July 2019
Photo of the Month
Thank you to the folks who came out to enjoy our first Farm to Table dinner tour on June 28! Our guests took the hands-on farm tour, then came together to enjoy a delicious, locally sourced meal prepared by Saticoy Depot Bakery owners Sierra Doehr and Daniel Chavez. Make plans now to join us for our next dinner tour Sunday, July 14. More details below!

Hansen's Dairy Waterloo
Treat of the Month

Show your patriotism this month at Hansen's Dairy Waterloo with the Fireworks Freeze! Large vanilla polar vortex exploding with red, white and blue M&Ms, whipped cream and sprinkles. Totally good, totally
Insta-worthy, for just $3.99!

Monthly Coupon

Save 10% on Wisconsin cheeses!

Use the coupon on your choice of cheese to make this month's  recipe!  

Farm to Table: Wagyu Dinner Tour
Ever wanted to try Hansen's Dairy Wagyu-Holstein steak? Now is your chance! 

On Sunday, July 14, take the hands-on farm tour to learn how Hansen's Dairy milk and beef get from the cow to your table, then treat yourself to a locally-sourced, gourmet meal.  Make your own butter, then try it on homemade bread for your appetizer. Enjoy a five-course meal featuring Hansen's Wagyu-Holstein steak and Hansen's Dairy products, along with other local baked goods, produce and dessert. Learn the story behind each item as it is served. Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided; you may bring your own favorite wine or beer.  Owners of  Saticoy Depot Bakery  will be your chefs for the night. 

Price of $59.95 includes tour and meal (21 and older please). We love teaching and entertaining children, but this particular event is adults only.

Learn more about Hansen's Dairy Wagyu-Holstein beef here.

Where:  Hansen's Dairy Tour Center, 8461 Lincoln Rd., Hudson, IA
When:  3:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 14
Price:  $59.95 (price includes tour and meal)
Tickets:  Book online , or call Jordan Hansen at 319-988-9834

July Grilling Bundle
It's National Grilling Month, and Hansen's Dairy has a deal for you! Stock up on juicy, delicious Wagyu-Holstein hamburger patties for those impromptu summer parties, and get a bunch of items for FREE!

Buy this:
8 pounds of Wagyu-Holstein hamburger patties

Get this FREE: 
* 2 extra pounds of patties
* 2 gallons of white milk
* 1 bag of curds
* Hansen's insulated cooler bag

A $97 value for only $64, while supplies last!
East Bremer Diner serves up a Hansen's burger
Our friends at East Bremer Diner in Waverly are offering a special burger with Hansen's products in July!

The Born and Raised Burger features a Hansen's half-pound Wagyu-Holstein patty topped with our white cheddar curds, served on buns from the Waverly Bakery. Check out their Facebook page for more details on when it's available.

Wanna meet the farmer behind these products? Blake and Jordan Hansen will be at EBD to meet and greet customers during the lunch hour at Waverly's Ridiculous Days on Saturday, July 13!
It's fresh strawberry season!
There's nothing quite like the sweet, juicy flavor of strawberries in season! 

Keep an eye out for fresh loads of Bagge Strawberries coming in from Independence this month. They are selling for $5.25/quart at Hansen's Dairy stores in Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Hudson! 
Store hours for
July 4 week

Hansen's Dairy Waterloo 
July 4: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
July 6: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Hansen's Dairy Cedar Falls
July 4: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
July 6: Regular hours

It's already time
to talk turkey!

If you want a FRESH, not frozen, turkey for Thanksgiving, it's time to think about ordering! Our fresh turkeys come from Ferndale Farm in Minnesota. This third-generation farm is certified antibiotic-free and free-range, and turkeys are naturally processed with no additives.  Call or stop in to the Waterloo (319-234-3309) or Cedar Falls (319-266-3044) stores to reserve your turkey before July 28. Sizes will be between 10 and 24 pounds in 2-pound increments.  A $10 deposit is required at the time of order.
ICYMI: Check out our How It's Made blog series
Ever wondered how Hansen's Dairy products are made? During June Dairy Month, we highlighted a different product every week and explained exactly how each one is produced. Read all about it, or watch the videos!

HOW IT'S MADE series:
#MilkMonday ends successful run
#MilkMonday just concluded! 

With thanks to the Black Hawk County Farm Bureau, this initiative  asked grocery shoppers at   Hansen's Dairy and  Fareway  Grocery stores to donate money to provide  Hansen's Dairy  milk to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.

In 3 months, Hansen's Dairy customers raised a total of $576.82 by either purchasing an extra gallon of milk or rounding up their purchase to the nearest dollar.

We are thrilled that so many people have been generous in opening their hearts and wallets to provide milk for the Food Bank. We are blessed to live in communities where people see the importance of providing nutritious food to their neighbors. 
Customer of the Month
Jaime Leonhart and family
The July Customer of the Month is  Jaime Leonhart 
of Denver. 

Jaime has been shopping at the Hansen's Dairy Moo Roo location since it opened in Waterloo in 2006. 

"We were just living down the street on Frederic Avenue. We were so excited and I remember walking from our house and peeking in the windows," she said. "We made it a weekly experience in the summer to get ice cream, milk, and cheese curds!" One of her favorite products is the Chocolate Turtle ice cream.

Jaime and her family have also been to see just where the products are made. 

"We have visited the farm three times, and love the family and care of the cows," she says.   

Thanks, Jaime! 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.
CowoftheMonth Cow of the Month
Our July Cow of the Month is small in size but giant in production.

Jendayi is 3 years old and has given birth to two calves: one bull and one heifer we named Jaybird.

She is short-statured but a powerhouse in the milking parlor, churning out 120 pounds of milk a day - that's 14 gallons!

Jendayi has a somewhat famous father. Her sire, Starbuck, is one of the greatest show bulls in Canadian history. He was born in 1979. With the use of artificial insemination, good genes can live on long after the live animal is gone!
Cooking with Hansen's
Here's a simple sandwich that's sure to explode on your taste buds! It can be a meal in itself, or an appetizer for your summer-time get-togethers. My husband likes the extra kick of the pepper cheese and thinks this combination knocks it out of the park. However, you can use any softer cheese, like muenster or even shredded cheese that melts well. Hansen's Dairy stores carry a wide variety to suit your needs. Make sure to print out this month's coupon to save on any Wisconsin cheese! 

For more simple recipes that take the stress out of the kitchen, check out my website at  www.JulieGrunklee.com.

Grilled Cheese Cucumber Sandwiches
Serves: 1-8
Prep time: 10 min
Broil time:  2-5 min
Total time: 15 min

  • 2 slices Big Sky 5-Seed Bread (or other bread)*
  • 2 slices Wisconsin Super Hot Pepper Jack Cheese (or other soft cheese)*
  • Westby Sour Cream*
  • 1-2 tsp Hansen's Dairy Butter*
  • 8 round cucumber slices**
  • 1 green onion stem, finely chopped (or 2 Tbsp other finely chopped herb)**
* Items found in Hansen's Dairy Stores 
** Items found in Hansen's Dairy Stores in season

  • Turn on oven broiler.
  • Spread butter on 1 side of bread slices. Place butter side down on a broiling pan, broil (grill) for 1-2 minutes or until golden.
  • Remove from oven and flip bread over, so buttered side is down. Place cheese slices on unbuttered side. Return to oven and broil (grill) for 1-2 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven. Top with cucumber, 1 tsp sour cream and onion tops. Cut into squares.
  • Add small slices of ham, Canadian bacon or pepperoni if desired.

127 E. 18th St.
Monday - Saturday:
    8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
   10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
3015 Kimball Ave.
Monday - Thursday:
    8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday - Saturday:
    8 a.m. to 10 p.m.   
   10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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