*** POSTPONED TO DECEMBER 15 ***
Olney Farmers & Artists
(a 501(c)(3) charitable organization)
Location: Grounds of the Medstar Montgomery Medical Center Thrift Shop
at Olney-Sandy Spring Rd (Route 108) & Prince Phillip Dr
Date and Time: Sunday Dec 8 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
*** WEATHER ALERT ***
The Holiday Market has been POSTPONED until Sunday, December 15, because of the hazardous driving forecast for tomorrow. So stay at home tomorrow while increasing your anticipation of our Holiday Market - which will be as fabulous next week as it would have been tomorrow.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
We invite you to our Special Holiday Market on Sunday, December 15th, with special Hours (11-3). Come shop til you drop!!
We'll have lots of handmade gifts for sale, along with farm fresh poultry, grass fed beef, fresh eggs, honey, sausage, bacon and lots more!
Stop by the Market booth for hot chocolate, waffles on a stick and/or mini-donuts. All proceeds will go to benefit the market.
We'll have Christmas caroling to close the Market, from 2-3 pm. So make sure your singing voice is up to the task - gather at the fire pit, and get ready to sing. The Caroling will be led by the one and only Jane McCarthy.
Market goers will also have a chance to purchase a one of a kind holiday gift: a private dinner with the famed Italian chef, Roberto Donna. Come to the Info booth for tickets and more info.
In case of cold weather, we'll be providing hand warmers to keep you warm and toasty. If the temperature falls below 40 degrees, we'll also have a warming center aboard a school bus (courtesy of Sandy Spring School and Blueberry Gardens). And we'll have our fire pits (closely watched of course) as well.
*** A Sampling of What to Expect at the Market ***
- Visit from Santa
- S'mores (provided by Boy Scout Troop 264)
- The Troop will also be selling White House ornaments and fresh wreaths, as well as "make it yourself" s'mores kits.
- Hot Chocolate at the Information Booth, as well as waffles and mini-donuts.
- Farmhouse Flowers & Plants
- Master Gardeners
- 50-60 vendors, selling homemade pasta, fine woodwork, and a multitude of hand-crafted gifts - so be prepared to Shop- Until You Drop! We have new and old vendors scheduled, including many of our favorites such as:
- Frankly ... Pizza
- Dalat Deli
- Cupcake Lounge will have pecan pie cheesecake and assorted chocolate -covered pretzels
- Delicious comfort food by Linda's Luncheonette Truck
- Shaare Tefila
- Falcon Ridge Farm
- River Rock Studio (fused and re-purposed glass art
- Plein Air Olney
- Stone Meadow Alpacas - hand-woven items
- Sugarlily Hairbows
- Shepherds Manor Creamery will be selling sheep's milk cheese and sheep's milk soap (and maybe having a few sheep to visit with)
- Ester's Granola - granola is all natural, with 7 different flavors : Original, Maple, Pecan, Tropical Rum, Citrus, Almond, Peanut Butter and 2 Gluten Free granola
... and so much more!!!
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!!
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.
*** 2013 'From Farm to Fabulous Dinners' ***
The Olney Farmers and Artists Market presents "From Farm to Fabulous Dinners"
Tickets are still available for "Roberto Donna - A Taste of Italy."
Dinner #5 - A Taste of Italy
The name, Roberto Donna, is synonymous with fine Italian cuisine. The award-winning chef, from Al Dente in Northwest Washington, will be cooking your dinner at the Potomac home of Doctor Alex Naini. The renowned dentist is owner of the Aesthetic Dental Spa. Your hosts guarantee the food will be put a smile on your face. Elyse Kudo will be pouring the wine. Georgetown Cupcakes will provide the final sweet touch of the evening.
Hosts: Dr. Alex Naini and Roberto Donna
Number of Guests: 14
Where: Potomac, MD
When: Sunday, March 9th, 6-9pm
Cost: $200 per person, or 2 for $375
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.
The Market has been included in the Washington Post's Going Out Guide.
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.
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, GazetteNet.com published an article on the Market, "Spring kickoff for Olney Farmers and Artists Market."
Check out the Washington Post interactive map for area farmers' markets, published April 30, 2013. The Market is listed.
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.
Be sure to read the article "Olney market organizers cooking up ideas for spring season," published in the Gazette on March 13, 2013.
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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 Committee knows someone 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.
See you on Sunday, December 15th!