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12-03-2006, 01:38 PM
There are two raw meetup groups in the DC area:
Each group meets once a month. Anyone know of any other groups in the area?
12-03-2006, 01:39 PM
Hi, James. I'm from Arlington, VA. No, I believe it's only those two.
12-04-2006, 09:32 PM
I've heard that the Montgomery County group is pretty much inactive as nobody shows up for the events. How about the Northern Virginia group? How many typically attend?
12-04-2006, 11:32 PM
I would say about half a dozen people attend the NoVa group every time.
12-05-2006, 05:18 AM
DC has a raw vegan potluck every month, I think its on the first sunday. Its not a "meetup" for organized discussion necessarily, and not everyone who goes is necessarily all raw or all vegan, but the food is raw vegan, and its good. I have been out of the country since May so I haven't been in a while, but I attended them throughout last winter and spring and I enjoyed them; and the food was good and the turnout pretty good (probably 8-10 or 12 people each time, sometimes more.) It was a real mix of people, some committed raw, some not, some inquiring about it. Im not sure what they are like now or what the turnout is like, but you can find the info on the VSDC website (Vegetarian Society of District of Columbia; i think its vsdc.org) and I think its posted under events, then recurring monthly events. The coordinator's name is Steve; he's a cool guy and a committed raw vegan.
12-05-2006, 11:19 AM
I see you are in DC. just wanted to tell you about what I found to be a great resource when I was there, especially if you're on a budget. If you dont know about it already, GLUT food co-op. its a tiny co-op in Mt Rainier, MD, just over the DC line. Up Rhode Island Avenue, over the border into MD, when u get to the round-about, take the street thats at about the 10:00 position on a clock. Its 34th or 37th street, I think. its up there 2 blocks or so on the right, with a big carrot sign. Anyway, it helped me loads when I was vegan and then raw vegan living in DC. small selection, but great organic veggies, especially on the days they get shipments, and considerably less than the ones at whole foods even if its from the same producer. Also, cheapest prices on bulk nuts and seeds,dates, and dried fruit, although u might have to check on whether some of these products are truly raw. reasonably priced organic fruit too. not nearly as "showy" as whole foods, but a whole lot cheaper. and seemingly much more knowledgeable staff, at least based on my experiences comparing the P St. Whole Foods.....
12-05-2006, 11:21 AM
Thanks. I will check them out.
12-05-2006, 10:42 PM
Natural Zing is a wonderful resource -http://naturalzing.com/nzcontact.htm, and he has a monthly potluck which will require you to drive a bit, but well worth it. Also, http://radiodiary.com/photomall/secretsofnature/ Coy will order things that you need. I found a wonderful not out of the way find - Shoppers Food Warehouse - the produce man will order organics for you - since the same distributor carries both. The supplier is out of Jessup Maryland. I buy in bulk when I teach, so it is reasonable for me.
After the holiday season, I wll be doing a raw vegan potluck in Southern Maryland. I will keep the board posted.
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