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

Summer Solstice Yoga Retreat Cancelled

Posted by Don Schooner :: Friday, June 15 :: 7:14am

Due to low enrollment our Summer Solstice Yoga Retreat has been cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience we will try again next year. 

Lavender Festival and Open House

Posted by Don Schooner :: Monday, June 11 :: 7:56pm

Summer Solstice Yoga Retreat! June 23rd

Posted by Don Schooner :: Thursday, May 31 :: 9:01am

Solstice Yoga Retreat - June 23rd 9am - 3pm

Enjoy a day of yoga, meditation and journaling with Amanda. Bring a sack lunch. Becky will be sharing info on making herbal teas and will also read your tea leaves. It will be a wonderful day! 

Located on the glorious Schooner Farms, we will honor this seasonal celebration with a morning of All-Levels Yoga. When I say All-Levels, I mean it; ANYONE can join this practice and feel the benefits of yoga. We will move our bodies and observe how joy spreads like sunshine! After a short break, we'll have a lovely tea talk and tasting with the knowledgable and gracious Becky Schooner. During lunch break, there will journaling or you can choose to tour the lavender labyrinth. We'll close the day with a delicious Restorative Yoga practice and meditation.

A day devoted to yourself provides so much inner peace and clarity. It's a reset button and a way to begin summer with a lighter mind and spirit. I warmly invite you to join us for this day of self care and self love. In a season busy with parties, travel, concerts, festivals, graduations, and more, what better way to create a cocoon filled with "me time"? That, my love, is the greatest gift of yoga--it's a path to you, the bestest, loveliest, more awesome you. This is my favorite yoga event of the year. Please be sure to reserve your spot today because they fill quickly and space is limited. 

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Strawberry Season

Posted by Don Schooner :: Monday, May 28 :: 3:06pm

Strawberries will be ready soon. We will update here and on Facebook when berries are available.  This heat might speed the season along. 

Lavender Festival & Open House

Posted by Don Schooner :: Tuesday, April 24 :: 8:57am

 

 

The farm will be in a purple haze! Come enjoy items from amazing local artisans and vendors, tours of the farm, lavender essential oil distillation demos, lavender crafts, walk the lavender labyrinth, discover our 1/3 scale replica of the Great Serpent Mound, tour our aquaculture facilities including our fresh water lobsters! Sample food grilled on our Primo Grills! It will be a fun day! More details to come! Come discover what Schooner Farms & Inspired By Nature is about! Admission is free! June 30th from 10-4

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