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: 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
We are keeping an eye on the weather. A deecision about cancellation will be made tomorrow (Saturday), and will be posted on our website (www.olneyfarmersmarket.org)
*** SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 ***
*** CHILI COOKOFF -- POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 18
*** MUSICAL GUESTS ***
Darryl Kydd Brooks. d k b
Singer and Guitarist
*** BE FIT TENT ***
Adult & Children's Dentistry
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT -- WINTER MARKET
We're going to have a Winter's Market -- it starts on November 8, and goes through May 1, 2016. There will be no chef demonstrations or musical guests. It will be in our regular spot - at the intersection of Prince Phillip Drive and Rte 108.
*** CHILI COOKOFF ***
*** RE-SCHEDULED FOR NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 ***
Due to the uncertainty of the weather, we've decided to postpone the cookoff until Sunday, October 18.
Be sure to fine tune your recipe and bring a pot of it to the Market. Check-in ends at 10:30, judges start tasting at 11 am. Be sure to bring a list of ingredients to include with your entry. We take all comers - vegetarian, meat, meatless, beans, beanless, whatever. As long as it can be called chili ( by just regular folk, not chili connoisseurs).
*** Chef Demonstration ***
Market News for October 4
Carla Hall's Petite Cookies will not be at the Market this week.
Rod's Sharpening Service will next be at the Market October 11 and October 25. If customers need to contact them after they do work for them, or after the market season is over, he can be reached by calling 571-379-6452
, or via email at email@example.com
. Their full schedule is found on their Web page
), and they encourage folks to like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/rodssharpeningservice
) for status updates and other news about caring for knives, scissors, and other tools.
Jewelers who should be at the Market this Sunday:
Carol Fowler -- Designs by Carol
Jamie Agins -- Art Glass
Lorianne Bartlett -- Pax Lorianna
Don't forget to check out our Facebook page and our Blog for pictures and more details about the Market.
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