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Christmas on the Farm

Saturday, December 5, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Sleigh bells ring at Salomon Farm Park during our Christmas on the farm! Get bundled up and bring your family out to the farm for live music, horse drawn wagon rides, a craft for the kids, a visit from Father Christmas, holiday vendors and more at this traditional Christmas celebration. Contact Amy at 427-6005 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information. Admission: $5 per car.

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Call for Vendors and Entertainers!
Saturday, December 5, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

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 Amy.Hicks@ or 427-6005 for more information. 

Download the application:

2015 General Store Vendor Application

Mommy and Me Yoga

Toddlers and parents partner together in fun yoga poses that will help strengthen coordination and build concentration and body awareness. This class will also provide bonding opportunities while building healthy values of exercise. Instructor Kristy Schaefer is an ABA Therapist, has a BA in Public Health, an MS in Environmental Science and has been teaching children’s gymnastics for 6 years.
Registration deadline: January 29. Min. 10. Max. 15.

Code               Dates     Day  Time
153903-M1     2/1-2/22  M     5:30-6:15 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 4/$75 for pair
Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Who Loves Winter? I do, I do!

Bundle up your little ones and join us for some winter fun on the farm. On Monday, we will learn about snow first-hand if weather permits or through an indoor hands-on activity if we have no snow. The Tuesday class is all about animals and what they do during the winter. The final session on Wednesday will focus on birds. Each class will include a craft, a hands-on activity, a related story and hot cocoa. Sign up for one, two or all three days. Ages 3-5. Instructor Katie Houser is a student at Ball State University and has been a camp counselor at Franke Park Day Camp for 4 years.
Registration deadline: December 21. Min. 10. Max. 15.

Code            Date      Day Time
It’s Snowing!
153900-M1  12/28      M 9-11 a.m.
All About Animals
153900-T1   12/29      T 9-11 a.m.
153900-W1  12/30      W  9-11 a.m.
# Sessions/Fee: 1/$15 or 3/$35
Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Gardening in Winter

You don’t have to wait for spring to get your garden started. Learn how to prepare for your own garden, what you need to plant seeds indoors, and how to keep your seedlings healthy as they grow. You will receive seeds, starter pots, and soil, in this hands-on class taught by Master Gardener, Kathy Lee. Kathy has been a volunteer gardener at Salomon Farm Park for 10 years and begins starting seeds as early as February for the gardens. The course will also feature a Power Point presentation.

Registration deadline: February 7. Min. 15. Max. 20.

Code             Date Day Time
153805-S1    2/13 Sa    1-3 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 1/$10
Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Backyard Composting 

Learn how to prepare a compost pile, the materials that you can and cannot compost, different methods of composting and the use of different compost receptacles. Presenter Steve Pawlowski is a Master Gardener (in progress), compost enthusiast and Salomon Farm volunteer and has been an active urban vegetable gardener for the past 20 years. Ages 18+.
Registration deadline: February 12. Min. 7. Max. 20.
Code          Date  Day Time
153802-S1 2/20  Sa    1-3 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 1/$9
Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Selling Homemade Edibles:
Understanding the Rules
Saturday, February 6, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Salomon Farm Park Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

What are the rules governing the sale of home-grown or homemade edibles? Steve Niemoeller 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. His presentation will be followed by a brief overview of the Salomon Farmers’ Market and how to become a vendor. Please let us know by January 22 if you plan to attend by calling Amy Hicks at 260-427-6005 or e-mailing  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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Salomon Farmer’s Market 

Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Dates for 2016 TBA in the spring!

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. The market also may include baked goods, honey, maple syrup, handmade craft vendors, food vendors and children’s activities. The Farmer’s Market is open 4:00-7:00 p.m. every Wednesday from June 3 through August 26. If you are interested in receiving a Vendor Application,  please  call  260-427-6008   or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Farm Tours at Salomon Farm Park
August 3-September 25
Salomon Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Salomon Park is a 170-acre park that offers a glimpse of life on the farm! Your students can enjoy hands-on time
with animals, while learning about composting, gardening and farming life back in the old days. A wagon ride is
available upon request. If you have a specific area of interest on the farm it can also be worked into the tour, too.

Venue(s): Salomon Park
Contact: Amy Hicks, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; (260) 427-6005;
Fees: $3 per student/hour. Teachers, parents and chaperones are free
Grades Offered: Pre-K to Adult Programs
Length: 1-2 hours
Lunch Space: Yes
Bus Parking: Yes
Maximum Group Size: 100

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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. Join us for our first walk of the New Year on Friday, January 8 at 8:30 a.m. at Salomon Farm Park Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.. We will have the 2016 hiking schedules available. Please RSVP to Amy Hicks before 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 7 by calling 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 for a copy of the 2016 schedule to be posted at a later date.

A copy of the 2015 Schedule for Wild Walkers is available.

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 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. 

Photo courtesy of Robert Pence. 
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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


Photos from a large Field Trip Day with FFA volunteers!

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Photos courtesy of Fred Van Fossen


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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