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It’s a Rough Job, But Somebody’s Got To Do It!

I was asked to keep this under wraps for a while, but now it can be told: I was a judge for Tulkoff’s Seasonal Spotlight Recipe Challenge. Readers of the Olney Farmers and Artists Market blog will remember that Linda … Continue reading

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Green and National Book Festivals This Weekend

I’m about to go down to the Convention Center for a press preview of the Ninth Annual Green Festival, which will be held this weekend. It will have an expanded variety of food programming, demonstrations and displays. Joe Yonan will … Continue reading

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We Have Kittens, and Blue Ducks

Last Sunday, a cruel tease was perpetrated upon the Olney Farmers and Artists Market patrons.  The Brownies of Scout Troop 77 from Olney, working with the foster program Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW), brought two adorable kittens and two grown … Continue reading

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A Farmer, a Chicken and a Bureaucrat Walk Into a Bar…

There was a chicken.  There were lots of folks in blue jeans and flannel.  There was a genuine Amish farmer with a beard.  There were butchering, fermentation and worm-bin-building workshops; and food, much of it locally-produced by the very farmers … Continue reading

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First Winter Market at Museum a Winner!

We had a great turnout for the first indoor Olney Farmers and Artists Market of 2013, inside the Sandy Spring Museum.  Although there was not enough room for all of our usual vendors, many were there (and others will be … Continue reading

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The Cardoon Adventure

Last Sunday, we went down to the Takoma Park Farmer’s Market.  One of the farmers was selling cardoons.  They were bundles of stalks two feet long, and they looked pretty formidable, like great big, overgrown celery. Cardoons are cousins to … Continue reading

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Eating Poland Part 1: The Plac Nowy

I spent a week in what must be the best place in Europe for eating cheaply but well.  Krakow, Poland, is a city full of genuine Medieval charm (not bombed in WWII) and genuine eating bargains.  I had several lunches … Continue reading

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Drinking and Dining Under the Stars – The Farm to Table Dinner

Seventy guests enjoyed wine, appetizers, a five-course seated dinner, more wine, and a dessert buffet in the bucolic atmosphere of a working farm last Friday.  The dinner was a benefit for the Olney Farmers and Artists Market.  For the volunteers … Continue reading

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Daredevil Chefs at Market

Chef John Melfi of the Blue Duck Tavern at the Park Hyatt and his sous chef Michael did a star turn at the Olney Farmers and Artists Market last Sunday.  They chose to prepare Watermelon Gazpacho, even though they had … Continue reading

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The Governor Invited Us To A Cookout

And we accepted.  In honor of Buy Local Challenge Week, Gov. O’Malley held a party on his lawn for folks involved in local food production and press.  Many little tents were erected and tables under them were populated by teams … Continue reading

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