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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Organic Plants

We still have a nice selection of organic tomato, pepper and herb plants. We would like them to find a good home so are lowering their price to $2.00 per plant or 10 plants for $15.00

Now is the perfect time to plant your heat loving garden plants. We still have a nice selection of tomato, pepper and herb plants. All are growing in organic soil and were grown in our organic greenhouse. We choose our varieties for their great flavor and healthy growth.

Here is what we have available:

Tomatoes

German Pink, Blue Beauty, Black Brandywine, Copia, Mortgage Lifter, Atlantic prize, Martian Giant, Rosabec, Arkansas Traveler, Raspberry Lyanna, Mountain magic, Black Verissage, Moskovich, Napal, Big Rainbow, Barns Mountain yellow, Gold Medal, Woodle orange, San marzano, San Remo, Sungold, Black Cherry, Galiana, Pink Bumblebee

Peppers

Flavorburst, Islander, Lunchbox Red and Yellow, Jimmy Nardello, Shishito

Herbs

Sweet basil, rosemarry, French tarragon, Italian orageno, dill

All above plants are $2.00 each

Lavander – $4.00 each

pansies – $1

Plants are available in our self service stand. If you have questions about a particular variety, you can send us a message or check on-line.

 

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Organic Plants

 

Woodle orange

German Pink

True Black Brandywine

Pink Bumblebee

Nepal

Piglet Willie

Mountain Magic

Gold Medal

Carbon

Blue Beauty

Black Vernissage

Big Rainbow

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to our first Creekside Market of the season. We had a great turnout!

We still have a nice selection of our beautiful organic tomato, pepper and herb plants available in the farmstand.  They are acclimated to the outdoors and ready to go into your garden. All growing in organic soil and never sprayed.

 

All tomato, pepper and herb plants are $2.50 each.

Available tomato varieties:

Raspberry Lyanna, Arkansas Traveler, Rosabec,  Carbon, True Black Brandywine, 

Big Rainbow, Piglet Willie, Napal, Gold Medal, Mountain Magic, Marglobe Supreme, 

Dr Wychee’s Yellow, Atlantic Prize, German Pink, Moskovich, Mortgage Lifter, 

Black Vernissage, Blue Beauty, Woodle Orange

Roma type: San marzano, San Remo, Comstock

Cherry: Galiana, Black Cherry, Tommy Toe, Sungold, Pink Bumblebee

Herb bowls are $10.00, Pansy bowls are $5.00 and pansies are $1.00

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Fresh Asparagus

Our asparagus patch has finally reached maturity and we are picking daily. If you’ve only eaten asparagus from the grocery store – you will be amazed at the difference in flavor!

$5.00 per 1 pound bag

We also have our Turkey Red wheat berries available to use in our roasted asparagus & wheat berry recipe – which can be found under the Recipes from Pam section. – $3.00

 

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Organic heirloom plants are ready

Black Vernissage

Big Rainbow

Blue beauty

Carbon

Dr. Wychee’s Yellow

Gold medal

Mountain Magic

Nepal

Piglet Willie

Pink Bumblebee

German Pink

True Black Barndywine

Woodle Orange

We have a great variety of organic heirloom tomato plants this year.  Growing in organic soil and biodegradable Eco pots. Beautiful and ready to produce wonderful tomatoes! We started extra since we sold out last year, but come early for the best selection.

We also have sweet peppers and a variety of herbs. All of our plants are grown in organic soil in our greenhouse where we  use organic fertilizer and never spray.

We are currently moving them out to the farm stand and will post a complete list of the varieties.

All plants are $2.50 each.

Available tomato varieties:

Raspberry Lyanna, Arkansas Traveler, Rosabec,  Carbon, True Black Brandywine, 

Big Rainbow, Piglet Willie, Napal, Gold Medal, Mountain Magic, Marglobe Supreme, 

Dr Wychee’s Yellow, Atlantic Prize, German Pink, Moskovich, Mortgage Lifter, 

Black Vernissage, Blue Beauty, Woodle Orange

 

Roma type: San marzano, San Remo, Comstock

 

Cherry: Galiana, Black Cherry, Tommy Toe, Sungold, Pink Bumblebee

 

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Organic Tomato Plants

We will have a nice variety of organic tomato plants this year.

They are still in the greenhouse but will soon be moved out to the coldframe to get acclimated to the great outdoors. We will have them for sale at our May 12th Creekside Market. 

We start them from seed in our greenhouse in organic soil. This year we will be selling them in a 4.5 inch biodegradable EcoPot. Most of our tomato seed comes from Bakers Creek, so you can look up the listed varieties. A sampling of the available varieties includes some of our regular favorites:

Mortgage Lifter

Black Cherry

Sun Gold Cherry

Pink Bumblebee

Arkansas Traveler

Atlantic Prize

Marglobe Supreme

Piglet Willie

San Marzano

Moskovich

and some new varieties:

Black Brandywine

Blue Beauty

Raspberry Lyanna

Barnes Mountain Yellow

Big Rainbow

Carbon

Mountain Magic

 

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Spring Pansies

We have pansies in the farmstand!

They’re planted in a 10 inch bowl in organic soil and were raised in our organic greenhouse. 

$15.00 each

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Looking forward to another year of producing clean food and fiber!

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1 day until Creekside Market! May 12th – Rain or Shine!

We will be setting up some of our market items in our garage tomorrow since the forecast is calling for rain.

In addition to the pre-made herb planters, we will have the option of choosing the herbs you want to make your own planter! We will also have the herbs for sale along with our sweet peppers, heirloom tomatoes and pansies – all growing in organic soil.

For those looking for some extra fertility in their garden, we have alpaca “beans” available in cat litter buckets for $5.00 per bucket (plus a $1.00 refundable deposit for the bucket).

Our Creekside Market was very successful last year so we will be continuing it this year. The first market of the season will be on Saturday, May 12th from 9 until 2.

Organic Herb Planter – Pansy, sweet basil, dill, French tarragon, Italian oregano, chives and rosemary

We will be in our vegetable stand with these lovely organic herb planters, our own seasonal produce, eggs, stone ground heirloom cornmeal & flour, organic tomato and sweet pepper transplants, local honey from our farm, alpaca fiber items (yarn, nest ball kits, raw fiber), and our own hand-made goats milk soap!

The stand will still continue to be open during our normal hours – Every day from 8 am until 7 pm but will not be stocked with the alpaca items, soap or honey. Please contact us for those items. 

 We can answer your questions about the plants we have available and if the weather is nice enough, I will be spinning some fiber into yarn with my spinning wheel!

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Greenhouse Day

It’s a beautiful day to be a kitty or a person working in the greenhouse!

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Sorting Alpca fiber

Using the last empty space in the greenhouse to sort and clean our Suri alpaca fiber. Even unwashed – it looks lovely!

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Beautiful fiber in the making! Leonardo and his ever doting mama.

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The Farm Stand is Open!

We opened the farmstand and have it stocked with eggs and our stone ground grain! 

We have whole wheat flour that was stone ground from Turkey Red wheat.  Turkey Red is a hard red winter wheat so the flour is a good bread flour. It’s a heirloom wheat that originated in Ukraine.

Our Floriani Red Flint is an Italian heirloom that was developed for polenta. It can also be used for baking but is a hard corn so requires some soaking.

Our heirloom yellow corn is a finer grind and great for baking.

All of our grains are grown here using organic practices. We stone grind in small batches for freshness and maximum nutrition.

$5.00 for a 3 pound bag

The cooler is stocked with eggs from our pastured raised and organically fed hens.

$5.00 per dozen

 

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Creamed Honey and Stone ground grains are back!

Our bee keeper made creamed honey from our Creekside Natural Farm honey. It has a smooth butter like texture and is especially delicious on toast, biscuits, muffins, ect…

 $13.00 per 1 pint jar

Stone ground grains 

Top left is Turkey Red wheat flour – a heirloom hard wheat that’s great for bread baking

Top right is heirloom yellow corn meal – ground for baking and makes wonderful cornbread

Bottom is Floriani Red Flint corn meal – Italian heirloom ground coarse for polenta

Cornbread, corn muffins, polenta and pizza dough recipes are listed under Recipes from Pam

Grains come in a 3 pound package – $5.00

 

Call 815-467-5259

Email pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

Send a FB message

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Eggs and Honey

 

Our girls are still producing eggs and we also have honey. To avoid making a wasted trip, please contact us before coming out between 8 am and 5 pm.

Please either call 815-467-5259 or

email pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com or

send a message on our FB page

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Self service eggs

While we are experiencing the warm weather, we will have “self service” eggs available. There is a plastic bag in the cooler where you can leave your money.

Eggs are $5.00 per dozen

We will keep the cooler replenished throughout the day and will take it in at 5:00

For safety reasons, we cannot allow self service sales after dark.

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Eggs and Honey

We have eggs and honey available for pick up.

Eggs are $5.00 per dozen and come from our own pasture raised  hens – raised and fed organically

Honey is $13.00 for a 1 pound jar and comes from hives on our farm – raw and unfiltered

You can set up a time by

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

email pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

send a message on our Facebook page

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What’s New at Creekside Natural Farm – Life!

Our first ever chick born from our own eggs!

She’s 2 days ahead of the normal 21 days and impatiently waiting for her siblings to join her. We can see progress in a few more eggs so her wait won’t be long.

Now we have 9!

 

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Merry Christmas and happy New Year

Wishing a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and happy New Year!

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Last minute gifts

If you are looking for a gift for teachers, hostess, co-workers, friends, ect… – we have 2 great options!

2 oz Honey Bear with a bar of handmade goats milk and honey soap is $7.00

16 oz jar of honey with soap is $17.00

The honey comes from hives on our farm in Minooka.

The soap is handmade here with milk from a local farm, coconut oil, olive oil, local lard and castor oil. You can choose unscented with oatmeal, lavender or milk & honey.

We also have honey available without the soap. $3.00 & $13.00

Contact me ahead of coming out

815-467-5259

pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

or send a message on FB

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Creamed Honey is Ready!

Our bee keeper made creamed honey from our Creekside Natural Farm honey. It has a smooth butter like texture and is especially delicious on toast, biscuits, muffins, ect…

 $13.00 per 1 pint jar

Call 815-467-5259

Email pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

Send a FB message

We still have eggs available but since it’s too cold to leave them in the stand, you will need to contact us ahead of coming out.

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Winter starts tomorrow!

Starting tomorrow – Dec 5th – the stand will be closed and we will be on the “Winter Program” for eggs, honey and grain.

Let us know ahead of time what you’re looking for and we will set up a time for pick-up.

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

or send a message on FB

We are having some issues with our email. If you have sent a message and not received a response, please either call or send a FB message.

 

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Cell phone

If you left your cell phone in our farmstand yesterday (11-21) – please call 815-715-3590

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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

Facebook message

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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

Send a message on our FB page

 

 

 

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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

message on our FB page

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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

Message me on FB

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