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 Please!

Welcome to the

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

MARKET WILL BE OPEN, RAIN OR SHINE

NOTE:  DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON MARKET GROUND


SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2015

*** SPECIAL EVENT # 1 ***
 Cookbook Exchange

*** MUSICAL GUEST ***
 Kentlands Jam Band -  Folk/Americana, Rock, Country & Bluegrass music
 

***  BE FIT TENT ***
Dr. April Lee, Chiropractor


*** SPECIAL EVENT # 2 ***
INSECT ZOO
Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Montgomery County


*** SPECIAL EVENT # 1 -- COOKBOOK EXCHANGE

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We have a great event coming up at the Market this Sunday. The Cookbook Exchange will give 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 book-sale prices.
 
There will be no limit to the amount of books contributed and/or traded.  Hardbacks, paperbacks, and pamphlets are all welcome.


Cookbooks will be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m; the swap will begin at noon, and last until 1:00 p.m


*** BE FIT ***
DR. APRIL LEE, LIFE CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC OF OLNEY

Life Chiropractic Clinic logoUnlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, Life Chiropractic Clinic of Olney emphasizes improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place.  No matter what your healthcare concern is, or what level of pain you’re experiencing, you’ve found the right place for compassionate care and helpful service from Dr. April J Lee and her staff.
Whether you live in Olney, Ashton, Brookville, Silver Spring or any of our other great local communities, we are here to improve your wellness and help you reach your health goals. Our practice offers chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, nutrition and other forms of natural, non-prescription, non-surgical relief from pain associated with sports injury, work-related injury, personal injury, or some type of debilitating physical condition such as sciatica or fibromyalgia.  More importantly we offer preventative health care to stop the problem before it ever starts! 

For more information visit the website:
http://www.lifechiropracticolney.com/


*** Market News for August 2 ***

 The INSECT ZOO is back!!! Stop by the Montgomery County Master Gardeners' tent this Sunday. Come learn about bugs!  Talk to specialists about good and bad bugs, see bugs in action, explore bug homes, and see bugs in our garden.

Chef Zello returns to the Market with his special Italian Cookie Tray offerings.  There will be some regulars and some interesting variations on the normal cookie. Check out the following to get an idea of what you might expect come Sunday (http://www.italiancookietray.com/).

Ella's Bake Shop will be selling home-baked goodies this weekend.

Market Jewelers who should be at the Market this week are:


Marilyn Hummer (BEADazzling Designs)
Jamie Agins (Art Glass)
Devorah Malka (DM Designs)
Rona Fitzgerald (Aluminaries)
Lorianne Bartlett (Pax Lorianna)
Marti Andress
(Art2Craft)

*** Tomato Zucchini Casserole (from Allrecipes.com) ***

Tomato Zucchini Casserole
"A simple vegetable dish that highlights the summer flavors of fresh tomatoes and zucchini. It goes great with grilled meats or poultry."

Prep Time: 20 Minutes    Ready In: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 55 Minutes    Servings: 4

INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar cheese
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
2 medium zucchinis, thinly sliced
5 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
3/4 cup fine bread crumbs

DIRECTIONS:
1.    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly butter a 9x9-inch pan.
2.    In a large bowl, combine Cheddar, Parmesan, oregano, basil, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper, and set aside.
3.    Arrange half of the zucchini slices in the pan. Sprinkle 1/4 of the cheese and herb mixture on top. Arrange half of the tomatoes, and top with another 1/4 of the cheese mixture. Repeat layers.
4.    Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onions, and cook until soft and translucent. Stir in breadcrumbs; cook until they have absorbed the butter. Sprinkle on top of casserole.
5.    Cover loosely with foil, and bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake until the top is crusty and the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.


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 NEEDED

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