Midwest Living Review
Spend the afternoon at this sixth-generation family farm, and you'll leave with a satisfied stomach, a trunk full of plants and probably a little nugget of creative inspiration. Stream Cliff Herb Farm is a destination for plant- and food-lovers alike. First, the food. The Twigs and Springs Tea Room is delightfully rustic. You may wait a bit to be seated on busy summer afternoons, and you may wait awhile to get your food, but it's worth it. Many of the salads are right from the garden. (Try the Birdseed Pasta Salad, a crunchy mix of cauliflower, bacon, and pasta with a sweet and tangy dressing, or the blueberry chicken salad, served with a blueberry dressing. The hummingbird cake for dessert takes cream cheese frosting to a new level). They also host afternoon teas, candlelight dinners and cooking classes (all by reservation). A new addition, Stream Cliff Farm Winery, offers tastings. Now, the plants. Paths wind among beautiful gardens inspired by quilt patterns. The Country Store features garden-theme gifts, and a huge area has perennials, annuals and herbs for sale. Prices are comparable to garden centers, but it's nice to know that everything you buy is grown at Stream Cliff -- without chemicals. While you're there, sign up to take classes in wreath making and other plant-related topics.