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 :: 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!
Posted by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner :: Monday, June 15 :: 8:31am
Our yoga classes have not been filling up - I think we will try again later in the season. Thanks so much for your interest.
Posted by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner :: Wednesday, May 27 :: 11:53am
Fresh News from Schooner Farms
Oh yeah, baby - not only do we grow the best strawberries and share our farm with some pretty awesome bees - we are cultivating fresh ideas and nourishing the body, mind and spirit.
Check out our Summer Line-Up - Yoga with Caroline Dawson, Learn about Bees from Mike Soboleski, take a canning class, learn about herbs and more. This is just a partial list - there is more to come!! Our classrooms are almost done and we can't wait for you to come be part of it! Just follow this link to learn more, buy a ticket and let the sunshine!
If you have questions, please give us a ring at 419-261-0908 or email at email@example.com
Rebecca L. White-Schooner
14890 Otsego Pike
Weston, Ohio 43569
Posted by Don Schooner or Becky White - Schooner :: Tuesday, May 19 :: 2:49pm
To see the amazing array of fun filled and informative classes we are "growing" here on the farm check out our Ticket Leap Page. If you have questions please call us at 419-261-0908