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Needle Felting

Felt is believed to be the oldest textile fabric made by humans and has become a popular form of soft sculpture by many artisans. Try your hand at this fascinating craft and make a simple pumpkin or a small fairy or angel figure. Needle felting kits will be available for purchase (cash only) at the end of class for participants who are interested. Instructor Amy Williams started needle felting 18 months ago and hasn’t stopped. Ages 18+ (children ages 12-15 may register with an adult.) Registration deadlines: September 25 and October 30.  Min. 6. Max. 10.

Code              Date     Day       Time
453817-S1    10/3       Sa         2:30-4:30 pm
453817-S2    11/7       Sa          2:30-4:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$25 Location:  Salomon Farm, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Christmas on the Farm
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

Animal Art Adventures


There are all sorts of animals and all sorts of art. We’ll pick a different animal and a different type of art each week to create our animal masterpieces. We will use paint, glue, various recycled materials and more. Come dressed for a mess. Registration deadline: October 7. Min. 6. Max. 12.

Code              Dates              Day                Time

Ages 1½-3
443041-W1  10/14-11/4        W                    9-9:45 am
Ages 3-5
443041-W2  10/14-11/4        W                   10-10:45 am
# Sessions/Fee: 4/$32 Location: Salomon Farm Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd. 

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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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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:

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




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 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 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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