Roast pumpkin makes a fabulous side dish on your holiday table
"Any food that requires enhancing by the use of chemical substances 
should in no way be considered a food."  ~ John H. Tobe
What's new in the store?

Ring-A-Lings Cookies
From The Gluten & Grain Free Gourmet
Yes, you can have delicious gluten free cookies to leave out for Santa (or to munch on yourself)!
Featured Vendor / Producer:   
Traditions Engraving, LLC
Traditions Engraving is an internet-based company right here in Mount  Vernon, Ohio. Their business began in 2011 and started out offering awards  and recognition products. Beginning in 2015 they expanded their product line to  offer gift items, focusing on products that feature the hometowns of Knox  County. In addition to their award and recognition products, they also offer
custom laser engraved items, full color printed products, vinyl decals and  sandblasted products. 

Their client base is primarily in Knox County, but they  also supply retail stores in Westerville, Coshocton and Cambridge.   Traditions Engraving is a proud member of the Knox County Chamber of  Commerce and you can follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and
their website at They are very proud to live and  work in Knox County.
Holiday Hours
Harvest's Holiday Store Hours:

Christmas Day, December 25 - Closed
New Year's Day, January 1 - Closed

All other days will remain business as usual.  We will open up the day after Christmas at our usual times for those days of the week.
Food Facts

Swiss Chard

The earthy-tasting Swiss chard is a powerhouse of nutrition. And with its rainbow assortment of stem colors, it's as pleasing on the plate as it is to the palate. Want to learn more? Here are nine facts that not everyone knows about Swiss chard, plus a Swiss chard low-fat frittata recipe that takes leafy greens to a whole new dimension.

Origins of Swiss chard:
This leafy green was identified by a Swiss botanist and is a variety of Beta vulgaris . "Chard" comes from the Latin word cardus , meaning thistle.  It is sometimes known as Roman kale.  The thick stalks are red, white, yellow, or green. All have a mildly bitter taste.

The goosefoot family:
The tall leafy vegetable (can grow 28 inches high) is a part of the goosefoot family -- aptly named because the leaves resemble a goose's foot. Other members are beets and spinach.

Health benefits of Swiss chard:
Swiss chard is a nutritional powerhouse -- an excellent source of vitamins K, A, and C, as well as a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron, and dietary fiber.  One cup of chopped Swiss chard has just 35 calories and provides more than 300% of the daily value for vitamin K. But skip this veggie if you're prone to kidney stones; it contains oxalates, which decrease the body's absorption of calcium and can lead to kidney stones

Cooking Swiss chard:
Prepare Swiss chard by rinsing the crisp leaves several times in warm water. Leaves and stalks can be boiled, steamed, or roasted.

Source:  WebMD


Swiss Chard Potato Frittata

Yield:  Makes 4 servings


Cooking spray
1 1/2 cups diced potatoes*
1 large onion*, chopped
4 cups (about 6 ounces) coarsely chopped Swiss chard* (stems and center ribs removed)
4 large eggs*
4 large egg* whites
1/2 tsp salt**
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup shredded cheese*

1. Heat an 8- to 10-inch ovenproof skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Preheat broiler.
2. Sauté onions until browned, about 8 to 10 minutes; set aside. In same skillet, sauté potatoes until golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes; set aside. Add Swiss chard to skillet over medium heat, and cook about 6 to 8 minutes. Add cooking spray as needed.
3. In a medium bowl whisk eggs, egg whites, salt, and pepper until frothy. Mix in onions, potatoes, and Swiss chard.
4. Heat skillet with cooking spray over medium-high heat and pour egg mixture into pan. Cook covered 3 to 5 minutes or until set.
5. Spread cheese on frittata. Broil 3 to 5 minutes until browned.

*These ingredients can be found at Harvest
**Flavored Salts are available at Harvest that would go well with this recipe

Guarantee Your Egg Nog Purchase!
If you want to guarantee your egg nog purchase, you need to contact the store (phone, email or in person) at least one week prior to when you want it.  Deliveries for Hartzler Dairy are made to the store on Thursdays.  Those customers who request a "hold" for egg nog will have product put aside for them and should ask for it.  All other customer's purchases will be subject to availability.  The egg nog season is short and fleeting - don't let it pass you by.  If you've not tried Hartzler Family Dairy's egg nog, then you don't know what you're missing!
Upcoming Events

Adult / Teen Coloring Program
Cardington Public Library
Christmas Day (Harvest is Closed)
New Year's Eve

January 2016
New Year's Day (Harvest is Closed)

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 began selling Cat's Meow Village Keepsakes of the Knox County Infirmary during this year's Christmas Walk as a fundraiser to purchase an Ohio Historical Marker to commemorate the poorhouse.  If you couldn't make it downtown to get yours during the Christmas Walk, you can still get one.  If you simply want to help make the Historical Marker a reality, 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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