Active Life DC: It is a great time of year for fresh, locally-grown produce. What are your D.C. area, go-to places for fresh fruits and vegetables?
"Fruits and vegetables take up 90% of my fridge and I, therefore, love this time of year. I enjoy going to the Dupont Farmer's Market and Eastern Market on the weekends where I always find something exciting. My go to farmers market for truly stocking up is Eastern Market on Tuesdays. The farmers are different from the weekend and I love the variety. "
Squash at the DuPont Circle Farmer's Market. From June 2014.
Jaime Andrews of Jaime Andrews Fitness:
"My go-to for fresh fruits and veggies is the Dupont Circle Farmer’s Market and Whole Foods on P St. Whole Foods sells a lot of local stuff and have great sales & deals, if you pay attention! The one good thing about the store being so busy is that they sell through product quickly so fruits & veggies tend to be fresh. I love picking up a few select items at the farmer’s market. The one at Dupont Circle gets crowded, though, so I suggest showing up early for the good stuff and to beat the heat!"
Neechi Greer of FITT Bootcamp:
"I grab many of my fresh veggies at my neighborhood community markets on the weekends. Living near the border of Petworth and Columbia Heights allows me to head over to either. My only gripe is that they now are on the same days and times, Saturdays at 9am-1pm. I love grabbing items from both."
Josef Brandenburg of the Body You Want:
"I love the Sunday morning farmer’s market at DuPont Circle – strawberries that are actually in season taste so much better than the berries shipped from somewhere else. My daughter loves the apricots."
Madeline Dolente of MAD Fitness:
"When I want fresh fruit, I go to the local farmers market. I love the one at the library in Bethesda and the one in DuPont circle. I am a big fan of supporting local businesses and I can always taste the freshness of the fruits and vegetables."
Chris Perrin of Perrin Personal Training:
"The Dupont Circle Farmers Market on Sundays is great. You can talk to the farmers or someone closely connected to the farm and really dork it out about how they raise their food. It starts at 9am in the summer but you're going to want to get there early because the really good stuff sells out fast."
Produce at the DuPont Circle Farmer's Market. From June 2014.