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Posted 6/8/2012 3:01pm by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner.

Our first pick up of the season will be this Tuesday June 12th from 3-6 for our Tuesday Members and Saturday June 16th for our Saturday Folks! YEAH!

We are all anxiously awaiting the BIG day! There's lots of new stuff happening at the farm and it is going to be a stellar season! 

 

                        

Posted 6/4/2012 4:12pm by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner.

We will be at the Downtown BG Farmer's Market this Wed. From 4-8. stop by and say Hi!

 

 

Posted 6/3/2012 1:00pm by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner.

June 12th for Tuesday Members

June 16th for Saturday Members

YEAH! Fresh veggies shall soon be yours!! We will begin the season with lots of greens! I think you'll be excited to check out the Wood Oven and tour the garden! 

 

Posted 5/17/2012 3:37pm by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner.

The countdown for our first distribution is on! We are hoping to begin the season on June 12th! Members, I will be sending out a handbook to you next week. 

The wood fire oven is curing, the murals are muraling and we are busy as the devil! The weather has been pefect, although we could use a little rain, but wow! 

Lots of happy little sprouts are sprouting and we are all eagerly awaiting some farm fresh veg! Won't be long now! The volunteers and Amy have been incredibly busy getting everything planted and trying to keep up with all the various garden duties. We have a fabulous group of garden helpers and we are very grateful for their hard work and dedication.

Posted 4/9/2012 3:32pm by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner.

It's been a busy day at the farm. The Garden Crew were busy at work finishing raking the berries, laying plastic and more. We are so incredibly fortunate to have such a dedicated and generous group of people who enjoy what we do and want to be part of it. Schooner has been going crazy getting ready for some upcoming events and with customers ordering fish. Spring is always chaotic, insane and just plain overwhelming - but we love it! 

Our Beekeeping class last week was a hit. Lots and lots of learning going on! This weekend we have our Soap Making 101 class - it is sold out as well! We'll have more classes over the summer. Stay tuned! 

The wind is really whipping aorund out there today. Justin was having a hard time in the herb beds. We have a few new volunteers this season who are very into HERBS! I am excited! We'll have some fun makng things this summer. I will be doing a, "Cooking With Herbs" class. So many people have no clue how to use herbs in their everyday cooking. Herbs are so easy to use and many plants many consider weeds make wonderful additions to salads and other foods! 

We do still have a few CSA memberships available but not too many! Call us or email if you are interested!!

Posted 3/26/2012 10:36am by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner.

 

So You Want to Be A Beekeeper?

Introduction To Beekeeping Class (2.5 hours)

Saturday March 31st  at 2:00 pm

Schooner Farms - 14890 Otsego Pike (Corner of US 6 & ST RT 235)

Weston, Ohio

$35.00/person or $50.00/couple

 

Schooner Farms is opening our doors to people considering backyard beekeeping as a hobby.  At this class you will learn about what it takes keep bees successfully in your own yard.  During this multi-media presentation you will learn about; the basic equipment you will need to get started and how to use each piece, types of hives, all the various components of the hive,  types of foundation and proper hive placement.  You will also be able to view live bees in our indoor observation hive.  Participants will receive a substantial amount of informational handouts, a discount for additional advanced beekeeping classes to follow and a 12oz jar of our own raw honey from our hives.  Seating is limited so sign up soon so you do not miss out on this fascinating educational opportunity!

To register: please call 419-261-0908 or email us at info@schoonerberries.com

 

 

 

Advanced Part 1 Beekeeping Class

April 7th at 10 am

Schooner Farms - 14890 Otsego Pike (Corner of US 6 & ST RT 235)

Weston, Ohio

$35.00/person or $50.00/couple

($5 off for returning attendees)

 

In our second class we will delve more in depth in the art of beekeeping. In this advanced class you will learn about the honey bee lifecycle , honey bees in the hive, the different types of honey bees available, how to install a package of bees, how to properly work the bees in the hive, how to handle bee stings and identifying hive problems including pests and disease. 

To register: please call 419-261-0908 or email us at info@schoonerberries.com

 

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Soap Making

April 14th at 10:30

Come get dirty with Penny & Becky. We'll make a simple Goats Milk Soap - scented or unscented and homemade laundry soap! Class is limited to 6. We will come clean at Becky's house in Weston. Please call for more info!

419-261-0908

 

Posted 3/13/2012 3:39pm by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner.

Posted 2/29/2012 3:57pm by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner.

Wow, here it is the last day of February and we still haven't had much of a winter. I am waiting for the other shoe to drop and we get smacked with some insane snowstorm. Let's hope that gut wrenching feeling is folly.

Seeds are all in and many are being planted as we speak. We picked out some neat heirlooms to try. Lots of neato mosquito melons and some funky 'maters. 

We will be having some classes this spring and summer. The class schedule will be out very soon! 

Posted 1/16/2012 12:29pm by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner.

Schooner Farms 2012 CSA Memberships

Every week from June to October, bring home a share of our freshly harvested naturally grown  produce – tender gourmet salad greens, exotic heirloom tomatoes, fragrant herbs, sweet peppers, carrots, beans, broccoli… all grown without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers in a manner that is healthy for you, your family and the land that supports us all. Only a handful of memberships still available.

What is a CSA

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is an attempt to address the many problems of modern agriculture by redefining the relationship between the farmer, consumer and the natural biological systems which comprise a farm. A CSA program is a type of “cooperative,” where a consumer financially commits to a full season of produce months in advance of the start of the growing season. Each week from June to October, members receive a variety of freshly harvested crops. Since the nutritional value of produce declines significantly while on supermarket shelves, as a member you will enjoy the freshest, most nutritious produce available – harvested daily for you and your family by the farm staff.

CSA provides the farmer with several practical advantages including the resources to buy seeds and other supplies before the first spring berries ripen in the field and allows the farmer to focus on actually growing crops during the growing season instead of fretting over sales and delivery schedules. The rewards and risks inherent in agriculture are shared by the farm community, which means that in years of environmental or weather constraints, members may receive more of one crop but less of another.

It’s more than just Vegetables!

 A CSA is a concept that offers ways to reconnect with the land in an endless variety of possibilities from helping the local economy, practicing good stewardship of the land, supporting natural farming methods, eating safe food, creating friendships and fostering community. You have the opportunity to become part of a movement that is larger than any of us.  

If you’d like more info on Schooner Farms CSA please visit our website at www.schoonerberries.com there you can see our past newsletters and more detailed info on our CSA program. If you have any questions please call us at 419-261-0908 or email us at info@schoonerberries.com Thanks for your interest in our CSA – we hope you’ll make us part of your season!

Thank You!

Don & Becky Schooner and the Garden Crew at Schooner Farms

Posted 1/2/2012 2:02pm by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner.

So You Want to Be A Beekeeper?

Introduction To Beekeeping Class (2.5 hours)

Saturday January 28th  9:00am 

(Bad Weather Date February 4th)

Schooner Farms - 14890 Otsego Pike (Corner of US 6 & ST RT 235)

Weston, Ohio

$35.00/person or $50.00/couple

 

Schooner Farms is opening our doors to people considering backyard beekeeping as a hobby.  At this class you will learn about what it takes keep bees successfully in your own yard.  During this multi-media presentation you will learn about; the basic equipment you will need to get started and how to use each piece, types of hives, all the various components of the hive,  types of foundation and proper hive placement.  You will also be able to view live bees in our indoor observation hive.  Participants will receive a substantial amount of informational handouts, a discount for additional advanced beekeeping classes to follow and a 12oz jar of our own raw honey from our hives.  Seating is limited so sign up soon so you do not miss out on this fascinating educational opportunity!

To register: please call 419-261-0908 or email us at info@schoonerberries.com

 

Advanced Part 1 Beekeeping Class

February 4th 1:00 pm (3 hours)

(Bad Weather Date February 11th)

Schooner Farms - 14890 Otsego Pike (Corner of US 6 & ST RT 235)

Weston, Ohio

$35.00/person or $50.00/couple

 ($5 off for returning attendees)

 

In our second class we will delve more in depth in the art of beekeeping. In this advanced class you will learn about the honey bee lifecycle , honey bees in the hive, the different types of honey bees available, how to install a package of bees, how to properly work the bees in the hive, how to handle bee stings and identifying hive problems including pests and disease. 

To register: please call 419-261-0908 or email us at info@schoonerberries.com

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