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September 28 2016 * Newsletter # 144

"Turn the preparing of food into a communal affair by enlisting others to help with the chopping, grating, stirring, simmering, tasting and seasoning. When the cooking is finished, eat together round the table with the electronic gadgets switched off so you can savor the food and let the conversation flow." ~  Carl Honore

OSU Souvenir Sale! 

10% Off OSU Branded Merchandise

Now Through The Annual Christmas Walk (November 27th)
Purses, Cups, Mugs, Baby Items, Picture Frames, Brutus Dolls (Plays the Fight Song!), Jewelry, Clocks, and More!

2016 Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival Rescheduled Event

Antique & Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

Sunday, October 2nd
$10/ Vehicle* --- Registration from 8:00 am - Noon
All Years, All Makes, All Models Are Welcome!
*If you registered / paid at Festival, no additional fee is required

Vendor Spotlight

Salute Kombucha

V2 Wellness started their kombucha journey in their home kitchen combined with their passion for healthy foods. Taking an interest in Kombucha and being drawn to this ancient elixir because of all the natural health benefits that they had read about that related to the gut. They will admit that - honestly, at first they had absolutely no idea what they were doing. Through trial and error and 14 years of being a master mixologist, allowed them to really begin to create something enjoyable compared to what they had tasted on the market. Before they knew it they were obsessed with kombucha and wanted to know everything about this mysterious and bubbly drink. A new love and passion had been found.

It was no coincidence that this elixir came into their life and combined their love of healthy living, health coach practitioners license with their refined bartender pallet. Friends and family absolutely loved the flavors that were developed because they delivered a very balanced refreshing version of Kombucha they had not yet tasted before. The goal at first was to make a very good tasting kombucha. It shortly discovered that a lot of people were liking them in drinks too. So with that knowledge, an idea sprouted: To make a line of Kombucha that could be a great refreshing stand alone beverage or a mixer that provided a healthier option to people looking for new and cool cocktails.  Salute Kombucha is available in Original, Blue Ginger, Cactus Fruit, and Sweet Heat (Mango Cayenne) in the cooler at Harvest!

(sa-LOO-Te) - Italian for "Cheers to good health!"

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

Hummus Chicken Salad


1 cooked chicken breast*, chopped
1 tablespoon dried cranberries
1/2 apple, chopped
2 tablespoons slivered almonds (or chopped walnuts)
1 tablespoon chopped onions
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 tablespoons Greek yogurt*
1 squeeze lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons hummus*
Additional vegetables (optional)‚Äč


Mix everything but the last two ingredients together. Serve mixture in a lettuce leaf wrap-style or as salad atop lettuce with your favorite vegetables.
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Food Facts:  Chickpeas (Think - Hummus)

Chickpeas may not look like it, but they deliver quite a few health benefits, including the ability to promote growth, protect the heart, improve digestion, build strong bones, prevent chronic disease, lower risk of genetic diseases, avoid diabetes, and help with weight loss.

When it comes to legumes, few are as famous around the world as the chickpea, which goes by many other names, including garbanzo bean, Bengal gram or Egyptian pea, depending on where you’re eating them. These small, pale-brown beans have been in active cultivation for the better part of 7,000 years, making them the oldest and most relied upon legumes on the planet. Although there are roughly 90 identified species of chickpea, many of them share an impressive nutrient profile, which has made them such an essential crop in certain regions for centuries or even millennia. In fact, chickpeas are crucial parts of some region’s cuisine, such as in the Middle East and the Mediterranean region, where hummus can be found on almost any menu. More specifically, the main ingredient in hummus is chickpea. From Burma and the Philippines to Mexico and Portugal, chickpeas have become a legendary component of human cuisine and nutrition, from soups and salads to dips and side dishes.

The reason chickpeas have withstood the test of time as a foodstuff is its condensed nutritional supply, and the ease with which chickpeas can be grown, even in harsh conditions. Providing protein, dietary fiber, iron, magnesium, folate, phosphorus and a number of essential vitamins, along with a rich blend of antioxidants and active components, chickpeas are a powerhouse of healthy eating. Chickpeas are also simple to cook, requiring only about 10 minutes of boiling until they are soft and ready to eat. Now, before you start licking your lips for some pita and hummus, let’s dig into the many health benefits of chickpeas.

Health Benefits of Chickpeas

Protein Boost: Arguably the most significant aspect of chickpeas is the high protein content, making it an ideal option for vegetarians who want to ensure they have the proper nutrient intake. However, chickpeas are not “complete” proteins, meaning that they should not be relied on as a sole source of proteins. That being said, chickpeas are an important source of the proteins needed for growth and development, as well as proper healing and repair throughout the body.

Chronic Disease: There are a number of antioxidant compounds that can be found in chickpeas, including polyphenols, phytonutrients, beta-carotene and key vitamins, which can reduce oxidative stress in the body and prevent chronic disease. Antioxidants seek out free radicals, the dangerous byproducts of cellular metabolism, which can cause healthy cells to mutate. These antioxidants can help protect the body from cancer, coronary heart disease, macular degeneration, and even cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Digestive Problems: Digestion is the starting point for health in the human body, so ensuring that your gastrointestinal system is working properly is key. The high levels of dietary fiber found in chickpeas can help to bulk up your stool content and keep your bowel movements regular, while also eliminating inflammation, cramping, bloating and constipation. This can also improve nutrient digestion and ensure that you’re getting all of the nutritional value from your food.

Diabetes Management: Blood sugar management is important for everyone, not only those who are suffering from diabetes, and chickpeas has shown a strong ability to regulate blood sugar levels through the optimization of digestion. This is believed to come directly from the soluble fiber levels found in chickpeas, in addition to a solid and balanced nutrient profile. By ensuring that our body maintains normal levels of insulin and blood sugar, chickpeas can prevent the development of diabetes and help people manage the condition.

Weight Loss: The high density of nutrients, combined with the dietary fiber content of chickpeas, makes the perfect for people trying to lose weight. The fiber helps the body feel satiated and full for longer, by interacting with ghrelin, the hunger hormone, and partially inhibiting its release. The blend of nutrients and minerals also keeps the body energized and active, preventing fatigue and between-meal snacking. This make chickpeas great for reducing caloric intake overall, because you simply don’t feel hungry, despite the 270 calories per cup of chickpeas.

Strong Bones: The concentrated minerals found in garbanzo beans, including iron, phosphorous, magnesium, copper, and zinc mean that these beans are exceptionally good for bone health. Many of those minerals are essential when trying to improve bone mineral density and prevent age-related conditions like osteoporosis.

Genetic Defects: Folate is an important B vitamin for many different reasons, but it is most often associated with the potential benefits it can have for women. Low folate levels are closely associated with neural tube defects and other complications with the birth of children, so adding folate-rich chickpeas to your diet, particularly during pregnancy, is a delicious way to ensure your baby’s healthy delivery.

Heart Health: Our cardiovascular health gets a boost in two different ways from garbanzo beans; first of all, the high levels of soluble fiber help to scrap cholesterol and rebalance those levels in our heart, thus preventing atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes. Furthermore, the only fats that are found in garbanzo beans are omega-3 fatty acids, which are the beneficial polyunsaturated fats that our bodies require. This further protects the heart and helps to reduce inflammation throughout the body.

Word of Warning: While the majority of chickpea benefits are wonderful, they do possess compounds called purines, which can be broken down by the body into uric acid. If you suffer from kidney stones, gall stones, or gout, you may want to avoid the consumption of chickpeas, as they could exacerbate the conditions if consumed in large enough quantities.

Source: Organicfacts.net

Local Events Calendar

Recurring Events:

**Second Thursday Monthly - Cookbook Club at Fredericktown Community Library
**Every Thursday Evening 5:00 - 8:00 pm - McBingo at McDonald’s 535 W. Marion Rd, Mt. Gilead - FREE Bingo with food prizes
**Every Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon - Mt. Vernon Farmer's Market  Be sure to stop into Harvest after your trip to the Farmer's Market!

Upcoming Events:
1  Back Porch Swing Band - Community Square Dance
2  Knox County Symphony Children's Concert
2  2016 Dan Emmett Antique & Classic Car & Motorcycle Show
8  Memorial Toy Ride to honor Officer Thomas Cottrell (contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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

Local Foods Initiative Classes

Harvest @ The Woodward

Harvest is pleased to announce that we are offering various classes to the public.  

Do you have a hobby that you love?  A passion for a subject that you'd like to share?  YOU can host a class or seminar sponsored by Harvest, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details! Classes / seminars do not have to be food related.

Classes may be paid by cash, check or credit card unless otherwise specified.

Upcoming Class List:

Class: None currently scheduled
Information:  --
Cost of Class:  $--
Date:  --
Time: --
Location:  The Place @ The Woodward, 101 S. Main St., Mt. Vernon, OH
Presented by: --
How to Register:  Stop into Harvest @ The Woodward!

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Woodward Opera House
is situated in the heart of Mount Vernon's Central Business District. 

The past few months have been a rush of activity and excitement here in The Woodward. Contractors have been swarming the interior (and exterior) of the facility.  A lot has been happening and we can't wait to share it with you.

Be sure to check often to see the pictures of the new construction.

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Tours are available during First Friday events, construction permitting.

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