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Welcome to the 8th Annual 

Olney Farmers & Artists Winter Market!

Market Location:   Route 108 & Prince Phillip Drive, Olney,  Maryland

Countdown to Mother's Day at the Market

*** Grand Re-Opening Sunday, May 11th, 9am - 1pm !! ***

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Market News

The countdown has begun! Olney Farmers and Artists Market's Eighth Season begins on Mother's Day, May 11 from 9 am to 1 pm!

 

Many of our regular farmers, artisan food vendors, and artists will return.  Please welcome two new farmers from Montgomery County: Two Peas Farm and Chocolate and Tomatoes.

 

Go Fish! will be back selling crab cakes!!!!

 

Magnet Earth Gourmet will offer crab dip, crab soup and other specialties!

 

For opening day, enjoy Lindsay Clendaniel, author of the Scoop Adventures blog and Scoop Adventures: The Best Ice Cream of the 50 States.  She will be doing a demo and signing books at 11 am.

 

Quynn Johnson, a children's book author (Lucky's Tap Dancing Feet) uses step dance as an educational tool. She'll show kids how to tap dance and do readings. 

 

Our Be Fit, Be Well, tent will be back, along with our Children's Tent.

 

Don't forget our live music!!

 

See our current Vendor list:  "Who's at the Market".


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!!

  Donations for the Market Are Tax-Deductible!


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.


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

  • 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.
  • 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.

2013-14 Market Vendors List


Due to the length and detail of this year's vendors listing (farmers, food vendors, and artists), we've decided to provide a link to the Market List on the OFAM website.


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