News & Views:  Market Barn (Market Report) 

Here we provide frequent updates on what’s for sale at our Market Barn in Tiskilwa. The Market Barn is open Mon-Sat 9AM-5PM and we cannot report immediately if something sells out. We’ll try to let you know about changes we can anticipate.

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Today we plan to be at Princeton Farmers’ Market with a good quantity of blueberries. We will also have popcorn, fresh garlic, rhubarb, and Plow Creek Bakery goodies. Sorry, but black raspberry season is over. We also have garlic and blueberries available at our Market Barn in Tiskilwa.

Blueberries are available at our Market Barn for sale today, Saturday June 30, until sold out.

This morning we will have blueberries and black raspberries available for sale at the Market Barn. The raspberries will in the white refrigerator.

We plan to have our Market Barn open for sales from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday during strawberry and blueberry season. Currently we will try to keep it supplied with strawberries and rhubarb.

We will no longer have the Market Barn open for sales this season. We will continue to bring produce to Princeton on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

The Market Barn, our produce stand on Bottom Road, is now open with produce to buy. We plan to be open daily, Monday through Saturday. Currently we only have strawberries and lettuce available, but we expect to have more variety as the season progresses.

Hello Plow Creek Farm patrons, Many of you know us most for the delicious berries we have been growing here at our farm for over 30 years now. What you may not know is that in addition to all our berries, we also grow all kinds of other delicious fruits and vegetables that go into our weekly CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares. Each week, from June to October, members in our CSA program receive a box of fruits and vegetables from our farm. The shares are different each week and change depending on what is in season. You will find items like strawberries and leafy greens in June, tomatoes, watermelons, and sweet corn in August, and winter squash and raspberries in the fall, just to name a few. Just like our berries, all the produce that goes into box is grown using sustainable farming practices and never with the use of toxic chemicals. The boxes are delivered each week to pick up locations in the Chicago area (Rogers Park neighborhood, Pilsen neighborhood, and Evanston) and this year, for the first time, we will have a pick up site at the Princeton Farmer’s market on Tuesdays for our local members. If you are not near any of these pick up sites, let us know as if we have enough interest, we can consider adding other drop off sites. There are only a limited number of CSA shares the farm can offer and they are sold on a first-come, first serve basis. There is also a $15 early bird discount for signing up before March 15th so you are encouraged to reserve your share soon. All the information about what a CSA is, how it works, what you can expect in your weekly box, and how you can go about signing up for a share can be found in our 2011 CSA sign-up sheet at our website If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thanks and hope to see you in June, Matthew

We didn’t sell all our raspberries at market yesterday, so they are available at the Market Barn today. Also available are garlic, acorn and butternut squash, green tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, and chestnuts.

Currently at the Market Barn we are selling blueberries, new potatoes, garlic, and green beans.

Our Market Barn on Bottom Road is now open daily except Sunday, approximately 7 AM to 5 PM. Currently we just have blueberries available, but expect more products to be offered soon. We are located a half mile east of Tiskilwa. See map and directions. Daniel Foxvog will be the primary market host. Market is self-serve most of the time, so please bring exact change or a check.

Our Market Barn stand is now closed for the season. We still will have squash, pumpkins, red raspberries and nuts for sale at Farmers’ Market in Princeton on Saturdays.

Cool weather delayed both the growing and the ripening of the watermelons this year, but today we finally pulled in a good sized pile of red seedless watermelon. We also have red watermelon with seeds, and sweet yellow watermelons. They will be available at Farmers’ Markets (Princeton and Peoria on Saturday; Princeton and LaSalle on Tuesday) and at our farm stand.

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