About Our Farm & Philosophy

Sustainable Non-Conventional Farming, Inspired By Nature

The idea behind Schooner Farms was to take our little 20 acre corner of the world and expand our use of it by raising chemical free pick your own raspberries and blackberries in 2009. We already had a natural pond and lake management company, Inspired By Nature, established at the site. The focus of Inspired By Nature is to encourage pond owners to care for the water resources naturally. We do not use any synthetic chemistry at all on our farm. This notion of land stewardship and conservation was really the incentive of trudging forward into the berries. honey and now a CSA.

In 2010 we also began a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) garden. The response has been tremendous. We have had the opporunity to meet so many wonderful and like minded people. Naturally, we picked a rough year weather wise to begin but it ought to make the future garden season seem less difficult! In 2010 Schooner Farms CSA grew food for 60 families. In 2012 we had expanded our memebrship to 80. Our goal to keep the "Community" in our CSA program means that we do not wish to be like a subscription produce farm. We want to keep the "Community" in our CSA. We want you to know the farmer growing your food, we want you to feel like you are a part of our farm and to do that we chose to limit our membership to 30 in 2013. Along with our produce we also have 10 beehives that we harvest raw honey from for sale. Our three ponds are managed naturally and a full of healthy fish. The ponds provide the irrigation to our fields.

Our goal is to be able to offer classes on a variety of topics, such as: beekeeping, canning, organic gardening, nature crafts, land ethics and much more. We both enjoy learning and sharing with others - that connection to like minded people is something we cherish. 

If you are in Weston, Oh please stop in! We'd love to show you around the farm!

 

Schooner Farms & Inspired By Nature from above

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News and blog

Pop up Yoga!!!

Posted by Don Schooner :: Thursday, December 7 :: 11:50am

POP UP YOGA!!!

Dec. 27, 29, & 30th 9-10am.

$10 per person. NO passes. I consider these to be special events during a time when many studios are closed for the holidays. $10 is so inexpensive for yoga. Buy your ticket below!

 

                                                      Pop Up Yoga
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WINTER HOURS

Posted by Don Schooner :: Friday, December 1 :: 10:50am

Winter hours are by appointment only. In Bowling Green, you can find our honey available at Grounds for Thought. Also in Bowling Green, Healing Sapphire Massage has a lovely variety of our products and other local artisans. Our friends at The Summer Kitchen in Helena also carry our soap and honey. 

If you would like a tour or to stop in please call us at 419-261-0908 This time of year we are in and out, so it is best to make an appointment. 

Winter Solstice Yoga Event

Posted by Don Schooner :: Monday, November 27 :: 11:52am

 

Ho Ho Holiday Sales

Posted by Don Schooner :: Monday, November 6 :: 1:48pm

We are ever so grateful for the opportunity to showcase our farm produced goods at the Grounds For Thought Holiday Boutique. We are honored to be asked to be part of this star studded local artisan/producer boutique. It is a wonderful way to show your community support and shower local artists with a little love! 

2017 Comes to a Close

Posted by Don Schooner :: Thursday, September 14 :: 12:35pm

WOW! Thank YOU so much for a fantastic 2017 Season. Berries were amazing and we are very grateful to all who came out and picked! This was our first year sans the CSA and I am going to be honest - I was heartsick for my CSA peeps. This year has been full of transitions. We lost two of our treasured staff members; Emily and Rachel are off to new adventures. I miss Emily like crazy but know she will come visit us. Rachel is going gangbusters with her silversmithing and we wish her success. She is incredibly talented. If you would like to see what she makes, visit her here on instagram - you will be delighted. She designed several pieces for me and I love them!

We have a few new staff members that are doing an amazing job! Holly and Duane have joined us and we couldn't be more thrilled. Both hail from Toledo and enjoy being out of the city and love soaking life at the farm. 

Alan is still doing that voodoo that only he can do. The summer of 2017 found him constructing a river system for our fresh water shrimp and he has been working hard at getting the barn ready for the lobster. Plus a whole lotta other farmy stuff. 

We had record numbers of people out picking berries. One day we had over 40 people out in the fields. Schooner and I both felt a huge sense of relief that people actually came out to be part of the experience. This was our first year to really open the berry fields and it was a huge success. Thank you all who came out and supported the farm. We always marvel at how our community continues to grow. Thank you for being a part of it.

We have our first wedding at the farm soon. We've been busy weeding and preparing for that. Fingers crossed for a beautiful fall day! 

We have several yoga classes coming up - The Saturday Series with Amanda continues. Check here for more info - Amanda is such a joy and her classes are very personable. No stuffiness here!

I have decided to hold off on classes this fall. We have a lot going on the next 6 weeks or so and I decided to hold off. We will have beekeeping and other classes in the late winter/early spring. 

Schooner Farms will be participating in a few holiday sales - keep posted for more info. Jams, herbal items, soaps and such! 

Thanks again for a wonderful 2017 Season! 

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