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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 10 through November 1, 2015, from 9 am to 1 pm.




(Events start at 10:00)

Mike Elosh
Mike plays guitar, piano & harmonica to accompany his roots-based music.

***  BE FIT TENT ***
 Savitri Khalsa, Laughter and Wellness
Information available throughout Market, exercise class at 10:30

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The purpose of this special day is for children to have the chance to become entrepreneurs for a day. They can sell their own hand-made items, hand-baked goodies (such as brownies or cookies), and/or lemonade.

In addition, they will also have the opportunity to learn how to make something that they can then sell that same day.

All participants should be at the Market no later than 10 am on Sunday.The Market will supply the tents and tables (but the kids have to bring their own chairs).


As an extra special event, Bill Mayhew, storyteller, will be performing at 11:00 am. Bill has been telling stories for as long as he can remember, and to the public for more than thirty years, all over the place, to audiences from kindergarten to senior citizens. His most common theme is humor. He likes to tell funny stories, but also tells some grim ones, some sweet ones and quite a few scary ones. But most of them make the audience laugh.

He tells multi-ethnic stories, mostly folk tales, with audience participation where appropriate. He also tells classic stories such as Beowulf, Midas, and Odysseus.

For more information on Bill, check out his website.


Jennifer Brown from Cupcakes Lounge will be conducting a kids' decorating workshop in front of her booth afterwards.

*** BE FIT TENT ***

Savitri Khalsa, Laughter and Wellness

Laughter is an easy tool for health, resilience, wellness, confidence building and increasing creativity while being happier is a wonderful side effect! Simply by laughing and following along with the easy exercises everyone can feel more relaxed, experience and notice the almost instant benefits. We will breathe, clap and have positive fun!

Savitri is a teacher, healer, artist and leader here to assist you in your spiritual evolution. She enjoys combining Kundalini Yoga and Art making, Laughter Yoga, movement and meditations to expand the student to a higher level of being. She’s all about helping people feel more free to play, laugh, dance to initiate their creative intuitive process. She is a Reiki Master Teacher/ Practitioner, plays in the field of Matrix Energetics and an Angel Therapy Practitioner. Savitri creatively expresses herself with pottery, ceramic sculpture, painting and jewelry making.

Join Savitri Khalsa for a healthy dose of Laughter; it's the best complementary medicine. For more information visit her website: http://www.serenityandjoywellness.com

Market News for June 28

Italian Cookie Tray (www.stone-soup-catering.com) will be returning to the market this week.

Market Jewelers who should be at the Market this week are:

Bettina Pressman (Beads by Bettina)
Chaan Gorke (Angels and Anchors)
Gale Bolds (Ag by Og)
Jesyka Padilla (Jesyka's Designs)
Marilyn Hummer (BEADazzling Designs)
Marti Andress (Marti's Art2Craft)

Produce that should still be available this week:
Patty Pan Squash
Snap Beans
Summer Squash
Sweet Cherries

Highlighted Vegetable for the week of June 28 -- Patty Pan Squash

Known for their peculiar shape, small size, and scalloped edges, patty pan squash come in several varieties and can be incorporated into a number of great summer dishes. Also known as the “flying saucer” squash, these veggies are fun for the whole family and can be pickled, fried, grilled, and more. I personally feel the simpler the recipe, the better the taste. Here's a recipe I got from cooks.com


Grilled Patty Pan Squash:

4 medium sized patty pan squash
Olive oil
1/4 teaspoon onion powder (or to taste)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (or to taste)

Cut squash lengthwise. Wash in cold water and pat dry. Pour a small amount of olive oil into a small bowl or measuring cup, and add the garlic and onion powders.

NOTE: Rosemary, oregano, sweet marjoram, fresh basil, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, and/or parsley can be substituted for the garlic and onion powders.

Preheat BBQ to 400 degrees (or medium heat for a charcoal grill).
Brush squash on one side with olive oil and place face down on the grill.
Cover and grill for 6 to 8 minutes. Uncover, brush with olive oil, turn the squash, cover, and grill the other side.

Serve hot -- sprinkle with cheese if desired.
(Recipe submitted by Wade Fitfield)



The Market's annual PIE BAKE-OFF is scheduled for Sunday, July 12.  All entries must be dropped off at the Chef's Tent by 10:30 am. Judging will begin at 11:15. Prizes will be awarded.

All potential bakers must be sure to include his/her name and contact information with the pie, the kind of pie, and the ingredients. More details will be forthcoming in later newsletters.


Go to the Crafts Market website to find out about the vendors who will be at the Market.

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


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 9:30am (or longer); or arrive by 10:45 and plan to stay through 1:30.

To sign up, click here to go to the 2015 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