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No Pets & No Smoking

Welcome to the

Olney Farmers & Artists Market!

Location:  2801 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd, at the corner of Prince Phillip Dr & Rte 108, Olney, MD

Day & Hours: YEAR-ROUND MARKET, every Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm

Main Market runs from Mother's Day to the first Sunday in November. Our pared-down market starts the next week, with our yearly Holiday Market usually scheduled for the first or second Sunday in December.


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Market Blogprepared by Judith Newton. She provides great pictures, as well as fun (and informative) comments on each week's Market.

Aug 13 -- Madgie McGaughan, M&M Plants
Aug 20 -- Tomato Tasting
Aug 27 -- Cookbook Day (the following authors have confirmed their participation -- Susan Belsinger, Amy Riolo, and Nancy Baggett)
Sep  3 -- Jim & Mary Nupp (Everything Garlic), with Debbie Amster
Sep 17 -- Sheilah Kaufman, Cookbook Author (cookingwithsheilah.com)
Sep 24 -- Susan Wallace, Sweetfreakz (re-scheduled from June 25)
Oct   1 -- Joan Nathan, author of King Solomon's Table
Oct   8 -- Meatball Festival (new event -- MD Comptroller General Peter Franchot (tentatively scheduled to be a judge)
Oct 15 -- Susan Deibert, National Press Club
Oct 22 -- Sheila Crye, Young Chefs Inc.
Oct 29 -- TBA
Nov  5 -- TBA
*** MUSICAL GUESTS for August 13 -- Burt the Dirt Returns ***

Music starts at 10:00


Aug 13 -- Angie Ryder, The Spring

Aug 20 -- No activity scheduled

Aug 27 -- TBA

Sep 03 -- TBA

Sep 10 -- Dr. April Lee, Chiropractor

Sep 17 -- Kelsey Zgieb, The Little Gym of Olney

Sep 24 -- TBA

Oct 01 -- Trish Twiford, The Spring Yoga & Natural Health Center

Oct 08 -- The Well Space Holistic Health

Oct 15 -- Jackie Eisen

Oct 22 -- TBA

Oct 29 -- TBA

Nov 05 -- TBA



Aug 13 -- Medstar Montgomery - Meet the Doc (Stroken Program Coordinator)

Aug 20 -- Meet your state representatives: Senator Zucker, Delegates Queen, Kaiser, and Luedtke

Aug 27 -- Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra

                Rabbi Sarah from B'nai Shalom of Olney Early Childhood School




Check out this article in Food Service Monthly - Janet Terry and her Community Farmers Market.  The opening sentence states: "Twenty years ago, one of the first major farmers markets — the FRESHFARMS Dupont Circle market — opened in Washington, DC. Since then, nearly 200 farmers markets have opened in the metro area, and perhaps one of the most popular ones — at least, in Maryland — is the Olney Farmers & Artists Market in Olney."


Jewelers Scheduled:


Beads by Bettina

Diane Shaplin

Ellen Kalin

Lorianne Bartlett -- Pax Lorianne

Marilyn Hummer -- Beadazzling Designs




Heads-Up for Sunday, August 25 -- Shipwrecked Seafood with LIVE CRABS




Sugar Sweet Treats will be at the Market this Sunday.


Falcon Ridge Farm should have Beach plums and white peaches. Not many people have heard about beach plums, but they are an East Coast native with a flavor similar to the popular damson plum. They'll also have white peaches, Damson and Italian plums (in limited quantity), blackberries, and raspberries. And of course, their peach, blackberry, and strawberry jams, as well as baked goods using the freshest fruits from their orchards, will also be on sale.


Kresse's Market is back.


Chef Russ of Your Chef's Table checked in with the meal kits for this week at the Market:
Beet & Apple, Lentil, & Oatmeal Burgers, Roasted Potatoes, & Tomato Salad
Roast Chicken with Peaches, Potatoes, Honey & Lavender with Soy Sauce Sautéed Carrots
Enchiladas with Verde Sauce and a Summer Salad

In addition to the meal kits he will also have: 
* basil (many types) * cherry tomatoes (red and gold!) * eggplant * cucumbers * beets * Malabar spinach * leeks * garlic * elephant garlic * shallots * summer squash (last of the season) * carrots (including rainbow!) * onions (five varieties) * tomatoes * tomatillos* sweet peppers * ground cherries (limited) * potatoes * pasture raised chicken * pasture raised eggs * watermelons * cantaloupes * peaches * apples *


Mark Mills of Chocolates and Tomatoes wants everyone to stop by his tent this Sunday. After consulting with a local chef, he decided to grow round zucchini and squash. That chef only needs about 10 pounds per week, and Mark's plants are producing about 200 lbs per week. Therefore, he will have a lot of these items available for sale. Gotta love those zucchini!

The Girl Scouts will be there.


DON'T FORGET --  Rod's Sharpening Service will be at the Market this Sunday (second and fourth Sundays of each month).


Southern Cross vendors still on vacation. They'll return in late August.

Last week the Market sponsored an Art Class, and Elanor Wainscott captured some of the action and end results:

Olney Crafts Market








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