Category Archives: 6. 2010 Harvest

Eggs from pastured hens are far richer in vitamin D

Eggs from pastured hens are far richer in vitamin D Eggs from hens raised outdoors on pasture have from three to six times more vitamin D than eggs from hens raised in confinement. Pastured hens are exposed to direct sunlight, … Continue reading

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Today I started some seeds in the greenhouse – some tomatoes to plant in the hoop house for an early crop and some onions. It’s nice to work in the greenhouse on a sunny day. The temp was about 85!

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getting ready!

I ordered lots of interesting heirloom vegetable seeds and plants today. Can’t wait to get started! I tripled the sweet potato order – hope to have a better year with them.

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The outside is finished!

The outside is finished! Continue reading

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New home for the hens

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May your Christmas be filled with joy and laughter! Merry Christmas from Pam and Bill (and Baron and Bud) at Creekside Natural Farm

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Closed for the Season

We are now closed for the 2010 season.  Thank you for all of your support and patronage this year.  We have been a family farm working 500 acres for many years, but the natural produce stand side of Creekside Natural … Continue reading

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Stand Hours

We are open from sun-up until sun-down on a self-service honor system.  We are usually here in the afternoon and evening during the week and most of the day on the weekends if you prefer to come when we’re here.

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CNF Makes Front Page News

Article from today’s Joliet Herald News: http://heraldnews.suntimes.com/1697904-417/farm-pam-bill-creekside-kunkes.html A fresher take on fast food By CINDY WOJDYLA CAIN ccain@stmedianetwork.com Sep 22, 2010 07:50PM MINOOKA — Bill and Pam Kunke are wondering what the sweet potatoes are up to. This is the … Continue reading

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Winter Squash

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Maris Piper Fingerling Potatoes

Maris Piper Fingerling potatoes

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We have pumpkins, winter squash, bundles of cornstalks with decorative sourghum, full and mini bales of straw in our fall stand. We also still have tomatoes, peppers and potatoes. Continue reading

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Eggs

We will not have eggs again until spring. Our hens are older and slowing down and we will be getting new baby chicks in a few weeks.

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update

We are still getting LOTS of tomatoes of all varieties – especially Amish paste and San Marzano. These are both great for making tomato sauce and we have “bushel” quantities at a lower price than the stand price. We also … Continue reading

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Creekside Natural Farms new mascot

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Fresh Tomatoes!

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Garlic Drying in the Barn

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Fresh Green and Purple Basil

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Green Beans

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We have an over-abundance of cucumbers and zucchini so they are on sale. 2 for $1.00 on the cucumbers and smaller zucchini. $1.00 each for the zucchini that was hiding under the leaves and turned into jumbo size overnight!

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We have had a few people ask about a “canning” workshop where you would learn to can tomatoes. If there is enough interest we were looking at the middle of August. If you are interested, please contact us.

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We are picking sweet corn again. This will be a smaller picking than the last. Hopefully it will last through the weekend!

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Slicing cucumbers

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Heirloom eggplant

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Creekside Natural Farms calico sweet corn

We are picking lots of sweet corn and have had several people come back for more and said it’s the best they’ve ever had! Continue reading

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07-19-2010

Today we picked sweet corn – the best we’ve had in several years, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, bell peppers and italian frying peppers.

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Freshly dug garlic

freshly dug garlic

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Zucchini

zucchini

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Tomatoes

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Ready now

We now have tomatoes, zucchini, beets and freshly dug garlic.

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