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Farm Day combine demonstration

Weather permitting – Bill will do a field demonstration with our 1963 International combine. We have about an acre of oats left in the field and he plans to harvest it at around 12:00 if the sun is shining. These … Continue reading

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Beautiful “New” Summer Squash

We started picking 2 heirloom squash. Zucchetta Rampicante is an Italian zucchini squash with a fantastic flavor and texture. It is also a favorite of squash bugs which are almost non-existent this year because of the hideous winter! Lemon Squash … Continue reading

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Bread and butter Refrigerator Pickles

This is my Great Aunt OzaMae’s Recipe. She called them Ice Box Pickles Makes 1 gallon 7-8 lbs sliced cucumbers 2 sliced onions 4 cups apple cider vinegar 5 cups sugar 1/2 cup pickling salt 1 1/3 tablespoons each of … Continue reading

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Dill Refrigerator Pickle Recipes

Dill Pickles Makes 2 quarts 18 – 24 pickle cucumbers 3 1/2 cups filtered water 1 1/2 cup whiter vinegar 1 tbl. Kosher or pickling salt 2-4 cloves of garlic 2 dill seed heads or 2 tsp. dill seed *optionally … Continue reading

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Time to make some pickles!

We have cucumbers by the half-bushel for $25.00. We have both the pickle cucumbers for dills and the regular size cucumbers for bread and butter pickles. Either e-mail pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com or call 815-467-5259

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Moving Day

Today was moving day for the chicks. They moved from their heated brooder to their version of the great outdoors. They have a moveable shelter that we “herd” them into at night to prevent our resident owl from getting chicken … Continue reading

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Minooka Market Starts Today

We will be at the Minooka Market today from 9 till 1 with, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, green beans, zucchini, cucumbers, beets, eggplant, bell peppers, poblano peppers, fresh garlic and various herbs.

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Ready this week

We picked lots of cherry tomatoes (Sungold, Black Cherry and Red Cherry) this morning. We’re also starting to pick full size tomatoes! In addition, we have fresh garlic, eggplant, zucchini, cucumbers, pickle cucumbers, green beans, red and green cabbage, bell … Continue reading

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Vegetable Lasagna

Vegetable lasagna Ingredients 10 ounces, weight Lasagna Noodles 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 whole Medium Onion 4 cloves Garlic 1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Diced 2 medium eggplant, Peeled and Chopped 4 whole Squash (yellow Or Zucchini), Diced 1 can (28 … Continue reading

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Flowers

Went out to cut some sunflowers for the stand and got side-tracked by bumble bees and butterflies on our prairie plants.

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Mason Jar Sauerkraut

How to Make Homemade Sauerkraut in a Mason Jar Makes 1 to 1 1/2 quarts What You Need Ingredients 1 medium head green cabbage (about 3 pounds) 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt 1 tablespoons caraway seeds (optional, for flavor) Equipment … Continue reading

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The cooler is full!

This morning we picked the last of the cabbage. It’s in the cooler for $2.00 per head We also have started picking cherry tomatoes – $3.00 per pint. There a few pints left today and we will pick more in … Continue reading

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Beets by the Half-bushel

Our heirloom Cylindra beets are one of the few veggies that are enjoying all the rain so we are offering them by the half-bushel for $20.00. That’s about half the price of buying them by the bunch! These beets are … Continue reading

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One Week Until Creekside Natural Farm Day!

We will be hosting a Farm Day on Sunday, August 3rd from 9 until 3. The Farm Day we hosted in May was so popular that we decided to host another one! If you missed the first one (or even if … Continue reading

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3 French Hens

We’re not letting a little rain keep us from the market today! We have beautiful Golden Beets, Cyndrical Beets,, Fresh Hard neck Garlic, Sunflowers, fresh herbs and rosemary plants.

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Farm Fresh Eggs

Bill’s winter 2013 project has allowed us to double our hen population this year and they are busy girls! Since the new girls started laying, we have not run out of eggs. Perhaps because they’re living in chicken Nirvana. Our … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July from Creekside Natural Farm

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Eggplant this week

We started picking beautiful heirloom eggplant today. They’re in the cooler for $1.00 each or $4.00 per bag for baby eggplant. We also have medium zucchini – $1.00 each Cylindra Beets – $3.00 per bunch Green beans – $4.00 per … Continue reading

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Creekside Natural Farm Pictures

The red hollyhocks started on their own as one plant 3 years ago and purple clematis was planted by Bill’s mom years ago. They make a beautiful combination. We moved all the plants in the nightshade family (potatoes, peppers, eggplant and tomatoes)  … Continue reading

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Garlic Scape Pesto

GARLIC SCAPE AND ALMOND PESTO Makes about 1 cup 10 garlic scapes, finely chopped 1/3 to 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan (to taste and texture) 1/3 cup slivered almonds (you could toast them lightly, if you’d like) You can also … Continue reading

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Garlic Scapes are ready!

Garlic scapes are the stem and flower bud of a hard neck garlic plant. They have a very short season as each plant only grows one. They have a mild garlic flavor and are not hot like the garlic bulb. Our … Continue reading

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New today

This morning we picked full size Kale. It’s in the cooler for $3.00 per bunch Cauliflower in the cooler – $3.00 per head Small Zucchini – $5.00 per bag In the herb container we have Basil, Rosemary, Chives, Sage, Dill and Cilantro … Continue reading

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New today – Cauliflower

This morning we have cauliflower in the cooler – $4.00 per Jumbo head We re-filled the herb container with Basil, Rosemary, Chives, Sage, Dill and Cilantro – $1.00 per bag Kale and leaf lettuce – $3.00 per bag Sugar-snap peas – … Continue reading

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Fresh Beets

The beets are loving this weather! We picked some this morning and they’re in the cooler for $3.00 per bunch. We also have a few pints of strawberries and that will probably be the last for this season.

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Picked Fresh this morning

By the end of the day yesterday, the stand was pretty empty. Just eggs and a few bags of lettuce left! This morning we picked kale, spinach, cabbage, sugar snap peas and leaf lettuce. The Kale, spinach and lettuce are $3.00 per … Continue reading

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Strawberries

picked fresh strawberries this morning. They’re in the stand for $3.00 per pint

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Alpaca Fiber for Sale! eCommerce Shop is Running!

Our eCommerce site is finally up and running so that you can view and purchase beautiful Suri Alpaca fiber for your own projects. We’ve posted clean undyed fiber from Jet, Rocky and Parabella so far, available in both Fingering and … Continue reading

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3 French Hens Market

We’re all set up for the market in Morris and it looks like a beautiful day. We are selling baby kale, leaf lettuce, red cabbage, Cour Di Bue cabbage, herb plants, alpaca bird nest ball kits and Suri alpaca yarn. … Continue reading

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New this week

We are finally picking beets! $3.00 per bunch Strawberries are $3,00 per pint Baby kale and leaf lettuce is $3.00 per bag Broccoli is $3.00 per bag Green Beans are $4.00 per bag Fresh herbs are $1.00 per bag We also … Continue reading

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New this week

We started picking broccoli this morning and have it in the stand for $3.00 per bag. We also have a limited amount of green beans for $4.00 per bag and strawberries for $3.00 per pint. Leaf lettuce & spinach for … Continue reading

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