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 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!

And the best part is, THERE IS NO ADMISSION FEE!!

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.

Farm group and school tours are offered – advance planning is required.  Send us an email of your interest and our group farm tour volunteer will respond.

News from the Barnyard

We are working on updating our website.  While much of the information on this website is still valid, we hope to have a fresh, new look in the next few months.   To contact the homestead you can leave a message at 440-845-9770 or email to StearnsHomestead@gmail.com.  A volunteer will usually respond within a few [...]

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Winter at the Farm

Winter weather in unpredictable…. and the farm animals will be out in their pastures if weather permits.   You are welcome to  stop in to visit, however, we cannot assure that we will have any volunteers at the homestead unless the winter weather is unseasonably warm.

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Thanksgiving Turkeys for Sale

We are currently taking orders for your Thanksgiving dinner. Turkeys will be available for sale.  If interested or to place an order,  e-mail us at Stearnshomestead@gmail.com.   Chicken, turkey, duck, beef and pork can be pre-ordered, will be packaged and ready for pick up early November.   Advance orders required for a side of beef [...]

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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
Rebel the goat.

In memory of Rebel.

Donations Welcome!

We welcome donations of all kinds! Donations are urgently needed toward feed purchase for the animals. Remember, we are certified as a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status. #23-7338830, so all donations are tax deductible.

Homestead Wish List

  • Canned & Dry Cat Food
  • Apples
  • Lettuce
  • Cheerios
  • Straw for bedding for the animals
  • Hay or Grain for the Animals
  • Reliable Adult  Volunteers to feed the animals  are also urgently needed- please call  216  233-9818 if interested

Feel free to drop off your donation anytime, any day. Just leave it on the porch of the big white house. (Gibbs House)

Monetary Donations

You can donate HERE online, or send a check. Checks can be made out and sent to: Stearns Homestead P.O. Box 29002 Parma, Ohio, 44129 ( The Post Office will not deliver to our physical street address!!!) Click on Lend a Hand for more giving options. The volunteers and the animals would really appreciate it.

Adopt an Animal

You can also give that unique gift, you can adopt an animal for someone for the holidays or a birthday or just for fun. 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 annual special appreciation day, animal parents will have the opportunity to interact with their farm friends on a personal level. Click here to Adopt an Animal.

Thank you!!

We appreciate everyone who has helped in the past. Thank you very much!!

Cat and Horse

Friends help each other! Donate today!