Stearns Homestead Farmers Market for the 2017 season is accepting vendor applications. We support local produce farmers, backyard gardeners, handcrafters, bakers, and any small local business who make their own products like spices, sauces, and spreads. Not sure you fit our market criteria, contact our market manager, Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (440) 882-6234 for more information and vendor application.
Stearns Homestead Farmers Market starts mid-June and ends mid-October (exact dates are available by contacting Debbie).
Santa took time from his busy schedule to talk with the many young and not-so-young visitors that came to the homestead for Christmas at the Farm in early December.
Kids of all ages whispered their wish list in Santa’s ear, enjoyed some hot chocolate and chili, visited with the farm animals and stopped in the Christmas Shoppe in the Gibbs House.
Our sincere thanks to all who stopped by for our final event in 2016.
We look forward to seeing you all in the Spring 2017… and if the weather breaks sooner, stop by, the farm animals will be delighted to see you!
Stearns Homestead will celebrate Christmas at the Farm on Saturday, December 3 from 12:00 pm -3:00 pm and Sunday, December 4 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Santa will be joining us for the festivities and fun. Children of all ages are welcome to visit with Santa and enjoy bakery and beverages for sale in the homestead cabin. The Gibbs House will be decked out in holiday style for your viewing and the ‘holiday gift shop’ will feature unique and hand-crafted items for sale.
Make plans to stop in for Christmas at the Farm. Admission is free.
Two baby pigs arrived at the homestead on July 1. Yet to be named, one is a female and the other a male, a Duroc and a Berkshire. The both have spots, or dots, depending on what you call them, and will retain those spots/dots even as they grow.
They are both very entertaining to watch dig in the dirt with their snouts to create a comfortable hole to lay in to keep cool – pigs have no sweat glands, and need to use the dirt as a cooling agent.
Since they are still babies, they are receive special pig food to keep them healthy and we ask that the piglets not be given any treats for now. Watch the sign on their pigpen for when its OK for treats.