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No Pets & No Smoking
 Please!

Welcome to the

TENTH 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 8 through November 7, 2016, from 9 am to 1 pm.


MARKET POLICIES

We are open Rain or Shine.

  No Pets Please!
  No Driving on the Market premises during Market hours (9 to 1)

***Also, don't forget the new 
Farmers Market at River Hill is now open.***


MARKET POLICIES
 
 No Driving on the Market premises during Market hours (9 to 1)
 No Pets Please!
We are open Rain or Shine.

***Also, don't forget the new Farmers Market at River Hill is now open. It's  just up the road in Clarksville, outside River Hill Garden Center on Route 108 ***
 
** A reminder:  We ask that you slow down and follow our parking monitor's directions, as you approach the Market site.  Closest parking is at the Professional Office Buildings across from St. Peter's Church on Rte 108.  We appreciate your patience as the hospital makes renovations on the dirt parking lot. ***

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.

And finally, click on the link to the Olney Crafts Market website -- for information about the crafters at the Olney market.


*** Reminder ***

On Sunday, July 24, the Market will be temporarily re-located across Prince Phillip Drive to the outside parking lot near the Main Entrance to the Medstar  Montgomery General Hospital. This relocation (which occurs every year around this time) is because of preparations for the annual Hospital picnic on our usual site. There will be no Crafters at this Market.


ThermometerHot Temperature graphic

*** WARNING ***

The temperature on Sunday is expected to hit 100 degrees, with equivalent dew point, which will make for dangerous conditions, UNLESS you take precautions. Be sure to wear a hat, light colored clothing, and keep hydrated. The Market will have a cooling station for all who attend, and will also have cold water available. 


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. We're almost up to 200 now.


And finally, click on the link to the Olney Crafts Market website -- for information about the crafters at the Olney market.


SUNDAY, JULY 24

 What's expected at the Olney Market?

Raspberries, peaches, cantaloupe,  corn, zucchini, squash, carrots, radish, onions, broccoli, tomatoes, basil, peppers, lettuce, anaheim peppers, jalapenos, celery, mushrooms, manzo peppers, collards, potatoes, parsley,  fresh poultry, eggs, bacon, milk, butter, sausage, pies, quiche, crepes, empanadas, scones, Korean rice bowls, organic hummus, Vietnamese spring rolls, coffee, croissants, bread, specialty pizzas, fresh lemonade and limeade, Belgian waffles, breakfast burritos, pickles, olive oil, hand-carved cutting boards, handmade children's clothes, hand-crafted frames, mosaics, handmade jewelry

Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your questions

Jewelers scheduled to be at the Market this Sunday:
Aluminaries by Rona Fitzgerald
Jamie Agins Art Glass
Pax Lorianna


 *** MUSICAL GUEST ***

MIKE ELOSH

Mike EloshMike Elosh is a multi-talented songwriter and singer who plays guitar, harmonica, and piano. He has appeared at the Market many times over the past few years. So be sure to stop by and listen. You won't be disappointed.

  Music starts at 10 am.


*** CHEF DEMO ***
Taylor Fury, MS, CNS, LDN, RYT-200

 
Taylor FuryTaylor Fury is an Integrative Nutritionist, Yoga Instructor, and Meditative Life Guide serving Olney, Brookeville, Sandy Spring, Ashton, Rockville, and Columbia, Maryland.  She holds a Master of Science (MS) Degree in Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health, formerly Tai Sophia Institute, is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist (LDN), and a Registered Yoga Teacher 200 hour (RYT-200).
 
"Food has always been a big part of my life from growing a backyard garden to old family recipes.  I spent my free time playing in the kitchen, experimenting with new ingredients, and sharing my creations. Surprisingly, nutrition never crossed my mind as a career until one day in the yoga studio it hit me. I had been lost, not knowing what my next step was, unable to commit to something I was not passionate about. At that moment I realized that if I combined my desire to help people, passion for food, and love of learning, only one path made sense.
 
"Already having been on a serious three year nutrition journey I applied to Tai Sophia Institute for their Nutrition and Integrative Health program for late acceptance, got in, and within a month had begun classes. I never considered myself a very scholarly person until I started that program. My world opened to a whole new way of thinking and being. Along the way I was delving deeper into yoga and beginning to explore more meditation. I now have the opportunity to share what I have learned and help people in a way that truly nourishes the body as a whole.
 
"My hope is to share this wisdom of nature, knowledge of science, and art of traditional healing with this community as we all take another step towards optimal health and wellness" -Taylor
 
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie
(No actual chocolate was used in the making of this smoothie!)
 
The Nourishment
1 cup hazel/brazil/walnut milk
1 cup blueberries
1 large handful spinach
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 date
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tbsp Dandy Blend
 
The Art
1. Add all ingredients to blender.
2. Blend.
3. Nourish and Enjoy!

PIE BAKE-OFF THANKS
 
PiesThe Olney Farmers and Artists Market's fourth annual Pie Bakeoff was a huge success. Last Sunday, the 4th Annual Pie Bake-Off once again showed the expertise of our Market patrons by a mouthwatering display of ten delicious homemade pastries.

There were three savory and seven sweet pies, and our judges showed great fortitude by giving each one its due. Thanks to our four celebrity judges: Stanton Gill, Carl Gottlieb, Laura Rhode and Steven McKeever, and all those who took the time to bake, during the hot weather. See the 
OFAM blog for all of the results.
 
Judy Newton won the grand prize:  a $25. Market shopping spree
(Photo by Judy Newton)

OTHER EVENTS AROUND MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD, OF INTEREST TO THE MARKET PATRONS

MoCo Farm Tour photoMontgomery County celebrates its agricultural heritage by promoting local farms, and inviting residents to indulge in seasonally fresh food during the 27th Annual Farm Tour and Harvest. 

Most people do not realize that agricultural activities occupy about one-third of the County’s land area. The majority of the farms in the County are family-run operations, which employ more than 10,000 residents. The County has 540 farms in Montgomery County, many of which produce crops that help feed residents.

The Annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale helps the County promote its farms by making County residents aware of the diverse agricultural industry and products that are locally available during the growing season.  The Farm Tour provides a way to link County residents to farming operations.  

The annual event will take place July 23 and 24. For more information on participating farms and operational hours for the farms visit the website at montgomerycountymd.gov/farmtour.

And ... Chocolates & Tomatoes are part of the tour - on Saturday.

This year’s Farm Tour Brochure which consists of 21 participating farms is available to download at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/AgServices/agfarmtour.html.  Hard copies will be available at Montgomery County Public Libraries, Recreation Centers, and Regional Service Centers or through the Office of Agriculture. The Farm Tour & Harvest Sale is a self-guided tour that enables you to fully explore and experience the farms at your own pace, to learn about each operation, and to indulge in the best Montgomery County agriculture has to offer. 

Article on C&T published 6/22:

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/Agservices/Farm_tour_/ChocolatesandTomatoes.html

(NOTE: I mentioned in this space last week that Homestead Farm from our Market will also be on the tour. I was in error  - the Homestead Farm on the tour is not the one that comes to our Market. I apologize for the confusion.)


See you Sunday in Olney.  Don't forget to check out our new Farmers Market at River Hill on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm (riverhillfarmersmarket.com).

Donations for the Market Are Tax-Deductible!

The Friends of the Olney Farmers & Artists Market is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

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!!


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.


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 our new Facebook page for updated Market news.

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!