The Korner Shoppe has delivered their amazing fruit cake!  Pick up some today!
"This magical, marvelous food on our plate, this sustenance we absorb, has a story to tell. 
It has a journey. It leaves a footprint. It leaves a legacy. To eat with reckless abandon, 
without conscience, without knowledge; folks, this ain't normal."  ~ Joel Salatin
Christmas Walk - Sunday, November 29, 2015
Harvest Store Hours:  1:00 - 5:00 pm
Shop & Enjoy Downtown Mt. Vernon

*Newly Organic sampling personal care items and doing a give a way.
*Tricia's Sweets sampling her products
*Lazy Acres Ranch sampling fruit butters
*Winnie's Wonders sampling granola and/or noodles
*Nellie and Maggie's sampling gluten free items

During the Christmas Walk, Historian Aubrey Brown will be inside Harvest selling Cat's Meow Village Keepsakes of the Knox County Infirmary as a fundraiser to purchase an Ohio Historical Marker to commemorate the poorhouse.   Learn more...

Harvest will have a booth at the Mt. Vernon News for the Secret Santa Workshop for the kids to make purchases for those on their Christmas List.

*vendors participating may be subject to change*
What's new in the store?

From The Gluten & Grain Free Gourmet
This product does not contain oats.  It is a blend of seeds and nuts that you can enjoy as a breakfast alternative to oatmeal, as a topping for various foods or as a coating for meats such as pork chops.  This product is Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free and With Out Refined Sugar.  Pick up a tub today!

Featured Vendor / Producer:   
Yellowbird Foodshed
The Yellowbird Foodshed partners with a network of local farmers to provide fresh, quality food that is grown with intention.  Their goal is to support the region by creating a sustainable food system that is locally-based and provides access to good food.  They believe that you should know where your food is coming from and want to provide a clear connection from farm to fork.  In response to how difficult it has become for the small-scale farming operation to compete in today's market and how difficult it has become for members of the area to have access to local food, they have created a marketplace that celebrates and values the tireless work of regional farmers and the quality of their product.  They offer source-identified food from a network of regional farms to build a food system that supports the local farmer, the local community, and the local economy.

The Yellowbird Foodshed delivers direct access to local food in a real way.  It began with the question of where our food was coming from and evolved into a very simple idea, give people a place to find good food that was raised from farms in the community.  They want the community to understand there is a difference between food that is grown naturally and food that is grown with industrialized methods.  The industrialized food system forgets the value of food and uses monocultures that prevent variety and harsh chemicals that destroy flavor.   Good food is the result of hard work and careful consideration by small family farms who take great pride in their sustainable methods in order to provide food that residents of Ohio can value.  The Yellowbird believes it is time we all start asking, "Who Grew your Food?"  Yellowbird wants the community to connect through local food and celebrate it.  

Yellowbird works with Harvest to connect with producers to bring Harvest's customers products that may not otherwise find their way to the store.  Each of the local farms that are part of the Yellowbird Foodshed are focused on sustainability and use methods that encourage biodiversity without the use of harsh chemicals.  They are also located within 90 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, many centrally located.  
Holiday Hours
Harvest's Holiday Store Hours:

Thanksgiving Day, November 26 - Closed
Christmas Walk, November 29 - 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Christmas Day, December 25 - Closed

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

Duck Eggs

Duck Eggs and Nutrition

(The percentage listed is the % Daily Value)
Chicken egg (1 egg)
Duck egg (1 egg)
Iron (mg)
0.9 (5%)
2.70 (15%)
Phosphorus (mg)
95.5 (10%)
154 (15%)
Zinc (mg)
0.6 (4%)
1 (7%)
Selenium (mcg)
15.8 (23%)
25.5 (36%)
Vitamin A (IU)
244 (5%)
472 (9%)
Vitamin E (mg)
0.5 (2%)
0.9 (5%)
Thiamin/Vitamin B1 (mg)
0.02 (2%)
0.1 (7%)
Riboflavin/Vitamin B2 (mg)
0.2 (14%)
0.3 (17%)
Vitamin B6 (mg)
0.1 (4%)
0.2 (9%)
Folate/Vitamin B9 (mcg)
23.5 (6%)
56 (14%)
Vitamin B12 (mcg)
0.6 (11%)
3.8 (63%)
Pantothenic Acid/Vitamin B5 (mg)
0.7 (7%)
1.3 (13%)
Choline (mg)*
Total Omega-3s (mg)*
Total protein (grams)
*There is currently no %DV for choline or Omega-3 fats.
Duck eggs win hands-down, probably because proportionally they have much more yolk (where all the nutritional goodness is) and much less white. More micronutrients, more protein, and more Omega-3s.
A few of these nutrients are particularly notable because there aren't many sources of them aside from eggs:
  • Choline is incredibly important for liver health: there's some evidence that fatty liver disease is very closely connected with choline deficiency. Egg yolks are a staple dietary source of choline (if you don't eat organ meats, they're probably by far the biggest source of choline in your diet), and duck eggs simply have more.
  • Folate, or Vitamin B9, is especially important for mental health, pregnant women and nursing mothers. Eggs are a key source on Paleo because many other sources - like beans and lentils - are out. One duck egg has over twice as much folate as one chicken egg.
Duck eggs also have other benefits as well. The whites of duck eggs may have different proteins than the whites of chicken eggs, and some people can tolerate duck eggs even if they can't tolerate chicken eggs. So if you're struggling to find good breakfast options, check with a doctor to see whether duck eggs might be a better alternative for you than chicken.

Ducky Coconut Flour Biscuits

1/3 cup Coconut Flour
5 Tbsp Duck fat (or use softened butter* or coconut oil)
2 Duck Eggs* (or 4 chicken eggs*)
1/4 tsp Fine salt
1/2 tsp Baking Powder

Preheat oven to 400F
Cover a baking sheet with foil (no need to grease it, these have a lot of duck fat in them).
Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
Mix thoroughly (you could use a mixer, but will do ok with a quick whisking).
Form into 8-10 small balls and flatten slightly.  Put onto baking sheet.
Pop into the pre-heated oven and cook for about 12 minutes.

*These ingredients can be found at Harvest
Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Day (Harvest is Closed)
Shop Small Saturday
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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:

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

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!
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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