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Farm City Days Sept 8 -9, 2018


Mark your calendar to join us for Farm City Days at Stearns Homestead on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm both days, for good old fashion family fun at the farm.

Hayrides, childrens’ activities, farm animals, people food, family fun for all.  Take a look inside the Stearns house to see how they lived in 1855.  Chicken coop tours, and farm animal showcase with horse expo on Sunday.

Free admission.

Hayrides are $1 per person, people food variable $1-$5, animal feed $1>

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.


Stearns Farmers Market Accepting Vendor Applications

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 farmerdeb7@cox.net 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 at the Farm

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!

Christmas at the Farm Dec 3-4, 2016

xmasStearns 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.


Animal Spotlight – 2 New Pigs!



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.