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 8 through November 7, 2016, from 9 am to 1 pm.
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.***
SUNDAY, MAY 22
Scheduled Chef had to cancel due to an emergency - no demo this week
*** MUSICAL GUEST ***
Burt the Dirt
*** BE FIT TENT ***
The Spring, Acupuncturists
Don't forget to check out our Facebook page and our Blog for pictures and more details about the Market.
Also, check out the Olney Crafts Market website -- the crafters are generally found in the middle of the market.
What You May Expect at the Market this Week
Strawberries, arugula, asparagus, carrots, fennel, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, green onions, tomatoes, cut flowers, plants. bacon, sausage, fresh poultry, eggs, milk, and butter
Belgian waffles, breakfast burritos, coffee, Korean fusion rice/salad bowls, empanadas, African cuisine, churros, cupcakes, scones, vegan pastries, quiche and assorted pies
Custom-made furniture, handmade children's clothes, soaps, face creams (Olney Crafts Market)
Manna Food Center will return to the Market this Sunday.
** A reminder: We ask you to please 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 108. We appreciate your patience, as the hospital makes renovations on the dirt parking lot. ***
BURT THE DIRT
Burt the Dirt is one of Washington, D.C.’s most exciting Americana bands. With a rotating lineup of some of the region’s most talented musicians, Burt the Dirt is indebted to the country-folk twang that emerged in Laurel Canyon in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Like many bands formative in the development of Americana based Rock n Roll, Burt the Dirt features several strong vocalists and songwriters who each contribute to the band's growing songbook.
Burt the Dirt thrives in their live performances that feature strong harmonies and skillful instrumentation. They have performed at some of the most loved clubs in the Washington, D.C., area such as Gypsy Sally's and The Hamilton. Throughout each show, members often take turns on different instruments and lead vocals. Dynamically, the band is able to exude a gritty mellowness, think American Beauty era Grateful Dead, while retaining a tight musicianship; they honor the tone of each individual song, playing with a patient balance of loose feel and melodic precision. With compelling originals that sit comfortably beside covers of The Band and Gram Parsons, Burt the Dirt have amassed a catalogue that is sure to impress old-school Americana heads while winning over new ones.
The acupuncturists fromThe Spring will be at the Market to provide you and your family with high quality natural health care designed to empower you in your health and wellness. We are committed to creating and supporting a community that fosters a mindful approach to health, wellness, and life.
"Acupuncture is the oldest continuously practiced medical system in the world and is used by one third of the world's population as a primaryhealth care system. It is likely that more people have been treated by Chinese medicine throughout history than by any other formalized system of medicine. Because of its relatively low cost and its noninvasive nature, acupuncture has become a highly popular form of complementary health care in the United States.
Because it is system of medicine that sees the body as a whole, united unit, acupuncture can support nearly any concern in your body or mind."
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 10:30 am (or longer); or arrive by 10:45 and plan to stay through 1:30.
To sign up, click here to go to the 2016 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