Category Archives: 2016 harvest

Bread Lab

Today was a perfect day to do some “bread lab” work. This was the result! I used our own stone ground Turkey Red wheat flour that I sifted once.  We grow our heirloom wheat with minimal natural fertilizer  (horse manure) … Continue reading

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Winter Egg program

It is officially too cold to keep eggs in the cooler so we are now on the “Winter egg program”. We still have plenty of eggs, but you will need to either call or send a message before you come … Continue reading

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Eggs are back – yay!

The hens are finished growing their winter feathers and are laying eggs again! And, it’s still warm enough to keep them in the stand. We also have some young hens who are just starting to lay so will have the … Continue reading

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Corn Picking

Yay! We are now the proud owners of a New Idea 1 row corn picker! It’s a great improvement over picking by hand. 7 minutes for for rows compared to 2 hours for 4 rows! Now on to shelling and … Continue reading

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Peppers

We picked all of our peppers yesterday in anticipation of the frost. LOTS of nice poblanos, jalapenos, sweet frying peppers, sweet Melrose and sweet minis.  The poblanos are the most abundant so we are selling them by the half bushel … Continue reading

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Glass Gem Corn

New in the stand – Lovely bundles of Glass Gem Corn $2.00 per bunch We also have sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, kale, potatoes, garlic, Turkey Red wheat berries, a few tomatoes and eggs. We also have frozen heritage chicken … Continue reading

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Glass Gem Corn

Some of our harvest of Glass Gem corn. This is our first year growing it so most of it will be saved as seed for next year. This spectacular flint corn was developed by Carl Barnes who was half Cherokee … Continue reading

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Peppers

We are starting to pick the poblano peppers and tomatillios and continuing with the jalapeno and sweet peppers.  We have a half bushel of Melrose peppers available this week for $20.00. They are the peppers that were used on the … Continue reading

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Kale and Swiss Chard

Kale is back in the stand and we have swiss chard that I will pick on request. It wilts pretty quickly in the cooler so if you would like some, please call 815-715-3590 or email pam@ creeksidenaturalfarm.com We also have lemon … Continue reading

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Farm Day Tomorrow- Sept. 25th!

Luna Lu says Come out and see us on September 25th from 9 am till 3 pm! We are having an “Open Farm” as part of national Alpaca Farm Days. In addition to our beautiful Suri alpacas, you will see … Continue reading

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Half-Bushel of sweet peppers

This beautiful half-bushel of sweet peppers is available for $12.00. There are about 40 peppers and they would be great for roasting and canning or freezing. You can also core and blanch the whole for stuffing during the winter. I … Continue reading

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Pepper Preserving Ideas

Here is what mine look like without roasting but otherwise following this recipe. Marinated Roasted Ripe Sweet Peppers Recipe Ingredients 4 pounds firm, fresh, clean ripe sweet peppers 1 cup bottled lemon juice* 2 cups white vinegar (5%) 1 cup olive oil … Continue reading

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Fresh or Frozen Chickens

Today we had our last batch or meat chickens of the season processed. These are a Sagitta chicken and are available as a whole chicken for $4.00 per pound. They were raised on a combination of certified organic feed and … Continue reading

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Tomatoes and Potatoes by the bushel

          We have bushel or half bushel quantities of heirloom tomatoes and potatoes available. The potatoes will store for several months in a cool/dark place and the tomatoes can be used for canning, freezing, sauce, salsa … Continue reading

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Corn and Peaches!

Bill picked lots of sweet corn this morning! It’s bagged and in the cooler for $6.00 per dz. And, this is what you get when you don’t spray poison – lady bugs on the sweet corn We also have peaches … Continue reading

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New Tomato program

We Have lots of beautiful heirloom tomatoes and have started a new program for them today. In an effort to please as many people as possible – we will not be boxing the tomatoes in cartons. That means you get … Continue reading

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More corn

We started picking our later variety of sweet corn and it lives up to its name – Delectable! It is also a larger ear than the earlier corn so you get 12 ears in a bag for $6.00. Non GMO, … Continue reading

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Sweet Corn!

Bill picked sweet corn this morning!  This is calico corn. Non GMO, never sprayed, no herbicide, no fungicide and very sweet. Bill picks in the morning when the corn is at its sweetest. This is our early variety and the … Continue reading

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New this week

Lots of veggies this week! We are picking some nice tomatoes, colored cauliflower, bell and jalapeno peppers, eggplant, red cabbage, cylandra beets, swiss chard, green beans, broccoli, cucumbers, garlic and a variety of summer Squash (lemon, patty pan, zucchini and … Continue reading

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Summer Squash

Wr are picking some beautiful early summer Squash – both zucchini and patty pan. We have bags of small squash for $2.00 and the larger zucchini are $2.00 each.

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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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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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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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