Want to learn how to cook a whole chicken?  Want to go even further and learn how to turn the leftovers into a delicious chicken salad and the bones into broth?  Wait no longer!  Sign up for our Chicken Class this Saturday, April 9th and Katie Reed will show you how it's done!  Plus, you'll get to sample the delicious results in class.  Stop into Harvest to sign up today!
"Lucky! I can only eat glitter and rainbows. Darn my sensitive stomach!"  ~ Bob Shea
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Cardington Public Library
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Mt. Vernon Public Library
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Cooking Chicken - Taking the bird from roasted to broth
A Harvest @ The Woodward class series - see below for more information
Learn the techniques and sample the delicious results!
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Cardington, Ohio
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Mt. Gilead Public Library
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Selover Library, Chesterville, Ohio
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Kenyon College

Woodward Opera House
 
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.

 
Tours of the Woodward Opera House are available during the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival, First Fridays events, and Mount Vernon's Christmas Walk. Special group tours may be arranged by calling 1-800-837-5282 or (740) 392-6102. For current information on the project or to contact us, visit our website, www.TheWoodward.org

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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. We've also had classes about health and nutrition.

We are looking for people who would like to host classes! If there is a subject that you are passionate about and you'd like to share your knowledge, please contact us and let us know! Classes do not necessarily have to be food related, if you have an idea please do contact us.

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

Upcoming Class List:

Class: Cooking Chicken - Taking the bird from roasted to broth
Information:  Our host Katie Reed will demonstrate how to take a whole chicken and prepare it for roasting. She will then demonstrate how to best remove the meat to then make a delicious chicken salad. Once the bird has been plucked of meat you don't want to throw away the carcass, Katie will show you how to turn it into a savory broth / stock!
Cost of Class:  $15
Date:  April 9, 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Location:  The Place @ The Woodward, 120 S. Main St., Mt. Vernon, OH 43050
Presented by:  Katie Reed
How to Register:  Stop into Harvest @ The Woodward!


What's new in the store?

Protein / Energy Bars
From Sheila Bars
Available in four delicious flavors:
Peanut Butter
Blueberry Bliss
Harvest Almond
Mango Colada

Available in two sizes
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Vendor Spotlight:   
Aunt Bea's Fudge
Aunt Bea's Fudge was created in August 2013 by...Aunt Bea.  She started making fudge when she was a teenager growing up in Summit Station, Ohio using a recipe for peanut butter fudge passed down from her Uncle.  She tweaked his recipe and made it her very own.

Aunt Bea's family and friends say it's the most unique and best fudge they have ever tasted!  Her fudge is fresh and bursting with flavor.  It is a recurring hit at all special events, holidays and family gatherings.

Since Aunt Bea started the business, she has created flavors such as Banana Cream, Caramel, Mint Chocolate Chi and many more.  Freshly prepared with only the highest quality ingredients, all of her fudge is made, poured, cooled and cut by hand, with love, to give you a mouthwatering experience in every bite.  
Recipe
Kale Feta Egg Toast


Ingredients:
  • 2 slices English Muffin Bread, sourdough bread, multigrain bread, or English muffin, for serving
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil*, divided
  • 3 cups chopped kale, stems removed
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic* (2 cloves)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, plus additional for seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper, plus additional for seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 large eggs*
  • 2 ounces feta* cheese, crumbled
Directions:
  1. Toast bread in a toaster, toaster oven, or beneath a broiler. Set aside.
  2. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium. Add the kale, stir to coat, then cook, stirring occasionally, until the kale begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and red pepper flakes. Stir and cook 1 additional minute. Remove from heat, stir in the feta cheese, then cover to keep warm.
  3. In a small skillet, heat the remaining teaspoon olive oil over medium. Gently crack eggs into skillet and sprinkle with a little extra salt and pepper. Cook until whites are nearly set, about 1 minute. Cover skillet, remove from heat, and let stand until whites are set but yolks are still soft, about 3 minutes.
  4. To serve: Place half of the kale on top of each toast, then top with a fried egg. Serve immediately.

*These ingredients can be found at Harvest right now

FoodFacts
Food Facts

Eggs


Eggs are some of the most fascinating parts of our diet, simply because they themselves are so unique. Eggs are reproductive shells laid by females of numerous species, including fish, reptiles, and, in terms of human nutrition, birds. While fish eggs are also eaten in a number of cultural dishes and national cuisines, bird eggs are the most commonly consumed variety of eggs by humans, and out of bird eggs, chicken eggs are by and large the most popular. 

Eggs have been a part of the human diet for thousands of years, as they were discovered early on in our cultural development as a safe and beneficial form of food that could be acquired and cultivated along with a second form of food - chicken.

Eggs have become a staple part of diets across the world, as they are not only a food source in and of themselves, but they also function in the creation of hundreds of other meals and ingredients necessary for cooking a limitless range of food. The question is, besides its widespread availability, why have eggs become such an inherent part of global cuisine? Eggs are unique in their protein content, as they are rich with the "stuff of life", which would have developed into a baby chick, and eventually, a chicken, which is another key food in human diets. The list of foods in which eggs can be found would be an article all by itself, but suffice to say that eggs constitute an essential part of the human diet for a number of reasons, and should definitely be considered when trying to eat right.

Nutritional Value of Eggs
Eggs are so widely loved and used because they provide a powerhouse of nutrients inside their tiny package. There are enough nutrients in an egg to develop a single cell into a baby chick, and we need many of those same nutrients! Eggs contain significant levels of vitamin A, B-complex vitamins,vitamin D, E, and K, as well as phosphorous, selenium, calcium, and zinc. Furthermore, eggs also have various key organic compounds, such as omega-3s, antioxidants, and protein.

Health Benefits of Eggs
Growth and Development: There is a reason why eggs are such an important food staple in our formative years; it seems like breakfast almost always contained an egg while we were young! The high concentration of protein, as well as other essential vitamins, means that our bodies can develop at a normal rate and get all of the necessary nutrients to grow properly and set young people on a trajectory for lifelong health. Protein is necessary for cell creation, which means that every part of our body, every organ, hair, blood vessel, and bone in some way relies on protein to exist. Also, protein is necessary for repair and regrowth, so it is a lifelong necessity for us that we can acquire through eggs!

Heart Health: While there has been significant criticism in recent decades about the potential dangers of eggs on heart health, due to its admittedly high content of cholesterol, many people don't look at the type of cholesterol, nor its effect on the body. Most studies have actually shown eggs to protect against strokes and improve heart health, as the "good cholesterol" (HDL cholesterol) levels increase, which can help to eliminate "bad cholesterol" in the body. By lowering LDL cholesterol levels, eggs help to avoid atherosclerosis, blood clots, strokes, heart attacks, and other serious cardiovascular conditions!

Weight Loss Efforts: Since eggs are so full of those important proteins that our body needs for development, eggs also tend to be a very satisfying and filling form of food. They provide energy and nutrient stability in our body and satisfies our hunger. Eggs can be a great way to get the healthy balance you need without consuming excess calories, which is a great way to lose weight or keep your weight down.

Cognitive Effects: One of the lesser known benefits of eggs is its impact on cognitive health, primarily due to the high levels of choline present. Choline is often grouped with B-vitamins, but in fact, it is a somewhat unknown nutrient that helps to create critical neural pathways in the brain. About 90% of the population is estimated to get less choline than the body requires, but whole eggs supplies choline in large quantities!

Antioxidant Activity: It seems as though any food with antioxidant capacity is considered healthy, but many people forget that eggs contain various antioxidants, including vitamin A, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Vitamin A works as an antioxidant in a number of areas in the body, but works particularly well with lutein and zeaxanthin in the eyes to protect against macular degeneration and the development of cataracts. Antioxidants are able to seek out free radicals and neutralize those dangerous particles (formed as byproducts of cellular metabolism) before they can cause oxidative stress on body organs, resulting in chronic diseases, such as cancer and heart disease.

Rare Minerals: The mineral composition of eggs is wonderful, but it is also unique, in that it can be difficult to obtain certain minerals, like iodine and selenium, in our diets. Eggs are so versatile and universal that we can almost unconsciously stay balanced by eating eggs, ensuring that the those rare minerals keep our antioxidant activity up (selenium) and maintain healthy hormonal functioning in our thyroid (iodine).

Importance of Cage-Free and Free Range Eggs
All of these important health benefits are derived, in part, from the condition in which the hen was raised. The diet that the mother hen has will obviously be reflected in the nutrient content of the egg. For that reason, it is a far better choice to consume pasture-fed eggs, as they have consistently been shown to have higher omega-3 content, vitamin E content, tend to be larger, and are more densely packed with nutrients.
While the price tag might be slightly higher for organic, free-range, or cage-free eggs, if you are serious about getting the most health benefits out of eggs that you can, dig a bit deeper in your pockets for those extra coins.
Source: OrganicFacts.net

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Clint A. LeVan, Store Manager | Harvest @ The Woodward 

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Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun - Closed

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