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The Hammer Heads

Saturday, May 30, 10:30 am-12:30 pm 
Saturday, June 20, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Saturday, July 18, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Want to learn about blacksmithing? Join the club! The Hammer Heads Club is for youth ages 11-17 who want to learn this almost-forgotten craft. Local blacksmiths will teach shop safety and how to build a coal fire. You’ll learn about blacksmithing tools and how to use them. The curriculum is designed for beginners. The club will meet at the Salomon Farm Blacksmiths’ Forge. Hammer Heads must wear leather closed-toed shoes, full-length pants, natural fiber clothing (cotton, wool, etc.) and all loose hair must be tied back. Gloves and protective eye wear will be provided. Membership in Hammer Heads is free, however pre-registration is required. Call 427-6011 by May 28 to sign up. Questions? Call Karla at 427-6008. Min. 2. Max. 6. 

Spring Bazaar at the Farm
Wednesday, May 27, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Locally grown and hand-made, the products sold at Salomon Farm’s Spring Bazaar are guaranteed to please! Our Spring Bazaar will feature homemade items (clothing, decorations, jewelry, etc.), baked goods,  plants  and spring crops! Items may also include vegetables, fruit, herbs, plants, flowers, maple syrup, honey and more. If you are interested in vending at the bazaar, contact Amy at 427-6005 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

1-farmers marketSalomon Farmer’s Market 
Wednesdays, June 17-Sept 9, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

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 .
 

MD and ME: Walk ’n Learn
2nd Tuesday of the Month, 5:45 p.m.
Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Mark your calendars and join the fun as MD and Me kicks off May 12 at the Salomon Farm Park Old Barn for its second season! MD and ME is your opportunity to talk to a physician, go on a short walk, and become motivated to become more physically active! Each session of MD and ME begins with a short talk on a medical topic by a physician, followed by a group walk on the Salomon Farm Park Trail. During the walk, you can ask the physician presenter your questions about that session’s topic, plus there are door prizes and blood pressure screenings….all for FREE! Registration and blood pressure checks begin at 5:45 with programming starting at 6 o’clock. During inclement weather (too hot or rain) sessions move indoors to the adjacent Parkview YMCA, 10001 Dawson’s Creek Blvd.

MD and ME is sponsored by Parkview Physicians
Group, the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, and the Fort Wayne Parks Department. Physicians and topics are:

June 9
Taming Summer Allergies
with Dr. Mohan Menon
July 14
Living with Sleep Apnea
with Dr. Srinivasan Devanathan
Aug 11
Dealing with Heal Pain
with Dr. Vincent Coda
Sept 8
Understanding Atrial Fibrillation
Dr. Bradley Hardin
Oct 13
Kidney Stones
with Dr. Scott Palmer

Be sure to reserve your space in any of the above sessions by calling 1-855-637-0010 or sign up at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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For more details about the August 16th concert, check out the flier!

 



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Field Trips on the Farm

May 1-May 30 and August 3-September 30
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. If you have a specific area of interest on the farm it can also be worked into the tour. All ages are welcome! Field trip scheduling is subject to availability and reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Please contact Karla Yauchler at 427- 6008 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for questions and scheduling. Field trip fee: $3/ child/hour. Teachers and adult chaperones are free-of-charge. A minimum fee of $30/hour applies to all groups.

 

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Wild Walkers Welcome 2015

 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.

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

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.

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

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