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March 1, 2017 * Newsletter # 166
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A farm girl at heart, Mary Murray was born and raised in Ohio.  She headed West to the Rocky Mountains for college, then after graduation returned home and married her sweetheart.  They settled down in a busy suburb; however, they were soon convinced it was time for a slower-paced, simpler life.

Before long they found themselves spending many Saturdays driving along country roads until they came upon an 1864 Mount Vernon farm for sale....the one that they now call home.

During their first Summer on the farm, the cool breezes were constant, so they chose the name "Windy Meadows Farm" and began to renovate and decorate their old farmhouse.  Over the years, Mary found that she loves doing things the old-fashioned way...wearing an apron, gardening, baking bread, and canning.  She is also learning to spin and weave and is beginning to teach herself how to play the fiddle.  Through the years, their two children have added to the fun, along with chickens for eggs, bees for honey and goats for entertainment!

Mary says, "Our family enjoys simple pleasures...cross-country train rides, barn sales & auctions, porch swings, Sunday dinners, and the comforts of home.  Living in the country, where there is plenty of room for gardens, fruit trees, animals, and for our kids to play & explore is, for us, the best kind of life."

Look for Windy Meadow's Farm's delicious baked goods and honey the next time that you stop into Harvest.
 
Beeswax Candles
Nature's Honey Tree & SpringHaven Croft
  • Tapers, Pillars, and Votives
Weekly Recipe #166
 
Chicken Tikka Masala

Source:  SimplyRecipes
Serves: 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Supplies: large skillet

Ingredients
  • For the chicken:

  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts*, thighs*, or a mix
  • 6 tablespoons plain whole milk yogurt*
  • ½ tablespoon grated ginger
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • For the curry:

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided (sunflower oil*, olive oil*)
  • 1 small onion*, thinly sliced (about 5 ounces, or 1 1/2 cups sliced)
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic*, minced
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 14-ounce can crushed fire-roasted tomatoes (regular crushed tomatoes work, too)
  • 6 tablespoons whole plain yogurt*
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cooked rice, to serve
  • Cilantro, to garnish
Directions

1. Trim chicken thighs of excess fat. Chop into bite-sized pieces. Put the chicken pieces into a medium bowl. Add the yogurt, ginger, garlic, cumin, paprika, and salt. Combine the chicken with the spices until the chicken is evenly coated.

2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the chicken marinate for at 4-6 hours or as long as overnight in the fridge. 

3. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over med-high heat. Add the chicken pieces and cook for about 6 to 7 minutes, until they’re cooked through. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

4. Wipe out the pan you used to cook the chicken. Heat remaining oil over medium heat. Add the onions, cook for 5 minutes, until softened, stirring often. Add the grated ginger, minced garlic, coriander, paprika, garam masala, turmeric, black pepper, salt, and cayenne. Cook spices until fragrant, about 30 seconds to a minute.

5. Add the crushed tomatoes to the pan with the spices and cook together for 4 minutes, stirring often. Add the yogurt, stir to combine.

6. Reduce heat to med-low and let simmer for another 4 minutes. Add the chicken pieces to the pan and coat with sauce.

7. Serve over cooked basmati rice and garnish with cilantro.


Weekly Recipe

*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:  Bringing the Family Together At the Dinner Table

NewsUSA

If you are like most families, the stress of having kids and maintaining hectic schedules can heat up the happiest of households in no time -- especially when it comes to trying to decide what to have for dinner.

However, with a little planning and some cooperation, even the busiest family can find time to sit down and enjoy a meal together.

The following tips will give you an idea of how you can streamline the dinner process while squeezing in some much-needed family time:

* Get the whole household involved. Not only on chores like washing and drying dishes but on tasting and choosing the menus.

* Schedule a mock cooking class. If you want to get family members involved, make time on a weekend for a prepping and cooking session, where everyone can share knife skills, recipes, and other culinary lessons.

* Do a taste test. Let's face it, every family has that one member who's finicky. To combat that, have them weigh in for taste tests. This way, you can plan to cook that dish in bulk.

* Strive for leftovers. Whoever is cooking can make extra of anything that's a hit with family members and store leftovers in the fridge or freezer. Two roasted chickens (instead of one) are great for hot or cold sandwiches, soup, salad, and a great filler for fajitas or burritos.

Second Saturday
March 11, 2017


Stop in to sample:
Buckeye Country Creamery Chocolate Milk
Hartzler Family Dairy Chocolate Milk

Dutch Creek Goat Farm Goat Milk Fudge
 
Local Events Calendar

Upcoming Events:
   
March
4  George Bugatti - Portraits of America
11  Morrow County Community Center Chili 6th Annual Cook-off
11  Second Saturday - Downtown Mt. Vernon
16  Chautauqua: Sacagawea


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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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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Closed National Holidays


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