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Kohlrabi

Beautiful Kohlrabi! I added a couple of recipes to the Pam’s Recipes section on our blog for those who aren’t sure what to do with kohlrabi. I’ve made the slaw and it’s fabulous. I have not made the fritters yet … Continue reading

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Kolhrabi Carrot Fritters

Kolhrabi Carrot Fritters Serves: 8 fritters WHAT YOU NEED 2 kohlrabi 1 carrot 1 egg ¼ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon cayenne ½ cup grapeseed or vegetable oil (enough for ¼-inch depth in a large skillet) Green onions (for garnish) … Continue reading

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Kohlrabi and Carrot Slaw

Kohlrabi and Carrot Slaw Serves 4-6 1 large kohlrabi, peeled, stems trimmed off, grated 1/4 head purple cabbage, shredded 2 medium carrots, peeled and grated 1/2 red onion, grated 4 tablespoon chopped cilantro 1/4 cup golden raisins (optional) 1/4 cup … Continue reading

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Cylindra beets are ready

The rain and warm weather has really helped our veggies! We are starting to pick cylindra beets, zucchini and beans. We also picked fresh lettuce and kale and will be picking kohlrabi tomorrow morning. We still have plenty of eggs … Continue reading

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Alpaca Drama

Yesterday we took 2 of our girls to Heritage Farms in Indiana in the back of a mini-van and brought Thomas Magnum back. The girls were quiet for most of the 3 hour ride but didn’t enjoy the stop in … Continue reading

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Lots of veggies!

Our cooler in the stand is full with lots of veggies. We have beautiful and tasty radishes, beets, green beans, kale, garlic scapes, lettuce, swiss chard,  broccoli and cut herbs. We also have wheat berries, plenty of eggs and herb … Continue reading

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3 French Hens Market

We’re all set up at the 3 French Hens Market and the sun is shining!

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Garlic Scapes

At the end of a long hot day of picking, washing, packing and planting – made a lovely discovery in the garlic bed. The scapes are ready! We will have them at the 3 French Hens Market tomorrow. In addition … Continue reading

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Meat Chickens

  We will be taking our broiler chickens (fast growing and great for the grill or other quick cooking methods) for processing on Monday (6-13) and they will be available on the following day. Because the way we choose to … Continue reading

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Getting some nice veggies! Update

This morning we picked and washed some beautiful Chahoggia beets. They’re in the stand along with bok choy and lettuce for $3.00 per bunch/bag. The baby kale is $4.00 per bag. We also have freshly picked herbs – $1.00 per … Continue reading

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Lettuce

Lettuce is in the stand this morning  ($3.00 per bag) along with bok choy, arugula, spinach ($4.00), asparagus ($5.00), Turkey Red wheat berries ($3.00), heirloom tomato and herb plants ($2.00) and plenty of eggs from our organically fed – pasture … Continue reading

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Bok Choy

This morning we picked bok choy and have it in the stand for $3.00 per bag. We also have spinach, kale, herbs, Turkey Red wheat berries,  plenty of eggs and plants (heirloom tomato and herb). A customer who bought the … Continue reading

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Babies!

I found a baby oak while I was weeding the garlic. So glad I didn’t use the tiller. Baby Australorp chicks 100 baby tomato plants in the ground.

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Tomato Planting Time

Tomato planting time is almost here (after the possible frost tonight).  We have a variety of heirloom tomato and herb plants available for sale in the stand. Some of the tomato varieties are Purple Cherokee, Mortgage Lifter, Sungold Cherry, Black Cherry, … Continue reading

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ROASTED ASPARAGUS WHEAT BERRY SALAD WITH ARUGULA PESTO

YIELD: 4 SERVINGS PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES COOK TIME: 60 MINUTES INGREDIENTS: Wheat Berries: 1 cup hard red wheat berries, rinsed 3 and 1/2 cups cold water 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt extra virgin olive oil Roasted Asparagus: 1 bunch of … Continue reading

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Wheat Berries

We have Turkey Red wheat berries in the stand. You can grind them into flour, sprout/dry and grind them, cook them for an addition to a salad or veggie dish.  Turkey Red is an old wheat variety brought to this … Continue reading

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Asparagus , baby Bok choy and Organic Heirloom Tomato plants

We are starting to pick asparagus and have a few bags in the stand. $5.00 for a 1 pound bag Jill thinned her bok choy and has some bagged for $2.00 each Our heirloom tomato plants are ready and the … Continue reading

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Shearing Day at Creekside natural Farm

We had a successful shearing day thanks to our great shearers (Bruce and Amy) and all of our helpers – Judy, Mary, Jill, Pat and Renee. And thanks to Renee, we also have beautiful pictures!

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Local honey Sources

We have had several inquiries about honey recently and wanted to share our sources. We do not sell honey. Our nearest local source is Contrary Mary’s. She’s about a mile from here and we love that her bees are most … Continue reading

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Farm visitors

    Today we had a group of students from Joliet Job Corps  visit the farm. They are part of the culinary arts training program and enjoyed seeing how food is raised on a small farm. Most have never visited … Continue reading

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Organic Heirloom Tomato Plants

Our tomato plants are happily growing in the greenhouse and will soon be ready for sale. We grow our plants in Purple Cow organic soil and use Dr. Earth organic fertilizer along with compost tea made from purple Cow compost … Continue reading

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Our trip to Polyface Farm

Joel ringing the bell to start the “Lunatic Farmer Tour” We took a short vacation a couple of weeks ago and were able to time it with the first Lunatic Farmer Tour of the season at Polyface Farm in Swoop … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! We have had a very busy week. We moved our hens into a new pasture and they are busy eating greens, enjoying the sunshine and laying LOTS of beautiful eggs. They are in our stand for $5.00 … Continue reading

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Pollinator Habitat

It was an exciting day at Creekside Natural Farm.  We started planting our pollinator habitat! The seed mix has several varieties of prarie grass and about 30 different flowers. We are planting 18 acres to add to the 10 we … Continue reading

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New projects

This morning we left Beckley West Virginia and drove home with our camper through the mountains. That wasn’t enough excitement for one day so Bill decided to work up the 20 acres where he will be planting our pollinator habitat … Continue reading

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Cold frame is ready

Bill made me a cold frame using some old windows from our house and also some from my grandpa’s house that was built by my great grandpa. All ready for my cabbage family seedlings !

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Chicken and Eggs

We have stewing hens available for $4.00 per pound.  Stew on it. Heritage birds, particularly older birds, make excellent stewing chickens. Put a whole or cut-up chicken in a pot, add enough water to cover, and simmer on low heat … Continue reading

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Happy Easter and Happy Spring!

Happy Easter and Happy Spring to all of our friends and customers. We love raising healthy food and appreciate all of you who love eating it!

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Hard working girls!

Our girls are working hard and producing plenty of eggs – Yay!!!     The stand is open and we have eggs in the cooler! Our prices are the same as last year -$5.00 per dozen of mixed sizes and … Continue reading

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Spring is on the way

Garlic is coming up nicely Rosemary is blooming in the greenhouse. And thanks to Renee who made all the soil blocks for me today – cauliflower, cabbage and kohlrabi are planted in their soil blocks.

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