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Upcoming Programs & Events

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Christmas on the Farm
Call for Vendors and Entertainers!
Saturday, December 3, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Join us for an old fashioned Christmas on the farm! We are looking for crafters and artisans who can brave the cold and fill the barn with Christmas cheer and lots of home-made gifts and goodies. Please contact the Outdoor Recreation Coordinator at 427-6005 for more information and/ or a vendor application.  

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

 

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Handmade Homemade Sale

Sunday, October 2, 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. Farmers, bakers, crafters, and artisans will be selling their homemade/home-grown goods at Salomon Farm Park in the Old Barn. Search for and join the sale (“Handmade Homemade Sale 2016”) on Facebook for updates and pictures/descriptions of what will be for sale. Interested in vending? Call Kellie Adkins  at 260-427-6005 to receive an application

Salomon Farmer’s Market 
Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.  Check back in the spring for opening information.


Did you know that your food has to travel an average of 1500 miles to get to you? Not so at the Salomon Farmer’s Market! Our vendors produce their goods within a 75 mile radius from Salomon Farm Park. Our produce vendors are required to grow their own fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs and we strive to find vendors who embrace sustainable and organic growing practices and GMO free products. The market will also include baked goods, honey, maple syrup, homemade pies, artisan goods and Live Music. “Like” Salomon Farm Park on Facebook for special events’ schedule and market updates or get a copy of our Farmers’ Market brochure at fortwayneparks.org. Call Kellie at 260.427.6005 for more information. 

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MD and ME: Walk ‘N Learn

2nd Tuesday of the month, 5:45 p.m.

Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

MD and Me will launch its fourth season on Tuesday, May 17. These free, informational sessions, held in the Old Barn on the second Tuesday of every month (with the exception of May), begin with blood pressure screenings at 5:45 p.m. and a physician’s talk at 6:00 p.m. Afterwards, the doctor leads a group walk on the Salomon Farm Park Trail. Participants can ask questions during the walk and look forward to door prizes and refreshments upon their return. In inclement weather, the program is moved indoors at the adjacent Parkview YMCA. To sign up, call 1-855-637-0010 or go to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . MD and ME is sponsored by the Parkview Physicians Group, the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne and Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation.

Oct 11   Keeping My Blood Pressure Under Control 

              with Dr. Sachin Logani


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On-Going

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Farm Tours at Salomon Farm Park

Field Trips on the Farm
May 1-June 3 and August 11–September 20
Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Salomon Farm tours feature hands-on time with our animal friends and highlight composting, gardening and life on the farm in the old days. Wagon rides are available upon request for farm tours booked for 1½ hours or more. If you have a specific area of interest we will do our best to work it into the tour. Field trips are scheduled in 1-2 hour increments. Scheduling is subject to availability. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance by contacting Kellie Adkins at 260.427.6005. There is a charge of $3/hour/child. Teachers and adult chaperones are free. A minimum fee of $30/hour applies to all groups. Maximum capacity is 45 participants. 

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Wild Walkers Welcome 2016

 2nd & 4th Fridays 

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.

Questions? Contact Kellie Adkins, 260.427.6005 

2016 Wild Walker Schedule


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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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. Join the Maumee Valley Blacksmiths at 9 am on the 4th Saturday each month to watch and participate in forging (18 years and up only).  Find the blacksmiths in the forge, just south of the gardens.

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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