Hansen's Farm has been located outside of Hudson, Iowa for around 150 years and currently the 6th generation owns and operates the farm, with the 7th generation growing up and living on the farm. Twelve years ago when 5th generation owners and operators, Jay and Jeanne Hansen, saw that four of their children wanted to come back to the farm they knew they needed a way to add value to their family dairy farm, so the 6th generation that wanted to come back to the farm could, and that is how the on-farm creamery began. In November of 2002 construction began on the creamery and in February of 2004 the creamery produced its first gallon of milk.
|Blake and MP became good friends during our time at the farm|
Here he is telling us about the dry cows
(a phase in the lactation cycle where the cows don't produce milk)
|The kangaroos loved giving MP kisses|
products for sell. We had some ice cream at the center and brought home some milk, cheese curds and ice cream! It was hard to choose what ice cream to eat after the tour, as well as what to bring home, since they have over 30 flavors! What we love about their ice cream is that it is very rich and thick. They also sell butter and ground beef.
You can buy Hansen's Dairy products (including their delicious ice cream) at many locations across the Northeast quadrant of Iowa, or if you are ever in the Waterloo area I recommend you going to their Moo Roo ice cream store or their Dairy Outlet store, or head out to the Dairy Farm outside of Hudson. They have products available at their tour center.
Have you ever been to a Dairy Farm? Check out all of their ice cream flavors - what would you like to try? Remember to Comment for a Cause!
Be sure to check out our First Iowa Ice Cream Trip Stop and what other fun things we have planned on our Summer Bucket List.