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, May 23 :: 4:34pm
The Amazing Amanda will be with us for the summer on Tuesday mornings! Every week. How cool is that? It is - really it is! In June we have Thursday Evening Classes. Go to our Classes and Workshops tab above to see what we have going on! Or click Here for more info and tickets.
Posted by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner :: Monday, May 9 :: 11:44am
Posted by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner :: Wednesday, March 30 :: 9:37am
FOR A FUN FILLED
Rainbow Trout Fly Fishing
7 am till noon
Limited to 20 tickets
Included in your $20 entrance fee - one hour of fly fishing and up to 2 trout. Additional fish are $.75/inch. Bring your own cooler with ice and tackle.
Rainbow Trout Family Fishing Event
Beginning at 8 am one hour time slots till 4 pm.
Limited to 5o tickets
$20 Family Pass - up to four people per ticket and 2 trout per ticket.
Additional fish $.75/inch. Bring ice and cooler. Bait will provided - no outside bait.
Open Family Fishing
Beginning at 8 am - one hour time slots till noon. Limited to 40 tickets.
$20 Family Pass - up to four people per ticket, 2 fish included in ticket price (rainbow trout, perch, hybrid striped bass ) per ticket. Additional fish $.75/inch. Bring ice and cooler. Bait will provided - no outside bait.
Limited fishing poles available - first come first serve. Catch and take; we do not clean fish. Rules will be explained at time of event. Please no outside bait for family fishing events. Children MUST be accompanied by adults at ALL TIMES.
Posted by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner :: Thursday, February 11 :: 1:08pm
Learn about the basic equipment, tools, costs, legal issues, what to expect when harvesting your honey, resources and references.This class is the basis for our series. To become a beekeeper you need to know what you are getting into, while beekeeping is enjoyable it is also very complex and many folks jump in without regard to some of the realities involved. This class is a MUST for people considering beekeeping. Students receive a beekeeping book along with handouts.
February 20th at 9am till 1 pm
February 27th at 9 am till 1 pm
Posted by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner :: Wednesday, January 6 :: 3:01pm
Amanda's Winter 2016 Schedule at Schooner Farms
Amanda has designed a wonderful series of special winter classes targeted to focus on specific elements of yoga. The series was designed to be of interest to all levels of yoga enthustiast. Refresh, reinvigorate and restore your yoga practice this winter.
All classes begin at 9 am and last till 10 am
Follow the link above to sign up online
Jan. 30 The Foundations of Yoga: Whether you are brand new to yoga or a seasoned pro, we invite you to join Amanda to explore the roots of yoga, several basic poses for a well-rounded practice, and an introduction to breath work.
Feb 27 Standing Poses: Whether you are brand new to yoga or a seasoned pro, we invite you to join Amanda to explore the feet, their connection to the ground, and the poses root us for a meaningful practice.
March 26 Balance Poses: Whether you are brand new to yoga or a seasoned pro, we invite you to join Amanda to explore balance on and off the mat!
April 23 Backbends: Whether you are brand new to yoga or a seasoned pro, we invite you to join Amanda to explore opening your heart, extending your spine, and finding happiness!
$10 - per session if you sign up and pay online/at the farm in advance
$15 - per session at the door
Purchase a pass and save! Come to any or all!
5 session pass - $45
10 session pass - $90
Amanda will also have weekly classes beginning in May - Stay tuned for more details.