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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.

Sunday, August 21, 2016
The Market would like to give a shout-out to everyone who came last Sunday and donated to the Ellicott City Flooding Fundraiser. The music was wonderful, the people were generous, and all in all, notwithstanding the weather, a good time was had by all.

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.



 We are planning a Round Robin Tomato Tasting for August 21 at the Olney Farmers and Artists Market.  Produce farmers will be showcasing their tomato varieties with samples for patrons at their stalls.  Go around to all our farmers and decide which is your favorite!

By the way, if you're curious about what wines to serve with tomatoes, check out this Washington Post article published August 13: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/the-basic-rule-for-pairing-wine-with-tomatoes/2016/08/13/a27d8c54-5fbc-11e6-8e45-477372e89d78_story.html


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 plants

Victorian Muffin by Italian Cookie Tray


We are so excited to have Chef Zello's (of Italian Cookie Tray) Original-Recipe Blackberry & White Chocolate Muffin making it's debut at the Market on Sunday...we call it "The Victorian", named after our favorite Berry-Picking Friend who inspired the recipe...and it is bursting with flavor -- as bold and bright as this summer has been -- ready to make your Sunday extra special as you stroll the market...and, guess what?  It is GLUTEN-FREE!


Jewelers Exhibiting:

Aluminaries by Rona

Eni Indo


Knits and Silks

Let it Be Boutique

Marti's Art2Craft 

Sandra Dean began her singing career at the age of 15, and has since performed professionally in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, New Orleans, and Nashville. She recorded an original CD in Nashville, at Studio 17 Grand. In the 1980s, Sandra competed in and won the regional Star Search competition, which was just the start of her many accomplishments. She is noted for working with bands such as Albatross, Vegas, Night Steppin', Double Play, Vertigo, Redline, and is currently the front woman of the Sandra Dean Band.

In the 2000’s, Sandra decided to share her love of music through starting a Vocal Coaching Business, where she helps students hone skills in vocal strength, stage presence performance preparation, and the technical skills behind singing.  Sandra is extremely excited to announce that she is currently recording her first all original CD, which will be released when it’s ready. Currently, she is performing solo, as well as in a duo, a trio, and with a 5 piece band, called the Sandra Dean Band. The band features exceptional musicians including Sandra Dean on Lead Vocals and Acoustic guitar, Jay Silverman on Guitar, Rick Yon on Drums, Joel Hoskins on Bass Guitar, and Stoney Johnstone on Keyboards. Sandra plays fresh interpretations of Classic Rock, Blues and Soul songs. 

A message from Sandy states, “It has been a great journey performing live music for others. There is no experience that has been more rewarding. I want to send out a special thanks to those of you who continue to show your support for local entertainers. The success of live music venue’s has really taken a toll as a result of the economy turn, so thank you to the clubs that continue to have live music and continue to cultivate the appreciation of music as well as support the long-term success of artists like myself and my students.”

Experience the Healing Power of Music

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra Tent Back in Olney Farmers Market (OFM) on Aug 21 and Sep 4

Did you know that the Chinese word for medicine actually comes from the word for music? The ancients understood that music has the power to heal—harmonizing our mind, body, and soul. This tradition is alive today with the music of Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra, which is perhaps the only orchestra in the world with traditional Chinese instruments as permanent members in a full western symphony. OFM patrons will have the opportunity to listen to this unique music and receive a special early bird discount for the Kennedy Center concert on Oct 26. More info www.Shenyun.com/symphony/dc


Olney Home For Life, Inc. is a Village. The “Village” concept was started in Beacon Hill, a neighborhood in Boston. It is built on neighbors-helping-seniors so they can age in place by getting help with a variety of their needs.   As the U.S. population ages, the Village concept is becoming a rapidly growing nationwide movement with hundreds of Villages offering a variety of supportive services to local seniors (e.g., transportation, social, light chores). A study in Montgomery County of those 50 and above showed that over 90% desire and intend to continue to live in their own homes and in their neighborhoods. As these seniors age they will need some level of support to live safely and happily. Olney Home For Life, Inc. is a cost-effective, and rewarding way for citizens in Olney to provide—and receive—those services.

OHFL’s mission is to establish and maintain an organization that facilitates neighbor-to-neighbor assistance on a voluntary basis for local area seniors. Our efforts concentrate on services associated with transportation, communication and socialization that enhance the quality of life for seniors by helping them maintain their mobility, health and social connections as they age in place. We provide a no-fee alternative to costly transportation options while affording community members– both seniors and others– meaningful volunteer opportunities.

For more details, check their website, at http://www.olneyhomeforlife.org/



 We have a great event scheduled for August 28 at the Olney Farmers and Artists Market.  We are bringing back last year's Cookbook Exchange with exciting new features: authors talking about, selling, and demonstrating recipes from their books!
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.
The cookbook authors scheduled to appear are Susan Belsinger, Kerry Dunnington, and Sheilah Kaufman.
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 the 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



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. Classes last 1 hour. Additional Classes Sept 18, Oct 9, Oct 23rd.

 Email Juhle.jansen@gmail.com or call 301 968 7858 for more information and reservations.

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!



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