Welcome to Stearns Farm

Come spend an afternoon at Stearns Homestead, the last working, educational farm in Parma, Ohio. This forty eight acre farm has lots of animals – always a favorite with the children – as well as several historic museum houses and a Yankee barn, loaded with antiques and historic items.

We also have a country store and a Farmers Market throughout the summer and fall, where you can purchase homestead and locally grown produce, products made from goats milk, local honey, baked goods and much more. Be sure to come early; our fresh eggs go quickly!

So, whether you’re a history buff, a teacher, parent or grandparent looking for a kid friendly fun and educational activities, come experience a slice of old fashioned farm life, right in your backyard!

Stearns Homestead is FREE!

Hours open to the public:

  • Saturday and Sunday 12 noon- 4:00 p.m.,
  • May through Mid-October
  • Special winter holiday events.

You can contact us by e-mail at StearnsHomestead@gmail.com. This e-mail address is checked at least once a week.

News from the Barnyard

February Newsletter

Take a look at our February 2015 Newsletter to see what we have planned for you at the farm in 2015! We hope to see all of our visitors from last year again, and also to have new visitors this year, too! We are less than 2 months away from Opening Day, and [...]

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Stearns is seeking a Turkey

We are seeking one Kentucky Red Bourbon tom turkey to keep two Kentucky Red Bourbon hens company. If you have a tom or know where we can purchase one Red Bourbon Tom Turkey, please call Georgeann at 216 233-9818, or email StearnsHomestead@gmail.com.

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Horse 101 Class

Horse 101 Returns in 2015
Starting Sunday, June 1, Horse 101 will be held in the front pasture at the Homestead. Class size is limited to the first 12 students that RSVP for each class. This will allow everyone to get plenty of hands on training and experience.
Each class will cover a new topic:
1. Talking with [...]

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In Memory of Rebel

Parma Historical Society

The farm is also the current home of the Parma Historical Society, and a member of:

  • The Ohio Associations of Historic Societies and Museums
  • The Northeastearn Ohio Inter-Museum Council
  • The Parma Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau

We are certified as a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status. #23-7338830 Homestead Wish List Canned & Dry cat food ,Apples, lettuce, and Cheerios – We are also in need of straw for bedding for the animals and we are in need of a used playpen to exercise the rabbits inside during the winter months. ****Donations are urgently needed toward feed purchase for the animals .***Remember we are a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible. Drop off your donation anytime, any day…leave it on the porch of the big white house. (Gibbs house) *************************************************** Checks can be made out and sent to: Stearns Homestead P.O. Box 29002 Parma, Ohio   44129 ( post office will not deliver to physical street address!!!)The volunteers and the animals would really appreciate it.  We appreciate everyone who has helped in the past.  Thank you very much. You can also give that unique gift, you can adopt an animal for someone for the holidays or a birthday or just for fun.  Go to Lend a Hand and under that Adopt an Animal. For a small fee anyone can adopt one, or more, of their farm favorites for a full year. New parents will receive a certificate of adoption and a photo of their adoptee. They will also have their name added to the adoption board for all to see. During the year Stearns Homestead will host a special appreciation day. At this event parents will have the opportunity to interact with their farm friends on a personal level.