August 19, 2015  *  Weekly Newsletter No. 86



We are considering shifting the products around in our freezer sections and I would love to know what you think.  The idea is to put all roasts together (lamb, goat, beef, pork) in one section, all livers together, all ground meats together and so on...instead of separated by species as they are now.  We're always looking for ways to make your shopping experience more convenient and enjoyable, would this be one of those ways?  Let me know by email or by stopping in and chatting.      ~   Clint


"The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook."  ~ Julia Child


 
  

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Featured Vendor / Producer:
Hollenback Farms

Hollenback Farms are a family farm based in Licking and Knox Counties that has been farming for 16 years.  The Hollenbacks have been married for 12 years and have 2 young boys.
They operate a herd of award winning Registered Hereford show cattle and Black Angus commercial cattle. All their cattle are born and raised on the farm. They are fed hay and grain that the farm produces.
The Hollenbacks are very conservation minded in their farming practices and are proud to have received recognition such as 2014 Beck's Young Farm Leader and 2010 Licking County Conservationist of the Year.
Stop into Harvest today to try some of Hollenback's beef products.



What's New in the Store?



Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage
New from Black Stump Farm!

Chicken, Water, Spices, Salt, and Sugar.  
Stuffed in a Natural Hog or Sheep Casing.

Available in the freezer case.



What can you find in Harvest right now?

Watermelon

Watermelon: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information


Despite popular belief that watermelon is made up of only water and sugar, watermelon is actually considered a nutrient dense food, a food that provides a high amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for a low amount of calories.

Watermelons have become synonymous with summer and picnics, and for good reason. Their refreshing quality and sweet taste help to combat the heat and also provide a guilt-free, low maintenance dessert for kids and adults alike to enjoy.

Along with cantaloupe and honeydew, watermelons are a member of the botanical family Cucurbitaceae. There are five common types of watermelon: seeded, seedless, mini (also known as personal), yellow and orange.

Nutritional breakdown of watermelon

Watermelon
Along with cantaloupe and honeydew, watermelons are a member of the botanical family Cucurbitaceae.

One cup of diced watermelon (152 grams) contains 43 calories, 0 grams of fat, 2 milligrams of sodium, 11 grams of carbohydrate (including 9 grams of sugar) and 1 gram of fiber. One cup of watermelon will provide 17% of vitamin A, 21% of vitamin C, 2% of iron and 1% of calcium needs for the day.

Watermelon also contains thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, choline, lycopene and betaine. According to the National Watermelon Promotion Board, watermelon contains more lycopene than any other fruit or vegetable.
Despite being a great source of the above nutrients, watermelon is made up of 92% water.

Possible health benefits of watermelon

Consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds has long been associated with a reduced risk of many lifestyle-related health conditions. Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods like watermelon decreases the risk of obesity and overall mortality, diabetes, heart disease and promotes a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy, overall lower weight.

Asthma prevention: The risks for developing asthma are lower in people who consume a high amount of certain nutrients. One of these nutrients is vitamin C, found in many fruits and vegetables including watermelon.

Blood pressure: A study published by the American Journal of Hypertension found that watermelon extract supplementation reduced ankle blood pressure, brachial blood pressure and carotid wave reflection in obese middle-aged adults with prehypertension or stage 1 hypertension and that watermelon extract improved arterial function.
Diets rich in lycopene may help protect against heart disease.

Cancer: As an excellent source of the strong antioxidant vitamin C as well as other antioxidants, watermelon can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer. Lycopene intake has been linked with a decreased risk of prostate cancer prevention in several studies.

Digestion and regularity: Watermelon, because of its water and fiber content, helps to prevent constipation and promote regularity for a healthy digestive tract.
Hydration: Made up of 92% water and full of important electrolytes, watermelon is a great snack to have on hand during the hot summer months to prevent dehydration.

Inflammation: Choline is a very important and versatile nutrient in watermelon that aids our bodies in sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory. Choline also helps to maintain the structure of cellular membranes, aids in the transmission of nerve impulses, assists in the absorption of fat and reduces chronic inflammation.
Muscle soreness: Watermelon and watermelon juice have been shown to reduce muscle soreness and improve recovery time following exercise in athletes. Researchers believe this is likely do to the amino acid L-citrulline contained in watermelon.

Skin: Watermelon is also great for your skin because it contains vitamin A, a nutrient required for sebum production that keeps hair moisturized. Vitamin A is also necessary for the growth of all bodily tissues, including skin and hair.
Adequate intake of vitamin C (one cup of watermelon provides 21% of daily needs) is also needed for the building and maintenance of collagen, which provides structure to skin and hair. Watermelon also contributes to overall hydration, which is vital for having healthy looking skin and hair.

Source:  MedicalNewsToday.com


Watermelon ~ Feta ~ Arugula Salad

Ingredients

For the vinaigrette:
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
1/4 cup minced shallots (1 large)*
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar*
1 tablespoon honey*
1/2 cup olive oil*
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the salad:
6 cups baby arugula, washed and dried
1 personal watermelon, rind removed, seeded and cut in 1-inch cubes*
12 ounces feta cheese, 1/2-inch diced or crumbled*
1 cup (4 ounces) whole fresh mint leaves, julienned*

Directions

Whisk together the orange juice, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, shallots, honey, salt, and pepper.
Slowly pour in the olive oil, whisking constantly, to form an emulsion.
Store the vinaigrette covered in the refrigerator if not using immediately.

Put the arugula, watermelon, feta, and mint in a large bowl.
Drizzle with enough vinaigrette to coat the greens lightly and toss well.
Serve immediately.

*These items can be found now at Harvest




  
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Woodward Opera House is situated in the heart of Mount Vernon's Central Business District. This national landmark invites you to step back in time to the mid-1800s and experience history! While viewing the Woodward, imagine what it must have been like to perform here. Take in the 19th century architecture, admire the original paintings still hanging on the walls, and if you listen closely and quietly, you may even hear a fiddle or banjo picking out a familiar tune.


Farm Field Days
Fox Hollow Farm

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month
April through November
2:00-7:00 pm

Fox Hollow Farm
20060 Gilmore Road
Fredericktown, OH 43019
740-694-8528

On Farm Booth to purchase eggs or meat

Farmers on hand to answer questions and give guided tours of the fields, gardens, bee hives, herds of animals and talk about their practices

Trails, yards and fields open to explore and enjoy

Live demos of milking, egg collection, mushroom harvesting, draft horse work and more

On-farm prepared food, usually appetizers and snacks made with home grown goodies

Tons of baby animals in season

Lots of other events - check out their Facebook page for more information
Local Foods Initiative Classes
Harvest @ The Woodward

Harvest is pleased to announce that as part of our Local Foods Initiative that we will begin offering various classes to the public allowing you to learn more about your food and where it comes from.  Some classes may focus on helping you grow / produce / cook your own food, while others will focus on educating you on how the food that you purchase is grown / produced and brought to harvest.

Classes can be paid for by cash, check or credit card unless otherwise specified.

Class List:

Cooking Local Class
Information:  Learning to cook using local ingredients
Cost of Class:  $10 prepaid
Date:  November 14, 2015 (Saturday)
Time:  4:30-5:30 pm
Location:  The Place @ The Woodward, 120 South Main, Mt. Vernon
Presented by:  Fox Hollow Farm
How to Register:  Register at Harvest @ The Woodward


We appreciate all the enthusiasm and continued support that you - our customers - have given us at Harvest. If you have any requests, comments or suggestions, feel free to e-mail us at clevan@historicknoxohio.org  
or if you prefer, use our FEEDBACK FORM .  
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Store Hours
Monday -Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday - Closed

Store Manager:  Clint A. LeVan
740-392-6142