Welcome to the
Olney Farmers & Artists Winter Market!
Location: Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD
Day & Hours: Sunday Jan 11 thru Mar 29, 2015, from 10 am to 2 pm.
Sunday, March 29 -- last Winter Market of the season
But not to worry - the regular market
opens on Mother's Day, May 10, 2015. Thanks to everyone who made this Winter Market a success!! And we hope to see you again in May.
Friends of the Olney Farmers and Artists Market invites you to our second (of four) ‘From Farm to Fabulous Brunches’, coming up in May. Don't delay - seating is limited.
#1 "The Art of Food," Saturday, April 25th -- SOLD OUT
#2. “Almost Heaven”: Saturday, May 30th
Professor Stanton Gill, his wife Nancy MacBride, and their daughters invite you to a special brunch in the Westminster, Maryland countryside. Guests will visit a working orchard and neighboring hops farm. You'll enjoy a fabulous brunch inside and outside (weather permitting), featuring the cuisine of Chef Mark Mills, owner of Chocolates and Tomatoes farm.
Market vendors and local restaurants will provide additional mouth-watering offerings. Maryland brew and fine wines will be on tap, along with live music.
Cost: $50 / per ticket OR $90 for 2.
(Tickets via Paypal can be purchased on the Market's website.)
Musical Guest for Sunday -- GEORGE LARKIN
George "Bro" Larkin has played acoustic guitar for the past 15+ years with a group called The Gliders. He has played guitar since his early college days- playing in cafes and bars. He started out as a duo and grew to a quartet. He continues to sing some of the music he performed with his group.
He plays Roots music. Blues, country, rock a billy and pop -- all on his acoustic guitar. He enjoys the music of artists such as Neil Young, JJ Cale, Gillian Welch and Bruce Springsteen.
We have a new photographer showing his work at this week's market -- Eric Druxman. Be sure to stop by and welcome him. See some of his photos on his Instagram site: http://www.oninstagram.com/profile/druxmanphoto
(photo by Eric Druxman)
Friendship Star Quilters Guild Quilt Raffle
Founded in 1981, Friendship Star Quilters Guild (FSQ), a non-profit organization, provides an educational and social forum for quilters in Montgomery County Maryland and surrounding areas. FSQ provides a monthly program of lectures and workshops by some of the country's foremost quilters as well as the opportunity to participate in Service Project Workshops to create quilts to donate to local service organizations. Small quilting groups within the guild also provide a more intimate environment of support, sharing, and friendship.
Each year, members participate in the creation of an annual raffle quilt. The sales of tickets not only provides funding to support FSQ activities including its Service Projects, but we also donate a portion of the proceeds to local charities. In 2015, a portion of the proceeds from the sales of tickets will go to the Fisher Houses of the Walter Reed National Medical Center, helping wounded military and their families and the Betty Ann Krahnke Center, helping victims of domestic violence.
Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Market. The drawing to win the quilt will be at the next FSQ Quilt show, scheduled for April 24, 25 and 26, 2015, at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center. The tickets are $1.00 each, or 6 for $5.00.
Don't forget to check out our Facebook page and our Blog for pictures and more details about the Market.
Volunteers are needed to help with the setting up and taking down tables, children's activities, and other items at the Market. If any student (or adult) is interested, please go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f4faaaa2ca57-winter to sign up.
A reminder to all of our visitors: the Market provides vouchers for our neediest customers, so they can double the amount of produce they purchase.
Donations for the Market Are Tax-Deductible!
The Friends of the Olney Farmers and Artists Market is a non-profit organization, and therefore is a great place to make a last minute donation. Our needs include new tents, banners, signs, and van repairs. We ill be grateful for any and all support. Thank you!!
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... Facebook for updated Market news, and Follow us on Twitter!! Our Facebook page has reached nearly2,000 people!!! And we have over 1,000 Facebook friends , so stay connected!
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!
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.
The Friends of the Olney Farmers & Artists Market is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization