Photo credit to Denny Beck

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For the Love of Italian

February is the month of love and everyone loves Italian food. Bring your loved one along and enjoy a fun night of cooking together. Tonight’s menu   is Chicken Parmesan, Caprese Zucchini, and Panzanella Salad, a true recipe for euphoria and comfort. Chef Patrick Whetstone will guide you through this preparation for an upscale dining experience. Ages 18+. Registration deadline: February 1. Min. 6. Max 12.

Code              Date             Day                      Time
153839-M1     2/8               M                      6-8 pm

# Session/Fee: 1/$35

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

Spanish Tapas

A tapa is an appetizer or snack in Spanish cuisine. Full of flavor and color, tapas can be hot or cold and made with a wide variety of ingredients. Spend an evening with Chef Whetstone from The Personal Palate and learn how easy it can be to wake up your taste buds and impress your friends at your next party or gathering. Ages 18+. Registration deadline: February 15. Min. 6. Max 12.

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153837-M1     2/22                        M                                      6-8 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$35

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

Wild Game Cooking

Salomon Farm Park and the National Wild Turkey Federation bring you a wildly unique cooking experience. If you want healthy, local, lean, antibiotic-free meat . . . wild game is your answer. Instructor John Heingartner demonstrates the preparation and execution of simple wild game recipes incorporating rabbit, squirrel, venison and waterfowl. Ages 18 +. Registration deadlines: January 11, January 30 and February 24. Min. 4.

Max. 10

Code                                 Date             Day                      Time


153842-W1                       2/3                W                     6-8 pm


153842-W2                       3 /3               W                     6-8 pm

# Session/Fee: 1/$25

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


Little Roots: Culinary Classes for Preschoolers


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. Registration deadlines are one week prior to the start of each class. Min. 5. Max. 15.

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Valentine’s Day Cooking

Discover creative ways to show love from the kitchen and a special memory between you and your child!

153909-T3      2/2               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 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! Ages 6-14. Registration deadlines are 5 business days before each class. Min. 5. Max. 15.

Code                      Date             Day                      Time

Valentine’s Day Cooking

Creative ways to show love from the kitchen! We’ll prepare one savory and one sweet recipe.

153911-T3              2/2                T                  6-7:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$40

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


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!


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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. 

Meet Our Chefs

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Photo credit: Rylan Capper

Patrick Whetstone

Chef Patrick Whetstone 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!

Renee Williams

Chef Renee Williams is a graduate of Johnson and Wales in Charlotte, NC. She has an Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts with a Nutrition focus as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Beverage Management. She now works with the wonderful folks at Parkview Mirro Center. 

Meghan Hauser

Meghan is the founder of Wholesome Roots Cooking and is a certified Healthy Hands Cooking instructor.

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Photo credit: Rylan Capper

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Photo credit: Rylan Capper

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Photo credit: Rylan Capper

Professional Photography

at the Farm

We are pleased that Salomon Farm Park has become a popular destination for photography. Capturing memories for Fort Wayne residents at this gorgeous public park couldn’t make us any happier! Beautiful barns, rolling meadows, quaint gardens, and acres of cheery sunflowers make Salomon Farm Park an attractive place for photography. Passes may be purchased over the phone by calling 260-427-6000 or in person at the Parks and Recreation main office in Northside Park at 705 E. State Blvd, 46805 (entrance on Parnell Ave).  Business hours are Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm. All fees will directly support Salomon Farm Park operations.

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Photo credit to Erin Eicher with InJoy Photography

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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Photo credit to Denny Beck



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

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 Kellie at 427-6005 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 please contact Kellie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 427-6005.

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 please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 427-6005.

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 please contact Kellie at 427-6005 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Wild Walkers 2020/2021

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. 

2020 Wild Walkers Schedule

2021 Wild Walker Schedule

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Thanks to Salomon Farm Blacksmiths for all of their volunteer hours in teaching classes and demonstrating at events. Join the Blacksmiths at 9 am on the 4th Saturday of each month to watch and participate in forging (18 years and up only). Find the blacksmiths in the forge, just south of the gardens. 

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

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