Welcome to the
First Annual No-Frills
Olney Farmers & Artists Market!
Location: 2801 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd, at the corner of Prince Phillip Dr & Rte 108, Olney, MD
Day & Hours: Sunday, November 8, 2015, thru Sunday, May 1, 2016, from 9 am to 1 pm.
MARKET WILL BE OPEN RAIN OR SHINE
NOTE: DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON MARKET GROUND
-- NO-FRILLS YEAR-ROUND MARKET
Beginning Nov 8 (week after regular market closes), the Market will become a Year-Round Market! Between Nov 8 and May 1, it's a stripped down market -- no chef demonstrations or musical guests. No frills of any kind; just come and pick up a wonderful breakfast or lunch, along with fresh produce, meat, eggs, milk, and so forth, as well as handmade jewelry and other crafts. The hours will be from 9 am - 1 pm.
There will be about 20 vendors; among them are such Market favorites as
Cat’s Paw Organics, M & M Plants, Chocolate and Tomatoes, Falcon Ridge, Carl’s Sausage (Stone Feather Farm), as well as Magnet Earth Gourmet, Holy Crepes,Tova’s Falafel, Early Dawn Catering (Jamaican specialties), El Tenedor de Nacho, Fat Frankie’s Pizza, Cupcakes Lounge, Zeke's Coffee, and Dalat Deli Vietnamese Cuisine.
This No-Frills Market will be in our regular spot - at the intersection of Prince Phillip Drive and Rte 108. The regular Market (with all of the frills) will begin, as usual, on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 8, 2016.
NOTE: The Hospital will not be clearing the Market area of snow and/or ice; therefore, if hazardous conditions exist, the market will close.
The Market is asking for donations to buy 2 Giant Heated Tents. They will be used at the Year-Round Market on days when there is inclement weather.
Each tent includes 2 zipper doors making it very useful for hosting events outside. There's 4 beautiful window styled removable sidewalls, Its framework consists of High quality Galvanized Steel Tubes which offers that extra strength and durability for those windy days. We also need to purchase an infrared space heater (safe inside the tent) to keep the tent warm.
The cost per tent (with space heater) is approximately $1,000.
To donate, please go to the OFAM webpage and click on the DONATE button.
Thank you so much for your support.
REMINDER -- Our special one-day Holiday Market will be held on Sunday. December 6 from 11 - 3. Santa will be there on his firetruck; get a start on your shopping with great handmade gift items and holiday food.
Don't forget to check out our Facebook page and our Blog for pictures and more details about the Market.
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