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One-Day Holiday Market Closes Out Olney Farmers Market’s Successful Season
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One-Day Holiday Market Closes Out Olney Farmers Market’s Successful Season


The following information was sent to us by Amy K. Harbison:


The Olney Farmers and Artists Market opens for a one-day Holiday Market on Sunday, December 4 from 11 am to 3 pm.  The market will include celebrations of Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Christmas and will feature a visit from Santa and Christmas caroling. We’ll be collecting clothing for two important partner nonprofits, Our House and Aunt Hattie’s Place, so please bring your gently used or new clothes to brighten the holidays for those less fortunate.

We’ll be ready for the cold weather! Sandy Spring Friends School has donated a school bus that will be used as a warming center and will feature musicians who will keep the spirit bright inside. There will also be fire pits and heaters to keep people warm outside as well.

Wood Camp Farm is hosting a Farm Animal Parade, courtesy of Wood Camp Farms, and the Girl Scouts will be selling s’mores.  In addition to regular food vendors and farmers there will also be specialty items like chickens, turkeys, eggs, and cheeses for sale. Handcrafted jewelry, photography, and hand-knit items will make wonderful one-of-a-kind gifts.

We’ll be adding to the mix of regulars with some new artists and vendors.

Kelly Shore of Petals By The Shore will present an all-purpose holiday table decor demonstration at 1 pm and will have fresh holiday wreaths and tabletop centerpieces to buy.  Stone Meadow Alpacas, whose farm is one mile over the Maryland line above Hagerstown, will be selling scarves, mittens, socks, and other items that they say are warmer than wool, hypoallergenic, and soft as cashmere.

And Rosario Gamboa of Canela Bakery is going to demonstrate their gelatinas, edible flower shapes inside a beautiful dome of sweet gelatin, which were recently featured in The Washington Post.

This year Manna Food Center purchased 18,982 pounds of food at the Olney Farmers and Artists Market for their clients.  According to Kim Damion, Manna’s executive director, Manna was able to buy the food through county grant dollars and donations, and market farmers and vendors generously supplemented those purchases.


 For more information about the Holiday Market, visit www.olneyfarmersmarket.org.

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