Spice Acres

Spice Acres FarmIf you’re looking for a picturesque day trip in the country, take a drive out to Spice Acres. Managed by Ben Bebenroth, chef and owner of Cleveland’s Spice Kitchen + Bar and Spice of Life Catering Co, and farm manager Andrea Heim, the farm is located in Cuyahoga Valley National Park bordering the Cleveland Metroparks Brecksville Reservation. Combine it with scenic train ride through the Cuyahoga Valley.

You’ll see mixed vegetables, including many heirloom varieties, three-season lettuces, hundreds of laying hens, hand-cut flowers, and heritage-breed pigs. They have the region’s only local fig and ginger crops. Their produce can be found at Spice Kitchen + Bar, along with local farmers’ markets. Weekends, fresh eggs, flowers and some veggies are often for sale at the end of the driveway; check their twitter page before you go. They also offer guided farm tours. For tours, contact Andrea@SpiceAcres.com for pricing and availability.

Spice Acres is accessible through the north at Route 82 and Riverview Road.

9570 Riverview Road Brecksville, Ohio 44141

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."