• We grow organic herbs on our family farm . . .

  • and handcraft everything ourselves, using original recipes . . .

  • so we can make you the best possible herbal products.

  • Pickle Creek

    Showing how amazing herbs can be when grown by passionate farmers who love their plants, their soil, and their community.

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Bouquets of Basil

Bouquets of Basil

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And now it’s confession time: If I could grow only one herb, just one herb, for the rest of my life, I would grow basil. Basil has been my top pick (Ha!—get the pun?) for both growing and eating since the beginning of Pickle Creek Herbs, some 12 years ago. Basil is the taste of summer, […]

Caring for Your PETs (Peppers, Eggplants, & Tomatoes)

Caring for Your PETs (Peppers, Eggplants, & Tomatoes)

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In the plant world, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants are close relatives who share similar wants and needs, and I often group them together when describing how to tend the vegetable garden. For years I called this collective group the TEPs, until last season it dawned on me (quick thinker that I am) that I could […]

A-Mah-Zing Quiche

A-Mah-Zing Quiche

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Have you ever walked into your kitchen, gotten creative with an old recipe (maybe so you could use up the odds and ends in your fridge), taken the first bite of that creation, and realized that you just accidentally made something A-MAH-ZING!!? To the point that you want to stand up on your kitchen table […]

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beatuiful little farm

Pickle Creek is an organic herb farm owned by the McCracken-Engman family in Southeast Iowa. We are fourth-generation farmers working hard to keep our small farm alive and thriving. We craft the best possible products by growing the best possible herbs. We take the process from seed to store, creating infused olive oils, vinegars, jams, soaps, salves, & lip balms using original family recipes. Read our full story.