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 with products that are raised on our farm. That means we will have seasonal produce. It also means that we are able to offer super fresh produce, herbs and flowers – often within a few minutes of picking.
Our stand is not always staffed so we have a place for you to leave your money. Please bring smaller bills in case there is no one to make change. We are usually busy planting, picking, weeding, feeding and cleaning up.
Please park along the drive near the stand. We are a working farm with equipment coming in and out. We have electric fences to protect our animals from predators. We ask that you remain in the immediate area around the stand and keep children with you at all times.
Thank you for taking the time to shop with us.
Pam and Bill
PSPlease visit our Farmstand during daylight hours only. The Farmstand is not lighted and we cannot be responsible for your safety in the dark. We have also discovered that people who come after dark can’t see that they have left the cooler door open. Bad for the environment and our electric bill.
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We are picking bushels of beautiful tomatoes! So many that we are selling them in half and full bushel quantities. We choose our tomato varieties based on their fabulous flavor and pick them ripe. No chemicals of any kind.
A half is 25 pounds for $25.00 & a full is 50 pounds for $45.00
These tomatoes are great for juice and canning. Currently we have a choice of either all red or a mix of colored and red heirlooms. The colored heirlooms will add some extra sweetness to your juice.
Contact us to reserve your choice while they last
815-467-5259 (leave a message because we will be outside picking)
Our next Creekside Market Day will be on July 24th from 8 until 1.
In addition to our seasonal produce and eggs, we will have our hand made goat milk soap & raw honey from hives on our farm. Market Day is your best opportunity to check out the different soap scents. We will have 3 new “summer” soaps ready for the July Marked Day.
Black raspberry/vanilla cucumber/mint peach prosecco
P.S. We will be taking a break from Creekside Market Day in August
In anticipation of the much needed coming rain, we did all of our picking yesterday.
The Farmstand is re-stocked with beets, broccoli, greens mix (kale/chard/collards), the last of the garlic scapes, fresh herbs, plenty of eggs and some flower bouquets to brighten the rainy days ahead.
We also have a few succulent and herb plants available in the stand.
The last cutting of peonies is in the Farmstand cooler.
There are just 4 beautiful bouquets!
We have moved our trailer with the tomato & pepper plants away from the farmstand because the sun and heat was really starting to take a toll on the plants. We have moved a few plants into the Farmstand next to our High Mowing Organic seed display.
Plants in the Farmstand are $1. each
Seed packets are $2.00
Both will be available in the Farmstand through Sunday
*The flowers, herbs and succulents are still available next to the Farmstand.
There are also a couple of bags of asparagus, bagged greens & eggs in the cooler.
We have a fresh supply of wonderful asparagus, spinach, lettuce & a baby greens mix. All washed – bagged & in the Farmstand cooler. This will likely be our last picking of spinach for the season – so, get it while you can.
Kale, Chard, Collards Mix
All bagged greens & lettuce are $3.00 per bag
We also have a good supply of eggs, organic tomato, pepper & herb plants, mixed herb planters and succulents (including aloe).
We currently have our “Nest Run” mix of large eggs for $5.00 per dozen
And – while they last – our medium size eggs for $ per 18 pack
Eggs are available in our Self-service Farmstand cooler. We collect them and re-stock every day.
Our hens are on “Free Choice” pasture and are supplemented with certified organic feed. That means that they come and go as they please. They usually choose to be in the shade during the heat of the day. When they choose to be outside, you can see them from the Farmstand. However, they are protected from predators with an electric fence. So, we ask that you stay in the immediate area of the Farmstand. Two of our alpacas spend the summer with them for some added protection from flying predators. We have a pretty healthy hawk population and they seem to be deterred by the alpacas.
Yesterday we put our zucchini, patty pan, lemon squash, pickle cucumbers and some trial melon plants in. We also planted some cucumber seeds & another row of beets. This weather is the “sweet spot” where you can successfully plant both cool and warm season crops.
We still have a nice selection of transplants AND, they’re on sale. $2.50 each or 10 for $20.00. Our High Mowing Organics seed is also on sale $2.00 per package.
The plants will be available outside by our self-service Farmstand until they’re gone.
It’s a frosty morning and we have one more cold night coming tonight.
The weather after that looks like nice garden planting – warmer temps and some rain to get things growing!
Our organic plants, High Mowing organics seed, potato sets, Organic soil & Grow Bags will all be available today. The plant wagons will be parked near the farmstand & the other items are in our self-serve Farmstand.
And, while you’re here, pick up some spinach & eggs!
Medium size eggs, Fresh cut spinach & Spinach Salad
Our young hens are laying medium size eggs (last week they were small). We have 18 packs in the cooler for $5.00 & washed & bagged spinach for $3.00
Our organic plants will be back out for sale this morning.
We still have a nice selection of tomato and pepper varieties, some nice hanging baskets and succulent planters & lots of herbs.
All of our plants are grown here in our organic greenhouse. They will be out for sale by our farmstand (weather permitting) until they are gone.
We also have seeds available from High Mowing Organics.
Now is the perfect time to plant cool season seeds and plants. We still have a couple more cool nights with possible frost. So, we suggest holding off on planting tomatoes and peppers. While the cool temperatures may or may not kill them – it will prevent them from living up to their full potential.
The plants will be out for sale today at around 9 (waiting for the temps to warm).
It sounds like we will have much needed rain all day tomorrow – so today is your best outdoor shopping opportunity for last minute Mothers Day gifts. We have a nice variety in everyone’s price range ($ 3.50 to $25.).
All of our plants were grown in our organic greenhouse (in organic soil) on our farm.
Teacher Appreciation Day is this week and we have gifts in a variety of price ranges.
Mini succulents in hand painted or natural terra cotta $5.00
Succulent planters $15.00
Succulent Planters $15.00
Plants will be out for sale daily (weather permitting). If you’re unsure about the weather, send us a message before coming out. I can also put your selections in the Farmstand for pick-up.
Hand made goat milk soap $5.00
Available soaps: lilac, white tea & ginger, pink peony, mango/papaya, wild rose, lily of the valley, lemon, orange/ginger/patchouli, rosemary/lavender/spearmint. Plus – our gardeners soap with ground walnut shells & herbal EO”S and our “insect repellant soap with Neem oil and EO’s.
Lotion Bar $14.00 Lavender or Sweet orange Ylang-Ylang
Creamy Body Butter $14.00 Lavender or lilac
Add our hand made bath & body products or honey by contacting us ahead of coming out. They can also be picked up in the Farmstand.
Send us a PM on our Facebook page or email us at email@example.com
We have our potato bed prepared and have been working on cutting the seed potatoes into chunks for planting. Depending on the size of the set and the number and location of “eyes” sprouting – we get between 2 – 4 chunks from each potato. We like to have 2 eyes on each chunk but if you have a really robust eye, you can get away with 1. We give them a couple of days after cutting to form a skin on the cut side. That prevents the potato chunks from rotting in the cool spring soil.
You can expect to get between 6 and 13 pounds of potatoes from 1 pound of sets.
Sets are available in our Farmstand. We also have Grow Bags & organic soil if you don’t have a garden spot for them.
Available varieties are Austrian Crescent, Binjte, Rose Gold & Purple Viking
*We have info on growing potatoes under the Garden at Home tab.
*Plants will be in the Farmstand starting today until they are sold out.
Mara Des Bois strawberry was developed by a French breeding program. This variety produces small to medium fruit, and contains the highest flavor and fragrance of any everbearer. Berries have an attractive red color with a high gloss. Planted in the spring, Mara Des Bois will produce fruit during the summer into the fall. The following spring it also produces a good spring crop.
We purchased bare root plants in late winter and planted them in organic soil. They have been growing in our organic greenhouse to give them a good head start for the season.
Strawberries are an easy plant to grow and you will get berries this year with this everbearing variety. You can either plant them in the ground, in a container or even in a hanging basket. I suggest 3 plants for a 10-14 inch container. If you’re planting in the ground, you can plant 12-18 inches apart in a row.
All of our honey options are back in stock & will be available at our first Creekside Market Day of the 2021 season!
May 1st from 9 until 2
1 pound glass jar $13.00
2 ounce Bear $3.00
Comb Honey $20.00
We have raw honey that is produced on our organic farm.
While we can’t control where the bees from our hives choose to forage –
we do provide them with plenty of great options!
Our Farm yard is filled with organic vegetables, flowers, flowering trees & flowering cover crops. We also have 20 acres of pollinator habitat, 8 acres of Monarch butterfly habitat and the remainder of our fields are planted in grass and alfalfa. The alfalfa gets a lovely purple flower that the bees love.
We will be taking pre-orders for our organic plants again this year.
Please visit our web page or facebook page for a complete list of varieties (with pictures) & prices. When you have your list ready, you can either send us a PM on our Facebook page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
All orders can be picked up at our May 1st Creekside market Day or after May 1st in our Farmstand.
*Individual herb, succulent, strawberry & flower plants can be purchased when you come to pick-up your pre-order.
*You can also purchase High Mowing Organic seeds, cool season vegetable plants, organic potato sets, Organic soil & Grow Bags any time.
We have individual plants of Tomatoes & peppers
Combination planters of herbs in various plant mixes – Culinary, Tea, Italian & Cocktail
We decided that we all need more flowers in our lives this year!
We have added a limited selection of premium hanging baskets and Flower Bowls
The hanging baskets are 14 inches with a coir liner & planted with a mix of petunias, million bells, verbena and licorice plant – all growing in organic soil. 2 color combinations to choose from & they can be pre-ordered.
Send a PM on our Facebook page
Pre-orders can be picked up at our Creekside Market Day on May 1st or in our Farmstand after May 1st
Premium Hanging baskets – $25.00
The Flower Bowls are 10 inches & planted with a mix of petunias, million bells, verbena and licorice plant – all growing in organic soil. 2 color combinations to choose from & they can also be pre-ordered.
Mixed Flower Bowls – $15.00
We also have individual plants in 4 inch containers for $3.50 each
We have a large variety of succulent plants this year!
They are all happily hanging out in our warm & sunny greenhouse – waiting for warmer weather and will be ready to go to their new homes at our May 1st Creekside Market Day. Come out to choose your favorite combinations!
Because of the large variety or containers and plants, we will not be taking pre-orders on the succulents.
4 inch round with drainage & saucer $15.00
8 inch oval washtub – $15.00
Wooden tote with assorted succulents Large – $25.00 Small – $20.00
Single Succulents in hand painted or natural terra cotta $6.00
Aloe in plastic – $3.50 Aloe in terra cotta – $5.00
Mother of Millions Kalanchoe 4 inch container – $3.50