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Welcome to the 8th Annual 

Olney Farmers & Artists Market!

Location:  Grounds of the MedStar Montgomery Medical Center Thrift Shop
at Olney-Sandy Spring Rd (Route 108) & Prince Phillip Drive, Olney,  Maryland

Day & Hours:  Sundays from May 11 to Nov 2, 9 am - 1 pm

Sunday, September 21, 2014




 Chef Henning Lorenzen,
Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage at Fox Hill

Christian Mbulu, MPH, CHHP, CHES

Bachelor of Science - Biology; Certified Holistic Health Practitioner; Masters of Public Health; Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

Linda Khanzetian, CHHP, CRM, CNC, NHD
Diploma in Natural Health, Certified Holistic Practitioner,  Body Work Practitioner

Headbands for Hope

Mike Elosh


Don't forget to check out our Facebook page and our Blog for pictures and more details about the Market.

News at the Market


Red Colander and Holy Crepes will be at the Market this week.

Eat a little Something will be offering three Omelet Burritos this Sunday:  Chorizo Sausage and Monterrey Jack Cheese  with Salsa; Portobello Mushroom and Broccoli with Goat Cheese; and Sweet & Spicy Italian Sausage with Bacon and Sharp Cheddar Cheese.

Knitting by Leah will not be back at the Market until October 5.  If you are familiar with her work, you may custom order items for the holidays, and she will have the items available for you to pick up that Sunday.  You can send an e-mail with specific colors, sizes, and types of yarn for the items you wish to purchase.  Leah's email is knittingbyleah@yahoo.com. More information about her products can be found on her website:  knittingbyleah.blogspot.com.


Lost and Found

We have a set of keys, a pair of eyeglasses, and a child's purse found last Sunday.  If you have lost any of these items, please come to the Information Desk on Sunday to claim them.


Chili Cookoff Graphic

Last year's Chili Contest was such a success that we're going to hold another one this year -- on Sunday, October 5.  The rules are pretty simple:  chili must be homemade and dropped off at the Chef's tent by 10:30 on Sunday, Oct. 5th.  You can add any garnishings at the chef's tent.  Any kind of chili will be accepted.  Prizes will be announced soon.


Henning Lorenzen, Executive Chef and Food Supplier at Fox Hill

Fascinated as a boy by his grandmother's hotel kitchen in Denmark, Henning Lorenzen found his passion for food at a young age. He attended culinary schools, did apprenticeships in Europe and the U.S., and for 30 years has followed his calling in Denmark, Germany, Australia, England, Washington, D.C. and most recently Maryland.


Specializing in Danish, German, American and French cuisine, Lorenzen brings an international pedigree to the table at Fox Hill luxury retirement community in Bethesda, Maryland, where he is Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage. He utilizes his broad-based experience to meet the tastes of the well-traveled residents.


Lorenzen, a Hagerstown resident, came to Fox Hill in 2008 and today oversees a staff of 40 in four dining venues from fine to casual. Fox Hill is a luxury retirement community managed by Sunrise Senior Living and located at 8300 Burdette Rd. amid a 16-acre wooded preserve near Burning Tree Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland. The gated residence is for those ages 60 and above and offers independent living condominium ownership, as well as access to assisted living and memory care.


Prior to Fox Hill, Lorenzen co-owned and operated Wurzburg Haus in Derwood, Maryland, rated in Washingtonian Magazine's Top 100 restaurants, and owned and operated Henning's in Frederick, Maryland. Before that he was Capitol District Chef for Marriott Management Service, Executive Chef at the World Bank in D.C. and chef at the Sydney Opera House.


Lorenzen attended Esbjerg Culinary Preparation School in Esbjerg, Denmark, Gasthof Germania German Culinary Training in Aulhausen Germany; Alborg Culinary College in Alborg Denmark and the Culinary Institute of America in New York.


*** BE FIT TENT ***

Christian Mbulu, BS, MPH, CHHP, CHES
Bachelor of Science - Biology; Certified Holistic Health Practitioner; Masters of Public Health; Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
 Linda Khanzetian, CHHP, CRM, CNC, NHD
Diploma in Natural Health, Certified Holistic Practitioner,  Body Work Practitioner

Christian will provide " Deep Breathing Relaxation" Session for children 7 to 18 years old; Demo will focus on helping participants take and stay in-control of their every day environment: Hone, School, Bullying, Peer Pressure, etc. People can sign-up for 10% discount for full one hour service at our office.

Linda can do a 15-minute energy therapy sessions or a computerized scan that determines essential oils treatment (also taking about 15 minutes).





Elana Diestel is the Headbands of Hope representative for the Maryland community and will again be selling their headbands this Sunday. For every headband purchased from Headbands of Hope, one is given to a girl with cancer and $1 is donated to the St. Baldrick's Foundation to fund life-saving childhood cancer research.



The goal is to spread hope, one headband at a time. The donated headbands will be distributed at the Children's National Medical Center in DC, so visit this table to pick out a headband or to learn more about the organization and how you can get involved!


Elana is branching out - besides the headbands, she's been making necklaces and bracelets that she'll be selling tomorrow as well.  She's making "fancy animal" necklaces - which are little plastic toy animals decorated with ribbons, rhinestones, beads, fabric, and so on.  She thinks they will add a whimsical touch to people's outfits. The bracelets are decorated rope bracelets, with nautical themes.  She's also going to have some "monster necklaces" using key covers.

For more information, check out their website.

3 C's & D Enterprises
GiGi's Quilts

Made Up Face & Body Art

My Therapy

Olney Quality Woodcrafts, LLC

SFB Crafts.com

Sugar Lily Hairbows


We are asking customers for their help dealing with an overflowing trash issue. We can handle the recyclables, but we would be most appreciative, if they would dispose of any other trash at home.  The hospital is appreciative too!

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!!



  • Check out this story on the WTOP radio website.

  • Keep up with the Market via the OFAM Blog, written by our own Judy Newton. And be sure to "like" us on Facebook - check our page out some time - great photographs and comments, all due to the wonderful efforts of Amy Harbison.

  • Connecting with Our Community (on Montgomery County public access TV) interviewed OFAM volunteer Kathy Kidd about the Market last week.  Click here to see the entire interview.  Host Karen Allen and Kathy discussed the rapid growth of the Market and how it's not just a great place to buy fresh locally grown produce any more.  It's now a destination point where you can watch visiting featured chefs, wonderful artists and much more at our now year-round Market.
  • The Market would like to thank Kathy Brumberger for her generous donation.  Also Robyn and John Quinter for replacing our poor worn-out Texas Pickles sign!
  • Janet Terry was the guest speaker at the Olney Rotary Club's first meeting of 2014.  She spoke about our second annual Winter Market and urged everyone to come out and support the Market and its local artists, craftsmen, farmers, musicians, and food vendors.
  • On September 26, 2013, the GEORGETOWNER carried a story on the Market's first fundraiser -- "5 Star Chefs Wow for Friends of Olney Farmers Market."
  • On August 12, CNN Money published an article on its website about the Best Places for the Rich and Single [to live].  Olney, MD, was #9, and the Market was listed as one of the reasons for it making the list.
  • On July 24, 2013, GazetteNet.com published a story about the Market's "Farm to Fabulous" fundraisers.
  • Watch our market video from the May 19, 2013 market, thanks to Doug Terry!
  • Keep up with the Market via the OFAM Blog ,written by our own Judy Newton.  And be sure to "like" us on Facebook -- check our page out to see some great photographs and comments.
  • On May 20, 2013, American Food Roots headlined the Market in its article "A Good Crop of farmers markets blooms this season."
  • On May 8, 2013, the Gazette.net published an article on the Market, "Spring kickoff for Olney Farmers and Artists Market."  Also read their March 13, 2013 article, "Olney market organizers cooking up ideas for spring season."
  • Check out the Washington Post interactive map for area farmers' markets, published April 30, 2013.  The Market is listed in their Going Out Guide!
  • This newsletter was included in the Washington Post article, "From farmers markets, the e-mail I'll always open," published April 30, 2013.
  • The Washingtonian Magazine included us in its Farmers Market Directory 2013, published in May 2013. Also in the May 2013 issue, the Washingtonian Magazine included our opening in its web article "Beyond Brunch:  Unusual -- But Still Really Fun - Ideas for Mother's Day," published on May 3, 2013.
  • The Washington Business Journal ranked the Olney Farmers & Artists Market as a Top 25 Farmers market in its April 22, 2013, edition.  This is a huge honor, and the Market ranking will be featured in its upcoming 2014 Book of Lists ranking the top 2800 local organizations.


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