affordable veggies in arlington?
i just moved here from san francisco, and it's killing me to pay $5/pound for low-quality veggies at the supermarket. unfortunately, i'm metro-dependent for transportation. where can i get a good variety of fresh produce without a car, and without completely straining my pocketbook?
Stop going to Giant.
Go to one of the many farmers markets in the area. Google fresh farm market for all the locations and days/times. There are also some local ones (there's a new one at 14th and U, for example).
Veggies will be expensive. Why? You aren't in a giant farm area like you are in SF area. And, all food is getting more expensive. Buy locally, buy seasonally, or join washingtons green grocer for a big box of produce for $35 a week.
There is a wonderful farmer's market on Saturday in Courthouse. I get tons of great veggies there, at a fraction of the cost to those I get at Whole Foods. Also, I like going to the produce stands at Eastern Market during this time of year. It's an easy metro ride on the orange line and they have a wide variety of pretty fruits and veggies. Good luck!
I love the farmer's market outside the Courthosue Metro on Saturday mornings. Everything I have ever bought there has been far superior to the grocery store vegetables. Plus they either cost the same or or less than the grocery store produce.