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No Pets & No Smoking
 Please!

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 6, 2016, from 9 am to 1 pm.

Winter Market opens on November 13 (from 9 am to 1 pm) and continues through May 14, 2017

Holiday Market will be held on Sunday, December 4, 2016, from 11 am to 3 pm.


MARKET POLICIES

  No Driving on the Market premises during Market hours
We are open Rain or Shine.
 No Pets Please!
(We have been strongly advised by the county health dept that dogs and food are not a good mix. Plus we have artists who deal with delicate items like glass. If a dog happened to pounce, their display would be ruined. Lastly and perhaps most importantly, there have been maulings, including one at a Baltimore Farmers market. We don't want to take a risk.)

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.
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, and on this link for the Farmers Market at Riverhill.

2016-2017 WINTER MARKET APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE -- click here.


ANNOUNCEMENTS
Our No-Frills Market opens on Nov 13 (from 9 am to 1 pm) and continues through to May 14. 2017. The Holiday Market will be held on Sun, Dec 4, 2016, from 11 am to 3 pm.


MARKET POLICIES

  No Driving on the Market premises during Market hours
We are open Rain or Shine.
 No Pets Please!
(We have been strongly advised by the county health dept that dogs and food are not a good mix. Plus we have artists who deal with delicate items like glass. If a dog happened to pounce, their display would be ruined. Lastly and perhaps most importantly, there have been maulings, including one at a Baltimore Farmers market. We don't want to take a risk.)

 
Sunday, September 25, 2016

No Chef Demo this Week BUT ... Next week we're having John Shields as the guest chef. Chef, author and television personality John Shields is the owner of the celebrated Gertrude's Restaurant at the Baltimore Museum of Art. 

Musical Guest -
Pat O'Neill Band

(AND ... coming up in October -- the one and only Warner Williams. Date and details will be announced later.)

Be Fit Tent -
The Spring

ANNOUNCING ANOTHER UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENT -- 
ANNUAL CHILI COOKOFF
OCTOBER 9, 2016

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE MARKET?

Farmers should have available for sale such items as raspberries, apples, pears, grapes, cantaloupe, zucchini, squash, carrots, radish, onions, broccoli, basil, peppers, lettuce, anaheim peppers, jalapenos, celery, mushrooms, manzo peppers, collards, potatoes, parsley,  fresh poultry, eggs, bacon, milk, butter, sausage, 
 
Food vendors will be selling mouthwatering dishes and desserts -- 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, and olive oil.
 
Artists and other vendors will be offering hand-carved cutting boards, handmade children's clothes, hand-crafted frames, mosaics, handmade jewelry, cut flowers, herbs and plants.
Panini Strada photo
We have a new panini vendor at the market this week --
Panini StradaAll Paninis Includes home made Root vegetable chips and House pickled cucumber.


Rod's Sharpening Service will be back at the Market this Sunday. So don't forget to bring your knives and tools for him to sharpen.

Ella's Bakeshop will be returning with their regular favorites, and some special treats: 
  • Fruit Parfaits! (Homemade pound cake with mixed berries topped with homemade whipped cream!)
  • Cherry Kuchen
  • Cake Pops
  • Fall Flavor-Inspired Breads
  • Several variety of pies
  • Pecan Pie Tartlets
  • Brownies
  • Bourbon Blondies
  • Almond Cake
  • Amish Friendship Bread
  • Ginger Spice Cookies
  • Austrian Heart Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
  • and hopefully a few more items!
REMEMBER:  We offer free local delivery.  If you wish to order something and can't get to a market, just let us know. We are not limited to the items we are bringing. You can look up some other things on our FaceBook page (https://www.facebook.com/EllasBakeShopLLC) or on our website (www.ellasbakeshop.com), OR just think of something you would like and we will make every attempt to accommodate!
 
JEWELERS AT THE MARKET THIS SUNDAY
AG by Gg
Aluminaries by Rona
BEADazzling Designs
Beads by Bettina
Pax Lorianna
Tres Jolie Designs by Sue

MUSICAL GUESTS -- Pat O'Neill Band

This Sunday the Pat O'Neill Band is back.Pat O'Neill Band The Pat O’Neill Band was formed in the summer of 2010. They played their first show at a Silver Spring coffee shop called The Coco Moka Cafe and created a following almost immediately. Since then they have had some of the finest musicians in the area play with them – such as vocalist Lauren Raymond and drummer Michael DeWoody – but the core of the band, Pat, Mike and Eric has stayed a constant. They have delighted audiences at The Music Cafe in Damascus, The Royal Mile Pub, Sergio’s Place and the VFW in Wheaton, as well as many private parties around the Washington Metropolitan Area.   C'mon out and enjoy - Music begins at 10am.

 


 

The most recent issue of Montgomery Magazine (August/September 2016) has an interesting article about MoCo farmers markets. The Olney Market is featured prominently - as well as are two photographs taken by our own Judith Newton. To read the article, just click here


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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