Category Archives: 2014 Harvest

Bread and butter Refrigerator Pickles

This is my Great Aunt OzaMae’s Recipe. She called them Ice Box Pickles Makes 1 gallon 7-8 lbs sliced cucumbers 2 sliced onions 4 cups apple cider vinegar 5 cups sugar 1/2 cup pickling salt 1 1/3 tablespoons each of … Continue reading

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Dill Refrigerator Pickle Recipes

Dill Pickles Makes 2 quarts 2 pounds pickle cucumbers 3 1/2 cups filtered water 1 1/2 cup whiter vinegar 1 tbl. Kosher or pickling salt 2-4 cloves of garlic 2 dill seed heads or 2 tsp. dill seed *optionally add up … Continue reading

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Ready this week

We picked lots of cherry tomatoes (Sungold, Black Cherry and Red Cherry) this morning. We’re also starting to pick full size tomatoes! In addition, we have fresh garlic, eggplant, zucchini, cucumbers, pickle cucumbers, green beans, red and green cabbage, bell … Continue reading

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Vegetable Lasagna

Vegetable lasagna Ingredients 10 ounces, weight Lasagna Noodles 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 whole Medium Onion 4 cloves Garlic 1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Diced 2 medium eggplant, Peeled and Chopped 4 whole Squash (yellow Or Zucchini), Diced 1 can (28 … Continue reading

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The cooler is full!

This morning we picked the last of the cabbage. It’s in the cooler for $2.00 per head We also have started picking cherry tomatoes – $3.00 per pint. There a few pints left today and we will pick more in … Continue reading

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Beets by the Half-bushel

Our heirloom Cylindra beets are one of the few veggies that are enjoying all the rain so we are offering them by the half-bushel for $20.00. That’s about half the price of buying them by the bunch! These beets are … Continue reading

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One Week Until Creekside Natural Farm Day!

We will be hosting a Farm Day on Sunday, August 3rd from 9 until 3. The Farm Day we hosted in May was so popular that we decided to host another one! If you missed the first one (or even if … Continue reading

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Eggplant this week

We started picking beautiful heirloom eggplant today. They’re in the cooler for $1.00 each or $4.00 per bag for baby eggplant. We also have medium zucchini – $1.00 each Cylindra Beets – $3.00 per bunch Green beans – $4.00 per … Continue reading

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Garlic Scapes are ready!

Garlic scapes are the stem and flower bud of a hard neck garlic plant. They have a very short season as each plant only grows one. They have a mild garlic flavor and are not hot like the garlic bulb. Our … Continue reading

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New today

This morning we picked full size Kale. It’s in the cooler for $3.00 per bunch Cauliflower in the cooler – $3.00 per head Small Zucchini – $5.00 per bag In the herb container we have Basil, Rosemary, Chives, Sage, Dill and Cilantro … Continue reading

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New today – Cauliflower

This morning we have cauliflower in the cooler – $4.00 per Jumbo head We re-filled the herb container with Basil, Rosemary, Chives, Sage, Dill and Cilantro – $1.00 per bag Kale and leaf lettuce – $3.00 per bag Sugar-snap peas – … Continue reading

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Picked Fresh this morning

By the end of the day yesterday, the stand was pretty empty. Just eggs and a few bags of lettuce left! This morning we picked kale, spinach, cabbage, sugar snap peas and leaf lettuce. The Kale, spinach and lettuce are $3.00 per … Continue reading

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Alpaca Fiber for Sale! eCommerce Shop is Running!

Our eCommerce site is finally up and running so that you can view and purchase beautiful Suri Alpaca fiber for your own projects. Every online store sets its own prices and policies regarding purchases, returns and guarantees. You may only … Continue reading

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3 French Hens Market

We’re all set up for the market in Morris and it looks like a beautiful day. We are selling baby kale, leaf lettuce, red cabbage, Cour Di Bue cabbage, herb plants, alpaca bird nest ball kits and Suri alpaca yarn. … Continue reading

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New this week

We are finally picking beets! $3.00 per bunch Strawberries are $3,00 per pint Baby kale and leaf lettuce is $3.00 per bag Broccoli is $3.00 per bag Green Beans are $4.00 per bag Fresh herbs are $1.00 per bag We also … Continue reading

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New this week

We started picking broccoli this morning and have it in the stand for $3.00 per bag. We also have a limited amount of green beans for $4.00 per bag and strawberries for $3.00 per pint. Leaf lettuce & spinach for … Continue reading

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Chicken Processing Day

On our way to Arthur IL for chicken processing. We pulled out of the drive @ 3:15 am and will hopefully be home by 6:00 tonight. If you have pre-ordered and plan to pick up tomorrow, we will be available … Continue reading

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Lettuce Lovers Rejoice!

We are picking lots of beautiful and delicious lettuce. Now is the perfect season for really good lettuce as it is a cool season crop. We don’t grow much in the heat of summer because we feel it looses it’s … Continue reading

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New this week

We started picking sugar snap peas. They are stringless and super sweet and probably won’t last long in the stand. Sugar snap peas – $2.00 per snack size bag Rasishes – $1.00 per snack size bag Mixed Leaf Lettuce – … Continue reading

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Chicken Orders

Our pasture raised, organically fed chicken will be available on June 7th. We will have chicken available 2 times this summer. The 1st will be on June 7th and the 2nd some time in August. We offer them as a … Continue reading

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This week @ Creekside Natural Farm

This week we have: Eggs – large ($5.00) and small ($3.00) Lettuce ($3.00) organic veggie and herb plants (bell peppers, eggplant, sweet basil and rosemary) a few of our organic hanging baskets ($22.00) Cowsmo Compost – $6.00 We use Cowsmo in … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Apollo!

Happy first Birthday to Creekside Natural Farms very first cria (baby alpaca). A year ago today he made his way into the world a few hours before the other alpacas were due to be loaded into the trailer for a … Continue reading

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Cowsmo compost

In addition to our Animal Welfare Approved and organic eggs, we also have  Cowsmo organic compost for sale in the stand. This is the same compost we use to start our seedlings and fill our hanging baskets. If you would … Continue reading

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2 days until the Creekside Natural Farm Open House!

We will be hosting an Open House on Sunday, May 18th from 9am until 4 pm. We’ve had many requests for farm tours and can’t always accommodate them during the busy summer season. So, if you would like to come … Continue reading

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Family Fun Night

We have been invited to take part in the Family Fun Night at Ellis House Equestrian Center. We will be there from 4 till 7 tomorrow night (Friday April 4th) and will be selling our heirloom stone-ground cornmeal, basil and rosemary plants and … Continue reading

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Heirloom corn and Sunflowers

Today we ordered the seed for Floriani Red Flint corn! It’s a beautiful Italian heirloom that will make fantastic polenta and corn meal. It’s higher in protein than most corn so we will also use it to feed our chickens. To … Continue reading

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Animal Welfare Approved

CREEKSIDE NATURAL FARM IN MINOOKA, ILL. AWARDED TOP ANIMAL WELFARE CERTIFICATION –Local farm uses sustainable agriculture methods  to earn Animal Welfare Approved certification– MINOOKA, ILL. (March 11, 2014) – The flock of laying hens at 70-acre Creekside Natural Farm is … Continue reading

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Another Recipe for our Heirloom Stone Ground Cornmeal

Creamy Polenta with Roasted Mushrooms Yield: Serves 4 (makes about 3 cups polenta) Creamy polenta with roasted mushrooms-an easy and comforting meal. Ingredients: For the Roasted Mushrooms: 1 lb. Baby Bella mushrooms, stems removed and cut in half 2 tablespoons … Continue reading

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