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Cheap Yogurt in Northern VA

adamfj Aug 6, 2009 08:36 AM

Hi All,

I've just moved to Northern VA and I love yogurt. I moved from Cambridge, MA and used to get 32oz Whole Milk yogurt at Market Basket for $1.69. The yogurt was not organic, but did have live cultures-which is what I'm looking for. Do you know of any places around Northern VA that I could find some good, cheap yogurt? I wish I could buy yogurt in large wholesale size containers that were 1 gallon size, but I have not found any yet. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

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    naturalfoodie Aug 14, 2009 11:09 AM

    I buy yogurt at Mediterranean Bakery in Alexandria (352 S. Pickett St, 703-751-0030). They make their yogurt (Greek type thicker yogurt, and low fat version) and they sell them in pint containers, I bet you could ask them to sell you in larger qunatity. I've had different kinds of Greek yogurt from Whole Foods, and I still like the fresh ones I buy. They also sell goat milk yogurt and Krinos Greek yogurt, cheaper than Whole Foods.

    Also My Organic Market in various locations sells diff. types of organic yogurt.

    1. alkapal Aug 14, 2009 05:06 AM

      TA-DA! giant grocery stores have their 32 oz. yogurt on sale this week (through next thursday) for $2.

      adam, what have you found so far?

      1. MsDiPesto Aug 12, 2009 11:37 AM

        I'd try Trader Joe's. I like their Greek Style Yogut, which comes in two sizes ( the smaller container is 16 oz.), and either full fat (my fave) or lighter...possibly 2 degrees of lighter.

        1. alkapal Aug 11, 2009 05:59 AM

          this week's special at harris teeter (ending tonight at midnight) is a 6 oz. stonyfield farm organic yogurt for 50 cents. costing it out, that's about $2.65 per quart. not bad at all.

          1. alkapal Aug 10, 2009 07:20 AM

            NONE of the places listed above has cheap yogurt -- ESPECIALLY the farmers' markets. blue ridge dairy, while tasty, is expensive.

            i've never seen yogurt as cheap as what you've had in cambridge, though. i buy stonyfield farm organic, but just paid around $4.75 for it at harris teeter. that wasn't a sale price. but what you'll need to do also is look at the weekly sales flyers (can be done online) at safeway, giant, harris teeter. yogurt is always on sale in one form or another at pretty much every one of those stores. the good thing about yogurt, it lasts pretty well in the fridge..... also i'll mention trader joes for a decent price on yogurt every day (no sales, per se).

            your best bet for cheap yogurt, hands down, will be at shoppers food warehouse -- all around metro d.c. & environs.

            make your own! there's a thread on making your own "fage" yogurt. maybe someone will link it or you can find it yourself here on chowhound.

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            1. re: alkapal
              monavano Aug 10, 2009 11:14 AM

              Keswick sells their quarts of yogurt for $4.50.

              1. re: alkapal
                lawhound Aug 14, 2009 07:41 AM

                Google the NYT article from a few months back, I believe it was by Harold McGee (it was also linked to an article in Slate).

                My daughter and I made whole milk yogurt from this recipe and it was, essentially, the best yogurt ever and extremely easy. to do.

              2. monavano Aug 8, 2009 08:32 AM

                I recommend Keswick Creamery and Blue Ridge Dairy yogurts (all of their dairy products, really). Check out their websites to find out which farmers markets they are at to find out what times and locations are best for you.
                PS...don't limit yourself to only NoVa markets-especially on weekends when driving into DC is usually a breeze.

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                  Chownut Aug 7, 2009 07:33 PM

                  What is the hype over Chobani greek yogurt? I'm going to pick some up this weekend.

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                    scot Aug 7, 2009 03:05 PM

                    try the many farmers markets. A number of vendors come out with organic yogurt. If you go through large amounts they might be able to cut you a deal.

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