Creekside Market Day

Our next Creekside Market Day will be on Saturday, July 9th from 8 until 1

Lemony Sunflower soaps

We will be in our farmstand with our own seasonal produce, fresh flowers, raw Creekside honey, handmade goat milk soap & body products & plants (succulent & herbs).
This is your best opportunity to check out the different soap scents & pick up some honey since we don’t keep soap or honey in our self-service farmstand. 

We will make an update of available produce as we get closer to the date.

Our Farmstand will continue to be closed until July 9th. We hope to have summer vegetables at that time and will keep the stand open through the summer.

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June break

Our Farmsatand will be on break for the month of June. We will re-open in early July when our summer vegetables start coming in.  

During the break, we will have honey available by appointment.

Raw & Local fluid honey
1 pound in glass or plastic with dispenser lid
$13.

Raw & Local Comb Honey
$20.

Mini Honey with dipper $5.

You can contact us ahead of coming out at 815-467-5259

pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

or message us on our Facebook page

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Organic herbs & flowers

We will have organic plants in the Farmstand through the end of May.

Our self service farmstand is located along our driveway. We ask that you park along the driveway.  This is a working farm with many things happening – large equipment, farm animals, electric fences, ect… . Please stay in the immediate area around the stand, keep your children with you and your pets in your vehicle.

We’ve added some large started dahlia plants & 3 sizes of aloe in clay pots.

Aloe, Dahlias, mixed flower bowls & succulent gardens

Culinary & Cocktail herb bowls, washtub herb gardens & individual herb plants

Calendula, orange canna plants, wave petunias & 1 pansy bowl

One of a kind succulent garden

 

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How we plant tomatoes

Dig your hole deeper than what you will need to the size of your plant. Extra loose soil at the base of your plant will give your plants roots a great place to spread out. Tomatoes can be planted deeper than they were growing in their container & will send out roots all along the buried stem.

We add a handful of Bio-Cal to each hole and mix it with the loose soil. You can also use ground egg shells or other types of calcium. Calcium helps with blossom end rot & also works for peppers & eggplant.

 

Place your plant in the hole. If there are any leaves growing that will be covered with soil, you can pinch them off where they join the stem. If you’re planting in a biodegradable pot, be sure that the soil will totally cover the pot. Once I have the plant in place, I will pull in enough soil to hold the plant upright in the hole.

Fill the hole around your plant about half full with water. I add fish emulsion to our planting water.

When the water has soaked in around the plant, back fill the hole with your loose soil. I like to leave a small depression around the plant so my watering water will soak in rater than running off. Now you can water your plant one last time and you’re finished planting!

One of our tomato plants 4 days after planting & so happy to be in the ground!

The final step is to give our plant some support. Heirloom plants are indeterminate – which means that they will continue to grow until something (frost or disease) kills them. If you keep your plant healthy, it will be less susceptible to disease and will grow taller than our 5 ft tall cages! We also add a steel steak because these plants will be large and heavy with tomatoes.

Tomatoes do not require much additional water after the first couple of weeks. We very rarely water ours at all after that point. Too much watering will also water down the flavor of your tomatoes. If you do need to water because it’s been extra hot & dry, only water the soil around the plant – never the plant.

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Succulents

Mini succulent gardens are $6. each. Some have 3 smaller plants & some have 1 larger plant.

Succulent garden in a white tin container with saucer is $15.00 and contains 3 or 4 plants

Aloe plants in small – $10.00, medium – $15.00 or large – $20.00. All sizes in terra cotta pots with decorative gravel

We also have a selection of one-of-a-kind succulent gardens. Priced from $15. to $50.

These will all be available on May 7th at our Creekside market Day.

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Herb Plants

We are taking orders for mixed herb containers only.

All of our herbs are grown in our organic greenhouse – either from seed or from our own plants that we propagated.

We will also have a few larger plants that will be available on Creekside Market Day.

Send us an email pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

Send us a message on our Facebook page

Call us  815-467-5259 (leave a message)

Mini washtub planter holds either 2 or 3 plants. They make a great indoor planter for a sunny window. We have 4 combinations available – Oregano/rosemary/sweet basil, Mojito mint/Chocolate mint, Oregano/sweet basil/chives & lemongrass/lemon basil/opal basil $15. each

Herb Bowls are back! We have a Culinary bowl has Oregano/rosemary/sweet basil/cinnamon basil/chives. The Cocktail bowl has Mojito & chocolate mint/lemongrass/sweet basil/cinnamon basil. Both have a pansy plant. These planters can live outside or inside. $20. each

We also have individual herb plants in 3.5 inch containers for $3.50 each

All of these plus – Lemongrass, Cilantro, French Tarragon, Garden sage, thyme & chamomile.

Rosemary

Mojito & Chocolate mint

Lots of basil! Genovese, Opal, Lemon, Cinnamon & Cardinal

Oregano

Chives

 

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Organic Plant Pre-Orders

We will be taking orders for our organic plants & potato sets this year.

We have listed all of the available varieties on both our Facebook page and at www.creeksidenaturalfarm.com. We currently have a list of tomatoes, a list of peppers & a list of our potato varieties. These are all available for pre-ordering and we strongly recommend that since some of the items are very limited.

Tomato and pepper plants will be ready for our Creekside Market Day on May 7th.

You can pick up your potato order starting today

To order – email pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

Send us a message on our FB page

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

 

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Pepper Plants

Graig’s Grande jalapeno is a large jalapeno that can be used green or allowed to ripen to a more flavorful and hot pepper. It’s large size makes it a great stuffer.

Lemon Spice jalapeno can be used green or allowed to ripen to yellow. In it’s ripe stage, it is hotter than the average jalapeno. It is also a beautiful addition to your salsa or canned jalapeños.

Serrano peppers are hotter than a jalapeno – great for drying and makes a wonderful siracha sauce!

Poblano peppers can be picked green or allowed to ripen from brown to red. Ripe poblanos have a wonderful rich flavor.

Carmen is a sweet Italian frying style pepper. Perfect for sautéing and adding to a sandwich or raw as a snack or added to a salad.

Lunchbox yellow pepper is a sweet snacking pepper. It also works well stuffed with your favorite cheesy filling.

Flavorburst Bell pepper starts as a lime green pepper and ripens as a super sweet large orange bell

Red Knight Starts as a dark green bell and ripens to a sweet red. Large peppers with thick flesh.

We will have a very limited number of pepper plants available this year. We’ve chosen our favorites based of flavor and their productivity.  

 

 $3.50 each

Our plants are still happily hanging out in our warm greenhouse but will be ready to go to their new home on May 7th.  Just because you see plants for sale in the big box stores does not mean it’s time to plant them in our zone (5b). Our last average frost date is May 11th.

 
 
 
 
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Growing Potatoes Successfully

When You Bring your Seed Home
 Store the seed potatoes in a cool, dark place with some humidity.
Two weeks before planting, bring the tubers into a warm area (65˚-
70˚ F) out of direct light to let them wake up. This will make it easier to cut your potatoes into planting size chunks because the “eyes” will start to sprout.
Preparing the Soil

Potatoes like any well-drained fertile soil. Prepare the soil by spreading
and working in compost or aged manure. You can also add some balanced granular fertilizer.

Planting Your Potatoes
Seed potatoes are subject to decay when they are exposed to hot, dry
soil or cold, wet soil. The soil temperature should have reached a temperature of about 50°F-70°F, or when the dandelions bloom.
You may either plant whole seed pieces about the size of a hen’s egg,
or you may cut larger tubers into pieces with 2-3 eyes each. Plant
fresh-cut seed pieces immediately into warm moist soil, 10”-12” apart
in furrows 4”-6” deep. Space the rows 32”-36” apart. Cover the seed
pieces with 2” of soil. If your soil is on the cool side, allow your freshly cut pieces to heal for about 24 hours before planting.
Use one pound of seed potato to plant 5-8 row feet, 2.5 pounds per
12-15 row feet, 5 pounds per 25 row feet, and 20 pounds per 100
row feet. 

Hilling and Weed Control
Cultivate shallowly to prevent root damage. Create a hill of soil or
mulch around the potato plant where the new tubers can develop
between the seed piece and the soil surface. The potatoes will form above the original set so hilling is a very important part of getting a good harvest. When the plants are 6”-8”
tall, gently gather the soil or mulch up around the plant until just the
top of the plant is showing. When the plant again reaches 6”-8”, hill
again, building up a total of 12”-18” of soil or mulch around the
plant. Mulching thickly with hay after hilling will keep the soil cool
and weed-free.

Watering Your Crop
Potatoes are shallow-rooted and susceptible to water stress, especially
when they are bulking. Water plants adequately to ensure even soil
moisture throughout the growing season. Stop watering 2-4 weeks before harvest.

Controlling Pests and Disease
The insect that most affects potatoes is the Colorado Potato Beetle
(CPB). Several strategies are effective in controlling these pests:
• Plant your potatoes late enough to miss the emergence of the
beetles in the spring.
• Pick beetles from plants and destroy egg masses (yellow groups of eggs on the underside of leaves), beginning two weeks after they emerge.
• Watch for larvae; brush them into a container of soapy water.
Repeat daily.
• Entrust or Monterey Garden Spray – Contains a spinosad which is
effective on a wide range of insects including Lepidoptera caterpillars.
Both products are OMRI-approved for organic culture.

The most serious disease threat for potatoes is late blight, Phytophthora infestans, a fungus that thrives in moist conditions (50˚F-60˚F
and 95% humidity). This disease is aptly named, as it strikes in late
summer when the nights are cool and dewy and when the gardens and
crops are almost done. Late blight, which thrives on live plant material of the Solanaceae family (potato, tomato, eggplant, pepper, and
nightshade), can become firmly established very quickly, destroying a
crop in just 3 to 5 days. To control late blight:
• Plant clean, disease-free seed. Infected seed is a prime source
of inoculation, enabling the disease to get established early in
the season.
Do not plant your potatoes where you grew potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant or peppers last year.
Harvesting Your Crop
You may begin harvesting any time after the plants bloom, about 60
days after planting. To find the delectable early tubers, gently rummage around under the plant, being careful not to disturb the roots.
These “babies” are your new potatoes; they’re not very big, but they
are delicious! Remember, though, that whatever spuds you steal
now will diminish your final harvest. When the tops start to die back
(senesce), the potatoes are mature. Allow the plants to finish dying
on their own, or mow or burn the tops to hurry the process along. In
about two weeks, when the tops are dead and the skins are set, dig
your potatoes.
Storing Your Potatoes
After harvesting, allow the potatoes to dry thoroughly. Gently brush
off dirt, but do not wash tubers intended for storage. Discard green
potatoes. Damaged spuds are not suitable for storage, but they are
fine for the table when eaten right away. Store your crop in wooden
crates, baskets, or burlap bags where air can circulate freely. Place
the potatoes in a dark place in your root cellar. Potatoes store best
and longest at 38˚F-40˚F with 80%-90% humidity. Under the right
conditions, you can expect six months’ storage. Save your best storage
varieties for last. Enjoy your harvest!

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Tomatoes

We will have our organic tomato plants available for sale at our Creekside Market Day on May 7th. We have cut back on some varieties based on their performance (or lack of) in the past few years. We’ve also added a few new varieties to our list of favorites. Most are heirloom varieties. Sungold, Estiva & Jet Star (new this year by request) are hybrids that we grow because they are customer favorites. FYI – a hybridizing is not the same in any way as a genetic modification.

Although some of our varieties have changed – our price has not. Still $3.50 for a plant that’s grown from seed in our organic greenhouse!

Our plants are still happily hanging out in our warm greenhouse but will be ready to go to their new home on May 7th.  Just because you see plants for sale in the big box stores does not mean it’s time to plant them in our zone (5b). Our last average frost date is May 11th.

 

 

 

 

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Container Potatoes

Container Preparation

Any medium size container that holds at least two or three gallons of soil can be used. Examples include baskets, 5 gallon FOOD GRADE buckets (drill plenty of holes in the bottom and lower sides & fill the bottom inch or two with gravel), Grow Bags or large plant containers/nursery pots. Make sure there are adequate holes for excess water to drain.

Fill the bottom of each container with a few inches of potting soil, which will be where potato roots will grow. The potatoes will grow upward from the level of your original potato piece (seed). That is the reason for adding more soil as your plants grow. Do not use soil from your yard in a container. It will become compacted and hard – 2 things potatoes hate. Mix in a scant handful of all-purpose or organic fertilizer. Place the container where it will get sunlight but not too much radiated heat from a wall or patio.

Plant the Seed Pieces

Cut your seed potatoes into chunks with at least 2 sprouts/eyes on each chunk. Smaller potatoes can be planted whole.

Plant your potato seed pieces in the soil. How many pieces you plant will depend on the size of your container. You can plant 4-6 seed potato pieces in a 10 gallon container or 2-3 in a 5 gallon container. Water well to get the plants started. Continue to water as needed to keep plants moist, not wet.

Cover Plant Stems as They Grow

Once plants begin to grow, gently pile new soil around the lower stems to keep them in total darkness. Continue weekly until the containers are almost filled. Continue to water down deep around roots, but do not keep the plants wet. 

Harvest

When the leaves and stems start to turn yellow its time to cut back on the water. Your plants are finished growing. You could also move your containers to a more shaded spot – especially it they are in full sun and it’s hot outside. When the stems are totally yellow, you can harvest your potatoes!

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Potato Grow Box

It’s still too cold and wet to plant potatoes in the ground. But, you can start planning and building 1 or more of these Potato Grow Boxes.  Potatoes are one of the easiest vegetables to grow in a container & this box is just one of several options.

We will have seed potatoes of Nicola and Desiree available for sale at our Creekside Market Day on May 7th.

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Goat Milk Soap

I have been working on soap for the past few weeks so it will have plenty of time to cure before the May 7th Creekside Market Day. As it cures, some of the moisture evaporates and the saponification process (oils reacting to lye) continues – leaving a longer lasting mild & bubbly bar. All of our bars (except the sea salt bars) are made with local goat milk, olive, coconut & castor oils, shea & mango butter, tallow & Creekside honey. 

Full size bars are $6.00 each

Bee hive bars are $4.00

*The bottom shelf is fully cured so if you are needing soap before May, those are ready now.

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Potato”Seed”

Lets talk about one of my favorite vegetables – Potatoes!

We will be offering sets (seed potatoes) of my 2 most favorite varieties this year.

We ordered extra so we can offer them as sets for anyone wanting to grow their own. You will not find these varieties at the big box stores & likely not anywhere locally. Both of these varieties are productive and have great flavor. 

It’s not time to plant them yet in our growing area. We will have the sets available for sale at our May 7th Creekside Market Day.

Favorite #1 – Nicola Nicola Potatoes picture

Nicola potatoes are uniform tubers with an elongated, oval to oblong shape. The skin is smooth, thin, and light brown to yellow, with a few shallow eyes scattered across the surface. Underneath the skin, the flesh is firm, dense, and golden yellow. Nicola potatoes have a mild, nutty, and earthy flavor with a waxy consistency that develops into a smooth, fine-grained finish when cooked. The tubers also retain their shape when heated due to their low starch and high moisture content.

Nicola potatoes are somewhat resistant to disease, produce high yields. We have found it to be a great storage potato. We are still eating last years crop now in late March!

Nicola potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin B6 and C and are a good source of fiber, manganese, potassium, copper, and phosphorus. The tubers are also considered to have a low glycemic index, which means the flesh contains slowly digested carbohydrates that can help regulate insulin levels and prevent a spike in blood sugar.

 

Favorite #2 – Desiree

Buy Sustainably Dry-Grown Desiree Heirloom Potatoes in Bulk Online at MarxFoods.com

An heirloom released by the Netherlands in 1962, Désirée is excellent for salads, boiling, or mashing. Good drought tolerance, moderate resistance to scab, and good storage. Long, oval tubers with beautiful rosy skin and creamy yellow flesh bulks early with good size. An all-purpose potato, they have a tender texture with a neutral, rich, and earthy flavor.

Desiree potatoes are an excellent source of potassium, which is a mineral that can help regulate fluid levels in the body and vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that can strengthen the immune system. The tubers are also a good source of phosphorus, vitamin B6, calcium, and contain magnesium and vitamin A.

 

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Spring Begins!

Spring begins today & the sun is shining! – YAY!

And, we have been busy getting ready

Mint

baby tomatoes & basil

Succulents & herbs

beautiful baby succulents enjoying the sun while they await transplanting

tomatoes & basil

flowers for 2022 bouquets

Chives

one of my favorite succulents

Vegetables, herbs flowers and succulents are growing in the greenhouse and chives and garlic are popping up in the garden!

Gardeners soap with herbal EO’s and ground walnut shells

My favorite tropical EO blend – ylang ylang/bergamot/patchouli

Lots of goat milk soap has been made and is in the process of curing.

We’re looking forward to the start of the 2022 season with our first Creekside Market Day on May 7th!

 

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Gift List

This will be a great week to finish up your shopping.

The weather will be a little warmer (which is good for honey pick-up). 

To Order:

e-mail pam@creeksidenaturalfarm

message us on our Facebook page

call 815-467-5259 (leave a message and we will return your call)

We have limited quantities on some items and soap scents. We will mark items as they sell out.

3 pack of soap (you choice) with ribbon $15. 2 oz Honey bear $ Beehive soap packaged and tied with ribbon $6.

Chamomile & Lavender set 2 soaps – 1 flower w/chamomile & 1 lavender bar 1 cloth soap bag choice of either 1 lotion bar or 1 body butter (Lavender scent) $25. We have 5 of these available

In addition to the pre-made sets, we can make custom sets with items of your choosing.

Send me a list and I will have it ready (by appointment)

Raw & Local fluid honey
1 pound in glass or plastic with dispenser lid
$13.

2 ounce Honey Bear $3.

Raw & Local Comb Honey
$20.

Serrano pepper infused honey $10. 2 available

Chamomile infused honey $10. 1 available

 

Salve Calendula/olive oil, comfrey/coconut oil, Cocoa & Shea butter, Vit E, Honey, Sweet orange/grapefruit EO’s $8.

Facial Oil Argan, Jojoba, Evening Primrose, Meadowfoam seed, Vit E & Rose oils 1.5 ounces $24.

Salt Soak Epsom, Dead sea & Himalayan pink salts, baking soda, lavender EO Either with chamomile powder (yellow) or without (white) $5.

Creamy Body Butter $15.00
Sweet orange Ylang-Ylang 3 available

Lotion Bar Lavender has Cocoa & shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax, Vit E & EO Sweet orange/Bergamot/ Ylang Ylang has Mango butter rather than Cocoa $15. Lavender or Sweet orange Ylang-Ylang

Raw sugar scrub Organic raw & granular sugars, Cocoa butter, babassu, Jojoba, Sweet Almond, Meadowfoam seed, & Calendula/olive oils, E-wax, Optiphen (preservative), Lavender EO $10.

Bee hives w/ honeycomb fragrance $3.

All bar soap is $5.00 per bar

Rosemary/lavender/ Spearmint SOLD OUT

 

Lemon/lemongrass

Lavender

Wild Rose with rose clay SOLD OUT

Peach prosecco

Peony with rose clay SOLD OUT

Autumn Fig w/ madder root SOLD OUT

Neem oil w/rosemary, eucalyptus

Ylang/Ylang/ginger/bergamot w/mango butter

Sweet orange/geranium/bergamot w/pink sea salt

Sweet orange/grapefruit/ginger/patchouli

Oatmeal with no scent

Raw Honeycomb

Yarn from our Suri alpacas Various weights ranging from fingering to sport Some are 100% Suri & some are 80/20 Suri/Merino 200 yards pre skein $20. each

Aloe Vera Plants $10., $15. & $20.

Succulent plants Mixed container $15. Individual $10.

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Creekside Holiday Market

Our annual Creekside Holiday Market will be on Saturday – December 4th from 9 until 2

Gift options packaged and “choose your own” soap mix

Hand made goat milk soap
$5.

Raw sugar scrub $10. Lavender

Facial Oil $24.00

Salt soak $5.00

Bee Hive soap with honey scent $3.00

Creamy Body Butter $15.00
Lavender, Lilac or Sweet orange Ylang-Ylang

Lotion Bar $15.00
Lavender or Sweet orange Ylang-Ylang

Healing Salve
$8.

Serrano Pepper or Chamomile infused raw honey 8 oz $10.

Raw honey with comb 1 pound jar $20.

Raw & Local Honey 1 pound jar $13. Honey comb $20.

Various plants & Holiday greenery 

This a sample of what we will have available

All priced between $10. & $20.

Suri alpaca yarn

 

 

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Creekside Holiday Market Day

We are busy preparing for our Creekside Holiday Market Day!

December 4th from 9am until 2pm

We’ve started soap making and will soon move on to body butter, lotion bars, sugar scrub, salt soak, facial oil & a couple of extra surprises!

Raw sugar scrub 

Salt soak 

Creamy Body Butter 

Lotion Bar 

 

We will have pre-made gift sets as well as the option to choose your own items for custom gifts.

In addition the the bath and body products, we will have several honey options from our own raw honey, alpaca yarn from our own Suri alpacas and some beautiful succulent plants.

Raw & Local Honey

2 ounce Honey Bear

Suri alpaca yarn
Parabella, Freedom, Chikillia, Bronson

Core Spun Yarn Super bulky Suri alpaca spun over a cotton core yarn

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The End of the Farmstand season is near

The farmstand is full of all of the End of the Season things.

NOW is the perfect time to plant garlic, preserve peppers for winter recipes, bake a winter squash, enjoy the last flowers & bring home a succulent plant to brighten your winter.

The farmstand will be open until we get a hard freeze (probably the end of Oct) – or until we sell out. 

Succulent plants will be in the stand until Wednesday of this week. Looks like the temps will drop after that.

If you are looking for our honey, contact me ahead of coming out and I will put your order in the farmstand for pick-up.

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Flowers $10.

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 Poblano peppers 5 pound bags for $5.

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Bell Peppers 5 pound bags for $5.

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Pie pumpkins, mini white pumpkins (great for painting or decorating), hard neck & soft neck garlic. Garlic is good for eating or planting.

Butternut squash & succulent plants

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Ripe poblano peppers are a special treat. I like to roast & freeze them for future recipes.

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Sriracha (Red Rooster) Sauce

Sriracha (Red Rooster) Sauce

1 pound ripe jalapeno peppers, stems cut off , ½ pound ripe serrano peppers – stems cut off, 4 large cloves of garlic- peeled,

3 tbl. Of brown sugar or honey, 1/3 cup of water, ½ cup or white vinegar

Chop jalapeno and serrano peppers, retaining seeds and membranes, and place into a blender with garlic, brown sugar, salt, and water. Blend until smooth, pulsing several times to start. Transfer puree into a large glass container such as a large jar or pitcher. Cover container with plastic wrap and place into a cool dark location for 3 to 5 days, stirring once a day. The mixture will begin to bubble and ferment. Scrape down the sides during each stirring. Rewrap after every stirring and return to a cool, dark place until mixture is bubbly. Pour fermented mixture back into blender with vinegar; blend until smooth. Strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a saucepan, pushing as much of the pulp as possible through the strainer into the sauce. Discard remaining pulp, seeds, and skin left in strainer. Place saucepan on a burner and bring sauce to a boil, stirring often, until reduced to your desired thickness, 5 to 10 minutes. Skim foam if desired. Remove saucepan from heat and let sauce cool to room temperature. Sauce will thicken a little when cooled. Transfer sauce to jars or bottles and refrigerate.

 

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Fresh Honey Supply

Our Bee Keeper brought us a fresh batch of our honey and added a new option.

He bottled up a combination of comb & fluid honey.

Raw & Local Honey

Raw & Local
Comb/Fluid honey
$20.

Raw & Local Comb/Fluid Honey
$20.00

Comb/Fluid honey

Raw & Local fluid honey
1 pound in glass or plastic with dispenser lid
$13.

Raw & Local Comb Honey
$20.

Some believe that the comb is more nutritious than eating just the honey itself, as it contains a natural antibiotic, bee pollen, and large amounts of propolis.

We have raw honey that is produced on our organic farm.

While we can’t control where the bees from our hives choose to forage – 

we do provide them with plenty of great options! 

Our Farm yard is filled with organic vegetables, flowers, flowering trees & flowering cover crops. We also have 20 acres of pollinator habitat, 8 acres of Monarch butterfly habitat and the remainder of our fields are planted in grass and alfalfa. The alfalfa gets a lovely purple flower that the bees love. 

Honey is available by appointment & can be picked up in our Farmstand for the next few weeks (until it becomes too cold). 

call 815-467-5259

email pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

message us on our Facebook page

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Preparing for Fall & Winter

 As the season changes to fall, it’s time to get ready for colder weather and an end to the fresh summer vegetables. We still have peppers, butternut squash, pumpkins for baking (and a few for decorating), garlic and some lovely succulents. 

Peppers can be easily preserved in your freezer, pickled and kept in your refrigerator or pickled and canned (still pretty easy).

Pumpkins can be baked/mashed & frozen or canned. 

Garlic can be stored for several months in your pantry or dry basement

Honey last forever – literally!

Our goatmilk soap will leave you skin clean without excessive drying – even when you’re washing your hands many times each day.

Body butter and lotion bars offer great protection from dry winter air inside and cold winter air outside.

And, easy to care for succulent plants to bring a little green into your fall/winter!

Please place your order for honey, soap & lotions ahead of coming out. They are never stocked in the Farmstand. 

call us at 815-467-5259

email pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

send us a message on our FB page

If you are looking for honey – we have 1 pound jars in glass or plastic with a dispenser lid, comb honey and 2 ounce bears.

1 pound jar $13.

Honey in Comb $20.

2 ounce Honey Bear $3.

Our handmade goatmilk soap, body butter  & lotion bar sticks are ready 

Goatmilk Soap $5.

 

Creamy Body Butter $14.00
Lavender, Lilac or Sweet orange Ylang-Ylang

Lotion Bar $14.00
Lavender or Sweet orange Ylang-Ylang

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Bushels of Tomatoes

We are picking bushels of beautiful tomatoes! So many that we are selling them in half and full bushel quantities. We choose our tomato varieties based on their fabulous flavor and pick them ripe. No chemicals of any kind.

A half is 25 pounds for $25.00 & a full is 50 pounds for $45.00

These tomatoes are great for juice and canning. Currently we have a choice of either all red or a mix of colored and red heirlooms. The colored heirlooms will add some extra sweetness to your juice.

Contact us to reserve your choice while they last

pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

815-467-5259 (leave a message because we will be outside picking)

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Raw Local Honey

You can order raw honey from hives on our farm for pick-up in our Farmstand.🐝🍯😋

Email pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

Message us on our Facebook page

call 815-467-5259

Raw Fluid Honey $13.00

Raw Comb Honey $20.00

 

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Creekside Market Day

Our next Creekside Market Day will be on July 24th from 8 until 1.

In addition to our seasonal produce and eggs, we will have our hand made goat milk soap & raw honey from hives on our farm. Market Day is your best opportunity to check out the different soap scents.  We will have 3 new “summer” soaps ready for the July Marked Day.

Black raspberry/vanilla
cucumber/mint
peach prosecco

P.S. We will be taking a break from Creekside Market Day in August

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New this week – Cabbage

The farmstand is re-stoked with fresh veggies.

Cabbage, broccoli, zucchini & patty pan squash, beets, lettuce and sweet peppers.

Cour di Bue and Red Cabbage 3.00

We have some beautiful bouquets and plenty of eggs.

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Fresh flowers and Produce

In anticipation of the much needed coming rain, we did all of our picking yesterday.

The Farmstand is re-stocked with beets, broccoli, greens mix (kale/chard/collards), the last of the garlic scapes, fresh herbs, plenty of eggs and some flower bouquets to brighten the rainy days ahead.

We also have a few succulent and herb plants available in the stand.

 

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Fresh Beets & Broccoli

We have a fresh picking of beets and Broccoli in the Farmstand this morning. 

Plus – lettuce, baby kale & chard mix, collards, green onions, garlic scapes, eggs & herb plants.

 

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Beets are in the cooler!

Early morning harvesting today to get ahead of the heat.

We now have our Cylindra beets in the Farmstand cooler!

Along with – lettuce, collards, kale/chard mix, garlic scapes, broccoli and eggs.

Flower Bowls $15.00

Mixed herb bowls $10.00 Individual Herb plants – $2.50

We have moved our flower Bowls and  herb plants to the inside of the Farmstand.

 

 

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Garlic Scapes and Green Onions

New this week – Garlic scapes & green onions

Plus – Baby kale & Swiss chard mix, collards

Eggs and mixed lettuce

 

 

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