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Welcome to the 8th Annual

Olney Farmers & Artists Market!

Location: Grounds of the MedStar Montgomery Medical Center Thrift Shop
at Olney-Sandy Spring Rd (Route 108) & Prince Phillip Drive, Olney, Maryland

Day & Hours: Sundays from May 11 to Nov 2, 9 am - 1 pm


Sunday, October 19, 2014

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE MARKET THIS WEEK?

CHEF DEMONSTRATION
Beverly Coleman McFarland, Nutritional Consultant & Raw Food Chef for In the Raw with Soul

COMMUNITY TENT
Olney Chamber of Commerce

MUSICAL GROUP
Pure Tradition Band with Garry Elders & Joyce Ettingoff

 

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


News at the Market

 

2015 Winter Market - Vendor Applications Now Available

NEW SERVICE STARTING SOON! -- We're proud to announce that we will be launching a new online Market shopping service in the next few days.  You'll be able to order a select number of Market items online, and then pick them up on December 7th, at our one-day Holiday Market. For more information, please stop by the Market's Information Booth on Sunday.

 

CHILDREN'S AUTHOR TY BURSON will be reading excerpts from his books this Sunday.  His books Let Sleeping Dragons Lie and It's a Dragon-Eat-Dragon World will be available for purchase.

  


FYI - for people wishing to solicit donations during the Market, you must first get an okay from the Market organizers PRIOR to your asking vendors and others for anything.  We'd preferably like you to do this ahead of time - send your request to the Market email address:  info@olneyfarmersmarket.org.


The Market secretary, Travis Morse, will be  fundraising for Liberty in North Korea (or LiNK), a nonprofit that assists North Korean refugees attempting to escape from their country, often through China. LiNK helps refugees avoid Chinese authorities (who will repatriate them if caught), make their way through China to a third country, then from that country go to South Korea, America, or another friendly nation. Once there, LiNK also provides resettlement support and education, as the transition from North Korea to the modern world is rather shocking. At home, LiNK also spreads awareness about North Korean human rights, and works to change the narrative surrounding North Korea from one about nukes, violence, and Kim Jong Un, to one about the 24 million people living in the country who have no part in their government's foreign policy, and the abuses that they suffer under that government.

 
Travis is fundraising with the goal of raising $1000 -- he's about a third of the way there so far! He'll have loads of informational materials about LiNK and the refugees they've assisted, along with small gifts such as stickers, patches, and flags for people who donate.  More information about this fundraiser can be had at the Information Booth this Sunday.


Coming Soon -- Holiday & Winter Markets

As hard as it is to believe, this year's regular Market is coming to a close (November 2).  But don't worry -- we'll be back on December 7 for our Yearly HOLIDAY MARKET!!

And ... we can now announce that our Winter Market will be back again this year (or ... actually, next year).  It will open on Sunday, January 11, 2015.  Location will be the same as before -- the Sandy Spring Museum.

Applications for Winter Market available via OFAM website (www.olneyfarmersmarket.org).  Orientation meeting will be held for all vendors in December - date to be announced later.


CHEF DEMONSTRATION

BEVERLY COLEMAN McFarland, Nutritional Consultant & Raw Food Chef for

In the Raw with Soul

Beverly Coleman McFarland is the Nutritional Consultant and Raw Food Chef for In The Raw With Soul. That is a vegan raw food catering company that makes nutritional, organic raw candies, snacks and cheese cakes that are wheat, dairy and gluten free. There is no cooking required for any of these products.
 
She is a board certified holistic nutritionist, master raw food chef, and nutritional counselor.  In The Raw With Soul is a raw food, vegan and vegetarian catering company specializing in vegan cuisine.
 
And the recipe for her demo:
 
Garlicky Kale Salad
 
One bunch of kale washed and dried
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 clove of garlic chopped
1 tablespoon of Braggs amino acid.
Mix all liquid ingredients, pour over kale and massage into kale gently until soft and fully mixed.
Serve and enjoy.


COMMUNITY TENT

 

Olney Chamber of Commerce
To Promote the 35th Annual
COMMUNITY NIGHT & TASTE OF OLNEY

on
MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014

 

This year's event marks the 35th anniversary of the Chamber's Community Night/Taste of Olney, and will be the second time hosted by our Lady of Good Counsel High School.  Last year, area businesses and resident turned out in record numbers - over 4,500 attendees.  With more than double the space of previous years, larger paved parking areas, more exhibitors, restaurants and a wine tasting, it's no wonder the crowd grew by more than a third!  This year brings additional food items and news attractions!


MUSICAL GUESTS -- Pure Tradition Band

 

Garry Elders is a cousin of Johnny Cash, and his voice confirms the relationship. He performs a lot of Cash songs, some other covers, and some original tunes.  He'll be accompanied by Joyce Ettingoff.  They have appeared in many venues in Montgomery County, as well as in the Baltimore and Frederick areas.

 

 

 

 


COMMUNITY TENT -- Olney Chamber of Commerce

To Promote the 35th Annual
COMMUNITY NIGHT & TASTE OF OLNEY

on
MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014

 

This year's event marks the 35th anniversary of the Chamber's Community Night/Taste of Olney, and will be the second time hosted by our Lady of Good Counsel High School.  Last year, area businesses and resident turned out in record numbers - over 4,500 attendees.  With more than double the space of previous years, larger paved parking areas, more exhibitors, restaurants and a wine tasting, it's no wonder the crowd grew by more than a third!  This year brings additional food items and news attractions!


MORE CHILI COOK-OFF PICTURES!
Courtesy of Doug Terry

   

   


CRAFT MARKET PARTICIPANTS THIS SUNDAY
(Depending on the Weather)

For more information, check out their website.

Art as I
Gigi's Quilts
Herb's Birdhouses
Life Facets
Niswander Ceramics

Princess Shoppe Doll Clothes
Seaglass, Silver and Shells
SFB Crafts.com
Sugar Lily Hairbows
Unique Creative Soaps
Whiskey and Wildflowers


TRASH DISPOSAL ISSUES

We are asking customers for their help dealing with an overflowing trash issue. We can handle the recyclables, but we would be most appreciative, if they would dispose of any other trash at home.  The hospital is appreciative too!


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!!

OFAM News
  • Keep up with the Market via the OFAM Blog, written by our own Judy Newton. And be sure to "like" us on Facebook - check our page out some time - great photographs and comments, all due to the wonderful efforts of Amy Harbison.

  • Connecting with Our Community (on Montgomery County public access TV) interviewed OFAM volunteer Kathy Kidd about the Market last week.  Click here to see the entire interview.  Host Karen Allen and Kathy discussed the rapid growth of the Market and how it's not just a great place to buy fresh locally grown produce any more.  It's now a destination point where you can watch visiting featured chefs, wonderful artists and much more at our now year-round Market.
  • The Market would like to thank Kathy Brumberger for her generous donation.  Also Robyn and John Quinter for replacing our poor worn-out Texas Pickles sign!
  • Janet Terry was the guest speaker at the Olney Rotary Club's first meeting of 2014.  She spoke about our second annual Winter Market and urged everyone to come out and support the Market and its local artists, craftsmen, farmers, musicians, and food vendors.
  • On September 26, 2013, the GEORGETOWNER carried a story on the Market's first fundraiser -- "5 Star Chefs Wow for Friends of Olney Farmers Market."
  • On August 12, CNN Money published an article on its website about the Best Places for the Rich and Single [to live].  Olney, MD, was #9, and the Market was listed as one of the reasons for it making the list.
  • On July 24, 2013, GazetteNet.com published a story about the Market's "Farm to Fabulous" fundraisers.
  • Watch our market video from the May 19, 2013 market, thanks to Doug Terry!
  • Keep up with the Market via the OFAM Blog ,written by our own Judy Newton.  And be sure to "like" us on Facebook -- check our page out to see some great photographs and comments.
  • On May 20, 2013, American Food Roots headlined the Market in its article "A Good Crop of farmers markets blooms this season."
  • On May 8, 2013, the Gazette.net published an article on the Market, "Spring kickoff for Olney Farmers and Artists Market."  Also read their March 13, 2013 article, "Olney market organizers cooking up ideas for spring season."
  • Check out the Washington Post interactive map for area farmers' markets, published April 30, 2013.  The Market is listed in their Going Out Guide!
  • This newsletter was included in the Washington Post article, "From farmers markets, the e-mail I'll always open," published April 30, 2013.
  • The Washingtonian Magazine included us in its Farmers Market Directory 2013, published in May 2013. Also in the May 2013 issue, the Washingtonian Magazine included our opening in its web article "Beyond Brunch:  Unusual -- But Still Really Fun - Ideas for Mother's Day," published on May 3, 2013.
  • The Washington Business Journal ranked the Olney Farmers & Artists Market as a Top 25 Farmers market in its April 22, 2013, edition.  This is a huge honor, and the Market ranking will be featured in its upcoming 2014 Book of Lists ranking the top 2800 local organizations.

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