1. BulletChow Down on the Farm

  2. Oct. 22, 2017

  3. ... The Cedar Falls duo joined nearly 400 people Saturday who enjoyed an all-Iowa-produced breakfast and toured the heritage dairy farm near Hudson as part of the second annual “Down on the Farm Breakfast ...”


  4. BulletHansen’s Dairy Waterloo marks 10 years

  5. June 13, 2016

  6. The party also marks a grand reopening for the business now that Kimball Avenue road construction is complete ...


  7. BulletHansen’s Dairy expands outlet in Cedar Falls

  8. April 11, 2016

  9. ... Hansen’s Farm Fresh Dairy Outlet in Cedar Falls is broadening its business and expanding into space once occupied by the China W…


  1. BulletFunding for Silos & Smokestacks is in jeopardy

  2. Oct. 5, 2012

  3. ... Places like Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy. Six generations of Hansen's have operated the dairy farm near Hudson, and they've always opened their doors to local students. ...


  4. BulletDairy farmers required to test milk for aflatoxins

  5. Aug. 29, 2012

  6. ... Hansen's Dairy Farm in Hudson already makes quality control a top priority. ...


  1. BulletHudson dairy farm expands tours to churn out family fun

  2. July 10, 2012

  3. ... Jay and Jeanne Hansen have an easy way to direct people to their rural Hudson dairy farm and creamery.

  4. "Stop at the white domes," Jay said ...



  1. BulletCNN Travel: Five mouthwatering ice cream tours

  2. May 2, 2011

  3. ... With hot summer days ahead, what better way to treat yourself than enjoying a childhood indulgence: ice cream. Owned and operated by the Hansen family since 1861, the Farm Fresh Dairy offers guests a hands-on tour of the working farm and dairy...


  1. BulletProducing produce: Farmers markets contribute millions to Iowa’s economy

  2. June 13, 2010

  3. ... Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy is a local success story. The Jay and Jeanne Hansen family of rural Hudson started bottling their own milk and making dairy products in 2004. Initially, the products were mainly sold on the farm, at farmers markets and a couple of stores...

  4. BulletHansen's Dairy wins 'Way We Live' award

  5. Aug. 14, 2009

  6. DES MOINES --- The Iowa State Fair handed out an award Thursday to a Hudson dairy farm for their dedication to animal agriculture. Jay and Jeanne Hansen and their family currently operate Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy, supplying a number of stores and businesses...

  7. BulletState Fair honors Iowa farm families

  8. Aug. 12, 2009

  9. DES MOINES --- When Iowa's countryside was filled with farmers, so were the state fairgrounds. Few needed a lesson on what it was like to farm. Today, the Iowa State Fair is filled with city slickers who know their way around a pork chop but are clueless as to how it got there...

  10. Bullet Nicholls State gets Iowa experience at dairy before game against UNI

  11. Oct. 2, 2008

  12. HUDSON --- If Chuck McDade's milking skills are anything like his blocking, the Panther defense may be in for a long evening. The Nicholls State center, along with the rest of the football team from Thibodaux, La., toured the Jay and Jeanne Hansen dairy ...


  13. BulletMaking scents

  14. Feb. 11, 2008

  15. CEDAR FALLS --- Lilacs, orchids and other floral scents of spring permeate the air in Peggy Deutsch Knutson's country home. Knutson has developed a new soap formulated with Hansen's dairy milk in the ingredients.


  16. BulletMilk moguls

  17. Oct. 30, 2007

  18. CEDAR FALLS --- The Hansen dairy empire, like demand for their milk, keeps growing. Jay and Jeanne Hansen and family opened their second dairy retail store last week in Cedar Falls, located at 127 E. 18th St. But unlike Moo Roo in Waterloo, which features ...


  19. BulletHigh milk prices benefit local milk producer

  20. Aug. 5, 2007

  21. HUDSON --- The shoe is on the other hoof. Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy used to sell the most expensive milk on the local market. Now, in some cases, Jay and Jeanne Hansen and family are the low-cost suppliers in the Cedar Valley. Supply and demand ...


  22. BulletCream of the crop

  23. June 11, 2006

  24. WATERLOO --- Local dairy farmers already selling milk and other products in the Cedar Valley are diversifying again, this time tapping into the lucrative dine-in ice cream market. Moo Roo, located in the Kimball and Ridgeway avenues shopping district ...


  25. BulletMilk market

  26. June 6, 2004

  27. HUDSON - Consumers are forking out more moola for dairy products these days, which could benefit a local family selling their own milk. Jay and Jeanne Hansen and their four sons started bottling milk four months ago. The timing couldn't have been better ...


  28. BulletBottles Up

  29. Feb. 16, 2004

  30. HUDSON --- Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy milk is in stores and selling out. Within hours of receiving the first shipment of milk last week, fresh off the Jay and Jeanne Hansen farm just east of here, Randall's Stop 'N Shop in Hudson sold out three-dozen ...


  31. BulletMilking the industry

  32. March 31, 2003

  33. HUDSON --- If a tiger can hawk breakfast cereal, surely a wallaby will sell milk. The Jay and Jeanne Hansen family is betting on it. The dairy farmers hope to be selling milk directly to local residents by the end of June, and they're ...

We were honored to be featured on the Aug. 28 edition of “NBC Nightly News” on NBC and the Aug. 29 edition of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC. Political reporter Jacob Soboroff came to Iowa to find out more about John Deere, jobs and the political views of real Iowans. The reporter rode in our John Deere tractor with Blair Hansen as he chopped alfalfa hay in our fields, then visited with some of our newborn calves.

Hansen’s Farm Fresh Dairy in the news

Hansen’s products recognized


Hansen's Dairy has been recognized statewide this summer for their ice cream, cheese curds and milk.


The Des Moines Register mentioned Hansen's Dairy cheese curds in their article "Iowa's growing cheese industry takes center stage."


The Hansen's Dairy Waterloo store was also featured as No. 6 on Travel Iowa's web site for "21 Cool Ice Cream Shops."


And for something new, we are joining with the Northeast Iowa Food Bank to provide fresh, nutritious milk to those in need. We are committed to donating 100 gallons of Hansen’s milk each week, and the Food Bank is committed to purchasing 400 gallons of Hansen’s milk each week. Together, we will help fight hunger in our community!