About Our Farm & Philosophy
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
Posted by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner :: Thursday, August 13 :: 8:17am
Posted by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner :: Wednesday, August 12 :: 6:48am
This summer has zipped by. Well, let's be honest - the "summer weather" has finally arrived just before school starts and fall is in the air. How lovely it was to sit out under the arbor and enjoy the birdsong along with the warmth of the rising sun this morning. It is these moments I relish. Just basking in the quiet of the morning, being present in the beauty that surrounds me. The farm has become such a magical place.
Yesterday I had the delightful pleasure of meeting two ladies from Forest, Ohio. The one gal had heard about a fermenting presentation I had done at the Hancock County Farmer's Market a month or so ago. She called and asked to pop in to see the farm and wondered if I had a scoby for kombucha (fermented tea full of probiotics) I did and she would stop in. So she and her friend came and were both so excited about what we do here and of course, she was over the moon about the scoby. We chatted and then went into the sundry. She asked how much for the scoby - I said, my gift to you. She was stunned and insisted she pay. I told her no, please enjoy, I believe in sharing the love. We had a nice conversation and their enthusiasm and excitement really made my day.
As I sat under the arbor this morning, a huge smile came to my face thinking of those ladies and the interaction we had. There is magic to this farm and the things we do. It was a much needed reminder as yesterday. I am grateful for my time this morning to reflect and appreciate the day.
Posted by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner :: Monday, July 27 :: 12:34pm
Posted by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner :: Monday, July 6 :: 11:54am
It is that time! CSA starts at 3 tomorrow for Tuesday pick ups and Saturday the 11th at 9am for Sat. Peeps!
Posted by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner :: Thursday, July 2 :: 1:06pm
We are THRILLED to announce that Amanda Rzicznek willl be joining the farm! Amanda is just an amazing person to be around and her enthusiasm for life is contagious.
Invigorate the body, mind, and spirit as we experience a well-rounded practice. Ideal for those new to yoga and seasoned practitioners, this class will focus on alignment, movement, and relaxation. Amanda Rzicznek is a certified Yoga Instructor, Relax and Renew Trainer, and Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Amanda enthusiastically approaches teaching yoga with an open heart, acute attention to alignment, and a sense of humor.
Starting Thursday, July 16th 9am
$10/class or $40/5 class pass
Sign up and pay for tickets online or call 419-261-0908 to reserve your space!