Stop into the store to pick up all your dairy needs - milk (cow and goat),
heavy cream, half & half, sour cream, yogurt (regular, Greek and flavored) and cheese!
"Food and medicine are not two different things: they are the front and back of one body. Chemically grown vegetables may be eaten for food, but they cannot be used as medicine."  ~ Masanobu Fukuoka
What's new in the store?

From Carla's Kitchen
Available in Chocolate, Chocolate w/ Walnuts, Peanut Butter and Buckeye (Chocolate / Peanut Butter).  Samples available!

Featured Vendor / Producer:   
Mixology Marmalades
Mixology Marmalades is not your Grandmother's marmalade.  These are unique flavors made from premium local beer, local wine and liquor fashioned after cocktail recipes, with hints of mint, ginger and honey.  These marmalades were made for cooking!  Spread them, mix them, stir them, shake them, top them and glaze them.

Spread them on your toast or bagel but also your sandwich at lunch instead of or with your mayo.

Mix them with olive oil and vinegar for a great salad dressing.  Mix them into your beef for gourmet hamburgers and meatloaf.

Stir them into your hot tea or favorite cocktail for some enhanced flavor.  Stir them into the Crockpot with meatballs or a roast.

Shake them with some beef or chicken stock for a great meat marinade.

Current flavors and some suggestions on using them:
*American Ale (Blueberry -Honey - Beer) - Great for venison and beef
*Apple Pie (Apple Hard Cider Beer) - Great for pork and fish
*Cherries Jubilee (Tart Cherry & Dark Rum) - Great for pork, beef and salad dressing
*Cranberry Pear Chardonnay - Great for fish and salad dressing
*Foghorn (Ginger Lime & Honey Beer with a splash of Gin) - Great for fish or chicken.  Use as a glaze or thin with stock for a marinade
*Key Lime Pie (Whipped Cream Vodka) - Perfect for fish, chicken or a cheesecake topper
*Merlot (Mulling spices give this merlot a bold, unique flavor) - Great for adding to meatballs, hamburgers and meatloaf
*Orange (Kentucky Bourbon) - Perfect for a breakfast topper on waffles, toast, bagels or muffins.  In hot tea as a flavor enhancer or salad dressing
*Peaches Louis (Kentucky Whiskey & Black Tea) - Great for pork or fish
*Pumpkin (Kentucky Bourbon) - Perfect for a dessert dip over cream cheese, used on muffins or donuts
*Raspberry Riesling  - Spectacular as a salad dressing
*Strawberry Margarita (Tequila & Triple Sec) - Great as a dessert topper or to give your Mexican dishes some added flavor
Food Facts


Some of the health benefits of spelt include its ability to help in regulating the body's metabolism, aid in the creation of sex hormones, increase circulation, build strong bones, improve the immune system, boosting digestive function, lowering blood sugar, and reducing cholesterol levels in the body.

Spelt is one of the oldest cultivated crops in human history and is believed to have first been used between 7,000 and 8,000 years ago. Spelt is a variety of grain or cereal that is closely related to wheat. In fact, spelt likely developed from a hybridization of emmer wheat and and wild goat-grass. It is closely related to normal "bread" wheat, but the popularity of bread wheat soon made spelt obsolete, which is why it is considered a "relic" crop. However, it is making a comeback as a health food. It is actually packed with nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and essential organic compounds that other cereals and forms of wheat don't contain, which might explain the renewed interest in spelt. The scientific name of this ancient food staple is Triticum spelta, but it is more commonly known as hulled wheat or dinkel wheat.

Spelt flour can be used to bake highly textured and nutrient-rich bread, as well as pasta and baked goods. In certain countries like Bavaria and belgium, spelt is actually used to brew beer and has a unique, distinct flavor that many people enjoy. Obviously, as a minority product, spelt does have a slightly higher price tag, but it is worth it, not only for the health benefits, but also for the versatility in cooking.

Spelt flour is particularly preferred in making bread crusts or flatbread pizzas, as the wheat will harden without becoming tough or leathery like other varieties of wheat. Now, let's take a look at what makes spelt such a healthy option in our diet.

Nutritional Value of Spelt
Aside from being a very functional and versatile variety of wheat, spelt is also packed with nutrients that many other cereals do not contain. It is high in carbohydrates, as you would expect, but the very high levels of protein (21% of your daily recommended intake) and dietary fiber (30% in a single serving!) are very impressive. On top of those important compounds, spelt also contains significant levels of iron, copper, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, zinc, selenium, niacin, thiamin, vitamin B6, and folic acid.

Health Benefits of Spelt
Digestive Health: The very high content of fiber in spelt means that it facilitates healthy digestion in a major way. Dietary fiber helps to bulk up your stool and move food through the digestive tract, speeding up the absorption of nutrients and helping to reduce conditions like constipation, bloating, cramping, excess gas, diarrhea, and more serious gastrointestinal issues like ulcers. Spelt has one of the highest dietary fiber contents of wheat varieties.

Cholesterol: Dietary fiber has a second role in the body, which is to help lower the levels of dangerous cholesterol in the body. Dietary fiber can interact with the cholesterol uptake processes and inhibit the absorption of cholesterol from food. In fact, it can specifically target LDL cholesterol and eliminate it from the body to regulate a healthy balance of fatty acids in the body.

Circulation: The high levels of  iron and copper in spelt combine to significantly boost circulation. Iron and copper are essential for the creation of red blood cells, and when RBC production is up, there is increased blood flow throughout the body, which means additional oxygenation to organs and tissues, increased healing, boosted energy levels, and a more functional metabolism. Increased circulation can even boost hair growth, while the iron content helps the body avoid becoming anemic.

Hormonal Regulation and Creation: Niacin is one of the essential vitamins that can be found in significant quantities in spelt. Niacin plays a key role in the adrenal glands in the body, particularly in the production of sex hormones. The endocrine system is a sensitive and hugely important aspect of our health and general functioning, so maintaining healthy niacin levels by adding spelt to your diet is a wise choice.

Bone Health: Spelt has an impressive range of essential minerals that are necessary for bone health, including zinc, magnesium, copper, phosphorous, and selenium. These minerals contribute to the development of bone tissue and by boosting the levels of these minerals in your body, you can actively prevent osteoporosis and other age-related conditions that weaken or degrade the bones in our body.

Growth and Development: The high levels of phosphorous, combined with the impressive content of protein in spelt makes this cereal very important for the development and growth of new tissues, blood vessels, muscles, bones, and organs. Phosphorous is one of the essential elements behind creating new proteins and making DNA to build new cells, while the proteins you get directly from spelt can be broken down into their composite amino acids and then re-formed to be used in the body for nearly every important bodily process.

Immune System Health: Thiamin is known to significantly boost your immune system and stimulate the defensive mechanisms of the body, while also easing psychological stress and anxiety. Spelt is one of the few cereals that can boast a significant level of the B-family vitamin.

Diabetes Control: Although simple sugars and carbohydrates are known to be dangerous for diabetics, the high fiber content in spelt can counteract those effects and help to regulate the release and breakdown of those simple sugars into glucose. By regulating the release of insulin and glucose in the body, it helps to manage diabetes for those who already suffer from the condition, or prevent more people from developing it.

A Final Word of Caution: Despite all of these healthy benefits, spelt does contain gluten, which is the allergen that is responsible for Celiac disease. Therefore, people suffering from this condition should choose other grain/wheat alternatives.  While some with non-Celiac gluten sensitivity can tolerate spelt well, you should also consult your doctor before attempting dietary changes.


Savory Biscuits (Crackers)

(Note this recipe was originally written for a European audience, you'll need a kitchen scale to measure your ingredients.  You can choose to measure in grams or ounces)

90g (3 1/4 oz) spelt flour*
50g (1 3/4 oz) butter*
15g (1/2 oz) pumpkin seeds
15g (1/2 oz) black sesame seeds
15g (1/2 oz) sunflower seeds
2 tbsp water

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  2. Mix all the ingredients except the water together in a large mixing bowl. Add the water a little at a time, and bring the mixture together with your hands to form a dough.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness using a rolling pin. Cut into 2in rounds and transfer to the lined baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes, or until crisp and lightly golden-brown. Serve with cheese / pickles / chutney / jam / cured meats.

*These ingredients can be found at Harvest right now

Upcoming Events
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,


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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.

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

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