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Hand made Soap

Yesterday I was re organizing my soap and noticed a couple of the lavender bars didn’t have much scent. After testing (by washing my hands with one of the lightly scented bars) I discovered that the scent comes back to … Continue reading

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Raining – Again

The good news is that Renee and I got some seeds in before the rain. Including some we didn’t plan to plant – LOL That’s what happens when the person handing out the seeds doesn’t read the package. The result … Continue reading

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June Creekside Market Day

We are 1 week away from our June Creekside Market Day! Saturday – June 8th from 9 am until 2 pm We will have plenty of eggs from our pasture raised and organic fed hens, seasonal produce (right now looks … Continue reading

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In Remembrance of all those who served

The never ending rain gave us a chance to get our flag pole down, the rope replaced and our flag up. One goal accomplished!  

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Organic Plant Sale

We still have a nice selection of organic vegetable and herb plants available – including Sungold cherry tomatoes and several container tomato varieties. We have moved everything out of the stand and on to the wagon so they can get … Continue reading

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Pollinator Study

2018 Chicago Area Pollinators Report[6017] Last year we were included in a pollinator study and the U of I student who collected data here shared the report with us. She also asked if they could continue to collect data here … Continue reading

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Organic Plants, soil and Eggs

The storms are forcing us to move our tomato plants back inside on an almost daily basis. So, if you plan to come out for tomato plants and we have storms in the forecast, contact us ahead of coming out. … Continue reading

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Organic Plants & Eggs

Getting ready to bring the tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and basil back outside for what I hope will be their last night “under cover”. We have plenty of beautiful organic plants and the weather forecast is calling for warmer temps – … Continue reading

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Local and Grass Fed & Finished

We have a fresh batch or flyers from our friends who raise beef and lamb. We have visited their farm many times and are pleased with their methods. Their animals live on pasture and are never fed grain. They have … Continue reading

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Creekside Market Day – Tomorrow from 9 until 2

Here is a list of plants we will have available for sale: Peppers Lunchbox, Sweet Chocolate, Round of Hungary, Cubanelle, Jimmy Nardello, Shishito, Sweet Sunrise and Islander These are all sweet peppers. Our hot peppers had to be re planted … Continue reading

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Organic transplants and mini lilac bouquets!

We’ve seen our first hummingbird, the barn swallows are back and the lilacs are blooming! So, were calling spring officially here and bringing our warm season plants out of the greenhouse  Starting today, we will add tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, a … Continue reading

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Pet/gardeners Soap Bar

We’ve made our pet/gardener shampoo more user friendly with a muslin bag. It helps to prevent the bar from slipping from your hands and also serves as a scrubbie. $5.50 per bar The smooth bar will be available without the … Continue reading

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Creekside Market Day – May 11th

We are 2 weeks away from our first Creekside Market Day for 2019!  9-2 on Saturday May the 11th We will have a selection of our favorite veggie transplant plus a few container friendly varieties.  We hope to start selling … Continue reading

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Potato Sets

We are offering potato sets for sale this year! Potatoes are a fun project for kids and are easy to grow in a large container. We have chosen a few of our favorite varieties and one new one.  Sets of … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day ! We follow Earth friendly practices every day at Creekside Natural Farm. We grow some of our own grain and all of our own hay for animal feed – we give our hens a beautiful pasture filled … Continue reading

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Pansy’s, pussy willow and eggs

Our farmstand is open and stocked with plenty of eggs. Pansy bowls (12.00) and pansy 4 pks (2.00) pussy willow bunches are 2.00 A 1 pound jar is 13.00 Please contact us ahead of coming out for honey

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May Creekside market Day

We are 4 weeks away from our first Creekside Market Day for 2019!  9-2 on Saturday May the 11th Our young hens are starting to lay larger and more eggs Our beekeeper has replenished our honey Our soap is curing … Continue reading

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What can I plant NOW?!

A warm day or 2 always make us anxious to get something planted. So, what can we plant when it’s still too cold for tomatoes, beans and other warmth loving plants? Some of the things we planted last week are … Continue reading

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Eggs are in season!

Our winter flock is still producing well and out young hens are winding up. So, we have plenty of eggs. We are getting small/medium eggs from the young hens and have those in 18 pack cartons for $5.00. The regular … Continue reading

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Getting ready for spring!

We are starting the seasonal wind up with lots of life on the farm and one departure. We will have a larger selection of organic plants this year. In addition the the heirloom tomatoes, we will also have eggplant, peppers, … Continue reading

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Eggs are in the stand!

No sign of any more deep freezes in the forecast. So, we cleaned the cooler, plugged it in and stocked it with eggs!  We have our regular eggs which are a mix of sizes ranging from jumbo to medium. We … Continue reading

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Turkey Red Wheat

Some of the steps in “making” 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 … Continue reading

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Baby Plants

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Local Raw Honey

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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