. Previously, she managed a retail store at Crossroads mall in Waterloo.

What's her favorite Hansen's Cheese Curd flavor? Definitely white cheddar, she says. To learn more about Lisa, click here.
Customer of the Month
Our March Customer of the Month is Shelly Anderson of Waterloo.

Shelly shops both of our stores regularly and is big fan of our cheese curds. She also loves Hansen's Coffee Ice Cream as well as our rotating flavors of soft-serve.

Shelly has visited our farm to see how our products are made and says supporting local producers is important.

"For one thing, you get a better product. You're not getting something that has sat on a shelf forever or something that is super highly processed," she explains.

Thanks, Shelly! 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 $40 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 March Cow of the Month is a favorite among farm visitors and staff.

Macey is a curious, gentle girl who's always up for being petted. She's politely passive, preferring to follow her Holstein friends around the barn rather than lead.

"She refuses to enter the milking parlor first," says Herd Manager Blake.

When she does enter, she's particular about where and how, and the milking crew always obliges.

Macey turns 3 years old in May and produces about 80 pounds of milk per day.
Cooking with Hansen's
Here's an easy, tasty appetizer you can whip up for a game night at home or any gathering. It pairs well with crackers or tortilla chips (also sold at Hansen's Dairy stores) or fresh veggies on a relish tray.

Click here for a printable recipe. For more simple, delicious recipes using local and seasonal foods, go to Enjoy!
Dried Beef & Cheese Logs
Prep time: 10 minutes
Chill time: 2 hours
Total time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
Serves: 10 or more
  • 1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened*
  • 1/4 lb Hansen’s Dairy Dried Beef (about 1/2 a package)*
  • 2 Tbsp Hansen’s Dairy Milk*
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2-4 Tbsp dried parsley leaves
  • Breton Crackers*
* Items that can be purchased at Hansen’s Dairy stores
  • Finely chop dried beef. A small food processor works great.
  • Beat softened cream cheese, chopped dried beef, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder and milk until well incorporated. 
  • Cover and chill in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  • Shape into logs on a serving plate.
  • Sprinkle dried parsley on top.
  • Serve with crackers, chips or a relish tray.
Hansen's Dairy Cedar Falls
123 E. 18th St. • 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. • 319-234-3309
10 a.m. to 6 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