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 28, 2014
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE MARKET THIS WEEK?
Smithsonian's National Zoo, Washington,
BE FIT TENT
Life Chiropractic Clinic
Olney Home for
Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra
Olney Pirates Baseball
Playing their original
songs as well as their covers of contemporary,
Americna, and classic jazz numbers
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 will not be at the Market this week.
will be there.
The Tea and Bag
Lady will be at the Market this Sunday, and
from then on, every other Sunday. You can
order one of her hand-blended delicious teas or
herbal infusions by going to her website, just in
time for the holidays. So stop by this
Sunday to enjoy a nice "cuppa" tea.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about her products can be found on her website: knittingbyleah.blogspot.com.
Market wants to extend a special thanks to
Harris Amster for his wonderful music.
He saved the day at the last minute, just
when we thought we wouldn't have any music last
Sunday, September 21.
COMING UP OCT 5 -- CHILI CONTEST
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.
Coming Soon -- Holiday & Winter
hard as it is to believe, this year's regular
Market is coming to a close (November 2).
But don't worry -- we'll be back on December
7 for our Yearly HOLIDAY MARKET!!
we can now announce that our Winter Market will be
back again this year (or ... actually, next year).
It will open on Sunday, January 11, 2015.
Location will be the same as before -- the
Sandy Spring Museum.
Moore, PhD, MPA.
Zoo, Washington, DC,
is a state fair-winning jam-maker (New York State
Fair, 1976), who grew up helping his grandmother
make different jams and jellies for the
family. A love for nature and cooking jam
has led Moore to a decades-long exploration of
different kinds of jams and jellies, many cooked
from wild fruits and herbs. These jams,
mostly given away to family and friends, include
traditional high-sugar strawberry, raspberry and
peach, as well as low-sugar mixed berry, grape,
peach, mulberry and autumn olive jams.
wrote "Disney's Wonderful World of Animals"
(2006), reviews books and articles for childrens'
publishers, and is known as "Dr Don" to thousands
his "day job", Dr Don is a zoo-based animal care
expert, wildlife biologist, and educator who has
helped to renovate and manage several zoos and
associated conservation education programs in key
Olmsted parks across the United States. He is
interested in effective conservation of wildlife
and wild places, and in solutions to
human-wildlife conflict in wild habitats around
the world. He is active as a voluntary technical
expert for the World Conservation Union (IUCN)
Species Survival Commission and Polar Bears
has a PhD from the State University of New York
(SUNY) College of Environmental Science and
Forestry (ESF) and a Masters in Public
Administration (MPA) from Syracuse University's
Maxwell School. He is a Certified Wildlife
Biologist (CWB, The Wildlife
Dr. April Lee
Life Chiropractic Clinic of
Unlike 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 health care
concerns are, or what level of pain you're
experiencing, you've found the right place for
compassionate care and helpful service form Dr.
April Lee and her staff. Whether you live in
Olney, Ashton, Brookeville, Silver Spring, or any
of our other great local communities, we are here
to improve your wellness and to 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 injuries, work-related
injuries, personal injuries, or some type of
debilitating physical conditions such as sciatica
or fibromyalgia. More importantly, we offer
preventative care to stop the problem before it
more information, you can visit their website (olneylifechiropractic.com)
or their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Life-Chiropractic-Clinic-of-Olney/205798342835435?sk=info).
Olney Home for
mission of Olney Home for Life is
to establish and maintain an organization that
facilitates voluntary resident to resident
assistance for our aging and disabled neighbors.
Their efforts concentrate on services and
demands associated with inclusion, engagement,
safety and comfort.
Home for Life is part of the national “village”
movement for seniors. They work closely with
other Olney organizations such as MedStar
Montgomery General Hospital and the Olney Public
Library to provide their neighbors with
support and social programs of
Go to their website
for more details about their
Shen Yun Symphony
are coming to the Kennedy Center for a return
engagement -- on October 12. Stop by their
booth this Sunday for more information. Or
check out their website (http://www.shenyun.com/symphony).
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
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.
Olney Pirates Baseball Team -
Associated with the US Specialty Sports
Olney Pirates 11U baseball team
is made up of rising 5th and 6th grade boys.
By selling lottery tickets, they are raising money
to help defray the costs of travel to their
scheduled baseball games. This past spring
the team won six tournament championships, and
ended its season at a week-long baseball
tournament in Myrtle Beach, where the team made it
to the semi-finals. They're hoping to have
as competitive a season this fall and
CRAFT MARKET PARTICIPANTS THIS
information, check out their website.
Little Pop of Color
Unique Creative Soaps
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
Donations for the Market Are
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
OFAM Online Store - Help Support the
Check out our
OFAM Online Store
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
Check out this story on the
Keep up with the Market via
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
The Market would like to
Brumberger for her generous
donation. Also Robyn and John Quinter
for replacing our poor worn-out Texas Pickles
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
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
On July 24, 2013, GazetteNet.com
published a story about the Market's
"Farm to Fabulous"
Watch our market video from the May 19,
2013 market, thanks to Doug
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
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
Twitter!! Our Facebook page has
people!!! And we have over 1,000 Facebook
friends , so stay
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
Olney Farmers & Artists Market --
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
The Friends of the Olney Farmers
& Artists Market is a 501(c)(3) non-profit