Archive for September, 2016

Harvest Welcomes the Official Start of Fall!

Posted on: September 27th, 2016

Fall is officially upon us and although the Iowa weather remains a mystery, autumn always marks the start of crockpot season for me. Not only are crockpot meals easy and amazing timesavers, but with Harvest products they can involve a whole new realm of flavors. I’ve shared with many of you that I have a picky eater in the household, so anytime I find a recipe that goes over well, I feel inclined to share it!

I’ve tried many variations of the following recipe using Harvest Traditional Balsamic, Blackberry-Ginger Balsamic and our Vermont Maple Balsamic. The last time I prepared this, on a whim I thought to use our Blenheim Apricot Balsamic. All the results have been amazingly tasty and Cornelius household approved. I encourage you to use your favorite Harvest Balsamic and let us know how much your enjoyed it! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!


Balsamic Crockpot Chicken


  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Harvest Ultra Premium Olive Oil (you can use an unflavored, garlic or basil-all work well and taste great!)
  • ½ cup your favorite Harvest Balsamic Vinegar
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (chicken thighs have also worked in this recipe)


  • Combine all dry ingredients together and rub them on chicken
  • In the bottom of slow cooker, place the olive oil and garlic
  • Pour the balsamic over the chicken
  • Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours
  • Serve and enjoy!

Store Changes at Harvest Oil & Vinegar

Posted on: September 19th, 2016


Hello Harvest Friends!
It’s good to be back in the store and I am excited to be seeing all of you again. Austin and I have taken on new and larger roles and we are excited to take Harvest through the upcoming holiday season…and yes, we have to think about it already. There are less than 100 shopping days until Christmas!
Before those winter holidays and the events and activities surrounding them consume too much of your time, I invite you to stop in to the store and visit with us. We are always happy to see you and to help you discover healthy ideas for using your Harvest products.
Regular visitors will notice some changes in both the products we carry and events we hold.
We have expanded our Olive Oil skin care line to include face wash and serum as well as hand wash and lotion. These are excellent additions to the hair care products, body washes and bar soaps that we normally carry.
We are also starting Oil and Vinegar 101 Lunch & Learns. Our Third Thursday parties have become such an anticipated event, that we thought we’d expand the fun into your workplace! See more about Lunch & Learns on our News & Events page.
Speaking of Third Thursdays, thanks to all who joined us for our Hawkeye Tailgating theme night last week. We saw a lot of new faces and sampled a lot of yummy game day treats. We’ll be posting some pictures and recipes on our Facebook page soon. We look forward to seeing even more of you at our October event!
It’s also a great time to think about holding a Private Tasting Event with us, the coming months will fill up quickly so be sure to contact us sooner rather than later.
We hope you will stay engaged as we pursue further changes at the store and we look forward to your input and reactions. Feel free to share your ideas and recipes. You can email me at We love hearing from you!
Have a great week!