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Photos courtesy of Robert Pence. See more photos at: http://www.robertpence.com

Selling Homemade Edibles: Understanding the Rules

Saturday, February 7, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Salomon Farm Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont

What are the rules governing the sale of homegrown or homemade edibles? Ann Applegate from the Allen County Department of Health will share information on what is required to sell as a home-based vendor and answer any questions you may have. Her presentation will be followed by a brief overview of the Salomon Farmer’s Market and how to become a vendor. This program is FREE, but please let us know by January 23 if you plan to attend by calling Karla Yauchler at 260-427-6008 or e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

Salomon Farm Old Barn Rentals

This  magnificent  old  building  sits  majestically along Dupont Road on a small working farm operated by the Parks and Recreation Department. The peaceful, bucolic setting includes a pond, wetlands, livestock pens, vegetable gardens, prairie grasses and crop fields. The barn, originally built in the late 1800’s, housed livestock and stored farm equipment and served the farm for over 100 years. The barn has been restored to capture the rustic look of the historical structure. The old barn features a large seating area and tables for up to 170 guests and a separate room for the catering operation. A separate but adjacent building houses the restrooms. The Old Barn may be reserved from May-October. Please visit www.fortwayneparks.org and look under wedding facilities to find our page and get more information, including the rental contract. There are limited dates still available for 2015. Call 427-6000 for more information.   

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Field Trips on the Farm

May 1-30; August 11-September 30
Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Plan a field trip to Salomon Farm Park to learn about animals, gardening, farming or  nature. The fee is $3/child/hour with a minimum charge of $30. Teachers and adult chaperones are free. Please call 427-6005 for more information or to schedule your group. 

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A copy of the 2015 Schedule for Wild Walkers is now available on-line. 

Wild Walkers Welcome 2015

 2nd & 4th Fridays beginning January  9

Share your knowledge of nature as you explore some of northeast Indiana’s finest outdoor areas in this nature-oriented group. 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. Join us for our first walk of the New Year on Friday, January 9 at 8:30 a.m. at Salomon Farm Park Learning Center (817 W. Dupont Rd., east of Lima Rd., west of Coldwater Rd.). We will have the 2015 hiking schedules available. Please RSVP to Amy Hicks before 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 8 at 427-6005 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may call 427-6005 or go to www.fortwayneparks.org for a copy of the 2015 schedule.

 

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Photo courtesy of Robert Pence. 
See more photos at: http://www.robertpence.com/  

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Tri-State Two Cylinder Club

The Tri-State Two Cylinder Club takes its name from the early John Deere tractors that had only had two cylinders that gave them the distinctive popping sound.  In some circles these old tractors were called “Johnny Poppers”.  Although most of the members own John Deere tractors, there are a lot of other “colors” (manufacturers) around the Salomon Farm as well. 

The Two Cylinder Club at Salomon Farm Park is responsible for farming most of the crop fields (corn, soybeans, wheat and oats).  The DeKalb County Horsemen also farm three smaller fields using draft horses and mules for their work. 

The Two Cylinder Club is a major player in our Fall Harvest Festival.  They provide about 28 volunteers for all the different events during the festival.  In addition, the club has found old time farm equipment, restored the pieces and then placed them in the Heritage Barn for the enjoyment of our visitors.

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Blacksmith Shed

Thanks to The Maumee Valley Blacksmiths for all of their volunteer hours in teaching classes and demonstrating at Festivals.

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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Photos from a large Field Trip Day with FFA volunteers!

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Photos courtesy of Fred Van Fossen

Testimonials

Outstanding presentation! Teacher extremely knowledgeable, helpful and well prepared. Marylou H.

Thank you. The class was well organized and Kay was prepared. She supplied so much information and was very helpful. Her helpers were kind, polite and very professional. Kay is a down to earth, no fuss person, and does not make you feel like you do not know what you are doing (even though I did not). I am excited about this subject and will use my knowledge gained in this class. Kay also gave us unlimited access to her for future questions, which I know I will have. She was an excellent instructor. Thank You. A. M. 

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