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 :: 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!
Posted by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner :: Tuesday, June 16 :: 12:54pm
Sorry to say yoga has been cancelled along with our two yoga retreats - we just couldn't stimulate enough interest to make them a go right now. We will revisit the idea later in the season!
Posted by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner :: Tuesday, June 16 :: 8:59am
This is going to be a SENSATIONAL event with our lovely adopted sister at The Summer Kitchen in Helena. Start at The Summer Kitchen where the gals will share some wonderful samples of a variety of foods made with lavender then hop in the car and mosey on over to Schooner Farms, where we will have a lavender essential oil distillation and program. Walk in our lavender labyrinth and get your zen on. Register with Schooner Farms or The Summer Kitchen. See below!