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Wander Wisconsin Weekend

September 18, 2018

Georgetown’s independent businesses are the heart and soul of the neighborhood. Visit them Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2018 for special discounts and events along Wisconsin Avenue, including historic walking tours, live music, and additional activities.

 

Attendees will receive a passport with a list of all participating businesses and their weekend specials.

 

Receive a stamp in each participating store you visit, and collect six stamps to be entered into a raffle for several gift cards to local businesses.  

 

Visit Georgetown Main Street for more.


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5K Race to Beat Cancer Sept. 15

August 28, 2018

The Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC is proud to host the 2018 Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC Race to Beat Cancer 5K on Saturday, September 15, 2018.

 

This 5K run and fun walk benefits cancer research at Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

 

Learn more about our life-saving cause and be inspired by one of the patients they help in the fight to #BeatCancer 

 

Strollers, wheelchairs, and dogs are welcome on the 5K course. Participants are also welcome to carry water bottles, food, and personal items with them along the course. A bag check will be provided. Race to Beat Cancer 5K is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. 

For more information and to register, click here.


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Could the Sweetest Watermelon at Wednesday's Rose Park Farmers' Market be Yellow?

August 20, 2018

"The sweetest watermelon at the moment is yellow." That was Katherine Tallmadge's conclusion after tasting every darn watermelon at the Dupont Circle Fresh Farm Market on Sunday. "I've always avoided the yellow watermelon; I guess you could say I've been kinda prejudiced against a watermelon colored ... yellow!" But with fruit tasting so bland and mushy this year because of excessive rain, she said she was desperate to find something sweet. So she reluctantly tried a yellow one at the Quaker Valley farm stand. "What a sweet surprise! I was overwhelmed by its sweet juicy-ness; the best at the market," said Katherine. Luckily, Quaker Valley sells fruit at Georgetown's Rose Park Market on Wednesday, including the very same yellow watermelon. Give up any watermelon biases you may have, and just try it!

A yellow watermelon is a natural variety of watermelon hailing from Africa. It's high in beta-carotene - which provides its yellow color - and vitamin C.

"To broaden the narrow watermelon gene pool, US Department of Agriculture researchers went back to wild watermelon relatives in Africa to find genes resistant to problems like watermelon vine decline, root-knot nematodes, zucchini yellow mosaic virus, and wilting diseases," According to USDA's monthly Agriculture Research Magazine.

What to do with a yellow watermelon? Of course, any watermelon (even the yellow kind) is great completely naked, cubed in any salad, crushed into popsicle molds or a margarita. Its watery and slightly crunchy sweetness perfectly complements heat or salt in many recipes. Here are just a few of Katherine's favorites...

Katherine's Fresh Summer Salsa with Watermelon
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Melon Chunks with Crumbled Feta and Fresh Mint
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Nora Pouillon's Watermelon Gazpacho with Lime and Mint
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xcerpted from Diet Simple Farm to Table Recipes: 50 New Reasons to Cook in Season!


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