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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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Potato Grow Box

It’s still too cold and wet to plant potatoes in the ground. But, you can start planning and building 1 or more of these Potato Grow Boxes.  Potatoes are one of the easiest vegetables to grow in a container & … Continue reading

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Goat Milk Soap

I have been working on soap for the past few weeks so it will have plenty of time to cure before the May 7th Creekside Market Day. As it cures, some of the moisture evaporates and the saponification process (oils … Continue reading

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Potato”Seed”

Lets talk about one of my favorite vegetables – Potatoes! We will be offering sets (seed potatoes) of my 2 most favorite varieties this year. We ordered extra so we can offer them as sets for anyone wanting to grow … Continue reading

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Spring Begins!

Spring begins today & the sun is shining! – YAY! And, we have been busy getting ready Vegetables, herbs flowers and succulents are growing in the greenhouse and chives and garlic are popping up in the garden! Lots of goat … Continue reading

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Gift List

This will be a great week to finish up your shopping. The weather will be a little warmer (which is good for honey pick-up).  To Order: e-mail pam@creeksidenaturalfarm message us on our Facebook page call 815-467-5259 (leave a message and … Continue reading

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Creekside Holiday Market

Our annual Creekside Holiday Market will be on Saturday – December 4th from 9 until 2 Various plants & Holiday greenery  This a sample of what we will have available All priced between $10. & $20.    

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Creekside Holiday Market Day

We are busy preparing for our Creekside Holiday Market Day! December 4th from 9am until 2pm We’ve started soap making and will soon move on to body butter, lotion bars, sugar scrub, salt soak, facial oil & a couple of … Continue reading

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The End of the Farmstand season is near

The farmstand is full of all of the End of the Season things. NOW is the perfect time to plant garlic, preserve peppers for winter recipes, bake a winter squash, enjoy the last flowers & bring home a succulent plant … Continue reading

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Sriracha (Red Rooster) Sauce

Sriracha (Red Rooster) Sauce 1 pound ripe jalapeno peppers, stems cut off , ½ pound ripe serrano peppers – stems cut off, 4 large cloves of garlic- peeled, 3 tbl. Of brown sugar or honey, 1/3 cup of water, ½ … Continue reading

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Fresh Honey Supply

Our Bee Keeper brought us a fresh batch of our honey and added a new option. He bottled up a combination of comb & fluid honey. Some believe that the comb is more nutritious than eating just the honey itself, as … Continue reading

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Preparing for Fall & Winter

 As the season changes to fall, it’s time to get ready for colder weather and an end to the fresh summer vegetables. We still have peppers, butternut squash, pumpkins for baking (and a few for decorating), garlic and some lovely … Continue reading

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Bushels of Tomatoes

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 … Continue reading

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Raw Local Honey

You can order raw honey from hives on our farm for pick-up in our Farmstand. Email pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com Message us on our Facebook page call 815-467-5259  

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Creekside Market Day

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 … Continue reading

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New this week – Cabbage

The farmstand is re-stoked with fresh veggies. Cabbage, broccoli, zucchini & patty pan squash, beets, lettuce and sweet peppers. We have some beautiful bouquets and plenty of eggs.

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Fresh flowers and Produce

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 … Continue reading

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Fresh Beets & Broccoli

We have a fresh picking of beets and Broccoli in the Farmstand this morning.  Plus – lettuce, baby kale & chard mix, collards, green onions, garlic scapes, eggs & herb plants.  

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Beets are in the cooler!

Early morning harvesting today to get ahead of the heat. We now have our Cylindra beets in the Farmstand cooler! Along with – lettuce, collards, kale/chard mix, garlic scapes, broccoli and eggs. We have moved our flower Bowls and  herb … Continue reading

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Garlic Scapes and Green Onions

New this week – Garlic scapes & green onions Plus – Baby kale & Swiss chard mix, collards Eggs and mixed lettuce    

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Last Call for Peony Bouquets, Tomato & Pepper plants

The last cutting of peonies is in the Farmstand cooler. There are just 4 beautiful bouquets! $10.00 each We have moved our trailer with the tomato & pepper plants away from the farmstand because the sun and heat was really … Continue reading

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First week of June!

The Farmstand is restocked this morning with seasonal produce, eggs& peony bouquets. This will be the last of the spring radishes & probably of the asparagus. We also have organic seeds, Planting bags & organic plants. Tomato & pepper plants … Continue reading

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Fresh Bouquets & Flower Bowls

Fresh Peony bouquets are in the Farmstand cooler The plant wagons are back out this morning and we’ve added some Patriotic Mixed Flower bowls.  Organic vegetable and herb plants are $2.50 each or 10 plants for $20.00 Organic seed packets … Continue reading

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