November 2020
Photo of the Month
It's not often we get all six of our kangaroos in the same photo! Blake Hansen is petting Scooter, and the others are (clockwise from her) Roodolph, Rookie, Larry, Rocket and Rooby. We'll have some fun kangaroo trivia this month on Instagram, so make sure you follow us!
Waterloo store winter hours
Beginning Nov. 9
Monday-Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Closed on Thanksgiving (Nov. 26)

Cedar Falls
Open during renovations!
Monday-Saturday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Closed on Thanksgiving (Nov. 26)
Spend $25,
get a free gallon of white milk!
Use this coupon to stock up on ingredients for this month's Feta Stuffed Chicken Breasts recipe at the end of this email!
A month of thankfulness
November is a month of gratitude. On Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, we are treating those who have served our country. All veterans, past and present, can get a FREE ice cream sandwich — Chocolate Wafer or Oatmeal Chocolate Chip — by bringing in a valid military ID to our Waterloo or Cedar Falls stores. It's our small way of saying thanks for your big sacrifices.

Our Waterloo and Cedar Falls stores will be open regular hours on Wednesday, Nov. 25, and Friday, Nov. 27, but closed on Thanksgiving. We are thankful to all of our customers, employees, business partners and animals that help support our family farm. May you have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Your favorite Hansen's store products can now be delivered to your door or you can pick up curbside! 

Local grocery delivery and pickup are available through online merchant partner Mercato from both our Hansen's Dairy Waterloo and Cedar Falls stores. We have almost 200 items to choose from!

Just click the links above for the store that's closest to you, and start filling your online cart. We offer same-day delivery and pickup.
Hansen's Holiday Hams available Nov. 16
We will not be selling turkeys this year, but our Holiday Hams are the perfect main course for Thanksgiving. Our hams are:
  • From Webster City Custom Meats in Webster City, Iowa
  • Bone-in, shankless, cured only with their own natural juices and certified hickory smoked, made especially for Hansen's customers
  • Sold FRESH for Thanksgiving
  • Available for sale Nov. 16
  • Two sizes: half hams (7-9 lbs, serves 10, $2.99/lb) and whole hams (15-18 lbs, serves 20, $2.89/lb). 
Thanksgiving BOGO deals
This month, we are featuring BOGO deals for a uniquely local Thanksgiving meal. Come by every week, and by the time Thanksgiving is here, you'll have most of your meal ingredients! Deals are available at both Waterloo and Cedar Falls stores.
Nov. 2-8: How about a nice Parmesan Popcorn 🍿appetizer during the football game?

Buy one Westby Grated Parmesan Cheese and get 20% off a 2-lb bag of FitPop popcorn kernels OR a 1.25-lb bag Tiny But Mighty popcorn kernels.

No air popper? Try this recipe! Make sure to use Hansen's butter for the popcorn 😉
Nov. 9-15: Nothing tops off the perfect holiday meal like pie and ice cream, and we have the best combo you can buy 🥧🍨 Buy your Waterloo-made, frozen Try Pie and get 15% off a half-gallon of Hansen's ice cream! 

Try these mouthwatering combos:
  • Apple Pear Cranberry pie with Vanilla ice cream
  • Pumpkin Praline pie and Butter Pecan ice cream
  • Rhubarb Raspberry Lavender pie with Raspberry ice cream

Nov. 16-Nov. 25: Hansen's Holiday Hams will be available on Nov. 16! Bring out this Honey Baked Ham with its spiced, crunchy glaze, and the traditional star of the show (the turkey) just got upstaged!

Buy a Hansen's Holiday Hickory-Smoked Ham and get 15% off a 1-lb jar of Laughlin or Wildflower Acres honey to create this easy, yet super impressive recipe.
Nov. 23-29: Mmmm, do you smell that? That freshly warmed bread dripping with melted butter and jam? We have everything you need for that!

Buy a loaf of Cedar Rapids' Rustic Hearth bread (fresh in our stores on Wednesdays, or buy a frozen loaf) and get 15% off Clear Creek Orchard Jam. 

Try these satisfying combos:
  • Multigrain bread with Apricot jam
  • Honey Wheat bread with Apple Cinnamon jam
  • Honey White bread with Strawberry Rhubarb jam
Customer of the Month
The November Customer of the Month is Alison Cox of Waterloo.

Alison and her husband, Jason, are Midwest transplants originally from Texas. They shop at both Hansen's locations, as they live near the Waterloo store and work at UNI near the Cedar Falls store.

"We have come to love the Midwest dearly," Alison said. "Our neighbors and co-workers raved about Hansen's and told us we had to try the milk and ice cream. We were already used to buying local from our time spent in Michigan, so we were excited to try out a new local business. Hansen's did not disappoint!" she said.

Alison says buying high quality and locally produced foods is important to them. "In addition to Hansen's dairy products, we also rely on your ground beef and other local vendors for staples such as bacon, coffee, and produce," she said.

"Our top three items would have to be your ice cream (Coffee, Butter Pecan, Rich Chocolate, Key Lime Pie, and Lemon Squeeze are our favorites!), dill cheese curds, and bacon from Edgewood Locker," Alison said. "I also love being able to find locally made items for the home and body like candles and lotion. The Orange Clove candle is my favorite scent for the winter holidays."

Thanks, Alison! 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 may look angry, but she is a gentle giant.

Apple Chip is 5 years old and has given birth to four calves, all heifers. Their names are Apples to Apples, Apple Snapple, Apple Blosum and Apple Pudding. We chuckle at her and her calves, who all have the same "mean face."

Apple Chip is big and strong, weighing about a ton (yes — 2,000 pounds!) before calving. Combine that with her resting b@#*$ face , and she can look pretty imposing. Luckily she is awesome to work with and is a fantastic producer, recording 70,000 pounds of milk over three lactations.
Cooking with Hansen's
Are you having a smaller Thanksgiving get-together this year and looking for something a bit different? Or maybe just a new fall comfort food that’s also good for you? These Feta Stuffed Chicken Breasts are much easier than they appear, and the creamy stuffing is sure to please everyone around your table. For more simple, seasonal recipes using local foods, check out my website at
Feta Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Prep Time: 15 min
Bake Time: 40 min
Total Time: 45-55 min
Servings: 3-6
  • 1 package Bell & Evans Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts (3/pkg)*
  • 1/4 - 1/2 pkg Café Olympia Feta Cheese, crumbled*
  • 2-3 heaping Tbsp Westby Sour Cream*
  • 1 Tbsp Hansen’s Dairy Butter, softened or melted*
  • 2-4 Tbsp Westby Grated Parmesan Cheese*
  • 2 shishito peppers (or 1 red bell pepper), finely chopped**
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped kale
  • 1-2 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tsp lemon juice (optional)

*Items that can be purchased at Hansen’s Dairy Stores
**Items that can be purchased at Hansen’s Dairy Stores in season
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Finely chop feta, kale and peppers and place in a 1 quart mixing bowl.
  • Add sour cream and stir well.
  • Cut a pocket into the thick side of each breast (like you would cut it in half to butterfly it, but don’t cut as deep — about half to two-thirds of the way through).
  • Stuff each breast pocket with filling.
  • Lay breasts on parchment-lined baking dish.
  • Brush top with butter. Sprinkle with salt, paprika and Parmesan.
  • Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until chicken is done (180F).
  • Top with pepper and a teaspoon or two of lemon juice if desired.
  • Enjoy!  
Hansen's Dairy Cedar Falls
127 E. 18th St.
Dairy and Convenience Open
Monday - Saturday:
  8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Hansen's Dairy Waterloo
3015 Kimball Ave.
Hours beginning Nov. 9 —
Monday - Saturday:  
8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
10 a.m. to 9 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) 988-9834