September 9, 2015  *  Weekly Newsletter No. 89

The Diabetic Class scheduled for October 1st is now being offered free of charge.  Be sure to stop into the store to register if you'd like to attend.  See more class details further down in the newsletter.     ~   Clint

"I wish my stove came with a Save As button like Word has. That way I could 
experiment with my cooking and not fear ruining my dinner." 
~   Jarod Kintz , Who Moved My Choose? : An Amazing Way to 
Deal With Change by Deciding to Let Indecision Into Your Life


You can also sign up by text!  Simply text LOCALFOODS to 22828
Featured Vendor / Producer:
Nellie & Maggie's Bake Shoppe
Nellie & Maggie's is a gluten free bake shoppe dedicated to bringing to market the best tasting baked goods, with the best possible ingredients available.

Everyone, not just those with gluten sensitivity issues, will love Nellie & Maggie's.  You will find muffins, scones, mini-cakes, cinnamon rolls, icebox cookies, oatmeal creme pies and more offered by Nellie & Maggie's Gluten Free Bake Shoppe.

Nellie Snelling and Mary (Maggie) Boylan are the great-grandmothers of owner, Heather Boylan-Shull.  Both women were phenomenal homemakers and bakers.  Heather's goal is to bring baked goods back from the bygone days of quality food with quality ingredients, handmade with passion.

Properly nicknamed, happy girl, is the owner of Nellie & Maggie's Gluten Free Bake Shoppe, Heather Boylan-Shull. Heather has always had a passion for being in the kitchen from a young age.  Over nine years ago, Heather was diagnosed with gluten sensitivity. Within the first two years of being diagnosed, she did not take her gluten sensitivity very seriously, but changed her mind when she was tired of being sick and tired. Her life changed dramatically when she finally got serious about her gluten free diet. She lost 80 lbs. over the course of three years and feels amazing.

Within the last few years, the gluten free diet has become a popular trend and more food options have become readily available, however, Heather felt the need to bring more commonplace traditional baked goods into the market. And so after tasting many of her gluten free baked goods, friends and family encouraged her to make her baked goods for the masses;  it was then that Nellie & Maggie's Gluten Free Bake Shoppe was born.

Heather lives in Rushville, Ohio with her husband, Brad, and her three stepchildren.

What's New in the Store?

Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls!
From our newest vendor Nellie & Maggie's Bake Shoppe

Nellie & Maggie's Bake Shoppe uses: Non-GMO Gluten Free Flours, Non-GMO & unrefined PURE Cane Sugar (excluding powdered), Non-GMO & Gluten Free Cornstarch, Organic Brown Sugar, Almunium Free Baking Soda, Hartzler Family Dairy Butter & Milk, Essential Oils, House Made Vanilla, Locally Produced Ingredients, Organic Spices and Cocoa

What can you find in Harvest right now?

Fresh Herbs

Herbs can magically flavor up dishes without resorting to loads of salt, butter, and cheese. Adding a little green to a meal not only makes it prettier and tastier, but can pack some awesome health benefits , too.

And while those 5-year-old dried and bottled versions are convenient, it's worth it to splurge on the fresh stuff every once in awhile (or grow your own at home)! While adding herbs - dried or fresh - to any dish can add healthy vitamins and antioxidants, they may lose nutritional value during the drying process, so stick with fresh if available. Read on to find out how to use some of the most popular herbs in their fresh state...

Turkish Cucumber and Mint Soup

Serves 5


2 pounds (2 to 3) cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks*
2 garlic cloves, minced*
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil*
3 containers (7 to 8 oz. each) plain low-fat Greek yogurt*
About 2 tsp. Aleppo pepper** or coarsely ground dried California chile
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves, plus small whole leaves*
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill*


1. Whirl cucumbers, garlic, lemon juice, oil, and 1 container yogurt in a blender until smooth. Pour into a stainless steel bowl and whisk in remaining yogurt, 2 tsp. Aleppo pepper, the salt, and black pepper.
2. Nest bowl in ice water; stir often until cold, about 15 minutes.
3. Stir chopped mint and dill into soup just before serving. Sprinkle bowls with more Aleppo pepper, if you like, and mint leaves.

*These items can be purchased at Harvest @ The Woodward

**Buy Aleppo pepper or dried California chiles in a standard grocery or Latino markets (pulse in a food processor to grind coarsely)

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 available during First Friday Events

Farm Field Days
Fox Hollow Farm

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month
April through November
2:00-7:00 pm

Fox Hollow Farm
20060 Gilmore Road
Fredericktown, OH 43019

On Farm Booth to purchase eggs or meat

Farmers on hand to answer questions and give guided tours of the fields, gardens, bee hives, herds of animals and talk about their practices

Trails, yards and fields open to explore and enjoy

Live demos of milking, egg collection, mushroom harvesting, draft horse work and more

On-farm prepared food, usually appetizers and snacks made with home grown goodies

Tons of baby animals in season

Lots of other events - check out their Facebook page for more information
Local Foods Initiative Classes
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.

Class List:

Diabetic Class
Information:  Learn about healthy eating if you are diabetic, pre-diabetic or taking care of a diabetic family member / friend.  A healthy snack will be provided.
Cost of Class:  FREE
Date:  October 1, 2015 (Thursday)
Time:  6:30-8:00 pm
Location:  The Place @ The Woodward, 120 South Main, Mt. Vernon
Presented by:  Rebecca Metcalf, CNP, CDE 
         (Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified Diabetes Educator, Experienced Herbalist)
How to Register:  Register at Harvest @ The Woodward

Chicken Basics Class
Information:  Learning the basics of raising a flock of chickens.
Cost of Class:  $10 prepaid
Date:  October 3, 2015 (Saturday)
Time:  4:30-5:30 pm
Location:  The Place @ The Woodward, 120 South Main, Mt. Vernon
Presented by:  Veggies & Eggs by Dan
How to Register:  Register at Harvest @ The Woodward

Cooking With Fall & Winter Squash Class
Information:  Learning to cook Fall and Winter squash such as pumpkins, hubbard, butternut and more.
Cost of Class:  $10 prepaid
Date:  October 6, 2015 (Tuesday)
Time:  7:00-8:00 pm
Location:  The Place @ The Woodward, 120 South Main, Mt. Vernon
Presented by:  Bonnie Snyder of Our Garden
How to Register:  Register at Harvest @ The Woodward

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

We appreciate all the enthusiasm and continued support that you - our customers - have given us at Harvest. If you have any requests, comments or suggestions, feel free to e-mail us at  
or if you prefer, use our FEEDBACK FORM .  
Remember to include your name and email address in the Feedback Form if you want a response back!

Store Hours
Monday -Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday - Closed

Store Manager:  Clint A. LeVan