Don and Rebecca Schooner
14890 Otsego Pike
Weston, OH 43569
Listing updated 04 14, 2015
raw, local honey; u-pick strawberries, blackberries, and red raspberries; tilapia, perch, and other fish for fee fishing and pond stocking; classes and workshops; natural pond management
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 their water resources naturally, using little if no chemistry at all. This notion of land stewardship and conservation was really the incentive of trudging forward into the berries, honey, and now a community supported agriculture (CSA) program. We began a CSA garden in 2010 and the response has been tremendous. We have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful and like minded people. In 2010, Schooner Farms CSA grew food for 60 families. In 2012, we expanded our membership to 80. Our goal to keep the "community" in our CSA program means. Because we want you to know the farmer growing your food and to feel like you are a part of our farm, 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 are 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!
Don and Rebecca Schooner (419) 261-0908
Web site: www.schoonerberries.com
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