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Hartzler delivery moving to Tuesdays
April 5, 2017 * Newsletter # 171
"Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables.  
They probably get jet-lagged, just like people." - Elizabeth Berry
Attention Hartzler Family Dairy customers - the delivery date for Hartzler dairy products has changed to Tuesdays.  Products should arrive and be available for you by Tuesday afternoons.  As always, if you need something specific, call ahead and we'll be happy to reserve it (or order it) for you!
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Weekly Recipe #171
Fruited Dutch Baby
(A Dutch Baby is a type of oven-baked pancake)

Source:  Taste of Home
Serves:  6  
Prep Time: -- minutes 
Total Time: 30 minutes 
Supplies: no special supplies needed

  • For Dutch Baby:
  • 1 tablespoon butter*
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour*
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs*, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk*
  • For Topping:
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • Whipped cream*, optional
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut, toasted
  • (get creative and use any fruit topping, chocolate, dessert topping, nuts or whatever you like as a topping for your Dutch Baby)
  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Place butter in a 9-in. pie plate. Place in a 400° oven for 5 minutes or until melted.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt. Stir in eggs and milk until smooth.
  4. Pour into prepared pie plate. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. In a large bowl, combine strawberries and bananas.
  6. Using a slotted spoon, place fruit in center of pancake. Top with whipped cream if desired. Sprinkle with coconut. Serve immediately.
Weekly Recipe

*Indicates an ingredient that can be found right now at Harvest

Food Facts:    What millennials want to know about their pork products

(BPT) - Pulled pork, ham steaks, chops, tenderloin and everyone's favorite, bacon - Americans love pork, and consume about 64 pounds per person every year, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics. But Americans' interest in pork goes far beyond what barbecue sauce to use on it, or how to serve the perfect holiday ham; they also care about where their pork comes from and how it was raised, a new survey by Cargill shows.

With the USDA forecasting demand for pork will increase in 2017, Cargill polled more than 2,000 people in the U.S. and Spain to get an idea of what people want to know about pork, what they think they know, and what they want to learn. The Feed4Thought survey found that 43 percent of American millennials say a pig's diet influences their purchasing decisions and - no surprise - bacon is their favorite pork product.

Caring about food sources

"Many consumers, millennials in particular, are speaking loudly about the importance of knowing what is on the dinner table and where it came from," says Patrick Duerksen, Cargill global marketing director, pork. "It's important to them to know the pork they eat was produced in a healthy and responsible manner."

While millennials cared the most about pigs' diets, they also trusted the least (42 percent) that the pork they eat has been raised on what they would consider a healthy diet. In reality, pigs largely eat corn, soybean meal, vitamins and minerals. Swine feed, like products developed by Cargill, are precise formulations that can incorporate probiotics, antioxidants and essential oils to promote better gut health, digestion and metabolism.

Feed facts

Millennials, and Americans in general, also overestimated the amount of feed required to nourish a pig to market weight of 275 pounds, the survey shows. Forty-one percent of millennials thought pigs need more feed to reach market weight today than they did 50 years ago, 27 percent were unsure and just 32 percent knew less feed is required.

Improved nutrition and efficiency of modern feed mean today's pigs require less feed to reach market weight, Duerksen notes. Fifty years ago, a pig would need to eat more than 1,000 pounds of feed to reach market weight. Today, it requires just over 600 pounds.

Similarly, only a third knew it takes less land and water to raise a pig to market weight today than 50 years ago, while 37 percent thought more was required and 30 percent were unsure.

The future of pork

Ninety-four percent of all consumers polled by Cargill say they eat pork, with bacon, pork chops and ham being the three favorite cuts. The USDA reports that the U.S. is the third-largest pork producer and consumer in the world.

Americans aren't the only people who love pork, either. Pork represents 40 percent of all meat consumed globally, according to the National Pork Board. The U.S. is the largest exporter of pork and pork products, accounting, on average, for more than 20 percent of the world's commercial pork production, the USDA says.

"With demand for pork increasing domestically and globally, a growing number of consumers feel it's important to know how the pork they're eating was raised and the nutritional value of the feed pigs consume," Duerksen says. "They already know pork tastes great and is a good source of protein and other nutrients. They also want to know their pork came from animals that were raised responsibly."

Local Events Calendar

Upcoming Events:
5  Basic Computer class
5  Computer Job Searching class
5  Community Conversation with Connie Pillich
6  First Presbyterian Church Spring Rummage Sale (Mt Vernon)
6  Starting Point's Annual Fundraising Banquet
6  A Taste of Opera
7  First Presbyterian Church Spring Rummage Sale (Mt Vernon)
7  A Taste of Opera
7  Starting Point's Annual Fundraising Banquet
8  Painting with Matt
8  Easter Fun & Egg Hunt (Marengo)
8  Community Easter Egg Hunt (Marengo)
8  Easter Egg Hunt (Mt Vernon)
8  Annual Easter Pancake Breakfast - Easter Bunny will be there! (Bellville)
8  Breakfast with the Easter Bunny (Mansfield)
8  Egg Hunt (AM) at Ohio Bird Sanctuary (Mansfield)
8  Egg Hunt (PM) at Ohio Bird Sanctuary (Mansfield)
8  Scavenger Easter Egg Hunt (Fredericktown)
8  Easter Egg Hunt (Mt Gilead)
8  Ohio Made Market: Spring Fling
8  Gilead Christian School PTO Pancake Breakfast
8  Spring Farm Open House - Alpaca Meadows (Mansfield)
8  Pheasants Forever Knox County Youth Field Day (age 3-17)
8  Bloomfield Meadows Open House
8  Club Lamb Sale (Morrow Co. Fairgrounds)
9  Easter Egg Hunt (Fredericktown)
9  Easter Egg Coloring Event (Mt Vernon)
11 DoTERRA Class - how to use essential oils (Mt Vernon)
12 Microsoft Word class (FREE)
13 Chautauqua: Burgess Meredith
14 Alcove Dinner Theater: Over The River and Through The Woods
15 Breakfast with The Bunny (Fredericktown)
15 Easter Egg Hunt (Mt Vernon)
15 Firefighter's Association Easter Egg Hunt (Fredericktown)
15 Alcove Dinner Theater: Over The River and Through The Woods
16 Easter Sunday
16 Easter Sunrise Service at Ariel-Foundation Park
16 Easter Breakfast
17 Knox County Great Decisions discussion on US Foreign Policy & Petroleum
18 Knox County Farmer's Breakfast - Topic: Top 10 Farming Aps - Ag Info Tech
19 Resumes, Cover Letters & Thank You Notes class (FREE)
20 MVNU Jazz Band Concert
20 Mrs. Ohio America Pageant 2017
21 Father Daughter Dance & Tea Party
21 Benefit Concert
21 Alcove Dinner Theater: Over The River and Through The Woods
21 Highland Presents "Oliver!"
21 Teen Art Night - Selover Public Library
22 Keep It Wild: Earth Day at BFEC
22 MVNU Small Ensembles Concert
22 MVNU Large Ensembles Concert
22 Alcove Dinner Theater: Over The River and Through The Woods
22 Hearts for Hospice Dinner & Auction (Cardington)
23 Mt Vernon Community Band 2017 Spring Concert
23 Quarry Chapel Concert
23 Earth Day Challenge Half Marathon and 4 Miler
24 Green Burial & Local Land Conservation - An open house at Kokosing Nature Preserve
25 Spring and a Song Benefit & Auction
26 The Successful Interview class (FREE)
28 Alcove Dinner Theater: Over The River and Through The Woods
29 Ladies Spring Tea
29 Arbor Day Activities
29 Build a Bluebird House (Selover Library) - space limited, pre-registration with payment required by 4/22.
29 Alcove Dinner Theater: Over The River and Through The Woods
30 Knox County Symphony - Spring Concert
30 Active Shooter Training (by Knox County Sheriff's Dept)
30 Annual Funcert & Potluck

6  Mother Son Dance

Recurring Events:

**Second Monday Every Month 4:00 pm 
- Sewing With Lisa at The Public Library of Mt. Vernon & Knox County

**Second Tuesday (for those age 55 and older) Every Month 12:00 - 2:00 pm
- 55+Lunch Selover Public Library, Chesterville

**Every Thursday Evening 6:00 - 7:30 pm
-Adult & Teen (13+) Coloring Club Selover Public Library, Chesterville

**Every Thursday Evening 5:00 - 8:00 pm
- McBingo at McDonald’s 535 W. Marion Rd, Mt. Gilead - FREE Bingo with food prizes

**Last Thursday Every Month 6:30 - 8:00 pm
- Book Club Selover Public Library, Chesterville

**Every Friday (for Preschoolers) 10:15 - 11:30 am
- Story Time at Selover Public Library, Chesterville
(Not on holidays and not if Highland schools are cancelled)

**Every Friday 10:00 - 11:00 am
- Yoga Fridays at The Public Library of Mt. Vernon & Knox County

**Every Friday 2:00 - 3:00 pm
- ZUMBA at The Public Library of Mt. Vernon & Knox County

Find more great things to do here:  
Knox County History  ~  Knox County - Quick Links  ~  
Morrow County - Quick Links  ~  Licking County - Links

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Do you need a hot meal?  Live in the Mt. Vernon area?  These community churches provide hot meals free of charge 7 days a week.

Monday: First Presbyterian Church, 102 North Gay Street. On the last Monday of each month, FPC's Awaken Youth Ministry will enjoy fellowship as they dine and provide entertainment during the meal.

Tuesday: First Congregational United Church of Christ (in partnership with St. Vincent Catholic Church), 200 North Main Street

Wednesday: First Church of the Nazarene, 807 Coshocton Avenue

Thursday: Salvation Army, 206 E Ohio Ave

Friday: Gay Street United Methodist Church, 18 North Gay Street

Saturday: Seventh Day Adventist (City) Church, 425 South Edgewood Road

Sunday: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 100 East High Street

All evening meals served 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., except Sundays 5-6 p.m.

The sidewalk in front of 107 and 109 South Main Street is closed for ongoing construction on The Woodward.

Harvest will remain open during this time.  
Construction will not affect our hours of operation or our ability to serve our customers.
Street Closure Notice
We have been informed that South Main Street will be closed between Vine Street and Gambier Street intermittently to allow for needed construction of downtown businesses.  This street closure will not affect your ability to access Harvest.  Harvest will remain open during construction.  If you need assistance getting your groceries to your car, please call ahead and we can tell you the best time to come so that we can have someone available to help with those needs.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Local Foods Initiative Classes

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