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

Happy January

Posted by Don Schooner :: Monday, January 8 :: 10:10am

The farm is not getting a chance to nestle in this winter. We have been busy working with the lobster, planning out 2018 and keeping up with the daily stuff. We have several fun classes coming up! I am still sorting out a class schedule for myself. Stay tuned! 

Yoga with Amanda - check out the yoga page for a listing of all the classes Amanda has planned. 

Beekeeping - Mike has a great slate of classes coming up. Beginners all the way to Advanced 2. Check out the beekeeping page for dates and more info. Mike also is part of a Bee Club - Bee group meeting will be the third Thursday of the month (January 18th) 7:00pm, Big Fab Lab in the Woodland Mall, Bowling Green. You might want to email Mike for more info - mike@sobeehoney.com  

Thank You!!

Posted by Don Schooner :: Monday, December 11 :: 1:00pm

Thank you so much for supporting the Grounds for Thought Holiday Boutique. We are grateful for the opportunity to be there with so many talented and wonderful people. HUGE thanks to the Wicks Family and Kathy Almeida for putting this excellent event together! 

MERRY CHRISTMAS & THANK YOU!!!

 

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!

 

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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

 

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