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Posted 12/11/2018 7:39pm by Don Schooner.

The WInter Solstice Luminaria Event is only a week away! Get your tickets soon! 


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Posted 12/11/2018 7:37pm by Don Schooner.

A special THANK YOU to all that supported the Grounds for Thought Christmas Boutique. It was a great day and we had such a lovely time! Thank you to Kathy, Laura and Sandy for putting together such a stellar event! 

Posted 12/4/2018 11:42am by Don Schooner.

Grounds for Thought Christmas Boutique
Dec. 8th from 10-4

Come enjoy a shopping experience brimming with local love and talent! This Saturday Grounds for Thought will be overflowing with all sorts of wonderful handcrafted items for people on your list or yourself! Enjoy a little shopping, chatting, noshing and being merry! 

Grounds for Thought is located at 174 S. Main St in Bowling Green.


Posted 9/19/2018 9:30am by Don Schooner.


Dec. 20-23, 2018

Go for a night time walk around the Serpent Mound & Lavender Labyrinth on evenings surrounding the winter solstice. 

Tickets will be sold per car/family vehicle = maximum of 6 people per vehicle please. Two time slots available - 5:30 pm - 7 pm and 7:30 pm - 9.

Infinite Zen Coffee & Noshery will be serving tasty seasonal treats!! 

Only 50 tickets per time slot. Time slots are for a 1.5 time period. During that time you are invited to enjoy walking around our beautifully lit paths to the Lavender Labyrinth and Serpent Mound lined with almost 2,000 luminaries. Afterwards, sit around the bonfire and get toasty.This is meant to be a meandering enjoyable time. Dress appropriately for the weather conditions. 

A percentage of the event proceeds will be donated to The Wood County Humane Society

***Event will be cancelled and refund issued if there is a Level 1 Snow Emergency issued in Wood County. 

Call for more info - 419.261.0908

To Purchase your ticket follow the link below.


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Posted 9/12/2018 11:00am by Don Schooner.


The Art of Encaustic

Join Beth Genson on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Schooner Farms / Inspired by Nature, 14890 Otsego Pike, (Corner of Rt. 6 & Rt. 235), Weston, Ohio for half-day or full-day workshops exploring the medium of encaustic.  Full details on the brochure attached.Get creative without fear!  Whether you are an artist or just want to have fun, you can’t help but be inspired as you discover the process of applying hot wax and pigment along with other materials to create abstract or representational works of art.  All equipment, tools and supplies for these workshops are included in the cost.  Bring an apron to cover your clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Must be 18+ and sign a release as you will be working with hot wax.  Minimum of 4 participants per session, maximum of 8.

Yes, sign me up 

Register for one of the following options:


INTRO TO ENCAUSTICS - Class Level: Beginner-Novice Saturday, October 27, 2018; 8 AM-12 Noon This beginner-level encaustic workshop will give participants a hands-on introduction to the encaustic process.  $60


ENCAUSTIC STUDIO - Class Levels: Beginner—Intermediate Pre-Requisite: Intro to Encaustics Saturday, October 27, 2018; 1 - 5 PM This workshop will explore techniques and best practices for using wax. Develop your creativity using brushwork, fusing, layering, mark making and mixed media.  $60

INTRO TO ENCAUSTICS and ENCAUSTIC STUDIO*SAVE - Register for both the morning & afternoon class for $100, lunch provided! Register here

Posted 9/5/2018 9:55am by Don Schooner.

Our Fall Office Hours are as follows

Mon- Fri 9-1 or by appointment

Saturdays by appointment

We are usually in and out, or out in the fields working but are happy to meet you anytime - just call 419-261-0908 to schedule an appointment. 

Looking for Honey? Try a few of our favorite sweet spots!

Grounds for Thought in BG

The Summer Kitchen in Helena

Shirlee Sei Bella Beauty Salon in BG

Wood County Historical Museum in Bowling Green



Posted 9/5/2018 9:53am by Don Schooner.

Sept. 15th 

10 am - 5 pm

Tour Wood County Farms

Posted 8/8/2018 10:22am by Don Schooner.

U-Pick Blackberries are available. $4/qt - Certified Naturally Grown. 

Only sunshine & rain on these little gems! Come pick Mon-Fri 8:30-1 (close at 2) and Sat. 9-11 (close at noon)

Posted 8/8/2018 9:40am by Don Schooner.

We are honored and excited to be part of this fun and informative opportunity. Mark your calendars, you won't want to miss this! 

 September 15th 10 am till 5 pm


Wood County Ag-VentureA Self-Driving Farm Tour throughout Wood County  

Agriculture is a vital industry in Wood County. Fields of corn, soybeans, and wheat are seen as we drive through the county or even in our own backyards, yet we know little of how the products are grown and what they are used for.  Products found on the store shelves are made from local products from local farms.  Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., the Wood Soil and Water Conservation District is partnering with county organizations and businesses to host a Wood County AG-Venture Self-Driving Farm Tour. 

Local agriculture industry leaders are opening their homes and businesses throughout Wood County to highlight Ohio’s #1 Industry – agriculture.   Visit the stops through-out the day at your own pace to sit in farm equipment, pet farm animals, talk to farmers, and taste some farm food, and learn what agriculture is in Wood County.

The Ag-Venture stops include:

Vetter Family Farms, 19604 Mercer Rd., Bowling Green, OH 43402

Hirzel Canning, 411 Lemoyne Rd., Northwood, OH 43619

Luckey Farmers, 11330 Avenue Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551

Moser Farms, 24062 Hull Prairie Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551

Pioneer Seed, 15180 Henry Wood County Rd., Grand Rapids, OH 43522

Schooner Farmers, 14890 Otsego Pike, Weston, OH 43569

Black Swamp Ag, 12057 Mitchell Rd., Bowling Green, OH 43402 

Follow Wood County Ag-Venture on Facebook to learn more about the Ag-Venture.  Visit to find a printable map. Contact the Wood Soil and Water Conservation with questions at 419-354-5517.  


Posted 7/23/2018 9:55am by Don Schooner.

Zinnia & Sunflower U-Pick

Gorgeous field fresh flowers raised without ANY synthetics! Only sunshine and rain on these beauties. Schooner Farm is a Certified Naturally Grown member. Hundreds of zinnias to choose from and literally thousands of sunflowers are available for u-pick. 

U-Pick Hours - Mon-Fri 9am-1pm and Saturday 9am -11am. Starts July 9th and runs till blooms are done. 

Prices: Zinnias $.85/stem or $10 for 15 stems Sunflowers $1.85/stem or $10 for 7 stems

Please bring your own clippers. We do have a few clippers to loan but please bring your own in case ours are in use. We also have 2 gallon buckets available for $3.50 if you would like or bring your own container. Water is available at the farm. 

Please feel free to enjoy the grounds but we ask you not go inside the white fencing around the ponds or areas clearly marked for staff only. Children MUST be attended at ALL TIMES. You will be walking in fields, please wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Flowers attract bees, please take any necessary precautions if you have medical concerns.



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