Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Health Benefits of Steak

Did you know that a serving of beef provides your body with protein, phosphorus, Vitamin B12, zinc, selenium, iron, niacin, vitamin b6 and riboflavin.  In fact, beef is the number one food source for  protein, Vitamin B12 and zinc.  A 3 ounce serving of Tri-tip from Harter House contains over 10% of the daily value of 9 essential nutrients for your body (however, we hope you're eating more than 3 ounces).  You would have to eat 7 chicken breasts to get the same amount of B vitamins in that 3 ounce serving of Tri-tip and 3 cups of spinach to get as much iron!

Finally, Conjugated Linoleic Acid, or CLA, is naturally occuring fatty acid found in beef, that has shown in studies to help in weight loss and muscle gain.  Several studies also signs that this fatty acid helps in cancer prevention and reducing tumor growth.

Get to Harter House today to pick up your favorite cut of beef to start benefiting from the heath benefits of steak.  Here are some tips to help make your next steak even healthier.
  • Choose the leanest cuts by looking for LOIN or ROUND in the name.
  • Buy ground beef that’s 90% lean or higher.
  • Trim away any visible outside fat before cooking.
  • Use low-fat cooking methods such as broiling, roasting, or grilling.
  • Eat reasonable portion sizes.
  • One 3-oz. serving of beef is the size of a deck of cards or a computer mouse.
For more information visit:  http://www.beef.org/udocs/Beef%20Bytes%20Health.pdf

Food and Love

Quick Quiz:

  A woman may gain a man's affections with
  1. flattery
  2. money
  3. sex
  4. food
The answer is d. “The way to a man's heart is through his stomach"

Many women have won a man's love by cooking delicious meals for him. They fed his stomach and found love in his heart. Is there really a better conversation enabler...? 
A good meal served in a 'wonderful' atmosphere has its own magic.

“WAY TO A MAN'S HEART IS THROUGH HIS STOMACH” - "The evolution of this saying appears to be almost as indirect as the route to a man's heart. The American statesman John Adams wrote in a letter , 'The shortest road to men's hearts is down their throats,' and some years later Richard Ford's 'A Handbook for Travellers in Spain' advised, 'The way to many an honest heart lies through the belly.' A few years later, Miss Mulock observed in 'John Halifax, Gentleman' that the stomach was the way to an Englishman's heart. Fifteen years after that, the writer Fanny Fern broadened the idea to include all men in 'Willis Parton' (c. 1872), rendering the saying in its current form."
I believe there are different ways to a guys' heart.  Through food, great attitude, emotional support, etc. the list goes on.  But just to be on the safe side, I’m going to offer my man all the Harter House meat he can eat. I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in the pan, and never, ever let him forget, He’s the man.

Michele Kauffman
Harter House 

Leftover Barbeque? Time for Breakfast Nachos!

Breakfast Nachos


Margaritaville tortilla chips
black beans 
shredded Jack cheese
leftover bbq brisket, chicken, or tri-tip
pico de gallo or other salsa
sour cream
sliced black olives
sliced jalapenos
(optional: chopped fresh cilantro)
2 large eggs, over easy


Turn on broiler in oven to high.
On an ovenproof baking sheet, spread out a layer of tortilla chips. Add black beans, pinto beans, or 2-4 tablespoon dollops of refried beans on top of chips. Cover beans and chips with barbeque meat and shredded cheese.
Place sheet under broiler, about 6-8 inches from the heat. Watch carefully, and remove once the cheese has completely melted. It’s okay if the chips get toasted on the tips. Ours took about 4 minutes.
While the chips and cheese are broiling, cook the eggs. (Or, you can cook them just before, so you’re not worrying about the tight timing of the eggs with melting the cheese in the oven.) Remove the baking sheet from the oven and place the fried eggs on top of the cheese.
Add guacamole, pico de gallo and sour cream. Sprinkle with sliced black olives, jalapenos (and cilantro if you want to taint your plate of nachos with that stuff).

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Let's Celebrate Like Tom Brady!

It's a Holiday Weekend!  Springfield school's are out!  At Harter House we're going to celebrate like Tom Brady on a water slide!
A Kansas City Chief would never act like this.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Wine of the Month

La Crema Sonoma Coast 2009 Pinot Noir

Harter House loves this pinot noir with aromas of lush cherry and wild plum, you will also notice subtle hints of black tea and cola.  The palate is magnificent  with flavors of dark cherry and chocolate.   La Crema winery recommends pairing the wine with:
BBQ Chicken Sliders with Pinot Verjus Coleslaw

Serves 8

Chicken Slider Ingredients:
  • 2 pounds roasted chicken meat, shredded and bones removed
  • 2 cups, your favorite barbeque sauce
  • 1/2 cup pinot noir, reduced to 1/4 cup
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 8 hot dog buns
Slider Preparation:
  1. In a large skillet, heat the chicken and barbeque sauce until warmed through. Season with salt.
  2. Place 4 ounces of the mixture on each bun and serve immediately.

Coleslaw Ingredients:
  • 1 tsp black pepper, ground
  • 2 ounces dried cranberries, chopped
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup red verjus
  • 2 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 medium head of green cabbage, shredded
  • 1 medium head of red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 carrot, shredded
Coleslaw Preparation:
  1. Combine first six ingredients and whisk thoroughly.
  2. Add the cabbage and carrots and mix until well combined.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Leftover Ideas: The Tri-Tip

As the purveyors of all things Tri-tip, Harter House spends a lot of time thinking of ways of serving this wonderful roast.  Delicious whether it is grilled or roasted, it's unique flavor never disappoints.  Having brought the Tri-Tip to the Springfield, Missouri area, Harter House has a special place in its heart for this wondrous cut of beef.  Rare is the meal where there are actual leftovers of Tri-tip, but should this circumstance occur, Harter House has some ideas on what you can do the day after.
Have you ever seen a more perfect sandwich?

Sandwiches.  Grab a bun and toast it.  While the bun is toasting, warm up the Tri-tip.  Place it on the bun, cover with a slice of cheddar cheese and a handful of fried onions.  Finish the whole thing off with some horseradish sauce.  Bold flavors mingle and marry in your mouth creating the ultimate lunch.

Chili.  Chop the Tri-tip roast and add it to your home-made chili.  You will never go to making the chili the same way again.
Salads are great with a little Tri-tip.

Salad.  Slice the Tri-tip and place over some baby spinach.  Add some red onion, cucumber, tomato and cilantro.  Finish with some blue cheese dressing.  The blue cheese compliments the Tri-tip perfectly.

However you decide to use your leftover Tri-tip, remember to come by your local Harter House and get one to fix for your next evening meal.  You will not be disappointed.

Make Your Next Party Jiggle With FUN!

Memorial Day is just a few days away, and in honor of the occasion, Harter House presents a recipe from one of the funnest recipe sites on the internet.  http://jelly-shot-test-kitchen.blogspot.com.  This site has taken what was once considered a college party staple, jello shots, and brought them to a new sophisticated level.  These are not the jello shots you remember from your wild college days.  If you get a chance visit there site for yourself to check out the amazing creations they have put together, from the Espresso Martini Jelly Shot to the Elderflower Mojito, they are both beautiful and delicious.  


BRAMBLE JELLY SHOTS (with apologies to Dick Bradsell)
For the float:
6 ounces crème de mûre (blackberry liqueur)
7 grams (1 packet) Knox unflavored gelatin
1 package (3 ounces) grape-flavored Jell-O gelatin
1 cup hot water
In a small mixing bowl, sprinkle the Knox and the Jell-O into the hot water and stir until completely dissolved, 5 to 7 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes, then stir in the crème de mûre. In a small, nonreactive baking dish or loaf pan, pour a few drops of cooking oil (grapeseed works well) and wipe out with a paper towel, coating the entire vessel with the barest layer. Pour blackberry float mixture in and set to chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours and up to overnight, making certain it is level.
For the gin sour:
1 cup gin (lemon infused) (Note: vodka may be substituted!)
2/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
28 grams (4 packets) Knox unflavored gelatin
1 cup hot water.
Juice enough lemons to give you 2/3 cup juice, keeping the hulls as you squeeze. Roughly chop the squeezed hulls and put them in a coverable container along with the gin and the lemon juice. Leave at room temperature for at least 2 hours. It’s a good idea to do this before starting the float, so that by the time that has firmed up, your infusion is ready to go. When the float layer is firm, bloom the gelatin in the hot water by sprinkling it slowly while stirring, and continuing stirring until fully dissolved. Add the sugar and stir until that is also fully dissolved. Strain the gin mixture off from the lemon hulls through a fine sieve or chinoise and add it into the gelatin mixture, stirring well. Over a spoon, so as not to gouge a divot in the float layer, pour the lemon sour mix onto the float layer and return to refrigerator, again checking for levelness. Chill overnight. When ready to serve, cut into squares, or use a cookie cutter for shapes, and pull up carefully, using a cake spatula to get under the float layer. Garnish with a blackberry and/or a thin wedge of candied lemon. Or simply slurp.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Secret Ways to Stay Healthy

At Harter House we are always looking for ways to stay healthy.  We want you to live not only longer but happier lives.  So, to that effect, we have discussed with our resident Health Guru, Jeff, on ways to improve your overall health.  

1.  Get outside and run...or jog...or, heck, take a walk.  In a recent study, it has been shown that people who go outside and get the heart rate up have an increase in Thyroid production.  This increase of Thyroid lasts hours after exercise and keeps your metabolism running, burning fat in the process.  

2.  Eat fish for lunch.  Try tuna or salmon.  The combination of protein and good fats in fish, increase the production of two hormones in the body:  peptide YY and oxyntomodulin.  These hormones will keep you fuller longer, helping you make it to dinner without extra snacks.

3.  Have some cottage cheese before bedtime.  Because of cottage cheese's casein protein (14 grams per 4 ounce serving) and low fat content, cottage cheese helps in the rebuilding of muscle tissue as we sleep.  Casein protein is a slow-digesting protein that helps in this process.

4.   Don't trust something just because it says low-fat or healthy.   According to The Journal of Consumer Research, we are likely to underestimate portion size and a meal's calorie count by 35%.  Meaning that a meal that is 800 calories, we will assume is 520 calories.  Read labels and if you are eating at a restaurant, don't take the menu's word for it, check the restaurants nutrition guide.

These are just a few tips to stay healthy.  Making small changes in your life, over time, can have lasting results.  For all of your nutrition needs in Springfield, MO, visit your local Harter House or Harter House World Flavors

Jeff:  Before and After
Also, please support our Jeff in his opportunity to win the Beachbody Million Dollar Body Contest running from May 23rd to May 31st!  His weight loss story is both inspiring and motivates everyone to live healthier lives! 

Saddle Up Pardner!

Howdy Pardner!  You're in for a real treat.  When I saw this recipe, I just had to pull on my cowboy boots, place my 10 gallon hat on my head, find my oversized novelty belt buckle, and head to Harter House for their delicious ground beef and Pappy's seasoning.

Western Burgers

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes
2lbs ground hamburger
8 frozen onion rings
8 slices bacon
8 tablespoons BBQ sauce
4 slices cheddar cheese
4 hamburger buns
Sprinkle a little on top to add a little spice!
Step 1: Deep fry or bake onion rings according to package directions (if deep drying drain on paper towels). Set aside. Add bacon to the fry-pan and cook until crispy, drain on paper towels . Set aside.
Step 2: Shape ground burger into 4 patties and season on both sides wit a little bit of Pappy's. Lightly grease grill grates. Heat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat. Cook hamburger patties until they have reached an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Within the last few minutes of cooking top each patty with a slice of cheddar cheese. Once cheese has melted, remove from the grill.
Step 3: Place the hamburger buns halves onto the grill and cook on the underside until lightly browned. Remove from the grill. Spread BBQ sauce onto both halves on each bun. Top with a hamburger patty, 2 slices of bacon, and 2 onion rings.
Yield: (4 Servings)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Helping Through Troubled Times

Often, in times of disaster, we wonder what we can do to help.  As we saw in Joplin, Missouri, over the weekend, when crisis comes, we reach out to each other and find ways to help.  

At Harter House we are helping in two important ways:

  • We are going to donate over 1000 Hamburger Patties for Ron and his associates to grill this Saturday for the Joplin relief workers.  In addition to this donation, our partners, Sara Lee and Frito Lay, will donate 125 packages of buns and 50 bags of potato chips.  
  • We will also be making a donation to Convoy of Hope to help the relief efforts.  If you would like to help, just tell your cashier as you check out how much you would like to give, at either of our Springfield locations: Republic Road or Eastgate.
Our hearts go out to the city of Joplin and it's residents.  You are in our prayers.

The Better Brownie

Sometimes we come across a recipe so good, we have to share it, and with Memorial Day just around the corner and all the barbeques that will go on with Harter House meat on the grill, it would be a crime if we didn't share a recipe for a great dessert to have during your holiday festivities.  In addition, Harter House World Flavors has some amazing high quality chocolate for you to use and make this recipe even better!

Brownie & Marshmallow Crunch Bars

For the Brownie Base:
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
2/3 cup unsalted

1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
4 large eggs, at room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract

For the Toppings:
1 bag (10½ ounces) miniature marshmallows
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups crisp rice cereal

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13-inch pan.
2. For the brownies: In a medium saucepan, melt the unsweetened chocolate, butter, & 3/4 cup of semisweet chocolate chips over medium heat, stirring occasionally until melted. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes.
3. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. 
4. In a large bowl , whisk the eggs thoroughly. Add the sugar and vanilla and whisk until well combined. Stir the melted ingredients into the egg mixture and mix well. Add in the dry ingredients and mix. Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips.
5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the surface with a spatula. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the corner of of the pan comes out with moist crumbs.
6. Remove the brownies from the oven and immediately sprinkle the marshmallows over the top. Return the pan to the oven for 3 more minutes.
7. Meanwhile place the milk chocolate chips, peanut butter, and 1 tablespoon of butter in a medium saucepan and melt over low heat. Stir constantly until completely melted the remove from heat. Add the crisp rice cereal and mix well. Allow to cool for 3 minutes.
8. Spread the mixture evenly over the marshmallow layer and refrigerate until chilled before cutting.  (These can be eaten cold or at room temperature.  We preferred them at room temperature.)

as seen on Brown Eyed Baker, adapted from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody, originally from Buttercup Bakes at Home

Whole Grain Goodness

Bob's Red Mill is an excellent source of whole grains.

As diabetes is on the rise in the United States, it has become more and more important to eat a diet rich in whole grains.  Because the shelf life of whole wheat flour was considerably shorter than it's bleached and processed counterpart, bread and other manufacturer's turned to removing the bran and germ from wheat flour to make their breads and other wheat products.  However, this caused these products to have an impact on American's insulin levels and was most likely a contributing factor in the nation's diabete's epidemic.  At Harter House, we have numerous options to get whole grains back in your diet, including the wonderful Bob's Red Mill brand of products.  Their cereal's are a terrific way to get all your whole grains and they taste great too!  We especially enjoy the thick and creamy Steel-Cut Oats that has a heartier texture than it's counterpart, rolled oats, and has far more fiber helping reduce the risk of heart disease.  Try some today!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Ginger Should Be Your Favorite Castaway

www.harterhouse.com/world-flavorsPeople have been using Ginger for years, not only for their food, but also for medicinal purposes.  For centuries, the Chinese have used Ginger to help with dozens of different stomach ailments and as a topical ointment.  Some of Ginger's claimed health benefits include:

  • alleviate indigestion
  • calm a cough
  • help with an upset stomach
  • as a slight painkiller for arthritis
  • reduce inflammation
  • assist with motion sickness
At Harter House, we have fresh ginger in the produce section and their are a multitude of ways to use it in your everyday cooking.  You can even make tea, just by boiling water and then pouring the water over a little ginger in a coffee cup.  Try adding a little honey (from Harter House World Flavors, of course) to give it a little sweetness.  Here is a wonderful Sesame Salmon Burger Recipe we found that not only has ginger, but also other heart-healthy foods for extra benefit.

Sesame Salmon Burgers 
  • 1 pound salmon, skin removed
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon plum vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 1 teaspoon peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions (white and green parts)
  • ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 large eggs
  • grapeseed oil, for frying
  1. Rinse the salmon, pat dry and cut into ¼-inch cubes
  2. In a large bowl, combine salmon, oil, ume, garlic, ginger, scallions, sesame seeds and eggs
  3. Form the mixture into 2-inch patties
  4. Heat the grapeseed oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat
  5. Cook the patties for 4 to 6 minutes per side, until golden brown
  6. Transfer patties to a paper towel-line plate and serve hot.

Pea Soup is Gross

Well, Pea soup was gross.  Until I came across the recipe for pea soup, AND IT BLEW MY MIND. I remember pea soup as this thick, weird-flavored liquid that would make your throat seize up and refuse to swallow.  However, those days are past.  This delicate and balanced soup is refreshing, healthy and, best of all, delicious.  Remember to visit your local Harter House to get the freshest ingredients you need.

Pea Soup with Coconut and Ginger

Pea Soup with Ginger and Coconut Milk (serves about 4)
Pea soup with coconut:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 spring leek, washed and sliced, just the white and light green portion
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cups good chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 cups fresh, shelled English peas (you could also use frozen defrosted peas)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • salt and pepper
  • rhubarb sauce or curry oil (see below) and chopped fresh mint for serving
    1. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a medium soup pot. Add the onion, leek, and ginger stir to coat with oil, then cover and cook over medium for about 5 minutes until soft. You want them to “sweat” but you don’t want them to get brown.
    2. Add in the stock and bring to a simmer (if you like a thicker soup, you could also throw in a chopped potato at this point and simmer it until tender. Once the potato is ready you would add the peas). Then, stir in the peas and cook until the peas are just tender. This goes quickly, just a couple minutes. Then take off the heat.
    3. Puree the soup in a couple of batches in a blender until quite smooth (and quite green!). Return the soup to the pot – if you’d like a very smooth soup, pass it through a strainer first – and stir in the coconut milk. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    4. Spoon the soup into bowls, swirl in a dollop of rhubarb compote or a spoonful of curry oil – whichever you choose – and sprinkle generously with chopped fresh mint. I served this soup warm, but I should think it could also be quite good chilled.
Rhubarb sauce:
  • 2 cups chopped rhubarb
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • salt and pepper
    1. Combine the rhubarb, water and sugar in a small saucepan. Cover and cook over low heat until the rhubarb is falling apart and cooked down into a sauce, this takes around 15 minutes.
    2. Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired. You could also try stirring in a pinch of coriander. Serve dolloped atop the pea soup.
Curry oil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. ground curry powder
  • pinch of salt
  1. In a small skillet, heat the olive oil over medium until it shimmers slightly.  Then stir in the curry powder and a pinch of salt and cook for one minute, until the curry is quite fragrant.  Swirl spoonfuls into the soup.
Original Recipe reprinted from http://fiveandspice.wordpress.com/

Friday, May 20, 2011

Eat Chocolate

Come on, give in a little...
Yes, over-consuming anything is bad for you.  We are told every day to cut back on our sweets.  That it causes heart disease, weight problems and diabetes.   However, some things, in moderation, can actually be good for you.  Take chocolate for instance.  Harter House World Flavors has 8 different varieties of high quality Dark Chocolate from Askinosie Chocolate for you to choose from, and, it turn's out,  can actually be extremely good for you.  

Dark chocolate has several of the same benefits as vegetables.  Why?  Because chocolate is made from the cocoa plant, a vegetable.  These benefits, coming from chocolate's flavanoids, include reducing blood pressure, protecting the body from aging, balancing hormones, and even reducing the risk of heart disease.  It has also been shown in some studies to reduce a persons LDL cholesterol.

On top of the healing benefits of chocolate, dark chocolate has been shown to increase endorphins (making you feel good), release serotonin (aleviating depression) and chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine which stimulate you when you are tired.

Finally, chocolate taste good, and the brands we have at Harter House World Flavors taste even better.  Pick some up today and find out what chocolate can do for you.

New York Chocolate Chip Cookies

Alright, prepare yourself, I'm going to say it.  New York has us beat.  I know, I know...but they do.  We beat New York in many areas.  Country-fried Steak.  Sweet Potato Pie.  Anything with gravy.

The proof is in the cookie.
But while we were perfecting the art of gravy manipulation, New York was honing their craft of the Chocolate Chip Cookie, and I'm sorry to say it, they've taken us to the mat and are demanding we yell 'uncle'.

Prepare yourself, for what you are about to see is, hand's down, is the greatest Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe of all time.  I give you the New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookie:

2 cups minus 2 tablespoons
(8 1/2 ounces) cake flour
1 2/3 cups (8 1/2 ounces) bread flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
2 1/2 sticks (1 1/4 cups) unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) light brown sugar
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (8 ounces) granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 pounds bittersweet disks or fèves, at least 60 percent cacao content
*Sea salt )
1. Sift flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Set aside.
2. Using a mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars together until very light, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla. Reduce speed to low, add dry ingredients and mix until just combined, 5 to 10 seconds. Drop chocolate pieces in and incorporate them without breaking them. Press plastic wrap against dough and refrigerate for 24 to 36 hours. Dough may be used in batches, and can be refrigerated for up to 72 hours.
3. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat. Set aside.
4. Scoop 6 3 1/2-ounce mounds of dough (the size of generous golf balls) onto baking sheet, making sure to turn horizontally any chocolate pieces that are poking up; it will make for a more attractive cookie. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt and bake until golden brown but still soft, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer sheet to a wire rack for 10 minutes, then slip cookies onto another rack to cool a bit more. Repeat with remaining dough, or reserve dough, refrigerated, for baking remaining batches the next day.  For regular sized cookies, use a heaping tablespoon and bake for approximately 12 minutes

All ingredients can be purchased at your local Harter House and Harter House World  Flavors locations.  (We may be from Missouri, but we can appreciate a great chocolate chip cookie!)
The recipe is reprinted from the New York Times.  Given credit where credit is due.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


We get the question all the time through the 'contact us' on our Harter House website,  What is your coupon policy?  Well, not to worry.  We now post our coupon policy online. But just in case, here is our policy for all of our locations:

Harter House Coupon Policy

  • Harter House stores will double up to and including .50 every day.

  • We do not offer store coupons and vendor coupons to be used on the same item and we do not allow for more coupon value than the value of the product.

  • Harter House reserves the right to limit quantities based on product availability and market conditions.

  • Printable Coupon Acceptance Policy

    Harter House Supermarket accepts legitimate printable coupons that consumers receive via retailer and manufacturer websites and email campaigns, through interactive advertising and promotions on web publisher sites, and from legitimate online coupon sites. We recognize that our customers are increasingly turning to the Internet to find coupons. In an effort to make using printable coupons a positive experience, we have created these store policies and consumer guidelines to help consumers and store personnel alike prevent the abuse of these promotions.

    Printable Coupons Must:

    • Always scan properly at the register. Legitimate printable coupons are delivered using special software designed to print a properly rendered barcode on the coupon. Harter House will only accept printable coupons if they scan properly at checkout.
    • Will not be for “free” product. It is an industry practice not to produce printable coupons for free product. Buy-one-get-one-free coupons and other values that have a purchase requirement are acceptable. “Free product” coupons should always be pre-printed and sent via postal mail or published in media, and printed double-sided and/or on security paper. Harter House will not accept “FREE product” printable coupons.
    • Will not be for a high value relative to the cost of the item. For example, a $2 off coupon will be acceptable for a product that normally sells for $5 or more, but a $2 off printable coupon for a product that sells for $2.25 is unlikely to be legitimate. Harter House will not accept coupons for more than 75% of a product’s value.
    • Usually have short expiration dates. Some coupons may have longer expiration dates, but most expire 30-45 days after you print them. Harter House receives information about valid printable coupon expiration dates and may reject coupons that have altered expiration dates.
    • Never appear on screen. All legitimate printable coupons are sent directly to the printer after clicking on a link in your web browser or email. A legitimate coupon is never sent as a graphic or PDF or sent in a Word document.
    • Are never copied, sold or traded. Nearly all coupons are “non-transferable” meaning they should not be photocopied or scanned and distributed to others. Coupons are never sold and you should not pay for someone’s “time to clip” or other service fee. You should always print the coupon yourself directly from the website or email that is offering it. Only then can you ensure you are printing a legitimate coupon. Coupons may be rejected if they appear out of proportion or blurry, or are obvious duplicates.
    • Are nearly always printed using the same technology and therefore have a standard format, with very specific security features, including a unique serial code. Coupons may be rejected if they appear to have been altered in any way.

    Ode to the Tri-Tip

    The two Harter House tri-tips pre-poem.

    Two tri-tips diverged in a burning grill,
    And sorry I could not eat them both
    And be one diner, long I stood
    And looked down at one as far as I could
    To where it charred on its underside;
    Then took the other, as just as fair,
    And having perhaps the better claim,
    Because it was slightly bigger and I wanted rare;
    Though as for that,
    Would have ate them really about the same,
    And in that evening I began to lay
    In my bed upon my rack,
    Oh, I kept the first tri-tip for another day!
    Yet knowing what most people would say,
    I knew I had to hurry back.
    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two tri-tips diverged in a burning grill, and I--
    I bought them from Harter House,
    And that has made all the difference.
    (with sincere apologies to Robert Frost)