November 2021
Happy Thanksgiving! Hansen's Dairy stores will be open regular hours on Wednesday, Nov. 24, and closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25.
Photo of the Month
This little calf born in September has some unique markings.

The pink and black spots on her muzzle look like a checkerboard, making it look like her lips don't line up :)

If that's not bad enough, we also gave her a funny-sounding name — Bazardo. Between her name and her nose, she certainly stands out for her "bizarre" traits!

Store hours
Waterloo hours
Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cedar Falls hours
Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Save 15% on all varieties of Clear Creek Orchard jam!
Special Treats of the Month
You’ll go nuts for our November Treat of the Month!

The Salty Squirrel is a one-scoop vanilla ice cream sundae drizzled in caramel sauce and loaded with peanuts, cashews and pecans. Do like the squirrels do and stock up on those nuts 🥜 for winter!

Only $3.99, available in both our Waterloo and Cedar Falls stores! 
On Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, we want to extend a special thank-you to all of our service members, past and present.

Veterans can get a FREE one-scoop sundae by bringing in a valid military ID to our Waterloo or Cedar Falls stores. Spread the word to your favorite veteran!

We appreciate their service, today and always.
Both stores now accepting EBT
Our Cedar Falls store is now accepting EBT for SNAP benefits. We are happy to be able to offer nutritious, local food to more members of our community.

As a reminder, our Waterloo store also accepts EBT. Both of our stores offer healthy dairy products, meats, eggs, produce and grains from local producers to help fill your plate!
Time to order your Christmas ham
We will not have Thanksgiving turkeys for sale this year, but now’s the time to order a Hansen’s Holiday Ham for Christmas! Deadline is Nov. 17.

The hams are from Webster City Custom Meats in Webster City, Iowa. They are certified white hickory smoked and cooked slowly to ensure a tender, juicy ham. 

To order, stop in or call our Waterloo store (319-234-3309) or Cedar Falls store (319-266-3044).

  • HALF HAM (7-9 lbs, serves 10): Uncut $3.65/lb; Spiral Cut $5.59/lb
  • WHOLE HAM (15-18 lbs, serves 20): Uncut $3.49/lb; Spiral Cut $5.45/lb
Employers: Give cheese boxes for the holidays!
Employers, are you thinking about gifts for your employees for the holidays? We’ll make it easy for you: a gift box filled with locally made goodies from Hansen’s Dairy!

Just give us a price point and a date needed, and we can create a custom box for up to 50 employees.

Call Jordan Hansen at 319-242-1074 to inquire.
Farm field trip? There's a grant for that
Teachers, do you want to take your students on an ag-related field trip? 

Applications for the Silos & Smokestacks 2021-22 Field Trip Program are available to help fund transportation costs to Silos partner sites and farms in the 37-county heritage area, including Hansen's Dairy farm.

Visit the website for more information. Deadline to fund spring 2022 field trips is Dec. 15!
Waterloo store discontinuing prepaid card program
Hansen's Dairy Waterloo will be discontinuing the use of the prepaid card program on Dec. 31, 2021.

The prepaid card program began as a membership program, where members would get discounts on milk and other Hansen's Dairy products. However, in 2017, we removed the discount for using the card and made the discounted price the actual shelf price for all customers. This was out of necessity to match with the Cedar Falls store, as we had to use a new point-of-sale system there to allow gas station pay-at-the-pump purchases.

Now our point-of-sale system in Waterloo will undergo an upgrade, and the prepaid program will not be feasible anymore. Waterloo customers will still be able to use up any money on their card, but will not be allowed to reload any money onto the card, effective immediately. Any unused funds on the card as of Dec. 31 may be cashed out and returned to the customer.

Thank you for your understanding.
Customer of the Month
The November Customer of the Month has been buying Hansen's products for nearly 17 years.

Karla Blackford visited the farm around 2004, when our creamery first opened.

"Jeanne Hansen showed me around the farm and gave me a taste test between Hansen's skim milk and a national brand's skim milk. Hansen's milk was unbelievably better, and I couldn't wait to let my family taste the difference!" Karla said. "We have been getting Hansen's milk ever since."

Karla typically shops at our Cedar Falls store and loves that it has recently been renovated to include even more products. Skim milk, butter and cheese curds are always on her shopping list, along with ice cream for an occasional treat.

"The taste is so much better than the rest and we like to support local businesses," she says.

Thanks, Karla! 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 $30 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
The November Cow of the Month had some unique pregnancy cravings.

When Jezebel, age 2, was in the dry cow pen waiting to have her first calf, Farmer Blake found that she loved apples. No other cows had any interest, but she would get super excited for them.

Then she had her first calf, a bull. After she joined the milking herd, she wouldn't eat them anymore. Must have been a pregnancy craving!

Jezebel is a wonderful cow to work with in the milking parlor. Blake wishes all of his 150 cows were as well-behaved as her! How do ya like them apples?
Cooking with Hansen's
Are you looking for a simple, yet delicious appetizer or something to go with your fall soup, stew or chili? These Cheddar Cheese Bites will hit the spot. The only problem you may have is you'll be asked to make more! The recipe can easily be doubled and you can swap out different shredded cheeses like mozzarella or fancy jack.

Click here for a printable recipe. For more simple, delicious recipes using local and seasonal foods, check out my website at
Cheddar Cheese Bites
Prep time: 10 min
Bake time: 20 min
Total time: 30 min
Servings: Makes 12 balls
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp Hansen’s Dairy Butter, softened (not melted)*
  • 1 c Burnett Shredded Cheddar Cheese*
  • ½ teaspoon paprika, optional
  • ¼ - ½ cup water
  • Orlondo’s Pizza & Pasta Sauce*
*Items that can be purchased at Hansen’s Dairy Stores
  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Mix butter and flour together with fork, pastry cutter or hands until butter is well incorporated.
  • Add in cheese and paprika and mix until well incorporated.
  • Add in enough water and mix until consistency is a cookie dough-like texture (start with ¼ cup).
  • Form into pingpong-sized balls (a cookie scoop works well for this) and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Place in oven and bake at 400F for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve with Orlondo’s Pizza & Pasta Sauce.
  • Enjoy!
Hansen's Dairy Cedar Falls
127 E. 18th St. • 319-266-3044
Monday-Saturday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Hansen's Dairy Waterloo
3015 Kimball Ave. • 319-234-3309
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 8 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