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March 15, 2017 * Newsletter # 168
Irish Potatoes
Put out your Irish potatoes before turning in on St. Paddy's Eve.  They will still be there in the morn, but if you truly believe...
The leprechauns will work magic to turn some of your potatoes green.  This brings good luck and fortune, so just believe to see what I mean.
  • When it's time to go for a healthier "chip", you can have comfort in your purchase of the Pita Krunch products where they use only the finest, healthiest and safest ingredients in their delicious snacks. But how often do consumers look at the ingredients label of the products they purchase? The answer is that they only look at the nutrition facts label just to determine the amount of fat or the count of calories, but rarely take the time to read and examine what's most important: the ingredient contents of the product, cause when you'd never think snacks could contain any type of harmful ingredients, think again!

  • Many companies in the market have misleading labels and use preservatives, unhealthy flour and hydrogenated oil. That's why it's very important to choose products that specify the use of safe, healthy, and natural ingredients such as the Pita Krunch where they pride ourselves on using the healthy unbleached non bromated wheat flour that's free of any chemical treatments, and the rice bran oil that's truly considered one of the world's healthiest edible oils - containing an incredible source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, because their best award and concern is your health and satisfaction.

  • At Pita Krunch, they carefully pick their ingredients and special mix their delicious secret seasoning recipes for these unique snacks, So "Krunch" your teeth into one of their delicious products and enjoy all flavors proudly and exclusively offered to you by Pita Krunch: the pita chip market leader!
Goat Leg orders for Easter
Dutch Creek Goat Farm
  • $15 per goat leg - what a deal!
  • Last day to place your order is March 31st
  • Pick up your order between April 11-15th
Weekly Recipe #168
Chicken Kale Soup

Source:  Hand Hewn Farm
Serves: 5-6
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Supplies: Soup Pot (at least 4 quart)

  • 2 Tbsp lard* or coconut oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast* - cut into small, bite-sized pieces
  • 1 large carrot*, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp (heaping) chopped fresh ginger
  • 1-2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce (Tamari for gluten free)
  • 2 quarts broth (chicken or vegetable*) plus 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 7-8 kale leaves, ribs removed and finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a skillet, heat oil on medium high.  Add chicken and cook until slightly browned.
  2. Add carrot, ginger, cumin and soy sauce (or tamari) and cook, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes or until carrot is al dente.
  3. Transfer mixture to your soup pot and add broth, water, and lemon juice.
  4. Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  5. You can add the kale at this point or at the end of the cooking time.  Just be sure to cook the kale for 3-4 minutes after you add it.

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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 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.
Food Facts:    Why eating breakfast supercharges your health

(BPT) - Want to make 2017 the year you focus on your health? Wellness goals are admirable throughout the year, but too often well-meaning people make a common mistake that sabotages their efforts: they skip breakfast.

It's a daily choice that millions of people shrug off as no big deal, but research proves breakfast is an important component in how you feel throughout the day. Fueling up solely on java may perk you up momentarily, but it doesn't do the trick long-term.

Consider these five reasons why breakfast boosts your health and should not be ignored.

Awakens your metabolism

When you eat breakfast, you "break the fast" from your sleep periods and give your metabolism a wake-up call. When you sleep, your metabolism slows and you burn fewer calories while you rest. By eating a nutritious breakfast, you are sparking your internal engine so it burns calories and gives you more energy throughout the day.

Helps you focus

Hunger can make people irritable and it's hard to focus on work when your stomach is grumbling. By eating a balanced breakfast of fat, protein, and fiber, the food is processed into energy, allowing you to feel fuller longer.

Steadies the burn

When you skip breakfast, the body panics for nutrition, so come lunch you tend to overeat. This in turn, overwhelms the metabolism and you end up with peaks and pits of energy throughout the day. For steady energy and efficient calorie-burning, eat a nutritious breakfast and other meals on schedule.

Encourages healthy choices

People who eat breakfast tend to make healthier choices throughout the day. According to MayoClinic.org, "People who eat breakfast tend to eat a healthier overall diet, one that is more nutritious and lower in fat. In contrast, people who skip breakfast are more likely to skip fruits and vegetables the rest of the day, too." 

Sets a good example

When you eat breakfast, it sets a good example for your family. Plus, sitting down to a nutritious meal is a positive way to start the day together. You're helping your kids form healthy habits that will benefit them with increased focus and energy at school, ensuring they can do their best academically.

Try this easy 5-minute recipe to start your morning. For more nutritious breakfast recipes, click here.

Greek Yogurt English Muffin


1 Multi-Grain English Muffin
Plain Greek yogurt*
Sprinkle of granola*
Handful of blueberries
Honey* for drizzling


  1. Split and toast English muffin. Let cool slightly, then top with yogurt, granola and berries. Drizzle with honey for an added touch of sweetness.
  2. Serve with more blueberries and strawberries, if desired.
Local Events Calendar

Upcoming Events:
15  Resumes, Cover Letters & Thank You Note Class
16  Chautauqua: Sacagawea
17  Sacred Hearts St Patrick's Day Fish Fry
17  St. Patrick's Day
17  The Alcove & Lounge Ribbon Cutting
18  6th Annual 642 Run (Fredericktown)
18  Family Fun Night - Waterford UMC
19  Mt. Vernon Bridal Show
21  Knox County Farmer's Breakfast
21  Adult Book Discussion: Skunk Works
21  MVNU Instrumental Ensembles Concert
22  The Successful Interview class
22  Life Decisions:  Hospice of Morrow County
23  Celebrity Omelet & Pancake Dinner
25  Departure playing live at Flappers
25  Cornhole Tournament (Fredericktown)
25  Six Miles To Nellie playing live at Winesteins
26  Tribute Quartet Concert
31  Last day to order a goat leg for Easter!
5  Basic Computer class
5  Computer Job Searching class
8  Ohio Made Market: Spring Fling

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

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.‚Äč

Local Foods Initiative Classes

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