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posted on by Jackie Bebenroth

Are you in the weeds? Read this.

Each week, fifty Spice Acres farm share members receive an informative and inspirational email from our farm manager, Shawn Belt. Here’s an excerpt from Week five, including an important reminder for those of us who strive to live happy, weed-free lives. Farm Update July is officially the start of hardcore summer weeding and this year is definitely not disappointing on that front.  Currently we are freeing our tomatoes, basil, and peppers from their unwelcome bedmates.  As we have been weeding we have been finding countless green tomatoes, pepper blossoms, and beautiful basil.  It is exciting to see what will be available soon at the farm.  Weeding is kind of like opening presents because you find plants that you forgot you had planted there.  There is a peace to be found in weeding, in the uncluttering of your rows.  The removal of unwanted plants allows you to clearly see what you … READ MORE

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posted on by Jackie Bebenroth

Sharing the Love.

Announcing the 2015 Spice Acres Farm Share Program! We’ve always been a big fan of community supported agriculture (CSA) programs and we’ve even written about them in the past, but this is the first year we’ll be offering our own! Hurray! As a member of the Spice Acres Farm Share program, you’ll eat with the seasons, from crunchy peas and lettuces in the spring, to sweet tomatoes, peppers and melons in the summer, to multi-colored varieties of carrots and winter squashes in the fall. And trust us: it will taste as amazing as it sounds. Each week, you’ll receive between five to eight different items in your share. We’ll also include you on a special Spice Acres email list to keep you up to speed on farm news, inspiring recipe ideas, upcoming opportunities to engage with our chefs and farmers, and details on upcoming shares. Here’s a list of what to expect … READ MORE

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posted on by Jennifer Abelson

Fresh and Local, Year round

Chances are, you’re sitting inside right now, curled up as you wait for another Cleveland winter to pass…dreaming of fresh fruits and veggies and waiting for spring. We can’t make the winter go by any faster (we do live in Cleveland, after all!). And unfortunately, kiwis and pineapples don’t grow in below-freezing temps. But there is a way to eat fresh, local, fantastic food during the winter: Enter Countryside Conservancy. Countryside Conservancy is a year-round farmers market that offers seasonal produce and local foods, even in the winter! In partnership with Cuyahoga National Park, the Conservancy’s overarching mission is to “connect people, food, and land by increasing public awareness of how food and farming impact personal, community, and environmental health, and by inspiring personal commitment to building a resilient, sustainable food culture.” In layman’s terms, Countryside Conservancy encourages good food, local farming, and sustainable practices. Chef Ben is a fan … READ MORE

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