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 berries we also work with other local beekeepers and offer 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!

 

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News and blog

Blackberries are ready!

Posted by Don Schooner :: Wednesday, August 8 :: 10:22am

U-Pick Blackberries are available. $4/qt - Certified Naturally Grown. 

Only sunshine & rain on these little gems! Come pick Mon-Fri 8:30-1 (close at 2) and Sat. 9-11 (close at noon)

Ag Venture Tour

Posted by Don Schooner :: Wednesday, August 8 :: 9:40am

We are honored and excited to be part of this fun and informative opportunity. Mark your calendars, you won't want to miss this! 

 September 15th 10 am till 5 pm

 

Wood County Ag-VentureA Self-Driving Farm Tour throughout Wood County  

Agriculture is a vital industry in Wood County. Fields of corn, soybeans, and wheat are seen as we drive through the county or even in our own backyards, yet we know little of how the products are grown and what they are used for.  Products found on the store shelves are made from local products from local farms.  Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., the Wood Soil and Water Conservation District is partnering with county organizations and businesses to host a Wood County AG-Venture Self-Driving Farm Tour. 

Local agriculture industry leaders are opening their homes and businesses throughout Wood County to highlight Ohio’s #1 Industry – agriculture.   Visit the stops through-out the day at your own pace to sit in farm equipment, pet farm animals, talk to farmers, and taste some farm food, and learn what agriculture is in Wood County.

The Ag-Venture stops include:

Vetter Family Farms, 19604 Mercer Rd., Bowling Green, OH 43402

Hirzel Canning, 411 Lemoyne Rd., Northwood, OH 43619

Luckey Farmers, 11330 Avenue Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551

Moser Farms, 24062 Hull Prairie Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551

Pioneer Seed, 15180 Henry Wood County Rd., Grand Rapids, OH 43522

Schooner Farmers, 14890 Otsego Pike, Weston, OH 43569

Black Swamp Ag, 12057 Mitchell Rd., Bowling Green, OH 43402 

Follow Wood County Ag-Venture on Facebook to learn more about the Ag-Venture.  Visit www.woodswcd.com/a-venture to find a printable map. Contact the Wood Soil and Water Conservation with questions at 419-354-5517.  

 

SUNNY HAPPY FACES!!!

Posted by Don Schooner :: Monday, July 23 :: 9:55am

Zinnia & Sunflower U-Pick



Gorgeous field fresh flowers raised without ANY synthetics! Only sunshine and rain on these beauties. Schooner Farm is a Certified Naturally Grown member. Hundreds of zinnias to choose from and literally thousands of sunflowers are available for u-pick. 

U-Pick Hours - Mon-Fri 9am-1pm and Saturday 9am -11am. Starts July 9th and runs till blooms are done. 

Prices: Zinnias $.85/stem or $10 for 15 stems Sunflowers $1.85/stem or $10 for 7 stems

Please bring your own clippers. We do have a few clippers to loan but please bring your own in case ours are in use. We also have 2 gallon buckets available for $3.50 if you would like or bring your own container. Water is available at the farm. 

Please feel free to enjoy the grounds but we ask you not go inside the white fencing around the ponds or areas clearly marked for staff only. Children MUST be attended at ALL TIMES. You will be walking in fields, please wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Flowers attract bees, please take any necessary precautions if you have medical concerns.

Pop Up Yoga!

Posted by Don Schooner :: Friday, July 6 :: 2:05pm

WOW. WOW. WOW.

Posted by Don Schooner :: Friday, July 6 :: 2:02pm

Don and I are both over the moon thrilled at the turnout we had at our first ever Lavender Festival & Open House. It was amazing. Despite the scorching heat the crowd was estimated at over 600 people!!! Thank you so much to all of our vendors, staff, volunteers and visitors. It was a lot of work but so worth it! We're already planning for next year! 

Thank you all so much! 

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