Our farmstand is closed for the season. We are available by appointment only for pick-up of eggs (when available), honey, soap & body products.
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This is our Farmstand. You will see it on your right side as you pull into our drive – before you come to any of the other buildings.
Our stand is open every day for your convenience and is stocked with products that are raised on our farm. That means we will have seasonal produce. It also means that we are able to offer super fresh produce, herbs and flowers – often within a few minutes of picking.
Our stand is not always staffed so we have a place for you to leave your money. Please bring smaller bills in case there is no one to make change. We are usually busy planting, picking, weeding, feeding and cleaning up.
Please park along the drive near the stand. We are a working farm with equipment coming in and out. We have electric fences to protect our animals from predators. We ask that you remain in the immediate area around the stand and keep children with you at all times.
Thank you for taking the time to shop with us.
Pam and Bill
PSPlease visit our Farmstand during daylight hours only. The Farmstand is not lighted and we cannot be responsible for your safety in the dark. We have also discovered that people who come after dark can’t see that they have left the cooler door open. Bad for the environment and our electric bill.
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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.
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
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).
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.
Pepperscan 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 plantsto 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.
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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
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
815-467-5259 (leave a message because we will be outside picking)
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
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.
The last cutting of peonies is in the Farmstand cooler.
There are just 4 beautiful bouquets!
We have moved our trailer with the tomato & pepper plants away from the farmstand because the sun and heat was really starting to take a toll on the plants. We have moved a few plants into the Farmstand next to our High Mowing Organic seed display.
Plants in the Farmstand are $1. each
Seed packets are $2.00
Both will be available in the Farmstand through Sunday
*The flowers, herbs and succulents are still available next to the Farmstand.
There are also a couple of bags of asparagus, bagged greens & eggs in the cooler.
We have a fresh supply of wonderful asparagus, spinach, lettuce & a baby greens mix. All washed – bagged & in the Farmstand cooler. This will likely be our last picking of spinach for the season – so, get it while you can.
Kale, Chard, Collards Mix
All bagged greens & lettuce are $3.00 per bag
We also have a good supply of eggs, organic tomato, pepper & herb plants, mixed herb planters and succulents (including aloe).
We currently have our “Nest Run” mix of large eggs for $5.00 per dozen
And – while they last – our medium size eggs for $ per 18 pack
Eggs are available in our Self-service Farmstand cooler. We collect them and re-stock every day.
Our hens are on “Free Choice” pasture and are supplemented with certified organic feed. That means that they come and go as they please. They usually choose to be in the shade during the heat of the day. When they choose to be outside, you can see them from the Farmstand. However, they are protected from predators with an electric fence. So, we ask that you stay in the immediate area of the Farmstand. Two of our alpacas spend the summer with them for some added protection from flying predators. We have a pretty healthy hawk population and they seem to be deterred by the alpacas.
Yesterday we put our zucchini, patty pan, lemon squash, pickle cucumbers and some trial melon plants in. We also planted some cucumber seeds & another row of beets. This weather is the “sweet spot” where you can successfully plant both cool and warm season crops.
We still have a nice selection of transplants AND, they’re on sale. $2.50 each or 10 for $20.00. Our High Mowing Organics seed is also on sale $2.00 per package.
The plants will be available outside by our self-service Farmstand until they’re gone.
It’s a frosty morning and we have one more cold night coming tonight.
The weather after that looks like nice garden planting – warmer temps and some rain to get things growing!
Our organic plants, High Mowing organics seed, potato sets, Organic soil & Grow Bags will all be available today. The plant wagons will be parked near the farmstand & the other items are in our self-serve Farmstand.
And, while you’re here, pick up some spinach & eggs!
Medium size eggs, Fresh cut spinach & Spinach Salad
Our young hens are laying medium size eggs (last week they were small). We have 18 packs in the cooler for $5.00 & washed & bagged spinach for $3.00
Our organic plants will be back out for sale this morning.
We still have a nice selection of tomato and pepper varieties, some nice hanging baskets and succulent planters & lots of herbs.
All of our plants are grown here in our organic greenhouse. They will be out for sale by our farmstand (weather permitting) until they are gone.
We also have seeds available from High Mowing Organics.
Now is the perfect time to plant cool season seeds and plants. We still have a couple more cool nights with possible frost. So, we suggest holding off on planting tomatoes and peppers. While the cool temperatures may or may not kill them – it will prevent them from living up to their full potential.
The plants will be out for sale today at around 9 (waiting for the temps to warm).
It sounds like we will have much needed rain all day tomorrow – so today is your best outdoor shopping opportunity for last minute Mothers Day gifts. We have a nice variety in everyone’s price range ($ 3.50 to $25.).
All of our plants were grown in our organic greenhouse (in organic soil) on our farm.
Teacher Appreciation Day is this week and we have gifts in a variety of price ranges.
Mini succulents in hand painted or natural terra cotta $5.00
Succulent planters $15.00
Succulent Planters $15.00
Plants will be out for sale daily (weather permitting). If you’re unsure about the weather, send us a message before coming out. I can also put your selections in the Farmstand for pick-up.
Hand made goat milk soap $5.00
Available soaps: lilac, white tea & ginger, pink peony, mango/papaya, wild rose, lily of the valley, lemon, orange/ginger/patchouli, rosemary/lavender/spearmint. Plus – our gardeners soap with ground walnut shells & herbal EO”S and our “insect repellant soap with Neem oil and EO’s.
Lotion Bar $14.00 Lavender or Sweet orange Ylang-Ylang
Creamy Body Butter $14.00 Lavender or lilac
Add our hand made bath & body products or honey by contacting us ahead of coming out. They can also be picked up in the Farmstand.
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