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February 15, 2017 * Newsletter # 164
"Because we are what we eat, we can literally transform our bodies and minds by choosing an inspiring diet."


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Hand Hewn Farm is expanding their selection of products offered at Harvest.  In addition to rabbit and chicken, they now offer pork products.

For recipes on cooking all of their products, please visit their recipe page.
Bee Pollen
Nature's Honey Tree
  • 3.8 ounce and 7.5 ounce
  • Natural allergy relief
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Helps relieve stress and symptoms of menopause
  • Needs to be ground or dissolved to release it's full potential
  • Mix 1 part ground bee pollen with 1 part honey and 4 parts yogurt or cottage cheese for a simple method of consumption (1 tsp pollen, 1 teaspoon honey, 4 teaspoons yogurt/ cottage cheese)
  • Do not consume if you are allergic to bees, are pregnant or experience any type of allergic reaction to previous consumption.
Weekly Recipe #164
Coffee & Bourbon Pulled Pork

Source:  Food52.com
Serves: Figure on 1 pound of uncooked shoulder per person.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 6-8 hours
Supplies: Slow cooker like a Crock-Pot®

  • For the Brine:
  • 6 cups water
  • ½ cup salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 T. peppercorns
  • 1 tsp. tarragon or 5-6 inch fresh herb
  • 1 tsp. basil or handful fresh leaves
  • 1 tsp. oregano or 5-6 inch fresh herb
  • For the Shoulder One thawed pork shoulder butt roast* 
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ cups ketchup
  • ½ cup sorghum or molasses
  • ½ cup strong black coffee*
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  1. Prepare the Brine: Combine water, salt, and sugar in a pan and bring to a boil. Stir until dissolved then add rest of ingredients.
  2. Turn off heat. Cool completely then place pork and brine into Ziplock type bag or another sealed container. Place in fridge overnight.
  3. Prepare the Shoulder:  Place shoulder roast in Crock-Pot®. Add all other ingredients and turn crock pot on low. Cook for 6-8 hours.
  4. You can test it by putting a fork in the roast and if it pulls apart easily it's ready. It will be cooked through before that but it is most tasty if you can cook until it is falling apart. The shoulder is a unique cut. It has a considerable amount of fat and connective tissue that breaks down in the slow cooking process and becomes very juicy and flavorful.
  5. After the roast is done remove the meat and cover with foil. Pour off the liquid into a saucepan and reduce. Simmer on medium to medium-low for as long as it takes to get the sauce as thick as you want it. Or you may simply shred the meat in the crock pot and serve on buns.
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*Indicates an ingredient that can be found right now at Harvest

The sidewalk in front of 107 and 109 South Main Street will be closed until March 1st 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.
Food Facts:  Spelt

Spelt contains gluten.  Although it is derived from the wheat genus, spelt is suitable for some people with a wheat intolerance.

• Spelt (triticum spelta)  is a delicious, ancient grain introduced from the Middle East about 9,000 years ago. It is a hybrid of Emmer Wheat (triticum dicoccoides) and Goat Grass (Aegilops geniculata) and has a distinctive, nutty flavor.

• The key difference between spelt and wheat is the molecular structure of the protein in the gluten, which is shorter and more brittle and therefore easier for the body to break down and digest.  This is why many people who suffer with a wheat intolerance can digest spelt without difficulty.  In fact, many who think that they have a gluten intolerance may actually have a wheat-specific intolerance.  

• Spelt has a rich protein count of between 12 – 14g per 100g, which is about 20% of the standard RDA.  Protein is essential for body maintenance and muscle growth.

• The Romans called spelt their ‘Marching Grain’ because of its high energy content.

• Whole grain spelt flour is thought to have a low Glycaemic Index, which means that the sugars are released slowly and evenly into the bloodstream.   It is said that eating foods with a low GI is the key to sustainable weight loss as they leave you feeling fuller for longer.

• Spelt grains have a high level of complex B vitamins and iron.

• Spelt is an excellent source of Riboflavin - two ounces of Spelt flour will provide over 100% RDA of Riboflavin - it is one of the most important foods for many migraine sufferers.

• Spelt flour is a good source of Niacin, which can help to reduce total cholesterol and lipoprotein levels.

• The high levels of fiber in spelt whole grain is believed to help reduce cholesterol levels and help to combat Diabetes.  Spelt is a good source of Zinc, which is also important in controlling blood sugar levels.

• Spelt contains special carbohydrates called ‘mucopolysachavides’; their carbohydrates are credited with strengthening body tissues and stimulating the body’s immune system, helping to increase its resistance to infection.

Always consult your doctor for advice if you have a food intolerance before trying new foods.

Local Events Calendar

Upcoming Events:
16  Keep Calm & Color On: Adult & Teen Coloring Program (PLMVKC)
21  Knox County Farmer's Breakfast

Recurring Events:

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

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

**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

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About Harvest At The Woodward
Harvest at The Woodward is located inside the historic Woodward Opera House.
The Woodward Opera House is America's Oldest Authentic 19th Century Theater still standing (there are no original pre-19th-century theaters in America).  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 10, 1975, the Woodward Opera House is situated in the heart of Mount Vernon's Central Business District.  Find out more about the Woodward Opera House - click here.  Follow the Woodward Opera House on Facebook.  Harvest at The Woodward is dedicated to bringing Ohio products to our customers while maintaining a commitment to offer the very best products possible.  Use the Social Media Icons above to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

About Clint, our store manager
Clint became the store manager of Harvest in 2013, taking over for Cheryl McKee.  He has 20+ years of retail experience, much of it in management.  In the past, he has worked for "big box" retailers to smaller convenience stores.  He has even worked a little bit of time at some restaurants.  His philosophy is always to put the customer's needs first and to treat everyone like family.  He lives on a small farm outside of Fredericktown with his wife of 20 years and his two kids.  Living on a small farm has allowed him to have experience with a variety of livestock, from various fowl to goats, llama, pig and steer.  He brings all of these areas of his background together in managing Harvest and bringing in vendors that supply the customers needs.
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Monday - Friday:  10:00 am - 6:00 pm  |  Saturday:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  Sunday:  Closed
Extended hours during First Fridays, Dan Emmett Festival & Christmas Walk
Closed National Holidays

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