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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: Sunday May 14, 2017 thru Sun Nov 5, 2017, from 9 am to 1 pm.


Be sure to check out our Facebook page to see the most up-to-the-moment Market news, including postings from many of our regular and new vendors.

Don't forget to follow our
Market Blogprepared by Judith Newton. She provides great pictures, as well as fun (and informative) comments on each week's Market.

SUNDAY JULY 23, 2017


*** SUNDAY JULY 23 the Market will be held in the Hospital Parking Lot ***

On July 23, the Market will temporarily re-locate to the parking lot of the Medstar Montgomery Medical Center. The lot is located immediately to your right as you turn into the main entrance of the complex. This is only temporary - we'll be back to our regular space on July 30.

What to expect this Sunday for our annual move to the parking lot at Medstar Montgomery:

Location: the parking lot of Medstar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, across the street from our usual site 

Parking: Adjacent to the temporary Market site in the parking garage, or at the Medical Building across from the Market look for signs

Music:We'll have music, the kids' tent will be up and running, and there will be a chef's demonstration. However, no crafters will be present. We'll have about 45 of our regular vendors (farmers, food vendors, and artists).



*** CHEF DEMO -- Sheila Crye, CCP, Lead Chef, Executive Director of Our Young Chefs ***

In Chef Sheila Crye’s family both her mother and father cooked. Her dad had a big vegetable garden and loved to make and can pickles in the summer on a Coleman camp stove in the garage, where it was cool. Her four sisters and brother and she all learned how to cook not only from their parents but also from the 4-H Club. They would enter baked goods in the Montgomery County fair competitions and win ribbons and cash prizes. Chef Crye’s work today, showing young people how to cook at home, repeats these happy memories for her.


She will make "Omelettes Savory or Sweet" (see RECIPES).


*Based in Montgomery County, Maryland, Young Chefs is an after-school youth culinary education program where the techniques, tools, and recipes for healthy cooking are made memorable and—much to the young participants’ surprise—delectable. The kitchen becomes a one-on-one and one-of-a-kind classroom where participants learn how to create and dictate their own nutritious meals.


We've got double awesome music for you this weekend at the Market:

Hardman & Jaye - 1st set; 10-11am
Acoustic duo specializing in oldies, rockabilly, country, classic rock, and whatever the spirit moves us to play!

Michelle Murray - 2nd set. 12-1pm
Singer/Songwriter Michelle Murray has been performing in the Washington DC metropolitan area for over 15 years dabbling in country, folk, bluegrass and a touch of the blues. A multiple Washington Area Music Association award nominee, Michelle also serves on the board of directors of and hosts an open mic for the Songwriter’s Association of Washington.

*** No BE FIT TENT due to the Market temporary re-location ***



Interviews with two of our vendors -- Bike Werks and Gail's Doll Clothes:

Bike Werks


What inspired you to fix bikes?  And what is your history of working on bikes?

I am the youngest of seven kids.  When my bicycle would break, and it needed to be fixed, I had to fix it himself.  I'm  Shimano certified and has spent a lifetime working on my own bikes and working at a bike shop.


What bike trails would you recommend?

Schaeffer Farms for mountain biking; also Patapsco state park


Recreational trails: ICC and Rock Creek Park


What do you like about bike riding?

I like being outside; likes cycling in his community and likes the mechanics of bikes; also working on them


How has what happened to your leg affected your work? 

Customers have been patient and helped with physical repairs. No decline in business


What do you like about the Olney Market?

I like that it is attended by local Olney residents, and when i set up appointments, they live close to my house.


Gail's Doll Clothes (Crafter)


What inspired you to make doll clothes?

I've always sewed and also did crafts. About 25 years ago, I saw American Girl Dolls, and I thought I could make doll clothes.


Do you have a favorite American Girl Doll?

Grace, the 2015 girl of the year


Do you have a favorite pattern?

The mermaid outfit


Do you have a background in sewing?

I'm self-taught


What fabric stores would you recommend? 

online and Joanne's


What do you like about the Market?

I like the setup and the visibility. i also like the music.This is one of the better run markets.


What to Expect from some of the Market Vendors this Week:


Tomatoes, okra, Canteloupes, peaches (white and yellow), blueberries, plums, blueberry pie, lima beans, watermelon, Lisianthus (please check spelling) and succulents (from M and M plants)


Original Chesapeake Bay crab cakes from Kresse's Market, as well as the best gazpacho in Washington DC.


Testimonials from customers

"I like the community feel and the chance to talk to farmers about their produce


               "Items sold here are not in other places"


               "supportive of local businesses"


               "great place for the community to get together"


The results of the pie contest are in, and the winners are:

1st Place: Larry Willett, Rhubarb Custard Pie
2nd Place: Lisa Carbin, Pecan Chocolate Chip Bourbon Pie
3rd Place: Jennifer Tantum, Lemon Chess Pie
People's Choice: Emma Grothe, Blueberry Pie with Cinnamon Crumb Topping

What a fun time!! There were 17 pies entered, so the judges had a tough time deciding on the winners. And all of the Market customers won -- because they were able to buy pieces of all of the pies.

Many thanks to Judy Newton and her volunteers at the Chef's Tent. Those fun-loving, pie-eating judges - Harry Montgomery, Michael Brand, Cindy Mullikin of Mully's Brewery and Trung Ngugun of Dalat Deli.

We'd also like to thank Olney Theatre Center and Mully's Brewery for donation of prizes.


Ella's Bake Shop will be offering the following goodies this Sunday:

Would you like something special?  Cupcakes, Full-size Pies, Coconut Layer Cake, Special Request?  Let us know as soon as possible, and we will deliver for FREE.





Here is a look at some of the items we will have to offer this weekend:

·  Pecan Pie Tartlets

·  Sugarless Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

·  Beer-Infused Cookies

·  Cheesy Cornbread with and without Candied Bacon

·  Our great variety of delicious cookies

·  Several variety of pies

·  Brownies

·  Bourbon Butterscotch Blondies

·  Rum Cake

·  Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake

·  Banana Bread with or without nuts

·  Amish Friendship Bread

·  Fruit Parfaits! (Homemade pound cake with mixed berries topped with homemade whipped cream!)



Rod's Sharpening Service will be at the Market next Sunday (July 30) rather than July 23.

Southern Cross vendor on vacation for a few weeks. They'll return in late August.

The Hawaiian Ice folks are still on vacation.

Our founder, Janet Terry, is profiled in the August issue of Food Service Magazine.

Jewelers at the Market will be: 

Marti Andress....Marti's Art2Craft


Bettina Pressman...Beads by Bettina


Brenda Evans...Let it be Boutique


Maria Menjivar... Bella's Nicole Jewelry Creations


There will be no crafters at the Market this coming Sunday, 07/23/2017.







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