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Summer Cooking Classes

 
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Summer Classes

 

Little Roots: Culinary Classes for Preschoolers

*Adult/Child

Empower your little one to create his/her own healthy snacks. We’ve partnered with Wholesome Roots Cooking to offer fun, age appropriate cooking classes bursting with hands-on learning and cooking! Any child participating in class must register. Ages 2-5. Instructor: Meghan Hauser. Registration deadlines are one week prior to the start of each class. Min. 7. Max. 17.

Code                     Date      Day                 Time

Chopped Pear and Cranberry Salad

353920-T5            8/23       T              10-11 am

Storybook Series: Blueberries for Sal

353920-T6            8/30       T              10-11 am

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$40

Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Roots: Culinary Classes for Youth

Designed to help children and youth feel confident and comfortable in the kitchen, our Roots classes allow students to grow in their culinary skills. Classes are kept small so that recipes can be catered to the ability of the student! Each class offers hands on cooking time and instruction, and also allows time for eating! Ages 6-14. Instructor: Meghan Hauser. Registration deadlines: August 16 and August 23. Min. 7. Max. 20.

Code                     Date      Day                 Time

Salads 3 Ways

353919-T4            8/23       T              6-7:30 pm

Cooking with Wonton Wrappers

353919-T5            8/30       T              6-7:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$40

Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Cajun Cuisine 2.0

“Laissez les bons temps rouler!” Let the good times roll with warm and moderately spicy Cajun food! This evening’s cooking lesson includes three true classics from one of our most flavorful regions: Jambalaya, Etouffee and Gumbo. Ages 18+. Instructor: Chef Patrick Whetstone. Registration deadline: August 10. Min. 6. Max. 12.

Code                    Date      Day            Time

353816-W1          8/17       W            6-8 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$40

Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Desserts Even I Can Make!

If you have ever taken one of Chef Patrick Whetstone’s classes, you know he’s not shy about his lack of proficiency when it comes to baking and pastries. Join the fun as Chef Patrick shares his simple approach to the daunting task of creating mouthwatering desserts. The menu this evening includes Crème Brûlée, Non-Traditional Crisp and Griddle Cake! Ages 18+. Registration deadline: August 24. Min. 6. Max. 12.

Code                    Date      Day            Time

353817-W1          8/31       W            6-8 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$40

Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Knife Care and Techniques

Most kitchen accidents involving a knife are the result of the knife not being as sharp as it should be. Chef Patrick Whetstone will demonstrate how to sharpen, fine tune and care for your kitchen knives. Once the knives are sharp, you will have the opportunity to practice basic cuts on fruits and vegetables using proper hand placement and cutting techniques that will make accidental cuts a thing of the past. Ages 18+. Instructor: Chef Patrick Whetstone. Registration deadline: August 17. Min. 6. Max. 12.

Code                   D ate       Day            Time

353822-W1          8/24       W            6-8 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$40

Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Foraging Wild Edibles

Forage for food in your own back yard! We will identify common edible plants at Salomon Farm Park and their toxic look-alikes. You will have the opportunity to taste some wild edible plants while learning how they can be used for food and medicine, as well as when and how to harvest them. Ages 8+. Minors must be accompanied by a registered adult. Carrie Vrabel is a wild food forager who teaches regularly at state and county parks. She is certified by the state of Indiana as a Wild Mushroom Identification Expert and is the founder of Wild Edible Indiana. Registration deadlines: June 1, July 20, and August 3. Min 10. Max. 20.

Code                   Date      Day                     Time

353818-A1          6/5         Su           1-3 pm

353818-S1          7/23       Sa           10 am-12 pm

353818-S2          8/6         Sa           10 am-12 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$18

Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

 

Meet Our Chefs



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Photo credit: Rylan Capper


Patrick Whetstone

Patrick graduated from Johnson and Wales University in North Miami and opened David Bouley’s Evolution inside the Ritz-Carlton in South Beach before making his way back to Indiana where he practices his culinary artistry at The Personal Palate.

Read a first hand account of a blog written by Rylan Capper about his experience "Cooking on the Farm" with Patrick Whetstone...and then sign up today for a class!

Meghan Hauser

Meghan is the founder of Wholesome Roots Cooking. She spends a lot of time cooking and creating meals for her family. She enjoys teaching her 6 children that a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean boring and gross food! Her mission is to inspire families to plant wholesome roots for a healthy lifestyle.

Peggy Alberda

Peggy is a local children’s author who has written a book based on a day in their home with their grandchildren, “Hugo Makes Bread with Grandad.”  Hugo spends the day with his grandparents and learns to make bread in their loving care. Peggy is the owner and director of Restored to Glory Dance Ministry in Leo. She has worked with children for 48 years and loves to teach them fun ways to be creative!

Suzi Hanzel

Suzi is a retired teacher who has taught many cul- tural food classes. She travels often, has taken classes from cooking experts around the world, and loves to share her knowledge of their culture. She recently co-edited and will be sharing reci- pes from the “Taste of Sister Cities” cookbook. FWSC (Fort Wayne Sister Cities) is a non-profit organization that recently published its first cookbook highlighting international recipes.

John Heingartner

John was born and raised in Northeast Indiana and has over 30 years of experience in the out- doors. His specialties are trapping, hunting, fish- ing and cooking wild game. As a way of recording his passion for his grandchildren he started film- ing his adventures in 2007. His popular YouTube channel lead to the introduction of his show on the Huntchannel.tv in 2015.

 

Other Classes of Interest

Beekeeping

Join instructor Glenn Hile, local bee keeper and owner of Glenn’s Natural Honey to learn about the importance of bees. Time permitting, participants will travel to the back of the farm and get a chance to experience our bee colonies. Bee suits will be available in limited sizes. Ages 10+. Registration deadline: May 16. Min. 5. Max. 10.

Code                Date             Day                       Time
253609-S1       5/28             Sa                 1-2:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: FREE

Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Attracting Beneficial Insects for your Garden

Good bugs? Bad bugs? How do you know which is which? Allen County Master Gardener Bill Oliver will share his knowledge of insects and tips on how to attract beneficial visitors to your garden. Learn which plants provide the best food and shelter, which species are attracted to which plants and things you can do to attract the insects you want and discourage the ones you don’t. Ages 18+. Registration deadline: May 8. Min. 5. Max. 40.

Code                       Date             Day                       Time
253610-A1              5/15              Su                     1-2 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/Free

Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Urban Birding

What birds can we expect to see in our area and what can we do to bring them to our back yard? Discover the what, when, where, and how of Urban Birding in Fort Wayne and the surrounding region and go home with a sample of a custom blend of bird seed formulated for the birds you want to see in your yard! Ages 18+. Registration deadline: April 28. Min. 5. Max. 40.

Code               Date              Day                       Time
253613-R1      5/5                Th                      6-8 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/FREE

Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.  

 


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Blacksmith Skills Workshop

Learn new techniques and practice your forging skills while working on simple projects. Previous forging experience is required. Participants must wear leather closed-toe shoes, full-length pants, natural fiber clothing (cotton, wool, etc.) and hair must be tied back. Gloves and protective eye wear will be provided. Ages 15+. Participants under 18 must have a parent or guardian present during class session. Class meets at the Blacksmith Shop on the 4th Saturday of June, July and August. Registration deadline: June 18. Min. 3. Max 5.

Code                     Dates         Day       Time

353819-S1            6/25-8/27   Sa    9-11 am

# Sessions/Fee: 3/$15

Location: Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

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Pictured above demonstrators from the 2022 Salomon Farm Fiber Arts Festival.

 

Advanced Blacksmithing for Women

Advance your blacksmithing skills by learning new decorative techniques. Previous forging experience is required. Participants must wear leather closed-toe shoes, full-length pants, natural fiber clothing (cotton, wool, etc.) and hair must be tied back. Gloves and protective eye wear will be provided. Ages 15+. Participants under 18 most have a parent or guardian present during each class session. Class meets at the Blacksmith Shop on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of June, July and August. Registration deadline: May 27. Min. 3. Max. 6.

Code                     Dates                 Day                        Time

353843-S1            6/4-8/20               Sa           10 am-12 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 6/$25

Location: Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd

 

Call for Farm Vendors for the

2022 Salomon Farmers’ Market!

We are now accepting applicants for the 2022 Salomon Farmers’ Market season. Our vendors produce their goods within a 75 mile radius of Salomon Farm Park (817 W. Dupont Rd.) and are required to grow their own fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. We strive to find vendors who embrace sustainable and organic growing practices. The market also may include baked goods, honey, maple syrup, handmade crafts, food, entertainment and children’s activities. The Farmers’ Market operates every Wednesday, 4:00-7:00 p.m. from June 1-September 7. If you are interested in receiving a vendor application, please call 260-427-6790 or you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

Salomon Farm Parks Virtual Guided Hike

Until we can meet up again...you can check out the hike video and see what we are doing!

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


Events

 

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Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Fest 2019 Photos

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Field Trips on the Farm

Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Due to staff shortages and COVID-19 we are suspending guided tours of the farm through the end of 2022, however educational groups are welcome to visit the farm any time during open park hours and do their own self-guided tours.  You can enjoy visiting with our farm animals, travel to the different outbuildings like our summer kitchen, blacksmith shop, and covered bridge, and take advantage of our country park setting with a picnic or recreational activity!

Please contact Salomon Farm Park at  260-427-6790 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions

 

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Pictured from left to right: Dave Fike, Carl Fike, and Roy Fike
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Salomon Farm Volunteer Opportunities

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Salomon Farm Volunteers

Salomon Farm Park is always looking for volunteers (individuals and groups) to help with activities and events at the Farm. If you are interested in getting involved, call Eden at 260.427.6790 for  more  information. 


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Tri-State Antique Tractor Club

3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m.

The Tri-State Antique Tractor Club tends the crop fields and is a key piece of our annual Fall Harvest Festival. The club is dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of old farm machinery. Join the club and meet other tractor enthusiasts, assist in tending the crop fields, and get the chance to learn and work on a myriad of antique farm equipment pieces. For more information, contact Eden at (260-427-6790).


Gardeners of America Club

2nd Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m.

The mission of the Gardeners of America is to promote gardening education and related environmental issues to its membership and the gardening public through charitable, educational and scientific means. Join the club! For more information, contact Eden at (260-427-6790).


Flax and Fleecers Guild

2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm

The Flax and Fleecers Guild is a group dedicated to the fiber arts: spinning, knitting, crocheting, weaving, felting and more! In addition to the monthly meetings, the guild participates in many activities throughout the year, including spin-ins, Salomon Farm Fiber Arts Celebration, the Johnny Appleseed Festival, spinning at the Old Fort, and many more. The club meets at Salomon Farm Park in the Learning Center on the second Tuesday of each month. The group gathers at 6:30 pm for business followed by a program or show and tell. Guild meetings in July and December will be held off site.  For more information, contact Eden at (260-427-6790).

Garden Volunteer Orientation

Monday, March 28
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Garden volunteers are an integral part of Salomon Farm Park operations throughout the growing season, performing tasks such as preparing beds, planting, watering, weeding and harvesting. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or accompanied by a guardian. Garden volunteers meet every Monday and Thursday morning from April through October and may also help at the Farmers’ Market on Wednesday evenings. You do not have to commit to the whole season or for every scheduled work day and no previous gardening experience is necessary. Bonus: Garden volunteers share in the garden produce!

 

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Photo credit to Erin Eicher with InJoy Photography


Photography at the Farm

Any professional photographer that is exchanging their services for money and using Salomon Farm Park must purchase a photographer pass. Hobbyist photographers do not need a photographer pass.

We are pleased that Salomon Farm Park has become a popular destination for photography. Capturing memories for Fort Wayne residents at this gorgeous public park couldn’t make us any happier! Beautiful barns, rolling meadows, quaint gardens, and acres of cheery sunflowers (seasonally) make Salomon Farm Park an attractive place for photography. Passes may be purchased in person at the Parks and Recreation main office in Northside Park at 705 E. State Blvd, 46805 (entrance on Parnell Ave) or over the telephone (260) 427-6000.  Business hours are Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm. All fees will directly support Salomon Farm Park operations.


The 2022 Photography Pass Agreement/Registration form is now available. Please review the photography pass agreement before purchasing your pass.

 


Dirt Wain Community Composting

Salomon Farm Park has partnered with Dirt Wain, a new composting initiative in the area that processes food scraps from households. Members are provided with a bucket that they fill, drop off at the Farm at their convenience, and then pick up a clean bucket to repeat the process. For more detailed information or to sign up check out www.dirtwain.com or Salomon Farm Park on Facebook.


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Flax and Fleecers: Video released May 8



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Wild Walkers pose for a group picture at Pokagon State Park.  Photo credit: Steve Hague

Wild Walkers 2022

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. Please call Eden at 427-6008 or e-mail eden.lamb@cityof fortwayne.org if you have questions. 

2022 Wild Walker Schedule


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Blacksmithing

Thanks to Salomon Farm Blacksmiths for all of their volunteer hours in teaching classes and demonstrating at events. Folks interested in joining the blacksmith club are required to complete the beginner’s workshop. Keep checking this page or our Facebook page for workshop dates. The blacksmith club is for individuals 18 years or older. The club meets one Saturday morning a month.




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We Rent for Your Event!

Historic Old Barn
Wolf Family Learning Center
Historic Salomon Homestead

The peaceful setting of Salomon Farm Park makes our elegant rental spaces perfect for weddings, receptions, reunions, concerts, dances, and many other special events. 
Please contact our rental coordinator at 260-427-6790 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The Old Barn rents May-October only. Learning Center rents January-May and August-December. In addition, Historic Salomon Homestead is available year round for small rentals. 


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Thanks to Carroll High School's Future Farmer's of America for their continued support of Salomon Farm Park!

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