Harvest is pleased to announce that we are now an Ohio Proud affiliate.
The majority of our vendors are already Ohio Proud members
and you will see the Ohio Proud logo on their products.
"Cooking is not a science but an art, mistakes are okay, messes are fine-
the pleasure is in the creating and the sharing of the result."  ~ Lori Pollan
What's new in the store?

Almond-Cherry-Hemp Granola Bars
From Honaker Farm
These crunchy granola bars make a great on-the-go breakfast or pick-me-up snack.  They are loaded with protein and are gluten free.
Vendor Spotlight:   
Biscotti Cookies & Cakes, LLC
Biscotti Cookies and Cakes, LLC  has a commitment to making excellent baked goods with only the best ingredients. Old family recipes have been lovingly perfected based on the desire to provide only the finest and most delicious desserts and treats. Now you can have beautiful, mouthwatering homemade, freshly baked desserts for your family. Perfect for holidays and parties, orders can be customized by size and presentation, but quality ingredients and freshness are non-negotiable.

For the last 26 years, Heather has been a dedicated homemaker and volunteer. Over the years she has perfected her family recipes leading to growing requests from family and friends. Now she's turning that dedication into realizing her dream of owning her own business, allowing her to share her love of baking with everyone.
Balsamic Glazed Salmon

  • 2 salmon* fillets
  • 1-1/4 cloves garlic*, minced
  • 1 teaspoon white wine
  • 1 teaspoon honey*
  • 1 tablespoon and 2-1/4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar*
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Coat a small saucepan with non-stick cooking spray. Over medium heat, cook and stir garlic until soft, about 3 minutes. Mix in white wine, honey, balsamic vinegar, mustard, and salt and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for about 3 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  3. Arrange salmon fillets on foil-lined baking sheet. Brush fillets with balsamic glaze, and sprinkle with oregano.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 14 minutes, or until flesh flakes easily with a fork. Brush fillets with remaining glaze, and season with salt and pepper. Use a spatula to transfer fillets to serving platter, leaving the skin behind on the foil.

*These ingredients can be found at Harvest right now

Food Facts


Salmon is a species of fish which is found both in freshwater (rivers) and saline water (seas), depending on the stage of its development. The scientific name of the salmon family is Oncorhynchus (the prefix used for the Salmon family), which is followed by other suffixes depending upon the variety, such as Cherry Salmon or Pink Salmon.

This well known and popular fish is a very good source of easily digestible proteins (amino acids), and fatty acids like Omega-3 in the form of triglyceride, as well as vitamins like vitamin-D, vitamin-A and some members of the vitamin-B family. It also contains minerals like selenium, zinc, phosphorus, calcium and iron.

The health benefits of eating salmon include the following:

Good Source of Vitamins, Proteins and Essential Minerals
Proteins, or accumulations of amino acids, are essential components of our cells, tissues, enzymes, hormones and every other body part. The proteins from salmon, and most other fishes, are easily digestible and easily absorbed into the body. They don't have any adverse side effects, nor do they contain carcinogenic compounds like some other meats do.

Salmon is also a source of "good" cholesterol (omega-3 fatty acids) which also plays a vital role in keeping you healthy. Salmon is also rich in some essential minerals like iron, calcium, selenium and phosphorus, as well as vitamins like A, B and D. Selenium, which is necessary for metabolism of tissues, hair, and nails, is best obtained from animal proteins. Among animals, salmon is one of the best sources for this trace element.

Metabolism: The omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin-D and selenium within salmon all combine to help manage insulin levels throughout the body, thereby facilitating the absorption of sugar and the subsequent lowering of blood sugar levels.
Cardiovascular Health: While the omega-3 fatty acids help reduce cholesterol, maintain flexibility of arteries and veins and strengthen cardiac muscles, the essential amino acids repair damages to the cardiovascular tissues. They help reduce the blood pressure as well, by lowering cholesterol levels and preventing the hardening of artery walls. This considerably reduces the chances of heart attacks.

Brain & Nerves: The omega-3 fatty acids increase the efficiency of brain functions, improves memory and keep it active during long working hours. Along with the amino acids, vitamin A, vitamin D, and selenium, these fatty acids protect the nervous system from damage related to aging, acts as an antidepressant, relaxes the brain and also helps in treating Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Perhaps that is why fish eaters are supposedly more intelligent than the meat eaters.

Eye Care: Again, the omega-3 fatty acids and amino acids help to prevent macular degeneration, retinal dryness, loss of vision and fatigue of the eyes. It is a proven fact that people who eat fish regularly, or at least more than others, have better vision than those who don't.
Other Benefits

Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation of the arteries and the digestive system, reduce chances of colon, prostate, and kidney cancers. Furthermore, salmon can improve skin texture, add some sparkle to your eyes, skin, hair and nails and help in the growth of beneficial bacteria in the colon.

It is a good protein supplement for older or sick people as well, since it is easy to digest. In some parts of the world, it is cheaper than other sources of animal proteins like red meat and poultry.

Source:  OrganicFacts.net

Upcoming Events

March 2016
Easter Sunday
Everyone is welcome!
Book:  " All The Light We Cannot See " by Anthony Doerr

April 2016
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!

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!

Historical Marker for the Knox County Infirmary 
Learn more about how you can make the purchase of a historical marker for the Knox County Infirmary happen.
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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