• 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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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 […]

Orange Thyme Chocolate Cake (aka Christmas Cake)

Orange Thyme Chocolate Cake (aka Christmas Cake)

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When I was growing up, we celebrated Christmas with, among other things, stockings hung by the chimney with care. While I have a hard time remembering what all was in those stockings, there is one item I definitely remember: a round, ripe orange. The orange was always stuffed into the toe and was usually the very last thing to be discovered in a […]

Zesty Italian Dressing

Zesty Italian Dressing

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If you’ve visited us this month at an indoor farmers’ market or holiday show around Iowa, then you probably know about our brand new infused vinegar featuring jalapenos grown in our garden. And if you’ve tasted said jalapeno vinegar, then you probably know it’s one amazing infusion! I infused our peppers into a sweet white balsamic, which means this vinegar rocks […]

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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.