Creekside Market – December edition – December 1st

We had several people ask how they can shop with us for soap, honey, yarn and other non seasonal items after the farmstand has closed for the season. So, we are hosting a December Creekside Market!

December 1st from 9am until 2pm

Following are some of the items we will have at the market. They will also be available in Gift Sets all ready for your Gifting Needs. 

 

Raw honey from hives on our farm 

Curing soap

Aleppo style soap – olive and laurel berry oil -no milk

Suri alpaca fiber from Freedom

Suri alpaca yarn and roving

Body butter

We will also have stone ground yellow or Floriani Red Flint cornmeal and Turkey Red wheat flour – all raised and ground on our farm. 

 

We will be set up in our garage from 9 until 2!

 

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Last Farmstand Day for 2018

Come out for some fresh peppers. We have sweet peppers and poblano peppers for half price today. 

The stand will be closed for the season at 4 today

We have apples, peppers, kale, watermelon radishes, butternut squash, pumpkins, garlic, black turtle beans and our cornmeal.

If you want to pick up some of our honey today, let me know and I will have it ready for you.

The best way to reach me today is by text at 815-715-3590

 

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Last Week for 2018 Farmstand

We will be closing the farmstand at the end of the day on Saturday October 20th. This week will be your last opportunity this year to get vegetables.

We have cherry tomatoes, salad tomatoes, garlic, fingerling potatoes, baking pumpkins, butternut squash, sweet peppers, poblano peppers, bell peppers (both ripe and green), watermelon radishes and kale, black turtle bean, cornmeal and Floriani polenta.

We also have decorative pumpkins.

We will have our honey, goatsmilk soap and Suri alpaca products available throughout the winter. Please contact us to arrange for a time to pick up.

pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

815-461-4525

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Thank You to all of our customers who have made the extra effort to shop with us!

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October Creekside Market Day Today!

Our final Creekside Market Day will be today, October 14th from 9 until 2.

 

Melrose peppers, Cubanel peppers, Purple bells, Flavorburst bells, Jimmy Nardello peppers, Lunchbox peppers, green and red bells

Shishitto and Gambo peppers, Italian frying peppers, 2 trays of Jimmy Nardello peppers

 

 

We are still picking cherry and salad tomatoes, lots of peppers and lemon squash. We will also have some lettuce and kale for the Market Day. And, we have potatoes, garlic, butternut squash, Floriani Red polenta, heirloom yellow cornmeal (both raised and stoneground here), organic black beans and popcorn from Harvey Farms in Newark IL, beautiful pumpkins and Glass Gem corn.

Suri alpaca yarn

Sweet orange and ginger whipped body cream

Handmade goatsmilk soap on the curing rack

Sunflower soaps with calendula infused oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aleppo style soap – olive and laurel berry oil -no milk

 

 

 

 

 

One pound jar of honey

In addition to our farmstand items, we will have Suri alpaca yarn and roving made from our own alpacas fiber, handmade goats milk soap made with milk from Staudacher Farm in Yorkville and honey from hives on our farm.

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Happy Fall!

New in the stand – Sweet yellow onions – $2.50 for a large container

Tomatoes “On the Vine”

We are still picking tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and lemon squash and have several types of potatoes, garlic and butternut squash.

We have pumpkins ranging is price from $1.00 to $7.00. Some of the varieties we have are for baking – Winter Luxury & Autumn Crown and some are for decoration – Blaze, Mellow Yellow (my favorite),  Valenciano, Jack O Lantern.

We have stone ground yellow cornmeal and Floriani Red Flint corn from our farm. We also have some organic popcorn and Black Turtle beans from Harvey Fasrms in Newark.

Glass Gem corn – $2.00 per bunch

If you would like to freeze of can peppers or roma tomatoes – we are picking on request

We also have honey from our on farm hives available. We don’t keep it in our Farmstand, so please contact us ahead of coming out.

pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

815-467-5259

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Tomatoes by the half bushel

We will be picking tomatoes this morning and have half bushels available. If you would like to make some salsa, sauce, juice, canned tomatoes or just really like to eat tomatoes – contact us to reserve yours. The San Marzanos make a thick sauce, a great addition to salsa and are also wonderful as Tomato Confit (or, as I like to call it – tomato crack).

The yellow heirlooms will add some heirloom flavor and beautiful color to your recipes. 

Half bushels are about 25 pounds for $25.00

Please contact us ahead of coming out so we can have them ready for you.

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Tomatoes

New this week – tomatoes on the vine 2.50 per tray

We also have lots of heirloom tomatoes, peppers, lemon squash, potatoes, garlic, butternut squash, beets, pumpkins, Glass Gem corn, straw bales and green beans are back!

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Ripe Peppers

We have two 5 pound bags of ripe Jimmy Nardello sweet peppers in our farmstand cooler.

$7.50 per bag

Lots of great uses for these peppers – sautéed for sandwiches, omlets, pasta salad.

We like to pickle them (recipe on our blog Pepper Preserving Ideas). They are also very easy to freeze or dehydrate.

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Ripe Peppers

We have two 5 pound bags of ripe Jimmy Nardello sweet peppers in our farmstand cooler.

$7.50 per bag

Lots of great uses for these peppers – sautéed for sandwiches, omlets, pasta salad.

We like to pickle them (recipe on our blog Pepper Preserving Ideas). They are also very easy to freeze or dehydrate for your winter eating pleasure.

Also in the stand this week: Tomatoes, garlic, potatoes, zucchini (various sizes), lemon squash, cucumbers, beets, spaghetti squash, French fillet beans, red or orange bell peppers, Melrose peppers, shishitto peppers, ripe Gambo peppers, ripe Cubanelle peppers, ripe Lunchbox peppers.

Making salsa today!

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Ripe Peppers

We have two 5 pound bags of ripe Jimmy Nardello sweet peppers in our farmstand cooler.

$7.50 per bag

Lots of great uses for these peppers – sautéed for sandwiches, omlets, pasta salad.

We like to pickle them (recipe on our blog Pepper Preserving Ideas). They are also very easy to freeze or dehydrate.

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Sweet Peppers

Sweet peppers are at their beautiful peak!

They are super easy to freeze and will be a great addition to your winter soups, chili, omelets, ect… You can also freeze the larger peppers whole to use for stuffed peppers.

They will be in the stand this morning.

You can also contact us to reserve some from the next picking if you miss these.

Italian Frying peppers – 5 pound bag – $7.00

Jimmy Nardello – 5 pound bag – $7.00

 

 

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September Creekside Market – September 8th

Our September Creekside Market will be a week earlier than usual so it will be here before we know it!

Saturday September 8th from 9 am until 2 pm

We will have our seasonal vegetables, honey from hives on our farm, handmade (by me) goatsmilk soap (made with local milk from Staudacher Farm, honey from our hives and NO Palm Oil), fresh cut flowers and Suri alpaca yarn.

We are just starting to harvest pumpkins and winter squash and will have plenty. Plus – our Glass Gem corn and straw bales.

 

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Abundance in the Farmstand

The stand is full again!

Lots of beautiful peppers – Jimmy Nardello, Melrose, Shishitto, Lunchbox, Gambo, Italian fryers, Cubanel, bells, poblano and jalapeno – guess we have a little pepper obsession here!

In addition to all the lovely peppers, we have calico sweet corn, heirloom tomatoes in many colors, cherry tomatoes including Sungold, several varieties of potatoes, Dragon Tongue beans, green beans, 2 types of zucchini, beets, eggplant, garlic, spaghetti squash, lemon squash, broccoli, 3 types of cucumbers, sunflowers and eggs.

Some pepper varieties are available in a 5 pound bag for 10.00. Sweet corn is available by the bushel – 20.00. Contact us ahead for the bushel of sweet corn so we can plan our picking.

We also have smaller quantities on the farmstand cooler.

pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

815-467-5259

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Sweet Jimmy Nardello

Now is the time to enjoy sweet Jimmy Nardello peppers. We have a couple of 5 pound bags in the farmstand cooler for 10.00 each. They’re easy to freeze if you think you can’t eat that many.

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Sweet Corn Bushel

Available this weekend by order

Our Calico Sweet corn for freezing. There are 5 dozen ears in a bushel

20.00 per bushel

Contact us ahead of coming out and we will have it ready for you to pick up in our farmstand.

Call 815-467-5259

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Tomatoes and other deliciousness

Fresh this morning – lettuce, sunflowers, Sungold cherry tomatoes, red Lunchbox sweet peppers, calico sweetcorn, lots of delicious tomatoes.

We also have bell peppers, various ripe sweet peppers, eggplant, broccoli, green beans, Dragon Tongue beans, garlic and eggs.

Honey is available by prior arrangement – either call 815-467-5259

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Calico Sweet Corn

The wait for our Calico Sweet corn is finally over!

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Calico Sweet Corn

The wait for our sweet corn is finally over!

We started picking this morning and have it in our farmstand cooler for $6.00 per bag. Most bags have 13 ears but if there is a smaller ear or 2, the bag will have 14 ears.

We use organic seed (non GMO) and we cultivate to control weeds (no herbicide). We don’t use insecticides but haven’t found any insect hitchhikers (so far).

 

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Tomatoes and Beans

We are finally picking enough tomatoes to keep the farmstand stocked. Lots of sweet cherry tomatoes and “salad” tomatoes. Still waiting on the big slicers…..

And Dragon Tongue beans. These beautiful heirloom beans have a wonderful flavor. Try them steamed with a little butter or add to soup.

We also have a variety of sweet peppers – bell, Melrose, Jimmy Nardello, shishitto, cubanel and Italian frying peppers.

Heirloom eggplant, zucchini, lemon squash, cucumbers, garlic, herbs and eggs.

If you’re interested in our honey, please make arrangements for pick up prior to coming out. We don’t keep it stocked in the farmstand.

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Surprise!

Our very talented neighbor and friend rode over on her bike and surprised me with this! I think I’ll name her after our favorite girl – Luna Lu!

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Pollinator habitat

The bees are enjoying the new blooms in our pollinator habitat.

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Beautiful Sweet Peppers

We have a love of sweet peppers and like to try something new every season. This year we tried 2 new varieties .

Shishitto peppers are a great little snack pepper – perfect for grilling or broiling. As simple as some olive oil and salt or you can find my favorite in the Pam s Recipe section.

Cubanel peppers are a thick walled sweet pepper that work great on a sandwich, mixed with pasta, stuffed, on a pizza , ect…

We also have both ripe and green bell peppers, Jimmy Nardello, Melrose and Italian frying peppers.

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1 Day until our July Creekside Market – Saturday July 21st

We spent the day getting ready for our Creekside Market Day tomorrow. We cleaned garlic, picked and arranged flowers, picked herbs and got lots of veggies ready.

Come see us between 9 and 2. We will have our tent up in case of rain.

Our July Creekside Market is coming up and we’re getting ready. The summer vegetables are starting to come in – tomatoes, beans, peppers, zucchini, eggplant and garlic. We are picking some beautiful flowers, the hens are picking up the egg laying pace – YAY! We will have our regular honey and creamed honey available along with our hand-made goats milk & honey soap. Made here with local milk and our own honey.

neem soap and cucumber soap curing

We will have 2 new “summer” soaps – #1 is our neem soap with Lemon eucalyptus, rosemary and lavender essential oils and marshmallow powder. #2 is cucumber with green tea – made with cucumber pulp, yogurt, green tea powder and some extra special oils – hemp seed and shea butter.

We will be in our farmstand from 9am until 2 pm.

The stand will be open after that for self service with our regular items – vegetables and eggs.

If you are interested in honey or soap and can’t make it during market times – please contact us ahead of coming out.

pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

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Fresh flowers and veggies!

It looks like the rain has stopped and the cooler is full! Stop out to our self service farmstand for some fresh flowers, green beans, zucchini, bell, Shishitto, Melrose and Jimmy Nardello sweet peppers, kohlrabi, eggs, heirloom flour and garlic.

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Tomatoes, sunflowers and beans!

We will be picking our first sunflowers of the season this morning along with green beans! We also have started picking sweet peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini and still have kale, scallions, herb plants and stone ground flour or cornmeal.

We have various egg sizes while we wait for the young hens to make bigger eggs. In addition to our regular eggs for $5.00 per dz, we have medium size for $4.00 per dz and small for $3.00 per 18 pk

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The hens are enjoying the freshly mowed pasture and the things (voles and bugs) that are now exposed.

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1 Day until our June Creekside Market Day

Whole Chicken

Whole Chicken

Creamed Honey

Clear Honey and Goats milk soap

Our June Market is 1 day away on Saturday – June 16th 

We will be in the farmstand from 9 until 2 with our seasonal produce,herb plants, hand made goats milk soap, our honey, our stone ground heirloom grains and alpaca products.

We will have whole fresh heritage style chicken available for $4.00 per pound (average 4 pounds). They are raised with free pasture access.  In addition to the vegetation from the pasture, they are fed a mix of certified organic feed and oats that we raise on our farm. This will be our only batch this year and they will sell out quickly.

We will update available produce when we get closer to the date

*Update – we have kale lettuce, garlic scapes and fresh herbs

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Last Call for Organic Tomato Plants

We will have our organic heirloom tomato plants available in our farmstand thru this weekend. They’re healthy and ready to be planted in your garden!

$1.50 each or 10 for $10.00

We also have several types of herb plants available for 2.00 each

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Butter lettuce

We have butter lettuce in the farmstand cooler

Washed and spun and delicious! – $3.00 per bag

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Making Hay

We will be bailing hay today and will have it available for pick-up from the field for $3.50 per bale. It’s a 50/50 mix of alfalfa and orchard grass – no weeds – no rain

Call 815-715-3590

 

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