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This Week @ Creekside natural Farm

This morning we picked what will likely be the last of the cherry tomatoes for the year. We are picking some beautiful Kale and have Butternut Squash and the end of the sweet peppers. We also have eggs from our Animal … Continue reading

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Tomatoes are still here (but not for long)

The cool weather is here and we’re nearing the end of the warm weather veggies. We still have tomatoes and peppers in the stand, but the end is definitely near so get them while you still can! We also have some … Continue reading

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Bok Choy

Baby Bok Choy is washed and in the cooler for $3.00 per bag. We also have eggs, sweet and hot peppers, tomatoes, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, baking pumpkins, zucchini, tomatillos, green beans, decorative pumpkins and corn stalks from our Non-GMO … Continue reading

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Tomatillios and Corn stalks are new this week

We have bundles of corn stalks for sale for $5.00 per bunch. They are from our own non-GMO and un-sprayed corn. We have also finally started picking tomatillos! They make fantastic salsa verde with our purple jalapenos. We also have tomatoes, … Continue reading

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Our hens enjoying the day

You can see that our hens are living the “good life” and the fantastic eggs they produce are a result of that. They have free access to pasture and certified organic feed. We also supplement their feed with our own … Continue reading

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Pumpkins and Squash

We have a variety of pumpkins and winter squash this year. Winter squash includes butternut, spaghetti and Kabocha. We have Valenciano and Autumn Crown pumpkins for baking (or decorating) and Bliss and Speckled Hound for decorating. Bliss can also be used for … Continue reading

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Cut-up watermelon and garlic for next year

I used the rainy morning to cut up some of our organic watermelon for those who don’t have the time or the space in their frig. It’s in the cooler in 16 oz. containers for $2.00 The afternoon excitement was … Continue reading

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Melons this Week @ Creekside natural Farm

We didn’t plan to have enough cantaloupe to sell, but it has been a good year for all of our vine crops, and the cantaloupe are soo sweet that we’ve decided to sell some. They’re in the stand for $3.00 … Continue reading

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Watermelon!

After a cool summer, the watermelon is finally ready and in the stand for $7.00 each. Like everything else we sell, it was grown here with no chemical sprays or fertilizers.   We also have eggs from our pastured hens,spaghetti squash, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Squash and LOTS of tomatoes!

Spaghetti squash is in the stand – $3.00 for large & $2.00 for med/small We are finally picking LOTS of tomatoes and have some available in half-bushels. We are selling them for $1.00 per lb. A half-bushel is 26 lbs. … Continue reading

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Fresh chicken

Were on our way home from a LONG day in Aurthur, IL for chicken processing. We will have chicken available starting tomorrow. This is our last batch for the year and we won’t have more until next Spring. They were … Continue reading

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Little Bit of Sweet Corn and LOTS of other things

Bill picked enough sweet corn to put in the cooler this morning! It’s very sweet, but the ears are about half the size last years sweet corn. It’s non GMO and has never been sprayed or fertilized with chemicals. We have … Continue reading

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This week at Creekside Natural Farm

Beautiful multi-colored French filet beans back in the cooler today for $4.00 per bag. We also have lemon squash, fresh heirloom tomato salsa, red Italian frying peppers, heirloom eggplant, green beans, zucchini, cucumbers, pickle cucumbers, sweet chocolate peppers, colored bell … Continue reading

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“Homegrown” Tomatoes

What would life be without home grown tomatoes? Our heirloom tomatoes are grown here and picked ripe – just like if you grew them yourself!

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Beans by the half bushel

Bill picked some beautiful beans this morning and we will have a limited amount available by the half bushel. The purple, yellow and thin green beans are a French filet type or Haricot Vert. They are more tender and flavorful … Continue reading

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Okra and potatoes-new this week

We have started digging potatoes and have Austrian Crescent and Redgold in the stand in 2 lb bags for $5.00 per bag. Austrian Crescent is a fingerling that’s great roasted with garlic and a little olive oil. Redgold is a … Continue reading

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3 French Hens Market today

On our way to Morris for the 3 French Hens Market with a full load of freshly picked local and organically grown produce. Heirloom tomatoes, eggplant, sweet peppers, fingerling and red gold potatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, pickle cucumbers, jalapeño and poblano … Continue reading

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Thank You

Thank you to everyone who came out for our Farm Day. We had a fantastic turn out (about 400 guests) and beautiful weather. We would also like to thank Alicia for sharing her knowledge of nutrition and Reiki, Kate for … Continue reading

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Farm Day Today! Come for a Visit

Come out and visit Creekside Natural Farm today from 9 – 3. In addition to seeing our Suri alpacas, chickens and veggies, we will have Kat from M2AFaRM here with her spinning wheel and alpaca knowledge. We will also have … Continue reading

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Creekside Natural Farm Day tomorrow!

Come out and visit Creekside Natural Farm tomorrow from 9 – 3. In addition to seeing our Suri alpacas, chickens and veggies growing, we will have Kat from M2AFaRM here with her spinning wheel and alpaca knowledge. We will also … Continue reading

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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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