Eggs, Kale and Grains – Updated

Eggs are still available in the stand cooler. We will be watching the overnight temps in the cooler and make an announcement when we go to the “winter egg program”.

The summer vegetables are done but we are now picking the best kale of the season. Kale gets sweeter after a frost! – $3.00 per bag

We have Floriani Red Flint cornmeal for some wonderful polenta.  – $5.00 for a 3 lb bag

And, we have some popcorn from Harvey Farms in Newark, IL. Raised by friends of ours who have a certified organic farm. $5.00 for a 2 lb bag

Honey from hives on our farm is available on request – $13.00 for 1 lb or $3.00 for a 2 oz Honey Bear

You can contact us for honey by:

email pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

phone 815-467-5259

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Organic popcorn and Black Turtle beans are here!

The organic popcorn and Black Turtle beans are here! The pre-orders are filled and we have some extras that I will put in the stand this morning.

They will be in a plastic tote in our farmstand.

We have had several people ask about popcorn. Since we don’t grow it but have friends who do – we will be offering theirs. It is grown in Newark on a certified organic farm. We are also offering their Black Turtle beans. Both come in a 2 pound bag for $5.00

You can order these items by email: pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

Call: 815-467-5259

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Peppers by the pound!

We are still picking beautiful peppers and have them available in 5 pound bags for $10.00. They are super easy to freeze for your winter dining pleasure. I core and slice them, put them in a quart size freezer bag, then put 3 quart bags in a gallon freezer bag to protect my other freezer contents from pepper smell. 

In addition to the sweet peppers, we also have poblano and jalapeno peppers.

email: pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

call: 815-467-5259

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Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who came out yesterday and helped to make it our most successful Creekside market yet!

We still have pumpkins, Glass Gem corn, tomatoes, garlic, and LOTS of beautiful peppers. 

Peppers are super easy to freeze and such a treat in the middle of a cold winter! If you would like a 10 pound bag, let me know and I will put them in the stand for you. $20.00 for 10 pounds.

email pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

call 815-467-5259

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Tomorrow (Oct. 1st) – Last Creekside Market for 2017

 

This will be our last Creekside Market for this year. We will be in the farmstand from 8 am until 1 pm with seasonal vegetables, Glass Gem cornmeal, Turkey Red wheat berries, Creekside Honey (with our lovely new label) from beehives on our farm, our hand-made goats milk and honey soap, products from our alpacas and eggs from our hens.

We still have tomatoes, lots of beautiful peppers (both sweet and hot), garlic, pumpkins AND we will be picking some glass gem corn today!

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Sweet Peppers

We have Sweet Italian frying peppers and sweet mini peppers for sale by the half bushel. $25.00 for a half

They are super easy to freeze and you will love having them to use in the winter!

We have a half BU of each available

 Call 815-715-3590

email pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

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Sundance Kid

Sundance is checking out his mamas breakfast (hulless oats that we grow here and a little alpaca feed).

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Pumpkins and fresh Honey

Our bee keeper delivered our second batch of honey yesterday. This is “summer honey” from hives on our farm. While we can’t totally control where the bees fly, we purposely have lots of “bee food” planted on the entire farm. We have a 20 acre pollinator habitat at the north end, flowering shrubs and trees planted on both creeks, several smaller pollinator habitats and vegetables on the south end, and LOTS of flowering “weeds” like white clover. We believe that the large amount of forage we provide for our bees will keep them on our property and away from spray!

1 pound jar is $13.00 (Glass or plastic)

Honey bear (2 oz) is $3.00

We had a great pumpkin crop this year. Pumpkins are on wagons next to the farmstand. We also have pie pumpkins inside the stand.

Small are $2.00, medium – $5.00, large – $7.00

And, we have lots of beautiful sweet peppers, jalapeno and poblano peppers, garlic, tomatoes, beans and eggplant.

Our hens are starting to molt (grow feathers for winter) so are not laying as many eggs. We put eggs in the cooler as we collect them but they move fast.

Contact us ahead for honey as we don’t leave it in the stand for sale.

pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

815-715-3590

message on our FB page

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Pumpkins!

It’s a beautiful day to come out and pick up your pumpkins!

Our pumpkins – like everything we grow – are grown with no chemical sprays.

We have small – $2.00, medium – $5.00 and large – $7.00 on the wagon next to our farmstand.

We also have small pie pumpkins inside the stand for $2.00 each

And, we have tomatoes, garlic, zucchini, lemon squash, green beans, dragon tongue beans, Melrose, peppers, bell peppers, Italian frying peppers, poblano and jalapeno peppers, eggplant and a limited amount of eggs.

Honey from our farm is available on request

email – pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

call – 815-467-5259

Send a message on Facebook

 

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San marzano Tomatoes

We have a bushel of San Marzano tomatoes available today or tomorrow. San Marzano is an heirloom roma type tomato that makes fabulous sauce, sun dried tomatoes or tomato confit. They also work well in salads.

A full bushel is about 50 pounds

They are available as a half or full bushel for $1.00 per pound

Email  pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

call 815-715-3590

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This week – 8-29

We are picking lots of heirloom tomatoes this week. Also in the stand – garlic, zucchini, yellow squash, beans, sweet peppers, bell peppers, jalapeno and poblano peppers, eggs and the last of the sunflowers.

Honey from our hives is available by request.

email – pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

call 815-467-5259

leave a message on our FB page

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Beans and Broccoli are back this week

We are back to picking beans and broccoli! In addition, we have beautiful orange sweet peppers, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, poblano peppers, jalapeno peppers, bell peppers, zucchini, lemon squash, garlic and our Animal Welfare Approved eggs.

We have honey from hives on our farm that is available on request. You can e-mail, call or send a message on FB to make arrangements. It’s $13.00 for a 1 pound jar.

pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

815-467-5259

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Creekside Market Day Saturday

 

Our August Creekside Market Day is August 19th  (this coming Saturday).

In addition to an abundance of veggies, we will have our own honey and our hand-made goats milk soap for sale.

We’re still picking sweet corn (ahead of the raccoons who seem to agree that it’s delicious) and the heirloom tomatoes are in full production. We also have lemon squash, zucchini, cucumbers, a variety of sweet peppers, jalapeno and poblano peppers, garlic and lovely sunflowers!

Come see us in our farm stand from 9 until 2 on Saturday the 19th. 

After 2, the farm stand will continue to be open for veggies

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The sweet corn is fantastic this year (and the raccoons agree!)  We will continue to pick daily until it’s gone. We’re also getting some really nice heirloom tomatoes, sweet peppers, eggplant, lemon squash, cucumbers,  jalapeno peppers, sunflowers and garlic that was harvested in June.

Our hens are doing their best to keep up with the demand for eggs, but we are selling out every day so are re-stocking the cooler as the eggs are laid.

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Calico Sweet Corn

And – the sweet corn is ready!

In the cooler in bags – $6.00 per 13 ears. Some bags will have more if the ears are smaller. We’ve been eating it for the past couple of days and it’s fabulous.

Calico corn – No sprays and non GMO.

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Tomatoes!

Our tomatoes are finally ready and in the stand!

 Both full size and cherry are $3.00 per pint.

We also have eggs,  zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, beans, beets, sweet peppers, garlic, kale and lots of cucumbers. 

Honey is available on request

 

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Dill Pickle Kit

We are selling a Dill Pickle Kit for $5.00. Included are the pickle cucumbers, garlic, dill weed and a mature dill head. We have a recipe for Refrigerator Dills on our page in the Pam s Recipes section.

We also have plenty of slicing cucumbers in various sizes. They make great Bread and Butter pickles.

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Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who came out for our Creekside Market yesterday. We appreciate all the support and are especially happy that the on farm Market Day has been a success.

If you were not able to make the Market Day and would like to purchase our Creekside Honey or hand made goats milk and honey soap, contact us to make arrangements for pick-up. Those items will not be in our self-service stand.

email: pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

call: 815-467-5259 (leave a message if no answer)

Send a message on our Facebook page

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Creekside Natural Farm Honey

The honey is here!

We are hosting bee hives that are maintained by a local bee keeper. The bees forage on our land which includes 20 acres of pollinator habitat, pollinator friendly trees, our organic gardens and lots of clover and dandelions that cover most of our lawn areas.

This is the first extraction from our hives and will be the lightest honey of the season. Late summer and fall honey will be darker in color because the flowers change with the seasons.

This is 100% honey from our own hives. No added corn syrup and no honey from other locations mixed in. We are selling it in a 1 pound jar for $13.00 or in a 2 ounce sample bear for $3.00.

The honey will be available at our monthly Creekside Market. The July Market will be tomorrow (Saturday July 15th) from 9 till 2.

If you are not able to make it to the market, you can contact us to make arrangements for pick-up. We will not be leaving it in the stand.

pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

815-467-5259 (leave a message if we don’t answer)

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Fabulous Beets!

We are having a fabulous beet crop this year – we planted more and they’re loving all the rain. So, we will be selling them by the half bushel (26 pounds) for $26.00 – that’s half of our normal price.

Our Cylindra beets are great for canning due to their “buttery” texture and sweet flavor. You can also use them for juicing. They store for weeks if you remove the tops and keep them in the frig.

Please contact us ahead of time so we can harvest them fresh for you. If you don’t want the tops, let us know – our hens love them!

You can reach us several ways:

pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

815-467-5259 (leave a message if we don’t answer)

Message us through our FB page

 

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Making Honey

The honey bees are enjoying the clover in our pollinator habitat. Can’t wait for the clover honey!

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Creekside Market – July 15th

We are 2 days away from our July Creekside Market – July 15th from 9 am until 2 pm

We will have honey from hives that are maintained on our farm. It was harvested on Sunday and will be delivered to us tomorrow. The pictured bottle is a sample from our bee keeper and it is wonderful! 

We will also have freshly dug garlic – big beautiful bulbs!

Everything we sell is raised or made on our farm so we will have “in season” vegetables – lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, several types of beets, zucchini, eggplant and various herbs. We will be starting to harvest our garlic this week and also hope to be picking beans and tomatoes.

We will have our hand-made goat milk soap made from Staudacher Farms goat milk and some of our yarn from our Suri alpacas.

The Market runs from 9 am until 2 pm in our stand on the farm. After 2, the vegetables and eggs will be in the stand as normal.

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Lots of Veggies!

 

The rainy weather may not be great for making hay but the vegetables love it!

We have an abundance of really lovely broccoli, several types of beets & mixed lettuce. We still have some purple cauliflower, sugar snap peas and cabbage and are just starting to pick zucchini. We also have plenty of eggs.

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Cylindra Beets are ready!

 

We made our first picking of Cylindra beets this morning. They are sweet and tender and are the favorite of our beet loving customers. They’re in the stand for $3.00 per bunch.

My favorite way to use them is to roast them and add them to a lettuce salad. We also chop the greens and add them to the salad.

We also have freshly picked round beets, mixed lettuce, broccoli, green cauliflower and plenty of eggs from our Animal Welfare Approved hens.

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Beets, broccoli and lettuce

We picked fresh beets ($3.00), broccoli ($4.00) and lettuce ($3.00). All are in the cooler in our stand along with plenty of eggs.

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New this week

We’re starting to pick beets, cabbage and romaine lettuce. All washed and in the cooler.

 We also have broccoli sprouts and plenty of eggs.

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Garlic Scapes

 

What is a garlic scape? It’s the flower stalk of a hard neck garlic plant. Soft neck garlic does not get a scape.  One scape comes up from each plant one time during the growing season. So, when they’re gone – they’re gone for the season.

Garlic scapes are in the stand. $3.00 per bag. There is enough in a bag for a couple of pesto recipes and still some to use for stir fry, add some to your salad or any recipe where you would use green onions and want a little garlic flavor.  My favorite way to use them is minced and mixed with butter to use for garlic bread or over hot pasta or veggies. 

There is a recipe for Garlic Scape Pesto on our page under Pam’s Recipes

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Lettuce

Early this morning – before the heat was totaly hideous- picked, washed, spun and bagged lettuce. In the cooler for $3.00 per bag.  Also picked some broccoli sprouts and there are plenty of eggs.

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Busy week!

We have so many things happening this week that we can’t share it all. But here are a few of them. 

Honey bees pollinating

 lovely lettuce picked, washed and spun

Local goats milk and honey soap

Glass Gem and sweet corn coming along

Our Delaware hens are busy laying eggs

Our borrowed goats are busy eating weeds

This cute baby bunny has decided the barn is a safe place

Lots of hay baled

The bee hives are filling with honey

And, in addition to all that, we’re busy trying to keep all the animals hydrated and as cool as possible, and the veggies weeded and watered.

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June Creekside Market is tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow we will be hosting our second Creekside Market here on the farm. The market is held in our stand from 9-2.

We will have plenty of eggs, freshly picked lettuce and broccoli, several types of herbs, our farm made goats milk and honey soap, yarn and fiber from our Suri alpacas AND we had our first batch of meat chickens processed yesterday. If you pre-ordered, I will have them ready for pick up. We have some that are not spoken for so we will be selling those until they are sold out.

 

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