Category Archives: 2019 Harvest

Last of the Summer Veggies

Summer will be coming to an end today with overnight temps expected to be 32 degrees! So, we have picked all of the peppers and the last of the tomatoes. In addition to the regular packaging, there is a 3 … Continue reading

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Fall Harvest Day

Yesterday was our fall harvest day. We picked lots of lovely sweet peppers! Peppers are super easy to freeze and it is so nice to have them available on a cold winter day! And HONEY! Sweet peppers are in the … Continue reading

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Fresh Flowers and Herbs

We were able to get flowers and herbs cut before the rain started yesterday. This could be the last week for flowers as the zinnias really suffer from the extreme rain. $7.00 for flowers $4.00 for herbs

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Peppers by the pound

We have sweet red Lunch Box peppers available in a 3 pound bag for $6.00 2 bags available in the Farmstand cooler They are super easy to freeze (just cut the tops off and throw them in a freezer bag) … Continue reading

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Fresh Flowers and Veggies

It’s Fresh Flower Friday! Fresh mason jar bouquets are in the cooler for $7.00 each We also have a nice selection of heirloom, cherry and roma tomatoes – $2.50 per pint Yellow squash, various sweet and bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, … Continue reading

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Know How Your Meat is Raised

If you are interested in purchasing your meat from local farmers who raise they’re animals on pasture, here are a couple of great options. Pork   Tage Shumway raises a Berkshire/Tamworth cross on a beautiful wooded (oak & hickory) pasture. … Continue reading

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Heirloom Tomatoes

We are finally picking heirloom tomatoes and cherry tomatoes! Choose the tomatoes you like to fill a pint container (or 2) for $2.50  

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It’s Fresh Flower Friday!

We have fresh flowers in the Farmstand cooler. They arranged in a jar and ready to gift or brighten your table. There are tags available for you to add to the jar for gifting. Just $7.00 each! We also have … Continue reading

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Fresh Salsa Kits

We have put together a kit with all the ingredients you need to make a batch of fresh salsa. Including our Creekside recipe! You can pick up a kit or 2 from our Farmstand cooler for $5.00 So, I made … Continue reading

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September Creekside Market Day

UPDATE: Because of the rainy forecast for Sunday, we will be set up in the garage with the soap, honey and yarn. The vegetables will be in the farmstand. Our September Creekside Market Day will be on Sunday the 22nd. … Continue reading

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New this week – Beans!

We are finally getting a nice variety of vegetables! Beautiful Dragon Tongue beans are in the Farmstand Along with, green and purple beans, zucchini and Lemon squash, bags of mixed color bell and sweet peppers, pints of Shishito and red … Continue reading

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Fresh flowers and Veggies

Fresh flowers are in the cooler for Fresh Flower Friday! We also picked calico sweet corn, fresh tomatoes, sweet peppers, bell peppers, zucchini and yellow squash, green and Dragon Tongue beans, and have plenty of eggs from our organic and … Continue reading

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Creekside market Day – Tomorrow!

We will be hosting our August Creekside Market Day tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 until 2 We are finally starting to pick a larger variety of vegetables! YAY!!! We will have a limited quantity of a few new items – sweet … Continue reading

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Barn Swallows – Round 2!

Round 2 of the baby barn swallows. So happy to have these little insect eaters. Very few flies in the barn!

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Fresh flowers and vegetables

The bees were hanging out in the squash blossoms this morning while I picked in the rain. We have Lemon squash, zucchini, bell peppers, sweet peppers, Shishitto peppers, garlic and tomatoes. We also have fresh flower boquets and plenty of … Continue reading

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August Creekside Market Day

Our August Creekside Market Day will be on Saturday the 17th  Join us in our Farmstand from 9 until 2 (The stand is open and stocked with eggs and available vegetables every day)  Our hard neck garlic will be cured … Continue reading

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Fresh Flowers

We have some fresh flower bouquets and sunflowers in the Farmstand cooler. The mixed bouquets come in a mason jar for $7.00 and the sunflowers are $1.00 each. We also have eggs from our pasture raised and organically fed hens, … Continue reading

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July Creekside Market Day

Tomorrow is our July Market here on our farm. Join us in our Farmstand from 9 until 2 (The stand is open and stocked with eggs and available vegetables every day)  We will have our raw honey collected from hives … Continue reading

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Beet Love

In between playing assistant to the hay machinery mechanic – I managed to pick wash and bunch some beautiful beets. $3.00 per bunch I also found time to share a few small beets and some greens with the alpacas and … Continue reading

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Beets

We have started harvesting our Cylindra beets. Their sweet flavor a d buttery texture makes them a favorite. They are bunched with their green attached for $3.00 per bunch. We also have plenty of eggs in the cooler

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Power is back!

The power is back on and we have the eggs, lettuce and broccoli back in the Farmstand cooler.

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Kitty company

Tiger was keeping me company today while I was digging a little garlic. He was also looking for protection from the barn swallows. They don’t care for his company.

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No U-Pick

We do not offer U-Pick on our farm. All of our produce is picked by us and available in our Farmstand. For insurance reasons, we cannot allow self tours. Because we are a working farm, we are busy working and … Continue reading

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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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