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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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Vegetable Plants available for 2023

Below is a list of most of the vegetables we will have available for pre-order this year We will begin to start seeding in mid February and will be growing specifically what we have orders for. So, please get your … 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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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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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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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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