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 and by using little if no chemistry at all. 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 :: Tuesday, April 21 :: 1:21pm
In the hurley burley of trying to finish the classrooms in time and get ready for spring, I am sadly behind. Our class schedule will be up soon! Caroline and I will be meeting this week to finalize the Yoga class details and chat about some really fantastic retreat type offerings she will be doing. Thanks for being patient - we're tackling one mountain at a time. Namaste.
Posted by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner :: Monday, April 20 :: 12:41pm
Fun stuff with our fabulous friends over at Grounds For Thought - Coffee Goat's Milk Soap. Them's some clean beans!!! Available April 25th at Art Walk!
Made from Grounds For Thought finely ground coffee and a dash of Schooner Farms Honey!
Posted by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner :: Monday, March 23 :: 1:49pm
As many of you know, Becky loves to give presentations. The Apron program is one of her favorites and she was recently highlighted in, The Toledo Blade, enjoy!
Click on the link to take you to the article
Posted by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner :: Monday, February 23 :: 7:36am
Schooner Farms is one of 200 locations worldwide to have one of these hives on order with delivery expected in June 2015. The other 3000 plus locations will not have theirs delivered until this November or so! We will announce a honey harvesting party date by mid summer. Stay tuned for more info. In the mean time enjoy the video.
Posted by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner :: Tuesday, February 17 :: 8:33am
Don spoke at OEFFA this past weekend about his passion - HUGELKULTUR! The class was extremely popular and we ran out of handouts! Just click on the photo and it will take you to the handouts! Thank you to all the attendees and a HUGE thank you to the folks that make OEFFA such a great experience!