April 2023
🌸 Happy Easter! 🌸
Our stores will be closed for the holiday Sunday, April 9.
Photo of the Month
Can we just take a moment to admire how gorgeous this little one is? Of course every calf born on our farm is absolutely adorable, but this one seems to have a little extra sparkle. If Wonderland had a face, this is what it would look like!

Sushi was born March 3 to mama Sam, who has similar markings. Sushi will spend about 8 weeks in the calf huts, where she's bottle fed and busy building a robust immune system. Then she'll begin the process of becoming a big girl who's part of the herd. They grow up so fast, don't they?😄

Did you know you can pet calves (and kangaroos!) when you book a tour of our farm? Scroll down for more information about touring our farm.
Store hours
Daily, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily

Cedar Falls
Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

**Both stores will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 9.
Spend $30, get a
free gallon of milk!
Must present coupon at purchase.
Treat of the Month
Your taste buds will soar to the treetops with the Rockin' Robin Shake, our April Treat of the Month.

The Rockin' Robin is a small vanilla soft serve shake with crushed M&Ms, green whipped cream and chocolate candy eggs.

This tweedle-lee-deedle-lee-treat (puns are our thing, remember?) is available all month long at both stores for just $3.49.
Pizza of the Month
Plan to savor every bite of our April Papa D's Pizza of the Month!

Our BBQ Chicken Pizza features a fresh crust slathered with BBQ sauce and layered with grilled chicken, onions and cheddar and mozzarella cheeses.

Pick up a large 14-inch BBQ Chicken Pizza all month long at our Cedar Falls store for just $19.99. Call (319) 266-3044 to order!
Tour Season is open!
Want to know where your milk, ice cream and butter come from?
Book a tour of our farm! Tour season runs from April 1-Oct. 31.

Choose from several types of tours, including Hands-On Tours; Animal Petting Tours; School/Daycare Tours; and Adult Group Tours.

Our most popular tour is the Hands-On Tour, which gives visitors the full farm experience. You'll bottle-feed calves, hand milk a cow, pet our kangaroos, make butter, sample cheese curds and enjoy ice cream. This tour takes place Monday through Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Book a tour at hansendairy.com/tours or call (319) 242-1074. We are a working dairy farm so reservations are REQUIRED. Walk-ins are not accepted.
Support small business with #JustOneMore
When you shop our stores for your Hansen's Dairy staples, you can support other small businesses by buying #JustOneMore local item.

Supporting local small businesses is part of our mission, and we're proud to stock products from other producers in our community. Buying local is good for the economy and the environment!

Throughout April, look for in-store signs and social media posts where we'll highlight #JustOneMore local food pairings. Think milk and cookies, butter and honey, ice cream and pie ... the possibilities are endless!

Community support grows small businesses. Think of the impact your dollars can make when you buy #JustOneMore!
Try our new ice cream flavors
The titans of treats in our on-farm creamery have whipped up some tasty new ice cream flavors. While they look similar, they're deliciously different!

Brownie Swirl features vanilla ice cream with a chocolate swirl and brownie pieces.

Mint Snowstorm is white mint with cookies & cream pieces, brownie bits, a chocolate swirl and chocolate flakes.

Treat your taste buds with a dish or cone of these new flavors, available in the dip tanks at our Cedar Falls and Waterloo stores!
Celebrate your graduate with local foods
Planning a graduation party? We can help you feed a crowd with Cheese Trays, BBQ pulled pork and sweet treats!

Planning a smaller gathering? Reserve the party space at our Cedar Falls store. The room seats up to 30 people and is free to reserve when you purchase food from our on-site kitchen. See our full menu here. Call (319) 266-3044 to reserve.
Cheese Trays
  • Half tray, $35 (serves 8-12); Full tray, $55 (serves 15-20)
  • 2 varieties of Wisconsin cheeses, Hansen’s cheese curds, Wagyu Summer Sausage, Edgewood Locker Pork Sticks and Toasteds crackers.
  • Order online, stop in or call either store: Waterloo, (319) 234-3309, or Cedar Falls, (319) 266-3044; please allow 3 days before pickup time.
Edgewood BBQ Pulled Pork
  • Heat-and-serve BBQ Pulled Pork from Edgewood Locker in Edgewood, Iowa
  • 5-lb package, $29
  • Call (319) 266-3044 to pre-order at least 2 weeks before your event.
  • 1-lb packages available in our Cedar Falls and Waterloo stores at $5.89/lb
Ice Cream Cakes
  • Custom design on chocolate or white cake with choice of ice cream and frosting
  • 10" and 6" size options
  • To order, call (319) 234-3309. Please allow 2 days notice before pickup.
Cake Pops
  • Strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, lemon or pistachio cake dipped in white chocolate or chocolate; choice of colored sprinkles
  • Minimum order 24 of a single flavor
  • To order, call (319) 234-3309. Please allow 7 days notice before pickup.
Meet the Moo Crew
Our featured Moo Crew member this month is Tour Manager Carrie McCalley.

Carrie, who grew up on a farm, is responsible for making sure visitors have lots of fun and learn a thing or two along the way.

Among our herd of 300 Holsteins, Carrie admits to having a favorite. Which cow is it and why? Find out in this video.
Customer of the Month
Our April Customer of the Month jokingly refers to herself as a "milk snob" for Hansen's milk.

"It’s an incredible treat to the Cedar Valley," says Lucie Ostlund. "I will not drink any other brand!"

Lucie shops at both of our stores and, in concert with the Hansen's Dairy #JustOneMore initiative above, appreciates that we carry products from other local small businesses.

"Hansen’s stores have become like a co-op or farmers' market all year round," she notes. "Thank you guys for bringing your goodness to our community! We are truly blessed to have you!"

Thanks, Lucie! 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 April Cow of the Month, Lely, is an overachiever and a real head turner.

This beauty turns 4 years old on April 7 and is in her second lactation. She's a champion in the milking parlor, having produced 60,600 pounds of milk in her first two lactations. The average in our herd is 45,000.

It's not hard to see how Lely got there. Her herdmates produce an average of 80 pounds of milk per day. "Lely's milking 110 pounds of milk a day and makes it look easy," says Herd Manager Blake Hansen, noting her butterfat components and gentle demeanor are just as impressive. "She's a great cow to work with and a great family member."

Also impressive is Lely's unique empty billboard-like appearance, which we featured in a TikTok video. She's a blank white space, save for black markings on her head, neck and nose.
Cooking with Hansen's
For an easy banana bread recipe to add to your Easter brunch, check out this one from Amanda Grunklee, Assistant Manager of our Cedar Falls store. It just might be the best banana bread ever.

Click here for a printable recipe. For more simple, delicious recipes using local and seasonal foods, go to www.juliegrunklee.com. Enjoy!
Best Banana Bread Ever
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 55-60 minutes
Total time: 65-70 minutes
Serves: 10 or more
  • 1 cup very ripe bananas (2-4 bananas)
  • 1/2 cup Hansen’s Dairy Butter, softened*
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Country View Dairy Vanilla Yogurt*
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg, room temperature*
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

* Items that can be purchased at Hansen’s Dairy stores
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a 3-quart or larger mixing bowl, mash bananas with a fork or hand mixer.
  • Mix in brown sugar and butter until well combined.
  • Add baking soda and mix, then stir in yogurt and egg until well combined.
  • Add flour, baking powder and salt (and optional cinnamon). Mix by hand until just combined. Don’t over mix.
  • Fold in chocolate chips if desired.
  • Pour into parchment-lined loaf pan, smoothing out the top.
  • Bake at 350F for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. 
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool before lifting bread from the pan by holding on to the parchment paper.
  • Top with more Hansen’s Dairy Butter and enjoy!
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
Daily, 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