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Seed potatoes

71 pounds of seed potatoes from The Potato Garden. We will wait about a week for the to send out sprouts, cut them into smaller pieces and plant them. Clearly, we love potatoes and want to be sure not to … Continue reading

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Save the Date! June 28th Farm Day updates

In addition to our main speaker – Dr. John Ikerd  (http://www.johnikerd.com) – we will also be joined by Ed Bell from Belfry Bees. He will bring a display hive and information on how we can protect bees. He will also have … Continue reading

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Meat chickens

This morning I picked up our first batch of broiler chickens for the season. They will spend their firs t 2 week’s  under heat lamps in the protection of the border. After that, they will move to their portable shelter … Continue reading

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Road trip

On our way to pick up organic chicken feed and lambs and Baron is doing his best to stay awake. Not very successfully.

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Red Lady Bugs

Lady bugs coming to life under the crabapple tree. Love the red lady bugs!

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Greenhouse Help

Baron found the coolest spot in the greenhouse

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Eggs in the stand

The stand is open for the season and stocked with our Animal Welfare Approved and organic eggs. We sell our eggs in cartons of 12 for $5.00 or 18 for $7.50 Creekside Natural Farm Egg facts: Our eggs are not … Continue reading

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Baby chicken time

We were expecting 100 Barred Rock hens this morning and this mornings surprise was an extra box with 25 Easter Eggers and 25 Cornish Rocks! We had to come up with an emergency spot for the Cornish to get them … Continue reading

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Planting in the high tunnels

This morning we planted spinich, beets, carrots, radishes, sugar snap peas and lettuce in the smaller tunnel And Bill rototilled the bigger tunnel for planting later this week.

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Starting Seeds Today

I planted lots of little pepper, eggplant and early tomato seeds today. We also have some cabbage,  broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi and lettuce growing from last week’s planting. Baby purple cabbage pushing out of the Cowsmo  compost.

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Phone problems

if you need to reach us for eggs today, please email pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com Or call 815-715-3590

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Sustainable Farm Day – Save the Date!

Our first Sustainable Farm Day of the 2015 season will be on June 28th! We are excited to announce that  Dr. John Ikerd will be here to speak about sustainable agriculture.     Professor Emeritus of Agricultural & Applied Economics  University … Continue reading

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House Cleaning Day

Todays job  (cleaning out the winters worth of deep bedding in the chicken house) wasn’t nearly as enjoyable as yesterdays job (starting seeds in the warm greenhouse). However the girls were very happy with their fresh shavings and especially with … Continue reading

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Free Movie Screening -GMO OMG!

I just checked with the library and there is no need to register – just show up They will also have Free popcorn! This coming Sunday at the Black Rd. Branch of the Joliet Library. Event Date:  Sun, 03/01/2015 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm … Continue reading

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Animal Welfare Approved

Creekside Natural Farm has again been approved to use the Animal Welfare Approved label on our eggs.  AWA is the Gold Standard of humane farm animal care. you can find more information on the Animal Welfare Approved program at www.AnimalWelfarApproved.org In … Continue reading

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Bakers Creek catalog

The cold temps last night kept the crowd down at the Pre- Garden party so we still have some Bakers Creek Heirloom seed catalogs to give away. If you’re coming out for eggs, Floriani cornmeal or whole wheat flour, let … Continue reading

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Pre-Garden Party – Tonight

Getting ready for the Pre-Garden party tonight sponsored by the Joliet Park Dist. Come out and see us. The first 20 people to visit our table will get a free Bakers Creek Heirloom seed catalog. Just looking at the beautiful … Continue reading

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Pre-Garden Party

Getting ready for the Pre-Garden party tonight sponsored by the Joliet Park Dist. Come out and see us. The first 20 people to visit our table will get a free Bakers Creek Heirloom seed catalog. Just looking at the beautiful … Continue reading

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Katahdin Lamb – Sold Out

We have taken deposits for all the whole lambs we will have available this year. We will still have lamb available by the piece (chops, leg, sausage)in the fall. We are considering raising an additional lamb to sell in its … Continue reading

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All Clear

Bill was able to clear the driveway this morning and the county has done a nice job of clearing Bell Rd. so if you need eggs, flour or Floriani cornmeal give us a call @ 815-467-5259 or e-mail pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com  

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Snow Day

As you can see, we got LOTS of snow and it’s still snowing now! We don’t want anyone to get stuck in all the beautiful snow that has filled our driveway, so please do not come out for eggs today. … Continue reading

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First seeds of the season

We received our first seed order of the season – beautiful seed packages from Bakers Creek!

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Early morning walk

Our morning walk started out good on the nice frozen ground, but was ended early by the very large coyote! Fortunately, I saw him before Baron did and was able to get Baron back on his leash. I guess that’s the … Continue reading

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Time to order the potatoes

I know it seems early, but today I ordered the potatoes. Bill made the raised beds last fall and we are adding a bed since we ran out of potatoes to sell in early September last year. Some of the … Continue reading

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It’s COLD out there!

Until things thaw out, we will be working on a “by appointment” basis. If you need eggs, flour or cornmeal PLEASE call or e-mail ahead of time. There will be no eggs in the cooler, and other than taking care of … Continue reading

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We THINK we’re ready

  The little guys and pregnant girls have their coats on and the barn is closed for the night so Tiger can choose his own sleeping spot outside of his “condo”. Uncle Smoky, the lovely Merideth and the rest of the … Continue reading

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Floriani Red Flint corn

This is a note from one of our customers about our Floriani Red Flint corn Hi Pam, Last week I made hominy from your corn. Amazing. I used it in Pazole and it was perfect. Also tried corn bread with … Continue reading

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Floriani Cornmeal Pizza Crust Recipe

This cornmeal crust is nutritious and will taste wonderful adorned with your favorite cheeses, veggies and herbs. PHOTO: KAREN KEB Ingredients:  1 cup warm water (about 110 degrees Fahrenheit) 1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast 1/2 tsp honey 2 tbls … Continue reading

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Freshly Stone-ground grain

We put the stone grinder to work this week on our Floriani Red Flint corn and wheat berries. Floriani Red Flint’ is a rare, open-pollinated red flint corn from Italy with unforgettable flavor — and the possibilities for cooking with it are … Continue reading

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Found Keys

I was emptying a large Kohl’s bag of egg cartons today and found these keys in the bottom of the bag. If they are yours, please e-mail pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com or call 815-467-5259.

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