We have a lot of new products coming into the store over the next couple of weeks.
As a result, we've needed to do some rearranging in the store.  If there's something that you can't find, please ask and we'll be glad to help you locate it!
"... food is not simply organic fuel to keep body and soul together, 
it is a perishable art that must be savoured at the peak of perfection."  ~ E.A. Bucchianeri
What's new in the store?

Sunflower Oil
From Sunsational Oil Company, LLC
A delicious alternative to olive oil 
and at only $6.50 per bottle it's the perfect price!
Featured Vendor / Producer:   
Flustard Mustard
Justin and Molly DuBose reside in Grove City, Ohio with their three children; Trinitie (11), Hunter (3), and Willow (2). Justin has been making mustard for over 5 years and has been striving to perfect his recipe and it has happened! He introduced Molly to his mustard not long after they met. Molly was a bit skeptical to try it as she is not fond of yellow mustard. However, upon trying it, she became an instant convert. So much so, that she excels in making other mustard haters converts as well.

A friend of theirs tried some of their Habañero Mustard and commented about how delicious it was and that they should try to sell it. He told them about a local store in Grove City that specialized in local made products. Within 3 days of speaking to the owner they were able to get a business registered, develop a label, get jars, and get into the store.  Since then there have been a multitude of changes to where they sell their mustard.

You haven't had mustard until you have had Flustard Mustard! Whether you like fruity, savory, or spicy; they have the product for you! Their mustards come to life in your mouth with their different pepper blends.  Their stuff is so good that once someone has tried it they always come back for more.

Now shut your eyes. Wait... open them, so you can continue reading! Nonetheless, just imagine a little private area where flavor and explosion collide; a place where the juiciest chicken breast is improved with just a little kick from our Jammin' Jalapeño used as a mouthwatering marinade. If you would like to kick it up a notch, their Hoppin' Habañero Mustard is a must try, especially on pork - it marries extremely well. Their lip-smacking, No Joke Jolokia makes some devilish deviled eggs that you can't stop coming back for. Use this mustard to boost any of your favorite foods from pizza (Yes, pizza) to brats and burgers; this is a go to sauce.

All of their mustards (with more to come) should be a staple in your kitchen. You should always keep one on hand to suit your mood or your friends/families moods. Use any of their mustards to brighten any of your favorite foods such as potato salad, gumbo, pizza (seriously it's good on pizza) and even to liven up Aunt Petunia's lackluster cheesy potatoes. Are you a salad lover? Mix any of their mustards with olive oil to turn them into a scrumptious salad dressing - especially their fruit mustards. Add mayonnaise to any of their mustards to make a sandwich spread - perfect to pair with Cuban sandwiches. If heat isn't a concern to you then dare to tame the reaper, that's right the CAROLINA REAPER (world's hottest pepper) is now a member of Flustard Mustard's lineup! Getting ready to have a cookout? Any of their mustards pair well with grilled food even if it's veggie & tofu packets. So come on, we dare you, not just to tantalize your tastebuds but the tastebuds of your friends and family too!!!
Food Facts

Sunflower Oil

Although most people are already familiar with sunflowers, those vibrant beautiful flowers that can be found all over the world, many people don't immediately think of sunflowers as sources of an extremely healthy vegetable oil that can replace some of the less healthy cooking oils on the market. Sunflower oil is also used in certain cosmetic applications. Sunflower oil is a non-volatile oil that can be extracted from sunflowers relatively easily. The main producers of sunflower oil are Russia, Ukraine, and Argentina, but it is used throughout the world in various cuisines.

One of the primary reasons for the growing popularity of sunflower oil is its impressive fatty acid content, which includes palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, and linoleic acid. The combination of fatty acids in the body are extremely important to maintain various elements of human health, and sunflower oil can help maintain that balance.

Furthermore, some of those fatty acids, as well as vitamin E and other organic compounds, act as antioxidants in sunflower oil, meaning that they can positively affect a huge range of conditions that people regularly suffer from. It also has more polyunsaturated fats than any other commonly used vegetable oil, and with the recent craze of eating healthy and searching for alternative options, sunflower oil is becoming quite desirable! Now, let's explore the health benefits of sunflower oil in a bit more detail.

Heart Health: The balance of fatty acids found in sunflower oil, including a good amount of linoleic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid) is very good. Although omega-6 fatty acids are typically considered "bad" for cholesterol, they are still essential in the body. The problem is, most people have too many! Finding a healthy balance of good fatty acid (omega-3s) and "bad" is very important. Furthermore, sunflower oil doesn't contain any saturated fats, which means that it can actually reduce your overall cholesterol content in the body. This means that you are far less likely to develop atherosclerosis, which clogs arteries, raises blood pressure, and increases your chances of suffering a heart attack or a stroke. Sunflower oil, in moderation, is a good choice for those who want to keep an eye on their heart health!

Skin Health: Sunflower oil is rich in vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant in the body. It has been directly connected to preventing heart disease and boosting your immune system. Furthermore, vitamin E is specifically related to improving skin health and regenerating cells. This means that your skin is better protected against damage from the sun, as well as the natural degradation of age that occurs when free radicals are present in the body. Antioxidants like vitamin E neutralize free radicals, keeping them from destroying or damaging healthy cells. You can see an increased reduction in scars, quicker wound healing, and a healthier natural glow to your skin. It is for these reasons that sunflower oil is commonly used in cosmetic applications!

Energy Booster: The fatty acid content in sunflower oil is also connected to energy levels in the body. Saturated fats can make you feel sluggish, while unsaturated fats, of which sunflower oil has many, can keep you feeling energized and ready to face your day!

Cancer Prevention: As mentioned above, sunflower oil is rich in antioxidants and substances that act as antioxidants. Vitamin E, which has varieties known as tocopherols, are powerful antioxidants that can eliminate free radicals before they can mutate healthy cells into cancerous cells. Specifically, sunflower oil has been linked to preventing colon cancer, but there are a number of research studies ongoing to verify its effects on a wider variety of cancers.

Anti-Inflammatory Capacity: Asthma affects millions of people around the world, and this respiratory condition can range from mild to life-threatening. Sunflower oil has been positively correlated with a lower amount and severity of asthma attacks because of its anti-inflammatory qualities, which are derived from its vitamin content, as well as the beneficial fatty acids sunflower oil contains. Along with asthma, sunflower oil has also been linked to a reduction in severity of arthritis, which is an inflammatory disease.

Immune System Health: Sunflower oil can also have a significant effect on the general immune system and the ability of the body to resist attacks by infection. Sunflower oil protects the skin by strengthening the membrane barriers, thereby making it harder for bacteria and viruses to enter the body. In infants, sunflower oil is highly recommended because it can protect the babies from infections, particularly when they are born premature and are highly susceptible to infections. This same benefit is extended to adults who use the oil as well, although the effects are not quite as dramatic or obvious.

A Final Word of Caution: Although the fatty acids in sunflower oil are important and essential in our diet, sunflower oil does have a higher omega-6 content than most other vegetable oils. There has been some concern about this, particularly for people who already have problems with obesity or cholesterol. If sunflower oil is consumed in excess, without intentionally boosting your omega-3 intake at the same time, then it can result in an imbalance of fatty acids in the body, which is dangerous. As long as you monitor how your body is responding and how you feel, then sunflower oil can be a hugely beneficial addition to your diet!
Source:  OrganicFacts.net


Mustard Vinaigrette

Yield: 1/2 cup

1 clove of garlic*, smashed
2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar*
1 teaspoon mustard*
5-6 tablespoons oil* (sunflower, olive)
pinch of dried parsley
pinch of dried thyme
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

How To Prepare At Home
In a clean jar or small bowl, add the vinegar, garlic, mustard and mix well.
Slowly add the olive oil while either whisking or stirring rapidly with your fork.
Add the parsley and thyme, salt and pepper, taste and adjust seasonings.

*These ingredients can be found at Harvest right now

Upcoming Events
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.

Knox County History
Licking County - Links

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.

Upcoming Class List:

Cost of Class:  $
Presented by:  
How to Register:  

You can still purchase Cat's Meow Village Keepsakes 
of the Knox County Infirmary

Local Historian Aubrey Brown is selling Cat's Meow Village Keepsakes of the Knox County Infirmary as a fundraiser to purchase an Ohio Historical Marker to commemorate the poorhouse.  If you would like to purchase one, we have them in the store at Harvest.  If you simply want to help make the Historical Marker a reality you can always make a donation, every dollar is a dollar, and is appreciated.   Learn more...
Clint A. LeVan, Store Manager | Harvest @ The Woodward 

Store Hours:  Mon-Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun - Closed

You can also sign up by text!  Simply text LOCALFOODS to 22828

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