Opening day for Olney’s market -- Gazette.Net


The Olney Farmers and Artists Market kicks off its eighth season on Sunday.

The market is held on the Hospital Thrift Shop grounds at the corner of Md. 108 and Prince Philip Drive. It will be open each Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through mid-November.

Market founder and President Janet Terry expects all of the farmers to return, along with two new local farmers.

A wide variety of vendors will be on hand, with offerings including fresh yogurt, pies, breakfast burritos, BBQ, biscotti, sugar cane drinks, fresh blended fruit juices, and Vietnamese and Bangladeshi cuisine.

The market will again include a selection of juried artists, offering handmade jewelry and other unique creations.

There will be live local music and chef’s demonstrations every Sunday. This week’s featured guest will be Lindsay Clendaniel, author of the Scoop Adventures blog and the book “Scoop Adventures: The Best Ice Cream of the 50 States.” She will do a demonstration and sign books at 11 a.m.

Terry said plans are in the work for the annual Pie Bakeoff, Chili Cookoff and Kids in Biz Day, in which children become vendors for the day. Organizers are also planning a progressive dinner.

The market, now a 501(c)(3) organization, welcomes donations, and volunteers are always needed. For more information, go to