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Welcome to the

TENTH Annual

Olney Farmers & Artists Market!

Location:  2801 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd, at the corner of Prince Phillip Dr & Rte 108, Olney, MD

Day & Hours: Sunday May 8 through November 7, 2016, from 9 am to 1 pm.


Check out our Facebook page (NOTE: we have a new Facebook page -- be sure to bookmark the new link) and our Blog for pictures and more details about the Market.

When you go to our Facebook page, please "LIKE" us. We're trying to reach 500 by the end of the season. We're almost up to 200 now.

And finally, click on the link to the Olney Crafts Market website (Facebook link https://www.facebook.com/OlneyCraftsMarket/) -- for information about the crafters at the Olney market.


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Special Event - Cookbook Swap
Musical Guest - Jeff Burnett
Be Fit Tent - The Spring (acupuncturist)
Master Gardeners - Red Wiggler Day!
Community Tent - B'Nai Shalom of Olney Early Childhood School


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This Sunday we're bringing back last year's Cookbook Exchange with exciting new features: authors talking about, selling, and demonstrating recipes from their books!

Our guest authors will be Susan Belsinger, Kerry Dunnington, and Sheilah Kaufman.

Susan is an herbalist, specializing in culinary herbs. She teaches, lectures, and writes about gardening and cooking, and is a food writer, editor and photographer who has authored and edited over 25 books and hundreds of articles. For more details, check out her

Kerry has been at the market before - demonstrating recipes containing such vegetables as rhubarb. For more than three decades she's built a thriving business as a caterer. In 2004, with a vivacious appetite for creating innovative and diverse food combinations and with the support and  encouragement  from family, friends and catering clients, she published her first cookbook. And since then, she's published two others: further plunged into the culinary arena, she wrote, 
Tasting the Seasons: Inspired In-Season Cuisine That's Easy, Healthy, Fresh and Fun and This Book Cooks: Farm-Fresh Traditional Recipes for Healthy Contemporary Cooking.

And last, but certainly not least, is Sheilah (her website is http://cookingwithsheilah.com/). With her uniquely refreshing, creative yet practical approach that demystifies gourmet cooking, bringing the flavors of the world into the home kitchen is Sheilah Kaufman’s greatest gift. As an award-winning author of twenty-six delectable cookbooks, cooking instructor, culinary lecturer, and food editor for more than forty years, Sheilah has shared her great passion for richly flavored food and fussless cooking with thousands of home cooks around the world.

The Cookbook Exchange will present Market patrons with a chance to discover new, healthy recipes that they can try out using Market ingredients, that they may have not considered cooking before.

For every cookbook a person contributes to the Exchange, s/he may take a different one home.  We may also have some cookbooks for purchase, at used-book-sale prices. There will be no limit to the amount of books contributed and/or traded.  Hardbacks, paperbacks, and pamphlets are all welcome.

Each author will have a block of time. They may choose to talk, demo, sample - or any combination of the three - and will have books to sell and sign.

Here is schedule of the day's events:

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Drop off cookbooks to be exchanged

11 a.m. to noon: Author demos, talks, sampling, signing, sales

Noon to 1 p.m.: Cookbook swap and sale


Jeff Burnett is a singer and a guitarist who captures the energy of almost every kind of music that he loves.  He plays jazz, rock, reggae, country, and blues. You never know what style or decade of music the next song is coming from when he is on stage. Jeff prides himself on paying tribute to a wide variety of influences while seasoning his performances with his own style and personality.

Master Gardeners will have worms (red wigglers) which are used to make compost. They'll explain what they are used for, show kids the compost, and let kids handle the wigglers.
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The Early Childhood School (ECS) at B’nai Shalom of Olney is a licensed child care center certified by Maryland State Board of Education with a Private Educational Institution License. We offer high-quality early childhood education for children ages 2-5yrs, and Toddler & Me classes for children as young as 14 months. We welcome children from any background, and with flexible scheduling from 7am-6pm, we can accommodate almost any family's needs. Please visit www.ecsolney.org for more information and call 301-570-0699 to schedule a visit!


Raspberries, peaches, cantaloupe,  corn, zucchini, squash, carrots, radish, onions, broccoli, tomatoes, basil, peppers, lettuce, anaheim peppers, jalapenos, celery, mushrooms, manzo peppers, collards, potatoes, parsley,  fresh poultry, eggs, bacon, milk, butter, sausage, pies, quiche, crepes, empanadas, scones, Korean rice bowls, organic hummus, Vietnamese spring rolls, coffee, croissants, bread, specialty pizzas, fresh lemonade and limeade, Belgian waffles, breakfast burritos, pickles, olive oil, hand-carved cutting boards, handmade children's clothes, hand-crafted frames, mosaics, handmade jewelry, cut flowers, herbs and plans
Chef Zello gingerbreadBRING IT ON!  When one of Stone Soup Catering’s AWESOME Olney Farmers & Artists Market Shoppers suggested that Chef Zello invent a recipe for a Gluten-Free Gingerbread-Inspired Baked Good, Chef Zello agreed that it was a great idea! CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! As a result of “John M’s” inspired suggestion, Chef’s Gluten-Free “Ginger Blast” Muffins will make their debut at the OFM on Sunday!  If you enjoy the Ka-Pow of Freshly Ground Ginger, this muffin is a must!  It features the flavor of Chef’s Homemade Brown Sugar and is filled with pleasant little bits of Candied Ginger & Orange, too!  Grab a cup of coffee and one of these muffins and enjoy your morning stroll around the market!
KnivesRod's Sharpening Service will be at the Market this Sunday. So be sure to bring your knives, gardening tools, regular tools - whatever you need sharpened, and stop by his stand.
Rod is often asked -- how often should you get your knives sharpened? The easiest way to tell is by holding the edge of a piece of paper in one hand, with the edge taut between the thumb and the other fingers, and try to slice the free edge of the  paper. If it's not slicing easily through the paper, it's time for sharpening. Or, if your tomatoes are getting harder and harder to cut into, it's time for sharpening.

For more information relating to sharpening of utensils, check out his website:   http://rodssharpening.com/.

BEADazzling Designs
Bella Rouge
Eni Indo
Jamie Agins Art Glass
Let it Be Boutique
Pax Lorianna
Twin Valley DistillersAfter visiting the other food and drink vendors, be sure to stop by one of our newest vendors -- Twin Valley Distilllers, the Home ofMaryland's Bourbon. (To make it even more interesting - also stop by one of our winery vendors - Great Shoals). As it says on its website: "The 'good old days are back' for this old line state of Maryland. The onset ofSpring 2014 marked the arrival of the first distillery to operate in Montgomery County since the ending of Prohibition. Twin Valley Distillers opened its doors in Rockville on East Gude Drive. This historic feat is a source of pride for its owner and founder, Edgardo Zuniga. Zuniga, a retired chef, over the course of his long career, became interested in pairing fine spirits with food. This led him to an interest in alcohol production and, after leaving the culinary arts, he turned this passion into a business. Thus was born Twin ValleyDistillers.

  A special thanks to all who donated to assist those devastated by the Ellicott City flooding.  Hundreds of people turned out to hear our wonderful musicians who banded together in support of the flood victims.  Your generosity is truly appreciated.

The Olney Farmers and Artists Market presents a one of a kind, FREE, intuitive painting experience, starting this September.  NO painting experience is needed, just a desire to de-stress and have fun.  Explore your inner creativity through relaxing music and some wine or spirits.  Release your stress and achieve a mellow state of being, while listening to Juhli's brainwave symphonies.  Yes, you will get the music to take home! 
All classes are free, but space is limited.  First class starts SEPTEMBER 4TH, immediately following the Chef's Demo.  Classes last 1 hour.

Juhle.jansen@gmail.com or call 301 968 7858 for more information and reservations.
Additional Classes Sept 18, Oct 9, Oct 23rd.

The most recent issue of Montgomery Magazine (August/September 2016) has an interesting article about MoCo farmers markets. The Olney Market is featured prominently - as well as are two photographs taken by our own Judith Newton. To read the article, just click here

Olney Farmers & Artists Market -- In Partnership with...

Sandy Spring Museum , Manna Food Center Our House , and growingSoul

Over the course of the year, the Market raises funds to be used to help our neediest customers.  If a farmer or member of our Steering Committe knows someone how has lost his/her job and/or is desperately in need, the Market offers vouchers that will double the amount of produce the customer can buy, with a maximum limit of $15.  No questions asked and no identification is necessary.

OFAM Online Store - Help Support the Market!!

Check out our  OFAM Online Store !  Help support the market by purchasing selected merchandise, including t-shirts, hats, tote bags, coffee mugs, water bottles, and magnets. They make great gift items too! Come on folks, let's see those shirts & hats at the market!!

To Receive Information . . .

Keep up with the Market via the OFAM Blog, written by our own Judy Newton.  Please "Like" us on our new Facebook page for updated Market news.

Subscribe  to our weekly newsletter, chock full of information about what is planned each Market day.  Fill in the form and say Subscribe!  You'll join our growing list of informed market patrons (over 1,000 and growing) who know what they're looking for and where to find it!



Twin Valley Distillers

Home of Maryland's Bourbon