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Fall Harvest Festival

Friday, October 1, 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 2, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Salomon Farm Park. 817 West Dupont Rd.

Join us for this two day celebration of the history and culture of the American Farm. It’s fun for all ages and the event is free so bring the whole class or your family and spend a day at the farm. The Fall Harvest Festival makes a great class field trip!

Friday & Saturday

Live animals • Hand-on activities

Oat/Wheat Threshing • Concessions

Corn Husking/Shredding • Wagon Rides Antique Farm Equipment

Saturday Only

Antique Tractor Parade at 12:00 p.m.

Farmers’ Market


Handmade Homemade Sale

Sunday, October 17, 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Time to start your holiday shopping! If it was grown locally or made by hand it will be for sale at this special sale. Crafters and artisans will be selling their handmade homemade goods at Salomon Farm Park in the Wolf Family Learning Center and Old Barn.

Interested in vending? Call or email Eden at 427-6008 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request an application.

Little Roots: Culinary Classes for Preschoolers

*Adult/Child

Empower your little one to create his/her own healthy snacks. We’ve partnered with Wholesome Roots Cooking to offer fun, age appropriate cooking classes bursting with hands-on learning and cooking! Younger siblings are welcome to stay with their caregiver, but any child participating in class must register. Ages 2-5. Led by a Wholesome Roots instructor. Registration deadlines are one week prior to the start of each class. Min. 5. Max. 15.

Code                        Date                    Day                                  Time

Monsters Inc.: Silly Monster Faces                 

453920-T5              9/7                        T                                  10-11 am

The Princess and the Pea: Pea Pasta Salad

453920-T6             9/28                      T                                  10-11 am

Curious George Discovers the Rainbow: Rainbow Veggie Wraps

453920-T7             10/5                      T                                  10-11 am

Breakfast

453920-T8             10/26                   T                                  10-11 am

Fruit Salsa

453920-T9             11/2                     T                                  10-11 am

Food Art

453920-T10             11/30                   T                                  10-11 am

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$25

Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Roots: Culinary Cooking Classes for Youth

Designed to help children and youth to feel confident and comfortable in the kitchen, our Roots classes allow students to grow in their culinary skills. Classes are kept small so recipes can be catered to the ability of the student! Each class offers hands on cooking time and instruction, and also allows time for eating! Led by a Wholesome Roots instructor. Ages 6-14. Registration deadlines are 5 business days before each class. Min. 5. Max. 15.

Code                        Date                   Day                                  Time

How to Follow a Recipe     

Young chefs will work in teams to prepare a meal while learning how to prepare each dish from a recipe and time them to be ready to eat at the same time.

453921-T4              9/7                        T                              6-7:30 pm

Food from Around the World: Thailand

453921-T5              9/28                     T                              6-7:30 pm

Food from Around the World: Italy

453921-T6              10/5                      T                              6-7:30 pm

Food from Around the World: Caribbean

453921-T7             10/26                   T                              6-7:30 pm

Allergy Sensitive: Vegetarian, Gluten and Dairy Free

Learn to cook and serve a delicious meal despite your own food allergies or those of others!

453921-T8              11/2                       T                              6-7:30 pm

Soup and Sandwiches

453921-T9             11/30                    Tu                           6-7:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$40

Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.


Learn to Make Bread

From a few humble ingredients you can create something wonderful and nourishing. Let us walk you through the steps and techniques necessary for successful bread making. At the end of class your bread dough will be ready for the final rise and to be baked when you get home. Bread pan, honey bear, and a signature bread towel from the book “Hugo Makes Bread with Grandad” are included in this class. This class is offered for children ages 5-10 accompanied by an adult as well as pre-teens and adults because, as Hugo learns in this book, bread making isn’t hard . . . it just takes time! Registration deadlines: September 10, October 1 and October 29.

Code                        Date                    Day                                    Time

Ages 5-10 (Adult/Child)

453913-S1              9/18                      Sa                                 9-11 am

453913-S2             10/9                       Sa                                 9-11 am

453913-S3             11/6                       Sa                                 9-11 am

Ages 11-Adult

453829-S1             9/18                      Sa                       12:30-2:30 pm

453829-S2            10/9                       Sa                       12:30-2:30 pm

453829-S3            11/6                       Sa                       12:30-2:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$36

Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.


Handmade Pasta

Some of the best foods are the messiest and most fun to make! Tonight you will learn to make your own pasta from scratch! You’ll also learn to make a few basic sauces that allow the pasta to shine and be the main focus of the plate. Ages 18+. Instructor: Chef Patrick Whetstone. Registration deadline: August 25. Min. 6. Max. 12.

Code                        Date                    Day                                  Time

453837-W1              9/1                       W                                  6-8 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$40

Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.


Healthy Cooking

Being health conscious doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice appetite or flavor of your meals. Learn how to prepare 3 different meals that don’t lack flavor or creativity. Recipes will include salad, en Papillote and a chicken dish. Ages 18+. Instructor:
Chef Patrick Whetstone. Registration deadline September 15. Min. 6. Max. 12.

Code                        Date                     Day                                    Time

453838-W2              9/22                      W                                  6-8 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$40

Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.


Soups On!

Soups have a place in everyone’s heart, from the comfort they give you on a cold day to the aroma that fills the house as they slowly simmer. In this class you will prepare (and sample) three delicious soups. The recipes will be yours to keep and try at home. Ages 18+. Instructor: Chef Patrick Whetstone. Registration deadline: October 13. Min. 6. Max. 12.

Code                        Date                    Day                                   Time

453839-W1              10/20                   W                                  6-8 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$40

Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.


Knife Techniques

Most kitchen accidents involving a knife are a result of the knife not being as sharp as it should be. Chef Patrick Whetstone will show you how to properly sharpen, fine tune, and care for your kitchen knives. You will then have the opportunity to practice some basic cuts on fruits and vegetables to learn proper cutting techniques and hand placement so accidentally cutting your hand will be a thing of the past. Ages 18+. Instructor: Chef Patrick Whetstone. Registration deadline: October 27. Min. 6. Max. 12.

Code                        Date                    Day                                    Time

453842-W1              11/3                       W                                  6-8 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$40

Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.


Breakfast for Dinner

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but boxed cereal just doesn’t cut it. Come discover the wonderful world of breakfast food, from the various ways to prepare an egg to eggs benedict, quiche and a complete breakfast skillet that will impress the pickiest eater. Ages 18+. Instructor: Chef Patrick Whetstone from the Personal Palate. Registration deadline: November 10. Min. 6. Max. 12.

Code                        Date                    Day                                    Time

453840-W1              11/17                     W                                  6-8 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$40

Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.


Christmas on the Farm

Call for Vendors and Entertainers!

We are looking for crafters and artisans to fill the barn at Salomon Farm Park with Christmas cheer and lots of handmade gifts and goodies on Saturday, December 4, 1:00-5:00 p.m. Please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 427-6008 to request a vendor application.

 

 

Meet Our Chefs



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Photo credit: Rylan Capper


Patrick Whetstone

Patrick graduated from Johnson and Wales University in North Miami and opened David Bouley’s Evolution inside the Ritz-Carlton in South Beach before making his way back to Indiana where he practices his culinary artistry at The Personal Palate.

Read a first hand account of a blog written by Rylan Capper about his experience "Cooking on the Farm" with Patrick Whetstone...and then sign up today for a class!

Meghan Hauser

Meghan is the founder of Wholesome Roots Cooking. She spends a lot of time cooking and creating meals for her family. She enjoys teaching her 6 children that a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean boring and gross food! Her mission is to inspire families to plant wholesome roots for a healthy lifestyle.

Peggy Alberda

Peggy is a local children’s author who has written a book based on a day in their home with their grandchildren, “Hugo Makes Bread with Grandad.”  Hugo spends the day with his grandparents and learns to make bread in their loving care. Peggy is the owner and director of Restored to Glory Dance Ministry in Leo. She has worked with children for 48 years and loves to teach them fun ways to be creative!



Call for Farm Vendors for the

2021 Salomon Farmers’ Market!

We are now accepting applicants for the 2021 Salomon Farmers’ Market season. Our vendors produce their goods within a 75 mile radius of Salomon Farm Park (817 W. Dupont Rd.) and are required to grow their own fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. We strive to find vendors who embrace sustainable and organic growing practices. The market also may include baked goods, honey, maple syrup, handmade crafts, food, entertainment and children’s activities. The Farmers’ Market operates every Wednesday, 4:00-7:00 p.m. from June 2-September 1. If you are interested in receiving a vendor application, please call 260-427-6008 or you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Salomon Farm Parks Virtual Guided Hike

Until we can meet up again...you can check out the hike video and see what we are doing!

Salomon Trail

Be sure to check out the trail at Salomon! It is open to the public from 6 a,m.-11 p.m. To read more about the trail, check out the Salomon Trail Press Release


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Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Fest 2019 Photos

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Field Trips on the Farm

May 1 – May 31

Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Farm tours are available at Salomon farm in 1-2 hour increments. Typically a farm tour will feature lots of hands on time with our animal friends and also highlight composting, gardening and farm life back in the old days. A wagon ride is available upon request for farm tours of 1½ hours or more. All ages welcome! Field trip scheduling is subject to availability and reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Please contact Salomon Farm Park at 427-6008 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions and scheduling. Field trip cost is $3/participant/hour. Teachers, care givers and adult chaperones are free. A minimum fee of $30/hour applies to all groups. We can accommodate up to 30 students per tour and 1:10 chaperone: student ratio is recommended. 

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Pictured from left to right: Dave Fike, Carl Fike, and Roy Fike
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Salomon Farm Volunteer Opportunities

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Salomon Farm Park relies on volunteers to help maintain the park and provide various amenities and services to our community. If you are interested in becoming a garden volunteer or getting involved in farm park operations indirectly through the Tractor Club or Gardeners of America, please plan to attend our garden volunteer orientation or any of the clubs’ meetings. All meetings are held at the Salomon Farm Park in the Wolf Family Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd. If your business, club, or scout group is looking for service hours or projects please contact Eden at 427-6008


Tri-State Antique Tractor Club

3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m.

The Tri-State Antique Tractor Club tends the crop fields and is a key piece of our annual Fall Harvest Festival. The club is dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of old farm machinery. Join the club and meet other tractor enthusiasts, assist in tending the crop fields, and get the chance to learn and work on a myriad of antique farm equipment pieces. For more information, contact Eden at (260-427-6008).


Gardeners of America Club

2nd Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m.

The mission of the Gardeners of America is to promote gardening education and related environmental issues to its membership and the gardening public through charitable, educational and scientific means. Join the club! For more information, contact Eden at (260-427-6008).


Flax and Fleecers Guild

2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm

The Flax and Fleecers Guild is a group dedicated to the fiber arts: spinning, knitting, crocheting, weaving, felting and more! In addition to the monthly meetings, the guild participates in many activities throughout the year, including spin-ins, Salomon Farm Fiber Arts Celebration, the Johnny Appleseed Festival, spinning at the Old Fort, and many more. The club meets at Salomon Farm Park in the Learning Center on the second Tuesday of each month. The group gathers at 6:30 pm for business followed by a program or show and tell. Guild meetings in July and December will be held off site.  For more information, contact Eden at (260-427-6008).

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Photo credit to Erin Eicher with InJoy Photography


Photography at the Farm

Beautiful barns, rolling meadows, quaint gardens, and acres of cheery sunflowers (seasonally) make Salomon Farm Park an attractive place for photography. Professional photographers using Salomon Farm Park and charging for their services must now purchase an annual photography pass ($50) at the Parks and Recreation Office, 705 E. State Blvd.

The pass is valid for the calendar year (January- December). Photography passes are not required of hobbyists or professional photographers hired to photograph events in rented facilities. All fees will directly support Salomon Farm Park operations. For more information, contact Eden at (260-427-6008) 


Dirt Wain Community Composting

Salomon Farm Park has partnered with Dirt Wain, a new composting initiative in the area that processes food scraps from households. Members are provided with a bucket that they fill, drop off at the Farm at their convenience, and then pick up a clean bucket to repeat the process. For more detailed information or to sign up check out www.dirtwain.com or Salomon Farm Park on Facebook.


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Flax and Fleecers: Video released May 8




Blacksmith Club: Video released May 1 (see below)

Check out our Questions & Answer session with the farm partners, community groups and volunteers that make up Salomon Farm Park. Join us this spring as we chat with the Salomon Blacksmith Club and the Flax & Fleecers Guild. These conversations will be posted on our Salomon Farm Park Facebook page. If you are curious about these groups, please submit your questions to Eden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling (260) 427-6008. We will try our best to include them in the video. 


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Wild Walkers pose for a group picture at Pokagon State Park.  Photo credit: Steve Hague

Wild Walkers 2021

Wild Walkers is an adult hiking group that meets the second and fourth Fridays of each month for a walk on the wild side. Each hike features a different natural area in the region (parks, wetlands, nature preserve, etc.) and carpooling is available when necessary. Please call Eden at 427-6008 or e-mail eden.lamb@cityof fortwayne.org if you have questions. 

2021 Wild Walker Schedule


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Blacksmithing

Thanks to Salomon Farm Blacksmiths for all of their volunteer hours in teaching classes and demonstrating at events. Folks interested in joining the blacksmith club are required to complete the beginner’s workshop. Keep checking this page or our Facebook page for workshop dates. The blacksmith club is for individuals 18 years or older. The club meets one Saturday morning a month.




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We Rent for Your Event!

Historic Old Barn
Wolf Family Learning Center
Historic Salomon Homestead

The peaceful setting of Salomon Farm Park makes our elegant rental spaces perfect for weddings, receptions, reunions, concerts, dances, and many other special events. 
Please contact our rental coordinator at 260-427-6790 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Old Barn rents May-October only. Learning Center rents January-May and August-December. In addition, Historic Salomon Homestead is available year round for small rentals. 


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Thanks to Carroll High School's Future Farmer's of America for their continued support of Salomon Farm Park!

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