Local Raw Honey & Stone ground grain

Raw honey from hives on our farm

We have raw honey from hives on our farm in a 1 pound jar for $13.00

 

Heirloom Grains – Turkey Red wheat flour, Yellow cornmeal and Floriani Red Flint cornmeal (Makes really great polenta).  All grown and stone ground on our farm using organic practices.

$5.00 for a 3 pound bag

 

Please contact us ahead of coming out 

815-467-5259

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Turkey Red Wheat

Some of the steps in “making” whole wheat flour

Un-cleaned wheat going into the screens, Clean wheat comes out the bottom, Cleaned wheat stone ground into whole wheat flour

We have cleaned wheat berries and freshly ground flour available. Wheat berries are in a 1 quart container for $3.00 and flour is $5.00 for a 3 pound bag

As the name suggests, ‘Turkey’ Hard Red Winter Wheat is a tall, winter hardy cultivar, grown in the Great Plains. This wheat variety has a unique, rich, and complex flavor and excellent baking qualities. 

This particular variety can be traced to Crimea between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov in the early 19th century and earlier to Turkey to the south of the Black Sea. Mennonite immigrants brought it to the United States in the early 1870s, introducing it to the areas surrounding Marian, Reno and Harvey Counties in Kansas. It became the dominant hard red winter wheat in Kansas and much of the Great Plains bread basket and was the major hard winter variety in the 1920s. Significant acreage was planted in Kansas until the mid-1940s when it was replaced with modern higher-yielding cultivars.

The wheat has excellent flavor, good protein quantity and quality.

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Baby Plants

Waiting in line to have the “babies” boxed up

  • Yesterday Renee and I bought baby plants of some things that don’t start well from seed. In addition to the succulents, we got some lemon thyme and rosemary (plus a few flowers because we couldn’t resist). Brought them all home and potted them up in organic soil. 
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Honey, Cornmeal & Eggs

Honey, cornmeal, eggs, ect… are available in the winter by appointment only so Please contact us ahead of coming out (info below). This ever changing weather can sometimes lead to very slippery conditions – especially in the country.

Our honey is pure 100% honey from hives on our farm. Our bees have 76 acres of  “crops” to forage from. That includes more than 20 acres of pollinator habitat, several acres of vegetables, 30 acres of hay and pasture and our dandelion and clover filled yard. We farm using organic practices (no GMO’s). While we can’t control where our bees forage, we really can’t see any reason for them to leave this bee friendly paradise!

Raw honey from hives on our farm

Raw honey is $13.00 per 1 pound jar

Comb honey is $20.00 per container

We have Floriani Red Flint corn  – grown here with organic practices – stone ground on our farm to a coarse grind. Floriani is a hard corn that was developed in Italy for polenta or grits. We have a delicious polenta recipe on our site.

We also have heirloom yellow cornmeal that is a great baking cornmeal.

Cornmeal is $5.00 per bag

Wheat berries can be used like ferro – cooked whole ( we have a recipe on our site). They can also be ground into flour.

Wheat Berries are $3.00 per container

We kept a very small winter flock this year but they are working overtime. So, we have a limited amount of eggs available. Our hens eat a combination of certified organic ground feed and some whole grains (wheat and oats) that we grow on our farm using organic methods. They also get vegetable scraps – sourdough starter – pumpkins from last years garden – and anything they can find in the pasture.

Eggs are nest run and $5.00 per dz

Please contact us ahead of coming out

815-467-5259

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Monarch Habitat planting day

Today is a perfect day to plant 8 acres of seed for our Monarch butterfly habitat. Can’t wait until it’s all gro

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Comb Honey

Comb honey is sections of the hexagonal-shaped beeswax cells of the honeycomb that contain raw honey that have been cut from the wooden frames of a beehive.
It is the rawest honey available and contains all of the pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, minerals, and aromatics that the honey had in the hive.

Comb honey is more expensive than raw liquid bottled honey. Bottled honey is extracted from the beeswax comb and the comb is able to be used again. Since the comb is completely removed to produce comb honey, the bees and beekeeper must work harder to produce it.

We have a very limited amount of comb honey available.

1 pound container is $20.00

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Honey

The polar vortex seems to be over, the driveway has been cleared and our bee keeper has brought us over some freshly bottled honey!

Honey is available in the winter by appointment only so Please contact us ahead of coming out (info below). This ever changing weather can sometimes lead to very slippery conditions – especially in the country.

Our honey is pure 100% honey from hives on our farm. Our bees have 76 acres of  “crops” to forage from. That includes more than 20 acres of pollinator habitat, several acres of vegetables, 30 acres of hay and pasture and our dandelion and clover filled yard. We farm using organic practices (no GMO’s). While we can’t control where our bees forage, we really can’t see any reason for them to leave this bee friendly paradise!

 

We sell it in a 1 pound jar for $13.00

Raw honey from hives on our farm

Please contact us ahead of coming out

815-467-5259

pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

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We also have heirloom stone ground cornmeal  – $5.00 for a 3 pound bag

and a limited amount of eggs – $5.00 per dz

 

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-15 morning!

-15 outside this morning. Thankful for heated water buckets lots of straw and good hay. Plus a great coat for Thomas. 

The other boys are thankful to live with Thomas – who get extra special hay and treats!

And the farmers are thankful for this!

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Local Raw Honey

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Our honey is pure 100% honey from hives on our farm. Our bees have 76 acres of  “crops” to forage from. That includes more than 20 acres of pollinator habitat, several acres of vegetables, 30 acres of hay and pasture and our dandelion and clover filled yard. We farm using organic practices (no GMO’s). While we can’t control where our bees forage, we really can’t see any reason for them to leave this bee friendly paradise!

Raw honey from hives on our farm

$13.00 for a 1 pound jar

Please contact us ahead of coming out 

815-467-5259

pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

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Time to choose the 2019 potatoes!

We will be offering seed potatoes this season. We’ve chosen 3 of our favorites and 2 “new to us” varieties (Viking Red and Masquerade). We will sell them in 1 pound packages and also as transplants in biodegradable pots with organic soil. 

                                Desiree

The most popular “red” potato in Europe. Round to oblong tubers, satin-like pinkish/red skin and gourmet quality creamy-yellow flesh. Prolific yields of excellent all-around cooking potatoes. Very resistant to common diseases. An easy and very reliable gourmet potato to grow.

Nicola

Delicious German potato with low glycemic level. Uniform medium-large oblong tubers have smooth yellow skin and light yellow flesh. Firm waxy texture is excellent for boiling and salads. High yield potential. SSE staff favorite. 90-110 days.

La Ratte Fingerling

Long prized by French chefs as a top quality fingerling. We cannot recommend this variety highly enough, an absolute delight to cook with. Long uniform tubers, yellow flesh with firm waxy texture and a nice nutty flavor, holds together very well. Especially good for potato salad or as a boiled potato. We love it roasted with garlic!

                            Viking Red

Viking has main season maturity but has early tuber set. Yielding ability is high. Plants are medium sized, upright and vigorous. Tubers are large, oblong to round, medium thick, with a smooth, medium to deep red skin and white flesh. Eyes are shallow and well distributed. Culinary quality is excellent.

                       Masquerade 

A yellow-skinned potato that’s all dressed up in a cloak of purple. These slightly flattened, oval tubers have moist, yellow flesh, an irresistible creamy, rich flavor, and an elevated anthocyanin content. Sized nicely to bake whole, Masquerade makes a triumphant presentation at the table, and doesn’t disappoint on the palate. A very versatile potato, it’s delicious mashed or roasted as well. Vigorous plants deliver very high yields. 

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Local raw Honey & Stone Ground Grains

Raw honey from hives on our farm

We have raw honey from hives on our farm in a 1 pound jar for $13.00

 

Heirloom Grains – Turkey Red wheat flour, Yellow cornmeal and Floriani Red Flint cornmeal (Makes really great polenta).  All grown and stone ground on our farm using organic practices.

$5.00 for a 3 pound bag

 

Please contact us ahead of coming out 

815-467-5259

pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

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Happy 2019!

Some of our favorites from 2018

Tomato beauty! Woodle Orange, Mortgage Lifter and Cherokee Purple

Dill Pickle kit

Heirloom organic tomato plants

Tomatoes!

Garden bounty

Bumblebees and honey bees enjoying the sunflowers

Cinderella pumpkins

Love a full cooler!

Parabella and Leonardo

Our raw honey and goat milk soap

Swallowtail caterpillar

Monarch in the pollinator habitat

Partridge pea in the pollinator habitat

Thank you to all of our loyal customers who take the time to come out to shop with us.  We are looking forward to 2019 and a few new things! We like to try at least 1 new veggie every year, we have some new flowers planned, I’m working on some new soap recipes and we will be starting some new conservation plantings.

2019 Egg layers

We got our baby chicks in November so we will have eggs in the spring!

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Last Minute Gift Ideas

We have some last minute gift sets all ready for your “Gift Giving”. 

This is a 1 pound jar of honey from Our Creekside Natural Farm hives and 2 organic tea bags – $14.00

We also have our goats milk soap (made with local milk from Staudacher Farm) – $4.50 each

Available scents – Cherry almond with almond oil, Citrus ginger, Lavender with oatmeal, Lavender, Rosemary spearmint with spirulina, Vanilla, milk & honey with oatmeal.

Our handmade soap is made with local goat milk, local tallow, olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, castor oil and honey. Any additions are listed in the description.

Curing soap

Lotion Bar Sticks – made with a combination of luxury butters and essential oils – $12.00

Facial oil – made with a blend of rosehip seed, pomagranet seed,evening primrose & vit e oils and lotus extract. 

Detox salt soak

We also have a few jars of the lavender infused honey available. Our honey and our lavender! $13.00 for a half pint jar. Makes a nice gift with 2 bags of organic chamomile/lavender tea for $14.00.

You can choose the items you would like and we will package them for you. The price will be the total of your items – Packaging is free!

 

And, If you just want some of our honey – it’s available and $13.00 for a 1 pound jar

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Creekside Gifts – (for yourself or others)

If you were not able to make it to our Creekside Market yesterday or thought of something you still “need”, you can still pick up at our farm. 

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We have the following gift sets or individual items available. You can also request different soaps in your gift sets and add items that are not already included.

Lavender infused Creekside honey, 2 oz lotion bar stick, 2 bars of handmade goats milk soap,

Sage or thyme infused Creekside honey , Detox salt soak, 2 organic tea bags

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December Creekside Market December 1st 9 until 2

Creamy body butter

Detox salt soak

Lotion bar sticks

Infused Creekside honey

We’ve been busy making some new items for our December Creekside Market.

They will all be available individually and in various gift sets.

We will also have our handmade goats milk soap, a fresh batch of honey from hives on our farm, freshly stone ground cornmeal and Turkey Red whole wheat flour, and beautiful yarn and fiber from our Suri alpacas.

We will be set up in the garage just past our farmstand so no worries about the predicted rain. Come do some Christmas shopping or find a treat for yourself.

Tomorrow December 1st from 9 until 2

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

email: pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com

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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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