When Worlds Collide

On Saturday I attended the opening reception for Jon Mort’s exhibit of graphite drawings at the Sandy Spring Museum.  They are fabulous, in all senses of the word!  On Sunday, I returned for the first winter Farmers Market of the season.  The drawings were still there – and they will be until February 23rd.  You can get a glimpse of their effect from the Market pictures here, but I urge everyone to go to the Museum to see them close up – then, when Jon is rich and famous, you can say you knew him when!

Nadine Mort, Jon’s mother, was instrumental in arranging for the Market to spend the winter at the Museum.  She and Jon set up a table to sell and talk about the art.

 

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Mermaid and Nadine

The rest of the Dr. Bird Room was set up with tables selling the usual array of good things to eat, and music to listen to.

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Cupcakes and Music

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Jams and Meat

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Chocolates Now, Tomatoes Later

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Eating and Greeting

Jesse, one of our best Market volunteers, was selling locally-made jams.

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Try some Olney Jam!

The Exhibit Hall was full of artists and patrons shopping.

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Artists in the Exhibit Hall

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View Towards the Dr. Bird Room

And the long hall held farmers, food vendors and artists as well.

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View Down the Long Hall

The hardy outside complement of farmers were set up in the front parking lot.

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Not As Cold As It Might Have Been!

Back inside, Chef John Moeller, former White House chef and now head of State of Affairs Catering, prepared Herb-Crusted Chicken Breast and sold copies of his cookbook, Dining at the White House.  The recipe is on the OFAM website.

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He Sharpens

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He Cuts

I admired his Japanese knife, and his sharpening technique.  So did the audience.

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The Chef’s Audience

One audience member was fascinated by her first taste of chervil.

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What’s This Green Stuff?

The first winter market was a great success!  See you at the next? It’s just a few days away!

About Judy

I have been cooking and eating all my life. I help run the Olney Farmers and Artists Market in Olney, Maryland, arrange their weekly chef demos and blog from that website (olneyfarmersmarket.org) on Market matters. This personal blog is for all things foodie: cookbooks, products, restaurants, eating.
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