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First Friday – September 1, 2017

It’s gonna’ be another ‘first Friday’ on September 1 at the Homestead from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Family fun night includes pony rides, farm animal 4H showcase, little kids games and  big kids games, people food, a family movie in the cabin, visit with the farm animals, animal feed, chicken coop discovery, and a walk around the pond if you like.

Free Admission.  Free Movie. Free walk around the pond.

Prices for some activities and food vary from $1 – $5.

Come out and visit – it’s gonna’ be a great night at the farm!

All proceeds benefit the homestead farm animals.

Stearns Homestead is managed by volunteers of the Parma Area Historical Society.

 

Pony Rides to benefit 4H – Friday, July 7, 2017

Join us for a fun-filled family night hosted by the Stearns Homestead Hoofers 4H Club, offering pony rides, face painting, sale of homemade baked goods, popcorn and movies on Friday night, July 7, 2017 starting at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is free, however there is a nominal fee for various activities, all to benefit the 4H club at Stearns Homestead to help defray their expenses for participation at the county fair this year.

We look forward to seeing you there! 4H flyer

Farmers Market open on Saturday mornings

The Stearns farmers market is up and running on Saturday mornings from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, usually in the front pasture.   If the pasture is soggy from rain, look for us set up on the blacktop, up the drive, between the two historic homes. The farmers market features local produce, bakery, Ohio maple syrup, local honey, specialty items and more! Cooking demonstrations too! Stop by to shop, and stay awhile to enjoy the farm animals at the farm – we look forward to seeing you next week!

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Ice Cream Social June 25, 2017

What could be better than sitting under the shade of a wonderful oak tree at Stearns Homestead enjoying an ice cream sundae?

Make plans to join us as we welcome summer with an ice cream social on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm                                    adorable-piglet-eating-ice-cream

in the homestead cabin.  Stop in for a delicious treat at a nominal price.  We hope to see you there!

Farmers Market Opens June 24

Welcome to summer goodness! Our 2017 Farmers’ Market will open on Saturday, June 24th from 9am-1pm. and will be open every Saturday, weather permitting, until Sept 30. Come and enjoy the flavors of homegrown and homemade. With heirloom produce you won’t find anywhere else. Great bakery, organic alpaca products,great greens for your salad plate,  our own farm fresh eggs, local honey, maple syrup, and the best sweet corn in the area! Papa Steve’s spice will be ready to show you a new way to flavor your food and Go green with Tupperware is there to help you in the kitchen. Cottage Farm Soaps will give you something to look forward to at the end of the day.And be sure to enjoy the what the rest of the farm has to offer! Free parking, located on the bus line. Senior Coupons accepted. Handicapped accessible.farmers market

Music opening day… and of course the homestead will be open to visit the farm animals, shop in the Country Store and tour the Gibbs House.
Hope to see you there.

Improvements almost completed

Over the years, the buildup of mud, manure, hay and straw has taken its toll on the back paddock, also known as a horse turnout.

The homestead was fortunate to receive a grant to help correct the situation and work is underway to regain the natural slope of the turnout and create a more solid base in front of the horse stalls; better for the horses and easier for the volunteers to navigate wheelbarrows and at feeding time.

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Also, getting ready for opening day, volunteer Jim recently rebuilt the ramp to the Country Store to make it accessible for all visitors to the Homestead.

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It’s an ongoing venture, keeping up with all the chores that need to be done at the Homestead, but we are fortunate to have great volunteers, who have the knowledge and are willing and able  to get things done.

 

Stearns farmers market opens June 24

The farmers market at Stearns Homestead is back for another year.

Every Saturday morning local farmers and other vendors set up in the front pasture just south of the Stearns house with fresh produce, and various other homemade or handcrafted products.

The homestead will also offer farm fresh eggs, honey and herbs for sale at the Stearns tent at the market.

Each week, more produce and other products will be made available as the season progresses.

Market hours are 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.