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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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Fresh Flower Boquets

Fresh Flower Boquets are in the cooler. $7.00 each We also have plenty of eggs from our free pasture raised hens 5.00 per dz Zucchini, lemon squash, sweet peppers, hard neck garlic, and a few tomatoes.

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More Milkweed

So, this is what we decided to do with our free time this morning. Plant some swamp milkweed in our new Monarch Habitat. Plants and water in the Gator and the Bear for moral support

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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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Our Farmstand and How it Works

This is our Farmstand. You will see it on your right side as you pull into our drive – before you come to any of the other buildings. Our stand is open every day for your convenience and is stocked … 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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Lettuce

Lettuce is back in the Farmstand cooler We managed to get lettuce picked ahead of the “rain event”.  Washed and bagged – $3.00 per bag We also have plenty of eggs in the cooler Our hens have full pasture access … Continue reading

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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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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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