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Did you miss our Creekside Market Day?

Did you miss our Creekside Market Day? It was a beautiful & busy day. BUT, We still have a nice selection of organic plants for your garden & yard. You can also order any of our remaining gift sets, goat … Continue reading

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Creekside market Day 2024

Our first Creekside Market Day of 2024 is May 4th from 8 until 1 In addition to our organic garden plants, we have been busy making our goat milk soap & body products. We will have plenty of our raw … Continue reading

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Creekside Market Day – Plant Sale

Our first Creekside market Day of 2024 will be on May 4th – from 8am until 1pm Our greenhouse is full of baby plants in various stages of growth. We grow all of our own plants – either from seed … Continue reading

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New Plant Containers!

We are excited to be using these biodegradable containers this year! We’ve tried other brands but found them too thin to hold up in the greenhouse but still not really “plantable”. We’ve also tried different plastic containers – including one … Continue reading

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Honey is back in stock

Our raw honey & our comb honey is available for pick up by appointment. You can contact us by email pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com You can send us a PM on our facebook page or you can call us at 815-467-5259 (please leave … Continue reading

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Vegetable Plants available for 2024

Below is a list of  the vegetable varieties we will have available for pre-order this year UPDATE: Good morning, I have a plant order update: Tomato plants will start their transition out of the greenhouse tomorrow, followed by the peppers. … Continue reading

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January Farm Pick-up

You have a few days this week to get your soap, skin hydration supplies & honey before we take a break from on-farm pick-up. We will be taking a break for the rest on January to work on our 2024 … Continue reading

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Fruiting Plants

We are considering offering strawberry plants again this year and adding blueberry plants. Both varieties can be grown either in a container or planted in the garden. However, our immediate area does not have the correct soil PH for blueberries. … Continue reading

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Happy 2024!

We wish a happy & healthy 2024 to all of our Creekside Natural Farm friends and family. Looking forward to a new garden season! Here is my favorite tomato to give you something to look forward to.

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Creekside Market Day – July 29th

July Creekside Market Day is Saturday, July 29th from 8 until 1 We will have lots of lavender, honey from our farm hives, hand made goat milk soap, herb and succulent plants AND, the garlic will be ready! Plan to … Continue reading

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Creekside Market Day May 6th

Our first Creekside Market Day of 2023 is May 6th. In addition to our organic garden plants, we have been busy making our goat milk soap & body products. We will have plenty of our raw honey and also our … Continue reading

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Raw Local Honey

Our honey is re-stocked and available for easy pick-up at Minooka Grain & Lumber. You can get our honey without a trip to the farm! They have the basket on their counter.  Glass jars only at this time.  1 pound … Continue reading

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Spring Soap in progress

My first batch of Spring soap is Lilac – because it’s my favorite! All of our soap is made here in small batches. We use organic and sustainable ingredients  – local when possible. Our goat milk comes from a local … Continue reading

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2023

Happy 2023! The new year will bring a few big changes to our little farm.  The biggest being that we no longer have our Farmstand for vegetable & egg sales.  We will have our organic plants available by pre-order. You … Continue reading

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Last Week for Farmstand

This will be the last week for our Farmstand.  We will spend this week keeping the stand full of beautiful tomatoes, peppers and potatoes.  Our Creekside Market Day is this coming Saturday ( Sept. 17th) from 8 until 1. In … Continue reading

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Creekside Market Day

Next Creekside Market Day is September 17th from 8 until 1 Creekside Market Day is a great opportunity to see (& smell} some of the items that we don’t stock in the Farmstand. Our hand made goat milk soaps, body … Continue reading

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Our Farmstand is Open & Here’s How it Works

Our Farmstand is open for the season. It will be stocked with fresh produce as it’s ready. Everything we sell is produced on our farm and raised organically. That means that we will only have what is currently in season.  … Continue reading

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Roasted Garlic Dip

Roasted Garlic Dip Ingredients 3 heads garlic, unpeeled 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ cup sour cream ¼ cup mayonnaise 1 green onions, chopped 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar ½ teaspoon salt ¾ tablespoon ground black pepper Directions Preheat an oven … Continue reading

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Lavender & Garlic

We have been busy getting things ready for our Creekside Market Day – this Saturday – July 9th from 8 until 1. In addition to the dried lavender and fresh garlic, we will have our handmade goat milk soap & … Continue reading

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Creekside Market Day

Our next Creekside Market Day will be on Saturday, July 9th from 8 until 1 We will be in our farmstand with our own seasonal produce, fresh flowers, raw Creekside honey, handmade goat milk soap & body products & plants … Continue reading

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June break

Our Farmsatand will be on break for the month of June. We will re-open in early July when our summer vegetables start coming in.   During the break, we will have honey available by appointment. You can contact us ahead of … Continue reading

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Organic herbs & flowers

We will have organic plants in the Farmstand through the end of May. Our self service farmstand is located along our driveway. We ask that you park along the driveway.  This is a working farm with many things happening – … Continue reading

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How we plant tomatoes

  Tomatoes do not require much additional water after the first couple of weeks. We very rarely water ours at all after that point. Too much watering will also water down the flavor of your tomatoes. If you do need … Continue reading

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Succulents

We also have a selection of one-of-a-kind succulent gardens. Priced from $15. to $50. These will all be available on May 7th at our Creekside market Day.

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Herb Plants

We are taking orders for mixed herb containers only. All of our herbs are grown in our organic greenhouse – either from seed or from our own plants that we propagated. We will also have a few larger plants that … Continue reading

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Organic Plant Pre-Orders

We will be taking orders for our organic plants & potato sets this year. We have listed all of the available varieties on both our Facebook page and at www.creeksidenaturalfarm.com. We currently have a list of tomatoes, a list of … Continue reading

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Pepper Plants

We will have a very limited number of pepper plants available this year. We’ve chosen our favorites based of flavor and their productivity.      $3.50 each Our plants are still happily hanging out in our warm greenhouse but will be … Continue reading

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Growing Potatoes Successfully

When You Bring your Seed Home  Store the seed potatoes in a cool, dark place with some humidity. Two weeks before planting, bring the tubers into a warm area (65˚- 70˚ F) out of direct light to let them wake … Continue reading

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Tomatoes

We will have our organic tomato plants available for sale at our Creekside Market Day on May 7th. We have cut back on some varieties based on their performance (or lack of) in the past few years. We’ve also added … Continue reading

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Container Potatoes

Container Preparation Any medium size container that holds at least two or three gallons of soil can be used. Examples include baskets, 5 gallon FOOD GRADE buckets (drill plenty of holes in the bottom and lower sides & fill the … Continue reading

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