Category Archives: 4. 2012 Harvest

Pie

This fall I will be making and selling fruit pies. Bill is enjoying my practice pies!

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Eggs are in the stand! Hopefully we are finished with the cold weather.

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Afternoon Walk on a Brisk Day

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Eggs, chicken & lamb

We will have eggs throughout the winter.  If you are interested in chickens or lamb,  we are almost sold out of both. We’ve finished most of our fall chores just in time. The garlic is planted, the dead plants have been … Continue reading

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Chickens

We had a very productive day yesterday.  We left @ 4 am to head down to Arthur, IL for chicken processing and came home @ 5 pm with 103 packaged chickens in the freezer, 3 gallons of real (raw) milk … Continue reading

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Bok Choy

We have bok choy (Chinese cabbage) in the cooler.  It has a  very mild flavor because of the cool weather. It’s great in stir fry or can be sauteed in olive oil with some garlic like other greens. $4.00 per bag

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Grass fed & pasture raised lamb

We have a limited amount of lamb available.  They came here the 1st of May from an organic farm in Shefield,IL that raises Katahdin sheep.  Katahdin sheep have been developed to have a mild tasting meat.  They don’t have wool … Continue reading

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Available Now at the Farm

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U of I Field Day

    U of I will be hosting a Field Day at Creekside Natural Farm on Oct. 19th from 9 till noon. The fee is $5.00 per person to cover refreshments.  If you would like to get a closer look … Continue reading

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Last batch of salsa

I made what will be our last batch of Heirloom Tomato Salsa for the season.  Same ingredients as previous batch except this time I roasted the garlic instead of the peppers.

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No Frost!

Fortunately we did not get a frost last night! Our tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, zucchini, okra & cucumbers will continue to produce until we do – hopefully not for a few more weeks.

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What we have today

Here is a list of what we have in the stand today: Lots of heirloom tomatoes including Cherokee Purple & Mortgage Lifter Cherry tomatoes – Sungold, Black Cherry & Sweet 100 Purple tomatillos Garlic Peppers – large and small bell … Continue reading

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Fresh Salsa

FYI for all the salsa lovers – just put a fresh batch in the stand this morning!

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Lettuce is sprouting!

The lettuce I planted last week enjoyed the rain and cooler weather and has started to sprout! Depending on the weather – we should have it in the cooler in about 3 weeks.

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Salsa

Our fresh tomato salsa is back in the stand.  Our taste tester (Matt) said the last batch needed more onions so that is the only change I made – still mild.

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Cucumbers and Zucchini

We are picking pickle cucumbers and lots of heirloom zucchini. We have them in the stand and will also have them at the Minooka Farmers Market tomorrow.  Cucumbers are 2 for $1.00 Large zucchini are $2.00 each and small are $1.00 … Continue reading

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morning at Creekside Natural Farm

Tiger & Blackie playing       Bronson – our 11 month old Suri alpaca           The morning routine – alpacas & sheep waiting for the gate to be opened. Tiger & Blackie follow me out … Continue reading

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Do it yourself Salsa ingredients

Or if you want to make your own fresh salsa- we have beautiful Heirloom Tomatoes for sale that you can use with your own family salsa recipe!

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Freshly made salsa from our own Heirloom Tomatoes.

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Heirloom Tomatoes

We are picking lots of heirloom tomatoes & the dry/hot weather has made them  even sweeter than last year!  The heirlooms (Cherokee Purple, g Lifter, Arkansas Traveler, Black Prince, Valencia, Box Car Willie, Royal Hillbilly) are $3.00 per pint or $5.00 … Continue reading

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Tomatoes

We have tomatoes in the stand!  The cherry tomatoes are a mix of Sungold, Black Cherry, Anna Asa & Sweet 100.  The regular tomatoes are various heirlooms including Cherokee Purple, Royal Hillbilly, San Remo, Box car Willie, Phil’s Fantastic, Borgese, … Continue reading

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Sweet Corn

We started picking sweet corn this weekend and happily have more than we expected! It is very sweet, but the super hot weather hurt the pollination on some ears. Because of this, we are charging $5.00 per bag of either … Continue reading

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Beans

We have green and yellow beans in the cooler.  lb in a bag for $4.00

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Alpacas sunbathing!

It’s over 100 degrees and the alpacas are sunbathing! Chikillia did lay down in the pool after his “sun bath” but I wasn’t quick enough with the camera.

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Peas

Stringless sugar-snap peas and snow peas – washed, ready to eat and in the stand.  $3.00 per bag

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Joliet Hospice Garden Walk

We will have tickets available for the Joliet Area Community Hospice Garden Walk.  The garden walk is on June 23rd from 9 am till 4 pm and is a fundraiser for Hospice.  Our farm will be part of this years … Continue reading

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Chickens

Our pasture raised, organic chickens are ready! We will have them in the freezer until their sold out. After about 2 weeks in the brooder room under heat lamps, our chickens are raised  outside in the pasture.  We move their … Continue reading

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Kittens

My aunt brought us 2 Arkansas barn kittens. Meet Tiger and Blackie – Not too original – I know.  They don’t care for Baron and we want them to think of the barn as home so we are starting them … Continue reading

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Lettuce is ready

We picked, washed and spun lots of lettuce this morning (before things heated up!). It’s in 1 gallon bags in the cooler for $4.00 per bag.

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Plants

We are selling our extra heirloom tomato plants in the vegetable stand. They are growing in organic mix and are in a 4″ pot for $2.00 each. Each plant is labeled with the variety name – Arkansas Traveler, Box Car Willy, … Continue reading

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