February 2023
💖 Happy Valentine's Day! 💖
Photo of the Month
Kangaroos and snow? Absolutely! Although native to Australia, kangaroos are hardy in cold temperatures when given time to adapt. As the weather cools in the fall, they start to grow thick winter coats that keep them warm.

Rooster, left, grows thick fur on his body and above the elbows, which looks like he's wearing a sweater with the sleeves pushed up. He's joined in this photo with his kangaroo pal Roodolph. Maybe they're planning a snowball fight?

On winter days our kangaroos like to play in the snow and explore, and when evening comes they cozy up on thick beds of hay in their heated barn.
Store hours
Open 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.
$1.00 off a half-gallon of ice cream,
or 50¢ off a treat!
Must present coupon at purchase.
Treat of the Month
Just in time for Valentine's Day, our February Treat of the Month is the sweetest way to show some love.

Hansen's Love Letter Shake is a small strawberry shake blended with chocolate flakes and topped with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle. Then we let the Conversation Hearts on top say the rest.

This sweetheart of a shake is available all month long at our Cedar Falls and Waterloo stores for $4.19.
Pizza of the Month
Bring home a crowd pleaser with our February Pizza of the Month.

Our Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza starts with a fresh crust that's topped with ground beef and all your favorite burger fixings — bacon bits, onions, pickles and a ketchup/mustard sauce. Topped with a mountain of gooey mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, it's a pizza night favorite!

Pick up a large 14-inch Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza all month long at our Cedar Falls store for just $19.99.
Sample Super Sunday Snacks!
Join us for a free Pre-game Taste Fest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at our Cedar Falls and Waterloo stores.

Sample an assortment of local meats, cheeses and snacks, including Hansen's own Wagyu-Holstein Beef Sticks, Summer Sausage and Jerky; Hansen's Cheese Curds; Wisconsin cheeses; Edgewood heat-and-serve BBQ Pulled Pork; Beeler's Li'l Bites Smoked Sausage and more.

Take home your favorites with 10% off select sampled items!

Want a head start on game day goodies? Order a Meat & Cheese Tray, available in two sizes:
  • Half Tray, $35; serves 8-12; includes a sleeve of crackers
  • Full Tray, $55; serves 16-20; includes two sleeves of crackers

Both trays include:
  • Two varieties of Wisconsin cheeses
  • Hansen's Cheese Curds
  • Wagyu-Holstein Summer Sausage
  • Edgewood Locker Pork Sticks

To order: Stop in, call or visit hansendairy.com/shop/meat-cheese-trays. Trays are made to order and must be prepaid. Please allow 3 days before pickup. Must order by Feb. 10 to be ready for Super Sunday, Feb. 12.
Valentine's Gift Baskets
It's long been said the way to the heart is through the stomach. Fill stomachs and hearts with Hansen's Valentine's Gift Baskets. Whether it's you and your sweetie or your group of gal pals, our gift basket options are sure to hit a sweet spot.

Baskets are made to order and must be prepaid. Please allow 3 days before pickup. Items may be subject to change based on quantities on hand, but will be replaced with similar products.

To order, stop in, call or go online at hansendairy.com/product-category/gift-baskets.
Date Night*, $50
  • Bottle of Fox Ridge wine* -- choice of Malbec (dry red); Ridge Red (semi-sweet red); or Riesling (sweet white)
  • Hansen's Wagyu-Holstein Summer Sausage
  • Spring Green Gouda Cheese
  • Candy from The Candy Kitchen
  • Sleeve of crackers
*Must be 21 or older to purchase and pick up
From the Heart, $30
  • Hansen's Wagyu-Holstein Summer Sausage
  • Bag of Hansen's Cheese Curds
  • Candy from The Candy Kitchen
  • Sleeve of crackers
Order Easter Hams by February 10
It’s time to start thinking about Easter (April 9)! Our Holiday Hams are available for pre-order now through Feb. 10.

Hansen's Hams are supplied from Webster City Custom Meats in Webster City, Iowa. They are bone-in, skinless, shankless and certified hickory smoked. There are two sizes: half hams (7-9 pounds, serves 10) and whole hams (15-18 pounds, serves 20).

Prices are as follows:
  • Half ham, uncut: $4.09/lb
  • Half ham, spiral cut: $5.29/lb
  • Whole ham, uncut: $3.99/lb
  • Whole ham, spiral cut: $5.09/lb

Call the Waterloo store (319-234-3309) or Cedar Falls store (319-266-3044) to reserve your ham by Feb. 10.
Wagyu-Holstein Steak Special
Make a gourmet Valentine's Day dinner with Hansen's Wagyu-Holstein steaks. We've sweetened the deal with a February special: Buy one Wagyu-Holstein Ribeye or New York Strip and get a free pound of Hansen's creamy butter!

Wagyu beef is world-renowned for its extraordinary marbling, which results in tender, flavorful meat. Bred, born and raised alongside our dairy herd, our Wagyu-Holstein beef herd produces prime grade, tender beef with a rich flavor profile.

Read more about our Wagyu-Holstein beef here.
Try our Butter Keeper
For soft, spread-ready Hansen's Dairy butter anytime, pick up a Hansen's Butter Keeper.

Our Butter Keeper is designed to keep your butter smooth, creamy and ready to spread on toast, bagels or your favorite muffin. Watch our Butter Keeper how-to video to see how it works!

Butter Keepers are available at our Cedar Falls and Waterloo stores for just $9.95.
Meet the Moo Crew
It takes many hands to make Hansen's Dairy run smoothly, from the farm, to the creamery, to our retail stores.

In our monthly Meet the Moo Crew series, we'll highlight our valuable employees who help bring the freshest local products to your table.

This month we're featuring Jeff Walters, Manager of Hansen's Dairy store in Cedar Falls.

Jeff was recruited by the Hansen family to manage the store based on his extensive experience as a former grocery store owner and convenience store manager. He has led the Cedar Falls store for more than two years.

"I've watched it evolve into this beautiful store. It's been fantastic," he says.

Want to know more about Jeff? Watch a video here.
Customer of the Month
Carole Deeds loves Hansen's butter. No, really. Loves. Hansen's. Butter.

"I use it on anything that needs butter, especially toast. I could put some on a knife and lick it right off," Carole says, laughing.

That kind of fandom deserves recognition as our February Customer of the Month.

Carole lives in Cedar Falls but shops both our Cedar Falls and Waterloo stores. She was introduced to Hansen's milk and butter many years ago on a farm tour with her then-young grandson Quincy, shown here all grown up with his grandma.

While butter tops Carole's list of favorites, she also loves our Butter Pecan Ice Cream.

"I can't get out of the Cedar Falls store without an ice cream cone!" she says.

Thanks, Carole! 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
Meet Sweet Tart, our February Cow of the Month!

At 2 years old, she has already proven herself to be a valuable member of the herd. She has a real affinity for the milking parlor and likes being milked on one side of the parlor in particular.

She's a productive cow, milking about 80 pounds per day. Sweet Tart's markings are unique; her coat is mostly white, with black markings on her neck, ears and eyes. But her real standout feature is the cute little black dot on her mostly pink nose.

Sweet Tart's not just pretty, though. She's also a really sweet cow, making her the perfect lady to feature as we approach Valentine's Day.
Cooking with Hansen's
Here's a recipe for the ultimate comfort food -- Cheeseburger Macaroni Soup. Perfect for this month's big football game or a chilly weekend. It's sure to please everyone around your table.

Click here for a printable recipe. For more simple, delicious recipes using local and seasonal foods, go to www.juliegrunklee.com. Enjoy!
Cheeseburger Macaroni Soup
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 4 hours
Total time: 4 hours, 15 minutes
Serves: 8 or more
  • 2 lbs. Hansen’s Dairy Ground Beef*
  • 8 cups (1/2 gallon) Hansen’s Dairy Milk*
  • 4 cups Burnett Dairy Fancy Jack Shredded Cheese*
  • 2 cups dry elbow macaroni
  • Black pepper to taste
* Items that can be purchased at Hansen’s Dairy stores
  • Brown ground beef and place in 6-quart crock pot.
  • Add milk and cook on low for 3½ hours. 
  • Add macaroni and 2 cups of the cheese. Stir occasionally.
  • When macaroni is soft, fold in remaining cheese.
  • Ladle into bowls and add black pepper to taste.
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. daily
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