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Georgetown Farmers Market Launches June 5

May 12, 2016

Beginning June 5, Licking Creek Bend Farm will host a Georgetown Farmers Market every Sunday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the corner of Wisconsin and P Street. 

 

For 44 continuous years, Michael Tabor and the Licking Creek Bend Farm have been bringing sustainably grown and affordable produce to the Washington, DC, area. While Licking Creek Bend Farm already operates Farmers Markets in Adams Morgan and Brookland, this summer will be adding another market and bringing fresh, locally grown produce to Georgetown.

 

Owner and social activist, Michael Tabor, started the farm in 1972 as a diaspora kibbutz. After the city folk retreated back to the city, Michael started farming in earnest and going to farm markets in 1974.  Licking Creek Bend Farm consists of 60 acres, of which 5 - 10 are farmed each year.  He practices a rotation of fields each year.

 

The farm is a Certified Naturally Grown farm with six full-time employees.  Their philosophy is that a sustainable food system starts with local farmers, who know their customers.  


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Georgetown Garden Tour May 7th

May 1, 2016

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The annual Georgetown Garden Tour consisting of nine beautiful private gardens takes place on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Each garden provides a look at the treasured private spaces behind some of Georgetown’s most historic houses.

 

Tickets are available at $40 on the website and on the day of the event at Keith Hall, Christ Church, 3116 O Street, NW.  Refreshments for ticket holders will be served from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Keith Hall.

 

The Tour is sponsored by the Georgetown Garden Club to benefit local organizations, with emphasis on the preservation of gardens, parks and green spaces.  Past beneficiaries have included Book Hill Park, Trees for Georgetown, Tudor Place gardens, the rose garden at Montrose Park, Rose Park, Volta Park Habitat Garden, Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy and the Student Conservation Association.


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Georgetown French Market April 29 - May 1

April 18, 2016

The Georgetown French Market, one of the District's most anticipated shopping weekends, marks the triumphant return of the spring season.

 

Over the last weekend in April, Georgetown’s Book Hill neighborhood transforms into an inviting open-air market as the locally-owned merchants, restaurants, salons and galleries display discounted items and unique finds.

 

The three-day event, which also features live entertainment and children's activities, evokes the outdoor markets of Paris where guests wander between shops and galleries tempted by the aroma of fresh coffee and croissants. C'est magnifique!

 

April 29 & 30: 10 am - 5 pm. May 1: Noon - 5 pm

 

For more information, visit Georgetown BID.


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