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Welcome to the


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 10 through November 1, 2015, from 9 am to 1 pm.


*** GUEST CHEF ***
Cathy Barrow, Mrs. Wheelbarrow Practical Pantry

Walls & Vino
(music-style combines  country, folk, and rock)

*** BE FIT TENT ***
Clark Mollenhoff, Licensed Acupuncturist and Holistic Wellness Counselor
Notice -- Magnet Earth Gourmet will not be at the Market this Sunday.
Fresh fruits and vegetables that should be available this week at our farmers' stands are listed below. Some of the produce is usually harvested in early spring, so the season might be over for those.
Artichokes, (look for ones with tight, compact leaves and fresh-cut stem ends)
Chard and other Greens
Garlic Scapes
Green Onions
New Potatoes
Pea Greens
*** Strawberries ***

GUEST CHEF --Cathy Barrow ***

Cathy BarrowIn 2009, Cathy created Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Kitchen, where food preservation, seasonal, locally sourced foods, and maintaining her practical pantry are always the focus. Here you’ll find jer cooking, baking, and canning to preserve the freshest foods of the season, teaching cooking classes, and visiting local farmers and producers. Check out her website for more information.
She lives in Washington, DC, with her mostly vegetarian husband, Dennis, scruffy dog, Louie, and elegant white cat, Beans. She and her family live next to Rock Creek Park and share the flower garden with too many deer, raccoon, fox, possum and the occasional coyote to even think about growing vegetables. The backyard bird activity is always exciting – all sorts of woodpeckers, hawks and even our resident barred owls visit. She has a flower garden at home and a community garden plot where she grows a few vegetables.

Cathy's kitchen is where she expresses her creativity. There are always multiple projects going. It’s where all that she's learned and practiced –  food preservation, ancient ways, modern techniques – mix with her ever present curiosity and practical need to just make dinner. Her first cookbook, Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry, was published in the fall of 2014.

The demonstration will start at 11 AM in the Chef's Tent behind the Market Information Table.

Clark MollenhoffClark Mollenhoff holds a Masters Degree in Acupuncture from Tai Sophia Institute in Laurel, MD and is licensed by the state of Maryland. He also teaches Yoga Nidra, Meditation, and Breath Awareness and draws upon these practices in the treatment room. 

He believes it is important to spend time getting to know his clients so that he has a full understanding of all of their concerns. Their strengths, challenges, and the visions they have for their lives are all significant in the healing work he and his clients do together.

Whether it is physical, mental or emotional pain, chronic or acute illnesses, or even life stages or situations — a stressful job, a difficult transition, relationship troubles, a traumatic event, or simply not knowing what path to follow, he looks forward to working with all of his clients.  He provides counseling based on the ancient wisdom of observing the natural movements of life, both in nature and within ourselves. He'll help guide them to become more aware of how they maintain the balance in their lives. It is his hope to provide a bridge towards more strength, wisdom, and peace in themselves.

 As Clark says: "What I offer as a practitioner is the commitment to work with you to effect positive change in your life. Some of the tools I use to assist our progress are Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Breath and Meditation Exercises, Eastern Philosophy, Chinese Nutrition, Herbal Therapy and Body Work. We will talk. We will explore the art of being human. I will help to ease the experience of your symptoms and support you in designing a more balanced and powerful way of being in the world."

For more information, visit his website www.mollenhoffacupuncture.com
Special Commercial Tent -- there will be a representative from Solar City available to discuss residential solar energy applications.
S0me of the Artists Scheduled to be here this Sunday:
Lorianne Bartlett - Pax Lorianna (delicate jewelry using metal, crystals, and beads)
Gale Bolds -- Ag by GB (handmade mixed metal jewelry, using copper, brass, silver, etc.)
Devorah Malka - DM Jewelry (bold and delicate jewelry made with various metals and semi-precious stones and pearls)
Marti Andress -- Marti's Art2Craft (glass art)
Rona Fitzgerald -- Aluminaries (aluminum jewelry made with crystals, beads, and other objects of beauty)

Deborah Hines - River Rock Glass Studio (fused glass & re-purposed glass items)

Exciting News about Manna New Countywide Food Rescue Program

The goal is to try to make sure no one in the county goes hungry.  To do that, the Market has been asked to identify caterers and restaurants in our part of the county that would be willing to donate their excess food to hungry people.

Manna has turned to San Francisco for help in the project.  Using a computer program, Manna will be able to match the caterers and restaurants with hungry people and hunger organizations in the county.

Dozens of volunteer ‘runners’ (old enough to drive)  will be assisting in transporting the food.

Announcement from Sandy Spring Museum

The Sandy Spring Museum is looking for someone to independently run the museum shop, either in exchange for rent or profit sharing.  We are open to any ideas – gift shop, coffee shop, locally produced goods, handmade items, etc.  Email aweiss@sandyspringmuseum.org for more information or call Allison at (301) 774-0022.

Go to the Crafts Market website to find out about the vendors who will be at the Market.

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.  Volunteers (middle school and above) should plan to arrive either at 7;30 and plan to stay until at least 9:30am (or longer); or arrive by 10:45 and plan to stay through 1:30.

To sign up, click here to go to the 2015 student volunteer calendar.

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