It is regretful that we must cancel the animal blessing scheduled for October 1. The clergy person who presided has moved and is no longer available. We appreciate your interest and hope to resume this program once again next year.
Bake your favorite fall recipe and enter it in the STEARNS HOMESTEAD FALL HARVEST BAKING CONTEST
Entry fee is $5.00 per entry; limit two entries per person.
Age catagories: Youth to 18 years and Adult
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!
June is known as one of the most popular month for weddings.
The Parma Area Historical Society is excited to showcase vintage bridal gowns, displayed in the Gibbs House for the month of June.
Stop into view the five vintage gowns and other bridal and wedding items on display. The Gibbs House will be open from 12 – 4 pm every Sunday.
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.
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.
Plant sale this weekend! Limited quantities of heirloom tomatoes, chives, various other plants. Stop in at Stearns Homestead this Sunday from 12-4
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stearns Homestead is managed by the Parma Area Historical Society with an all-volunteer crew of farmhands that provide daily feed, water and care for our farm animals, help with never-ending farm repairs, move the always-heaped manure pile and a variety of other tasks that are always in need of doing. In addition, we have volunteers who help in the two museum houses with tours and setting up displays, in the country store as store clerks and help out on weekends at the feed table and at special event activities.
Our volunteers are the best!
We can never say thank you enough times for all they do, sharing their time and talent to make Stearns Homestead a great place to visit and a comfortable home for the farm animals that reside here.