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August 10, 2016 * Newsletter # 137

"Climate change, demographics, water, food, energy, global health, women's empowerment - these issues are all intertwined. We cannot look at one strand in isolation. Instead, we must examine how these strands are woven together." ~  Ban Ki-moon

Vendor Spotlight

Chestnut Ridge Music

Chestnut Ridge is a Bluegrass/Gospel group out of the Knox County / Central, Ohio area. They having been playing for well over 10 years and have a strong following young and old. Their dedication to serving our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is their drive. While they primarily play gospel, they also like to add some traditional bluegrass tunes. The group has been seen all over Ohio and surrounding states. They have made numerous CD's and you can find them in many videos on youtube. Their passion and professionalism can be seen as soon as they take the stage.

Members are Jeanell Branstool mandolin and vocals; Jim Dunfee guitar and vocals; Mickey Holback banjo and vocals; Rex Hackley Dobro, Duane Hardesty – Bass; and Peter Streiber – Fiddle.

Stop into Harvest to pick up one of their CDs during the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival!

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

Honey Pumpkin Pie

3 eggs*
2 cups solid-pack pumpkin puree
1/2 cup milk*
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream*
3/4 cup honey*
1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
9-inch unbaked pie shell

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Beat eggs slightly in a large bowl.
  3. Blend in the pumpkin, milk, cream, honey, spices, and salt.
  4. Pour filling into prepared pie shell.  Cover edges of pie shell with aluminum foil strips.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes.  Remove foil and continue to bake for 15 additional minutes.  An inserted knife should come out clean when done.
  6. Cool and serve.
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Ann's Raspberry Farm Products

Ann's Raspberry Farm products are back in stock!  Stop in to pick up your favorites today! 
We have:
Savory Brussels Sprout Relish
Hungarian Hot Pepper Mustard
Hot Pepper Jelly
Chocolate Raspberry Jam
Jalapeno Raspberry Jam
Mojito Raspberry Jam
Red Raspberry Jam
Stop into Harvest to sample products from the follow vendors and more:

Road Hog Willy's BBQ
Fri-Sat:  11:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday:  12:00-4:00 pm

Dutch Creek Goat Farm
Friday:  4:00-8:00 pm

Harvest will be open extended hours for your shopping pleasure.  
Hours will be:
Aug. 11-13 from 10am-8pm
Aug. 14 from 12pm-4pm
You can still purchase your tickets for the B.J. Thomas show on Saturday, August 13th!  Click Here for more information or to purchase your tickets!
Food Facts:  Red Raspberry

Curative aspects of the red raspberry have been of botanical interest since somewhere around 4 A.D. The leaves were made into teas and various parts of the plant were used for throat gargles, morning sickness remedies, digestive cures and the like. Today, new research suggests that eating red raspberries may prevent cancer by inhibiting the abnormal division of cells and promoting the normal death of healthy cells. Tests conducted at the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina have revealed that the human body readily absorbs the ellagic acid from red raspberries. This ellagic acid has been clinically shown to cause apoptosis (cell death) in certain cancer cells.

Among several significant phytochemicals, red raspberries contain ellagic acid, a phenolic compound that has exhibited anti-carcinogenic effects against a wide range of carcinogens in several tissues. Ellagic acid contributes to significant inhibition of colon, esophageal, liver, lung, tongue, and skin cancers in studies with rats and mice, both in vitro and in vivo. By the same token, quercetin, one of the flavanols found in raspberries, has been found to be an effective anticarcinogen against skin, colon, and mammary cancers in rodents. Anthocyanins are also prevalent in red raspberries, working as antioxidants that protect against heart disease and age-related mental decline. What is interesting to note is the superior efficacy of eating red raspberries as opposed to taking the individual phytochemicals in the form of dietary supplements. Though we do not yet fully comprehend why this is so, it is clear the nutraceutical whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Health Benefits

Red Raspberries contain strong antioxidants such as Vitamin C, quercetin and gallic acid that fight against cancer, heart and circulatory disease and age-related decline. They are high in ellagic acid, a known chemopreventative, and have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. Red raspberry ketones are currently being used in Japan as a weight loss supplement. Red raspberry seed oil is creating market interest in the cosmeceutical industry because it is rich in Vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acid and has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 24-50.

  • High in polyphenolic compounds known for their anti-cancer properties.

  • Contain strong antioxidants such as Vitamin C, quercetin and gallic acid.

  • Have a high ORAC level – ORAC is a measure of the antioxidant capacity of a substance. Red raspberries with an ORAC of 24 µmole/TE/g are similar to blueberries, well known for their antioxidant values.

  • Raspberries have been shown to inhibit the production of COX-I and COX-II enzymes. Anti inflammatory products like ibuprofen and aspirin, inhibit COX-I and COX-II resulting in the reduction of pain associated with arthritis, gout and other inflammatory conditions.

  • Eating whole berries has been shown in scientific studies to be more beneficial than taking the individual phytochemicals in the form of dietary supplements.

  • Red raspberry oil is creating interest in the cosmeceutical market (skin care products which provide health benefits). The oil from raspberry seeds is rich in Vitamin E, Omega-3 fatty acids and has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 25-50.

  • Red raspberry ketones are currently being used in Japan as a weight loss supplement in a pill form and as an external patch.

Source: Oregon State University Dept of Food Science & Technology

Local Events Calendar

Recurring Events:

**Second Thursday Monthly - Cookbook Club at Fredericktown Community Library
**Fridays through August 26th - Yoga Fridays at The Public Library of Mt. Vernon & Knox County
**Every Friday in August - Zumba 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 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:
August 2016
11  MVNU New Educators Breakfast
11  Family Fun Day @ Morrow County Job & Family Services
11  Chautauqua:  Dan Emmett Festival
11  Oh, My Stars! It's the Perseids Meteor Shower!
11-14  Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival
12  Imagine 5k & 1 mile walk at Ariel Foundation Park
12  Party In The Park:  American Legion Park, Cardington
13  Orange Barrel Production Company - Auditions
13  VFW Post #8054 Golf Outing: Fundraiser at Pine Lakes Golf Course
13  All-U-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast (Cardington)
to benefit Morrow County Special Olympics
12-14  Dan Emmett Flower Show
12-14  2016 Knox County Quilt Show
14  Quarry Chapel Event:  Sarah Goslee Reed & Kerry Kean
16 Adult Book Discussion: Drink, A Cultural History of Alcohol
(Matt Price, Discussion Leader)
16  55+ Luncheon:  Selover Library
17  Bridges to Sustainable Communities: FREE Workshop
21  Summer Music Garden 
21  United Methodist Church Tour
21  Gospel Music Day
23  Cedar Creek Mastodon Show & Tell:  Perry Cook Library

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

A reminder that due to construction on the Woodward building, the first 3-4 parking spots in front of the store will be unavailable until approximately noon each day for the next 6-8 weeks.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers.  The store will be open normal business hours during construction.  Thank you!

Local Foods Initiative Classes

Harvest @ The Woodward

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

We are looking for people who would like to host classes! If there is a subject that you are passionate about and you'd like to share your knowledge, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know! Classes do not necessarily have to be food related, if you have an idea please do contact us.

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

Upcoming Class List:

Class: None currently scheduled
Information:  --
Cost of Class:  $10.00
Date:  --
Time: --
Location:  The Place @ The Woodward, 120 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, plans have been reviewed, corrected, and passed along. 

During this time, a large quantity of dirt has been hauled out, along with the remaining debris. A few rooms have already had concrete floors poured in them. There have even been old walls torn down in the Annex to prepare for the up and coming construction.

In the coming weeks, be sure to check every couple of days to see the pictures of new construction as they happen.

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Extended hours during First Fridays, Dan Emmett Festival & Christmas Walk
Closed National Holidays

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