Welcome to the
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 Nov 13, 2016 thru Sun May 7, 2017, from 9 am to 1 pm.
Holiday Market will be held on Sunday, December 4, 2016, from 11 am to 3 pm.
No Driving on the Market premises during Market hours
We are open Rain or Shine.
No Pets Please!
(We have been strongly advised by the county health dept that dogs and food are not a good mix. Plus we have artists who deal with delicate items like glass. If a dog happened to pounce, their display would be ruined. Lastly and perhaps most importantly, there have been maulings, including one at a Baltimore Farmers market. We don't want to take a risk.)
The Year-Round (or No-Frills) Market opens on Sunday November 13, and will continue through May 7 (Sunday before Mother's Day). Although many of the "frills" you're accustomed to seeing during the regular Market season (music, chef demonstrations, be-fit tents and demonstrations, tables and chairs) won't be there, many of the long-time vendors will be participating, as well as many new ones.
Here's some of what you'll find: Wonderful sweet potatoes, red potatoes, turmeric, mushrooms, greens, onions, winter squash, Jerusalem artichoke, apples, scones, crab cakes, soup, dip, cupcakes, cookies, pies, croissants, wine, distilled spirits, beer, handmade jewelry, handmade crafts and so much more.
For now, the following are the vendors known to be attending at least one or more of the market days. This page (and the vendors list) will be updated as more information is provided.
Farmers: Orchard Breeze, Stone Feather Farm, Chocolates and Tomatoes, M&M Plants, and Falcon Ridge.
Artists & Crafters: Beads by Bettina, Manor Road (candles), Birding Collectibles (photographs), Memere's Tots (children's hand-made clothing), Arnie Hoffman, MD Back Wood Barn Co., and Under the Mountain (jewelry).
Food Vendors: Favor Ceylon Tea, Kitten Cakes Bake Shop, Tag Team Kitchen, Mashi Market, Cupcakes Lounge, Ella's Bakeshop, Ester's Granola, Rare Opportunity Farm, El Tenedor de Nacho, and P&D Island Delights.
We also have several new vendors:
Mully's Brewery (craft beer brewed in southern Maryland)
Kitten Cakes Bake Shop (miniature cakes and pies, as well as other baked goods)
Kresse's Market (crab cakes, soup, savory scones, seafood spreads)
Way Cups Gourmet
Just Praline Suzanne (fabulous nuts roasted on site)
Kitten Cakes Bake Shop
For the November 13 market, our children's tent manager is thinking about showing kids how to make water-bottle pontoon boats.
Be aware that not all of the vendors listed above will be at the Market every Sunday.
REMINDER -- Our special one-day Holiday Market will be held on Sunday, December 4 from 11 - 3. Santa will be there on his firetruck; get a start on your shopping with great handmade gift items and holiday food. We'll have farm animals for the kids and of course, the Girl Scouts will be cooking up s'mores.
You'll find lots of great handmade items for the Holidays, as well as hot cider and wonderful food. Also, we'll have a warming center, just in case the temperature dips.
Special Mention: Ron's Sharpening Service will be at the Holiday Market. For more information, check out his website (http://rodssharpening.com/).
NOTE: For vendors, this special Holiday Market is usually huge (barring terrible weather) and is held outside on our usual site. If you'd like to come, just mail in a check for 25. dollars and label it "holiday market". Send it to PO Box 1787, Olney MD 20830
Check out our Facebook page (NOTE: we have a new Facebook page -- be sure to bookmark the new link) and our Blog for pictures and more details about the Market. When you go to our Facebook page, please "LIKE" us. We're trying to reach 500 by the end of the season.
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.
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