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Anyone here from the Washington, DC area?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 12, 2011 at 3:37 AM

Google and Meetup have failed to turn up any kind of organized paleo group in my area. Does one exist that I don't know about? Would any D.C. locals be interested in starting one?

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on December 19, 2012
at 02:28 PM

If anyone has difficulty finding DC Healthy Bites, try this link: http://www.facebook.com/groups/444477275611906/

Fd627132a760e414f2afbf378c8afd9b

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on February 26, 2012
at 06:13 PM

Not to go totally off topic, but how do you like Fredericksburg? We're looking at possibly moving to that area from Maryland. I'd be commuting south to Richmond. We're looking for decent schools for the kids. Thanks.

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on March 17, 2011
at 04:36 AM

Those sound good. I think anything that would get any interested parties together & give the chance to network, participate in & share ideas, places to eat, shop for paleo items, outdoor activities, etc would be great. I live in Fredericksburg but work in Manassas & would definitely be willing to drive for something this important to me! That probably sounds corny, but I feel it's worth the effort.

Ee226fed6015672f3960227c6ae5f5df

(40)

on March 17, 2011
at 04:26 AM

This is where I'm located too! Couldn't agree more about the traffic.

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on March 14, 2011
at 05:59 PM

DAC - not really sure. I'm fairly new here and not sure what the moderators allow. I suppose you could either (a) start a new facebook group, (b) start a new meetup group. I know there are a couple, but it might be nice to have another one just to have more events to choose from; or (c) set up a gmail account, post it here, and ask people on this thread to email you if they're interested. I do NOT know whether the mods would allow you to post an email address here. They may not. If not, and if you do (a) or (b), just post it here and hopefully folks will find it.

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on March 14, 2011
at 04:14 PM

Coffee - excellent idea. Of course, we'll have to bring our own heavy cream. ;) Do I just start a new thread to schedule it, then? (I'm still newish to PH; not sure what is the done thing.)

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on March 14, 2011
at 03:54 PM

DAC - see my post, below. I think you'll have a good turnout. I'd post something on my Facebook page, and perhaps others would, too.

6a4fd73b4ae4761eefec8e0d38e6f224

(1008)

on March 13, 2011
at 01:30 AM

Great - so... what do we do? I'm new at this - paleo, and organizing.

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on March 12, 2011
at 05:33 PM

Paleo DC Meat UP represent! I can't make the brunch tomorrow but I am looking forward to all the summer activities we all talked about.

6a4fd73b4ae4761eefec8e0d38e6f224

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on March 12, 2011
at 01:23 PM

awesome - thank you!

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on March 12, 2011
at 01:14 PM

I'm also in Nova.

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on March 12, 2011
at 05:03 AM

I've been doing CrossFit for over a year and it STILL scares the bejeezus out of me. :)

6a4fd73b4ae4761eefec8e0d38e6f224

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on March 12, 2011
at 04:40 AM

So there's interest, which raises the question: What do we do? Hiking... eating... maybe some yoga? Too late for a ski trip. That's all that comes to mind at the moment.

6a4fd73b4ae4761eefec8e0d38e6f224

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on March 12, 2011
at 04:33 AM

Yeah, I joined the Primal group and we scheduled a potluck, but only three people signed up so it was canceled. Plus it was a bit far away for me.

6a4fd73b4ae4761eefec8e0d38e6f224

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on March 12, 2011
at 04:28 AM

I'm in upper NW, near American University. NOVA is a pretty big area, but if your group isn't too far outside the city I'd confront my fear of the suburbs to meet some new, like-minded friends. ;) I'm not a CrossFitter, though. Seems like all the cool kids are, but honestly, it scare the bejeezus out of me.

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22212e9ba2a041e6da6c963d4d41615a

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on March 12, 2011
at 01:01 PM

There is a Facebook meetup group called The DC meetup. 2 weeks ago we had a paleo potluck dinner and tomorrow we are having s bacon themed brunch.

691f120a3e7a1a036845d105d86c99a3

(3641)

on March 12, 2011
at 05:33 PM

Paleo DC Meat UP represent! I can't make the brunch tomorrow but I am looking forward to all the summer activities we all talked about.

6a4fd73b4ae4761eefec8e0d38e6f224

(1008)

on March 12, 2011
at 01:23 PM

awesome - thank you!

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on March 12, 2011
at 04:23 AM

http://www.meetup.com/PaleoDC/ http://www.meetup.com/PrimalDC/

But, the leader of PaleoDC isn't too good at organizing regular events, so I would highly encourage you to start your own Meetup. I'll join.

6a4fd73b4ae4761eefec8e0d38e6f224

(1008)

on March 12, 2011
at 04:33 AM

Yeah, I joined the Primal group and we scheduled a potluck, but only three people signed up so it was canceled. Plus it was a bit far away for me.

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6486826b269cf5b9578f947b5b645fc4

on December 18, 2012
at 10:22 PM

Hey! Check out my facebook group, "DC Healthy Bites". We represent a community of individuals with dietary restrictions due to food allergies, autoimmune disease or susceptibility, or because we have overall food and health concerns. As someone who maintains a Paleo lifestyle, I so often am discouraged, intimated, and conflicted when dining out, and having friends who have severe allergies (nuts and gluten) and having witnessed their dining difficulties and horrible experiences, I decided to start this initiative. Our goal is to not only spread awareness and develop synergy with local area restaurants but to ultimately generate a freely accessible online resource which the community can use to find reliable information on where to dine and what to order without having to worry about compliancy or their safety. We are different from The DC Meat Up facebook group and other Paleo meetups in that our focus is specifically on local area restaurants and their compliancy and/or willingness to comply.

Our success will be celebrated at a special event in the Spring with the launch of a freely available community restaurant guide and fundraising initiative. If you are interested in making a difference please email me ([email protected]), comment below, or request to join DC Healthy Bites, and I will contact you with how you can get involved.

6486826b269cf5b9578f947b5b645fc4

on December 19, 2012
at 02:28 PM

If anyone has difficulty finding DC Healthy Bites, try this link: http://www.facebook.com/groups/444477275611906/

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on March 28, 2012
at 12:06 AM

Wow, this is a year old!

Southwest DC, checking in.

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on February 27, 2012
at 01:38 AM

I'm from Ashburn! I'm currently in school at Auburn, will be spending my summer at VT and will be back and forth from Blacksburg to NOVA quite frequently!

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on February 26, 2012
at 05:38 PM

Hi everyone! My husband & I are in the DC area & just created a Facebook group called DC Paleo & Twitter {@dcpaleo}. Either search it on Facebook or once you're logged in {it doesn't seem to let me create a link to provide}. Looking forward to getting together with other Paleo peeps in this area!

:) Maggie [email protected] @dcpaleopeople

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on February 15, 2012
at 05:34 PM

I'm in central Loudoun (Ashburn/Leesburg area).

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on February 15, 2012
at 04:56 PM

Adams Morgan! I'd love to meet up with some like-minded folks. Too bad the Meetup group just closed. I'm tempted to start another one.

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6a4fd73b4ae4761eefec8e0d38e6f224

(1008)

on March 14, 2011
at 08:15 PM

Ok - I have started a Facebook group called Capital Paleo. Please join! I'll post a new thread with this info as well.

Thanks everyone for responding!

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on March 14, 2011
at 04:43 PM

Fairfax/Sterling are here!

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on March 14, 2011
at 04:26 PM

In DC here!!

Eating a whole Nandos Peri Peri chicken for lunch!!

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on March 14, 2011
at 03:58 PM

me! southeast dc.

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on March 14, 2011
at 03:53 PM

I'm in the close-in VA suburbs.

Okay, there seems to be a quorum here. How about putting a post here that suggests a time/place to meet up.

I know the Meetup group had a potluck recently with everyone bringing a potluck dish. How about that or - perhaps for an initial meeting - even meeting for coffee? Might be best to start out with something easy.

I'd love to get involved in something for summer, so please - let's get something going!

39a1a0bc7855c084ac59df60fdf9c0dd

(1505)

on March 14, 2011
at 05:59 PM

DAC - not really sure. I'm fairly new here and not sure what the moderators allow. I suppose you could either (a) start a new facebook group, (b) start a new meetup group. I know there are a couple, but it might be nice to have another one just to have more events to choose from; or (c) set up a gmail account, post it here, and ask people on this thread to email you if they're interested. I do NOT know whether the mods would allow you to post an email address here. They may not. If not, and if you do (a) or (b), just post it here and hopefully folks will find it.

6a4fd73b4ae4761eefec8e0d38e6f224

(1008)

on March 14, 2011
at 04:14 PM

Coffee - excellent idea. Of course, we'll have to bring our own heavy cream. ;) Do I just start a new thread to schedule it, then? (I'm still newish to PH; not sure what is the done thing.)

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on March 12, 2011
at 11:16 PM

I'm in Nova. I'm the fairfax area.

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on March 12, 2011
at 10:21 PM

I and my two paleo friends can come up and represent Southern MD! :)

6a4fd73b4ae4761eefec8e0d38e6f224

(1008)

on March 13, 2011
at 01:30 AM

Great - so... what do we do? I'm new at this - paleo, and organizing.

39a1a0bc7855c084ac59df60fdf9c0dd

(1505)

on March 14, 2011
at 03:54 PM

DAC - see my post, below. I think you'll have a good turnout. I'd post something on my Facebook page, and perhaps others would, too.

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on March 12, 2011
at 01:31 PM

Another NOVA resident here.

Quite a turnout in this thread so far. :-)

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on March 12, 2011
at 01:27 PM

I am in southern NOVA ;) LOL! Down towards Fredericksburg VA. Would love to have a meet up of some sort but DC Metro is HUGE and we all know what traffic is like. haha Going to sign up for the meetup groups - could not find the FB group.

Ee226fed6015672f3960227c6ae5f5df

(40)

on March 17, 2011
at 04:26 AM

This is where I'm located too! Couldn't agree more about the traffic.

Fd627132a760e414f2afbf378c8afd9b

(260)

on February 26, 2012
at 06:13 PM

Not to go totally off topic, but how do you like Fredericksburg? We're looking at possibly moving to that area from Maryland. I'd be commuting south to Richmond. We're looking for decent schools for the kids. Thanks.

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on March 12, 2011
at 12:18 PM

I'm a newbie Paleo in the DC area on the MD side. Definitely interested in finding a group!

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on March 12, 2011
at 11:31 AM

I'm in NOVA also. I'd be interested.

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Ee226fed6015672f3960227c6ae5f5df

on March 12, 2011
at 04:24 AM

I'm in the Northern Virginia area. I don't know of any in this area currently but I would definitely be interested in getting involved in starting something here.

6a4fd73b4ae4761eefec8e0d38e6f224

(1008)

on March 12, 2011
at 04:40 AM

So there's interest, which raises the question: What do we do? Hiking... eating... maybe some yoga? Too late for a ski trip. That's all that comes to mind at the moment.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on March 12, 2011
at 01:14 PM

I'm also in Nova.

Ee226fed6015672f3960227c6ae5f5df

(40)

on March 17, 2011
at 04:36 AM

Those sound good. I think anything that would get any interested parties together & give the chance to network, participate in & share ideas, places to eat, shop for paleo items, outdoor activities, etc would be great. I live in Fredericksburg but work in Manassas & would definitely be willing to drive for something this important to me! That probably sounds corny, but I feel it's worth the effort.

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on March 12, 2011
at 04:22 AM

I've yet to find a group in NOVA either, but I do know a number of people who are paleo - all CrossFitters. :) What part of DC are you in? Maybe NOVA and DC can combine together? Just a thought...

6a4fd73b4ae4761eefec8e0d38e6f224

(1008)

on March 12, 2011
at 04:28 AM

I'm in upper NW, near American University. NOVA is a pretty big area, but if your group isn't too far outside the city I'd confront my fear of the suburbs to meet some new, like-minded friends. ;) I'm not a CrossFitter, though. Seems like all the cool kids are, but honestly, it scare the bejeezus out of me.

A77d55d9fcab48f2d17ce7194dd22b1f

(43)

on March 12, 2011
at 05:03 AM

I've been doing CrossFit for over a year and it STILL scares the bejeezus out of me. :)

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