The season has arrived and Hot Chocolate Sticks are back in stock!

"When chickens get to live like chickens, they'll taste like chickens, too." ~ Michael Pollan
Featured Vendor / Producer:   Winnie's Wonders
When Linda Gehrisch was a child she always watched her mom make egg noodles.  Her mom always made it look so easy.  She would mix the dough, roll the dough and then leave it to dry a while before rolling and cutting it.  She would then leave the noodles spread on the table until they were completely dry.

Linda started making noodles over forty years ago.  She found it wasn't as easy as it had looked, at least until she got the hang of it.  She followed her mom's process for many years.  She is now grateful that she is able to cut the noodles with the use of an attachment to her mixer.  Her table is still covered with noodles for a couple of days until they are completely dry.

Due to others enjoying her noodles, she decided to sell them locally.  In addition to the traditional white (wheat) flour noodles, she has added whole wheat noodles as part of her efforts to eat and in general be healthier.

Along with noodles, Linda makes granola cereal.  Linda really likes granola cereal with her favorite recipe coming from Camp Luther.  One morning each week they serve homemade granola.  Their cereal is a bit moist and chewy making it, in Linda's opinion, especially satisfying.  A couple of years ago Linda started making her own cereal based on their recipe.  She has taken their recipe and tweaked it a bit in an effort to make it her own.  Her family enjoys it and she hopes that you will too.
What's new in the store?

Whole Bean Coffee
From Honaker Farm
Honaker Farm's whole bean coffee is organic, fair trade coffee that has been flavor enhanced to make the coffee bean's personality shine. Available in two roast flavors in half pound bags at this time.

What can you find in Harvest right now?

Grassfed Butter

In Countries Where Cows Are Grass-Fed, Butter Consumption is Associated With a Dramatic Reduction in Heart Disease Risk

The nutrient composition and the health effects of dairy products can vary greatly, depending on what the cows ate.

In nature, cows used to roam free and eat grass, which is the "natural" source of food for cows.

However, cattle today (especially in the U.S.) is primarily fed grain-based feeds with soy and corn.

Grass-fed dairy is much higher in Vitamin K2 and Omega-3 fatty acids, nutrients that are incredibly important for the heart.

Overall, there is no positive association between dairy fat and heart disease, although high-fat dairy products are associated with a reduced risk of obesity.

But if you look at some countries where cows are generally fed grass, you see a completely different effect.

According to one study from Australia, where cows are grass-fed, individuals who ate the most high-fat dairy products had a 69% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, compared to those who ate the least.

Several other studies agree with this... in countries where cows are largely grass-fed (like many European countries), high-fat dairy products are associated with a reduced risk of heart disease.

Butter Cookies

1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter*, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

1 . Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a deep bowl, cream the butter with the sugar and vanilla, beating and mashing them against the sides of the bowl with a spoon until the mixture is light and fluffy.

2 . Combine the flour and salt, and sift them into the bowl, ½ cup at a time, beating well after each addition.

3 . Scoop the dough onto the center of a large ungreased baking sheet. With a metal spatula or the flat of a table knife spread the dough into a 9-inch square cake about ½ inches thick.

4 . Bake in the middle of the oven for about 35 minutes, or until it is firm to the touch and the top is golden brown. Remove the pan from the oven immediately and use a sharp knife and ruler to cut the "boterkoek" into 1½ - inch squares.

5 . Carefully transfer the squares to wire cake racks to cool completely. "Boterkoek" will keep for 2 or 3 weeks in tightly covered jars or tins.

*These ingredients are available at Harvest @ The Woodward

Upcoming Events

Community Concert Assn presents:
"The Mystery of Agatha Christie"
Pheasantview Family Farm
12:00 - 5:00 pm

Get out and explore what's happening around Knox County

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.

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:

Cooking Local Class
Information:  Learning to cook seasonally 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

Making Ricotta Goat Cheese Class
Information:  Learn how to make ricotta cheese from fresh goat's milk
Cost of Class:  $10 prepaid
Date:  November 23, 2015 (Monday)
Time:  6:30-7:30 pm
Location:  The Place @ The Woodward, 120 South Main, Mt. Vernon
Presented by:  Amy of Dutch Creek Goat Farm
How to Register:  Register at Harvest @ The Woodward
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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