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 Please!

Welcome to the

Ninth ANNUAL

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.


 

FOR ALMOST HEAVEN BRUNCH ATTENDEES -- DIRECTIONS TO FALCON RIDGE FARM:

Mac Bride and Gill Falcon Ridge Farm, LLc

 *Directions to the farm:*

(NOTE: There will be balloons at the major turns after getting onto Bachman Valley Road)

Take Rt. 97 North to Westminster, MD. Rt. 97 ends at Rt. 140.

Make a left (heading west) onto Rt. 140.

Stay on Rt. 140 until signs that say Rt. 97 north exit.

Take this exit and get back onto Rt. 97 heading north.

You will pass a John Deere Dealership, and about a mile afterward, you will pass a Meadow’s Nursery.

There will be a light at the intersection of Rt. 496 and Rt. 97. Make a right onto Route 496 (Bachman Valley Road). Stay on Bachman Valley Road and cross over the Big Pipe Creek.

Shortly after crossing the Big Pipe Creek, make a left onto Bixler Church Road.

Take a right onto Backwoods Road. Once on Backwoods Road the road goes through the middle of a farm, then heads up a hill. As you see woods on your right, watch for Bradley Road. Stay on Backwoods Road.

About 50 feet beyond Bradley Road will be a tree with a house address directory. Our Farm is 3811. Make a right onto the paved driveway. You will pass a turned log cabin house.

Just past this house is the entrance driveway on your left. We have two red pole gates at the entrance. The driveway is about 500 ft through the woods. You will come to an open field. Go straight ahead to the white barn with the red roof.

You are now at Mac Bride and Gill Falcon Ridge Farm. Welcome!


SUNDAY, MAY 31
 
*** GUEST CHEF ***
Katie  Barnes Moose, Chef & Cookbook Author

*** MUSICAL GUEST ***
Kentlands Acoustic Jam Band


*** BE FIT TENT ***
Gold's Gym will be offering a FREE Zumba class from 10:30-11:00 on the grass in front of the MH Thrift Shop. Sign-In will be at the Be Fit tent located near the information tent.

*** COMMUNITY TENTS ***
American Cancer Society's Relay for Life
Olney Home for Life

*** Dangerously Delicious Pies should be returning to the Market NEXT Sunday, JUNE 7 ***
American Cancer Society's Relay for Life
 
Joe and Francine Joyner will be at the next Farmers Market on May 31st, representing the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Olney.  They will have cancer awareness bracelets, raffle tickets for $200 worth of BP gas, and a wall hanging quilt along with other Relay information. Mr Relay will be there accepting donations and helping give information about Cancer facts. 
 
For more information on the Relay, go to its websitehttp://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY15SA?pg=entry&fr_id=64489 .

*** GUEST CHEF --Katie Barney Moose ***
 
Katie MooseKatie Barney Moose, born in Baltimore, is a descendant of the Clagett (Claggett) family of Maryland, and many old New England whaling families. She has lived in many of the U.S.’ great architectural, historical and waterside gems besides Annapolis - New Castle, DE; Newport and Providence, RI; Cold Spring Harbor, NY; San Francisco; Philadelphia; Greenwich, CT; Alexandria, VA; Washington, DC; and New York City. She presently resides in Easton, MD.

Mrs. Moose is the co-author of “The Best of Newport”; author of “Annapolis: The Guidebook”, “Eastern Shore of Maryland: The Guidebook”,” God’s Bounty:; “Chesapeake’s Bounty”, Chesapeake’s Bounty II, New England’s Bounty, “Nantucket’s Bounty”; Maryland’s Western Shore: The Guidebook” and several publications on the fiber optic telecommunications business, and is a consultant on international business and protocol. Her hobbies include gourmet cooking, fine wines, history, sailing, genealogy, gardening, theology, and travel..


*** MUSIC GUESTS -- KENTLANDS ACOUSTIC JAM BAND ***
 
Kentlands Acoustic Jam Band
The Kentlands Acoustic Jam Band, select musicians from the Jam, performs at Festivals and Fairs. Their mission is to spread the joy that is music and to promote the Kentlands' new urbanism music culture. Sponsored by the Kentlands Community Foundation and established November, 2012.

Visit their website at http://kentlandsacousticjam.reverbnation.com/ for more information.
 

*** BE FIT TENT -- Gold's Gym ***
 
Gold's Gym logoGold’s Gym has been the authority on fitness since 1965.Today Gold’s Gym is the most recognized name in fitness serving more than 3 million members in 38 states and 22 countries around the world. Always at the forefront of the fitness revolution, Gold’s Gym has continually evolved its profile by equipping gyms with the best amenities and the latest in cardio and strength training equipment as well as the most dynamic group exercise programs including Zumba, yoga, group cycling, mixed martial arts, muscle endurance training, and Pilates. At Gold’s Gym, you’ll find an energetic, supportive environment full of all kinds of people who are committed to achieving their goals. Today more than ever, Gold’s Gym realizes that strength comes in many forms…whether it’s the strength to be a better parent, the strength to overcome diabetes or the strength to be a better athlete.

At Gold’s Gym, our mission is simple: We’re here to help you Know Your Own Strength®. For more information you can go to their website
 http://www.goldsgym.com/olney/
S0me of the Artists Scheduled to be here this Sunday:
Creators of these necklaces listed below (in order of appearance)

Beads by Bettina necklaceAngels & Anchors necklacesJamie Agins necklace
BEADazzling Designs necklaceMarti2Craft necklace

Bettina (Beads by ...) -- Handmade jewelry

Chaan (Angels & Anchors) -- Custom handmade & personalized sterling silver Swarovski crystal jewelryJessyca

Jamie (Art Glass Jewelry) -- Elegant hand-crafted glass jewelry & gifts

Jessyca -- new vendor, no sample photos

Marilyn (BEADazzling Designs) - Stylish beaded jewelry handcrafted using gemstones, crystals, glass, wood and metal. Custom designs on request.

Marti (Marti2Craft) -- Handmade glass art, jewelry and gifts.


What You  Might Expect to See at the Farmers' Stands this Week:

Fresh fruits and vegetables that should be available this week at our farmers' stands are listed below. Some of the produce is usually harvested in early spring, so the season might be over for those.

Artichokes, (look for ones with tight, compact leaves and fresh-cut stem ends)
Arugula
Asparagus
Beets
Carrots
Chard and other Greens
Fennel
Garlic Scapes
Green Onions
Kohlrabi
Leeks
Lettuce
New Potatoes
Pea Greens
Radishes
Rhubarb
Spinach
*** Strawberries ***
Turnips

Exciting News about Manna New Countywide Food Rescue Program

The goal is to try to make sure no one in the county goes hungry.  To do that, the Market has been asked to identify caterers and restaurants in our part of the county that would be willing to donate their excess food to hungry people.

Manna has turned to San Francisco for help in the project.  Using a computer program, Manna will be able to match the caterers and restaurants with hungry people and hunger organizations in the county.

Dozens of volunteer ‘runners’ (old enough to drive)  will be assisting in transporting the food.


Announcement from Sandy Spring Museum

The Sandy Spring Museum is looking for someone to independently run the museum shop, either in exchange for rent or profit sharing.  We are open to any ideas – gift shop, coffee shop, locally produced goods, handmade items, etc.  Email aweiss@sandyspringmuseum.org for more information or call Allison at (301) 774-0022.


Go to the Crafts Market website to find out about the vendors who will be at the Market.

Don't forget to check out our Facebook page and our Blog for pictures and more details about the Market.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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