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Fall 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 Root Cooking to offer age appropriate cooking classes bursting with hands-on learning, cooking and fun! Younger siblings are welcome to stay with their caregiver, but any child participating in class must register. Ages 2-5. Registration deadlines are one week prior to each class. Min. 7. Max. 17.

Code                    Date      Day                Time

Mini Fruit Pizza

453923-W1          9/14      W            10-11 am

Bad Apple-Apple Spice dip

453923-T1            9/20      T            10-11 am

Princess and the Pea-Pasta Salad

453923-T8            10/4       T           10-11 am

Halloween Cooking Party

453923-T2            10/25     T            10-11 am

Very Hungry Caterpillar-Wraps

453923-W2          11/9       W            10-11 am

Little Turkeys

453923-T3            11/22    T              10-11 am

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$25

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

Roots: Culinary Classes for Youth

Roots classes are designed to help children feel confident and comfortable in the kitchen and to grow in their culinary skills. Class sizes are small so recipes can be catered to the ability of the students! Each class offers hands-on cooking guided by a Wholesome Roots instructor and allows for taste testing at the end. Ages 6-14. Registration deadlines are 5 business days before each class. Min. 7. Max. 20.

Code                    Dates   Day                   Time

Making Bao Buns

453921-A1           9/20       T              6-7:30 pm

Bread Bowls and Soup

453921-T6           10/4       T              6-7:30 pm

Halloween Cooking Party

453921-A2           10/25     T              6-7:30 pm

Vegan Cooking for Kids

453921-W1          11/9       W            6-7:30 pm

Thanksgiving Sides

453921-A3           11/22     T              6-7:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$40

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


Greek Cuisine 2.0

Greek Cuisine is known for its freshness, color and flavor! With Chef Patrick Whetstone as your guide, you will create three separate Greek dishes: Horiatiki Salad, Briam with Lemon Chicken and Greek Meatballs. Ages 18+. Registration deadline: September 7. Min. 6. Max. 12.

Code                    Date      Day            Time

453845-W1          9/14       W            6-8 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$40

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


French Cuisine 3.0

French cooking is considered by many to be the most prestigious and respectable cuisine in the world! Give it a try! You will help create three separate dishes (Lyonnaise Potatoes, Coq Au Vin and Crepes) that can be served together as a meal or as individual dishes. Chef Patrick Whetstone from The Personal Palate will be your guide as you experience France without leaving the comfort of our kitchen. Ages 18+. Registration deadline: September 28. Min. 6. Max. 12.

Code                    Date      Day            Time

453844-W2          10/5       W            6-8 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$40

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


Thai Cuisine 3.0

Warm up this winter with delicious and moderately spicy Thai food! Think Coconut Soup, Thai Fried Rice with Pineapple and Chicken or Spicy Basil Chicken . . . true classics from a flavorful region! Ages 18+. Instructor: Chef Patrick Whetstone. Registration deadline: November 9, Min. 6. Max. 12.

Code                    Date      Day            Time

453846-W3          11/16     W            6-8 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$40

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


Tastes of Burma

Come listen, observe and help Burma native Theingi Tin as she prepares two popular Burmese dishes: Tea Leaf Salad and Chicken Curry. While these tantalizing dishes are being prepared, Theingi will talk about the traditional spices, herbs and cooking ingredients that give Burmese food its distinct flavor.  She’ll also share some of her favorite restaurants and stores. You will have the opportunity to help with the cooking and sample the dishes! Come hungry and curious. Instructor: Suzi Hanzel with Theingi Tin. Registration deadline: October 20. Min. 5. Max. 16.

Code                    Date      Day           Time

453841-R1          10/27     Th           6-8 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$40

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


Sushi Made Simple

Discover how fun and easy it is to make your own sushi - all vegetarian or with meat! Once you learn the basic process, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to create your own sushi. Ages 16+. Instructor: Suzi Hanzel. Registration deadlines: September 29 and November 10.   Min. 5. Max. 16.

Code                    Date    Day           Time

453848-R1          10/6     Th           6-8 pm

453848-R2   11/17          Th           6-8 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$40

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

Quick Dinner Solutions 2.0

With the hustle and bustle of our lives today, a healthy home cooked meal can seem more like a dream than a reality. Time saving tips and easy recipes are key. You’ll prepare three delicious meals this evening, each taking only 30 minutes from start to finish. Featured dishes include Campanelle Pasta, Cauliflower Fried Rice and Chicken Risotto. Ages 18+. Instructor: Chef Patrick Whetstone. Registration deadline: September 14. Min. 6. Max. 12.

Code                    Date      Day            Time

453806-W1          9/21       W            6-8 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$40

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


Seasonal and Fresh Cooking 2.0

The garden has been harvested and frost is starting to cover the ground. It’s time to feast on the fruits of your labor and plan meals that are warm and satisfying. Chef Patrick Whetstone will guide you through the preparation of a three-course meal that accomplishes both with Spiced Pumpkin Soup, Seared Pork and Fried Biscuits. Ages 18+. Registration deadline: September 28. Min. 6. Max. 12.

Code                     D ate      Day           Time

453836-W1          10/19     W            6-8 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$40

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


Holiday Desserts

You’ll be the talk of the party when you arrive with this decadent Tiramisu or impressive Dutch pastry (which are really quite simple to make). Both desserts will be prepared this evening, so bring a thermos of your favorite hot drink to enjoy with your sampling. Ages 18+. Instructor: Peggy Alberda. Registration deadline: November 7. Min. 6. Max. 16.

Code                    Date      Day                     Time

453847-M1          11/14     M            5:30-8:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$45

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

 

Foraging Wild Edibles

Learn how to 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, learn how they can be used for food and medicine, and when and how to harvest them. Presenter 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. Ages 8+. All minors must be accompanied by a registered adult. Registration deadlines: September 11, October 1 and October 29. Min. 10. Max 20.

Code                    Date      Day             Time

American Hazelnuts

453849-A1           9/18       Su           1-3 pm

Wild Grapes

453849-S1           10/8       Sa           10 am-12 pm

Fall Foraging

453849-S2           11/5       Sa           10 am-12 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$18

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

 

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Meet Our Chefs



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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.  Little Roots and Roots Culinary Classes are taught by Wholesome Roots Cooking Instructors.
 

Peggy Alberda

Peggy has been making bread and baking since she was a teenager.  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 the loving care of his grandparents.  Peggy is the owner and director of Restored to Glory Dance Ministry in Leo.   

 

Suzi Hanzel

Suzi is a retired teacher who has taught many cultural 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 the "Taste of Sister Cities" cookbook that highlights international receipes from Fort Wayne's Sister Cities.  Suzi has learned to create many delicious dishes not only from these Sister Cities, but from more than 30 countries she has visited over the years.  


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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 meetsat the Blacksmith Shop on the 4th Saturday of the month. Registration deadline: September 17. Min. 3. Max 5.

Code     Dates               Day           Time

453819-S2            9/24, 10/22, 11/26   Sa  9-11 am

# Sessions/Fee: 3/$15

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


Advanced Blacksmithing for Women

Advance your blacksmithing skills by learning new decorative techniques to create functional items. 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 the month. Registration deadline: August 27. Min. 3. Max. 6.

Code     Dates    Day        Time

453819-S1            9/3-11/19            Sa           10 am-12 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 6/$25

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



 

 

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

 

 



 

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

                                                                                                 

 

Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Fest 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).

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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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Faces of the Farm - Facebook Conversations

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!

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. to reserve your space.


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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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