Making the switch to eating more organic fruits and vegetables can be a very healthy decision. Raw produce provides key essentials for wellness in body and mind, and the healthful benefits are increased even further when natural products are grown organically, untarnished by pesticides or GMOs. Residents in D.C. have plenty of options for where to go when shopping for fresh organic produce. Here are just a few ideas.
Glen’s Garden Market
2001 S St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 588-5698

Glen’s Garden Market boasts only the freshest finds in regionally grown produce. The market personally selects the finest growers and producers of organic fruits, vegetables and other locally sourced products to be featured in the store. Rest assured that the fresh produce here is always newly arrived within days, if not hours, of production. In addition to serving as a farm grocer, the market also operates as a café, offering deliciously prepared menus and even craft beers.

Bethesda Food Co-op
6500 Seven Locks Blvd.
Cabin John, MD 20818
(301) 320-2530

Also known as Bethesda Community Food Store, Inc., this local grassroots organization has been making healthy eating more readily available to the community for over 40 years. Here you will find all-natural, locally sourced foods and products ranging from dairy, baked goods, vegetarian items, frozen goods and so much more. The store’s produce department is notably recognized for carrying more organic fruit and vegetable selections than other natural food stores in the surrounding region. Find freshly picked favorites like organic squash, potatoes, tomatoes and just about any other locally grown edible are harvested around the surrounding region.

Each Peach Market
3068 Mount Pleasant St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 525-1725

This D.C. market makes a perfect stop for both the epicurean cook and health conscious eater. Most of the store’s produce comes from sustainable area farms as well as local co-ops and agrarian organizations. There is an ever-changing variety of fresh finds each season, and there is even a special section that features an array of organic fruits and vegetables. Additionally, Each Peach carries prepared baked goods, dairy, meats and a variety of all-natural products and prepared menu selections.

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Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket
121 Centerway
Greenbelt, MD 20770

For over three decades Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket and Pharmacy has been providing full grocery services and nutritional finds to the surrounding area. With an ongoing mission to support local cooperatives while making available healthy selections in food and overall wellness, you can be sure to find an abundance of farm-fresh quality goods and all-natural products. Selections include lush fruits and vegetables, dairy products, prepared items and even an onsite soup and salad bar, among other features. Myriad organic selections can be found in a wide range of baked goods and fresh produce offerings.

The Farm At Sunnyside/Dupont Circle Farmer’s Market
20th St., N.W.
Washington, DC
(540) 675-9946

At the Dupont Circle Farmer’s Market, you’re bound to find a plethora of product offerings, ranging from baked goods, fresh fruits, versatile vegetables and many other edible items. Vast vendor displays keep the market well stocked year-round. One such notable market participant, the Farm at Sunnyside, even supplies the market weekly with delicious organic produce straight from their main farming location near the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park. The farm grows more than 40 diverse organic vegetables all year long as well as several varieties of organic fruits within the orchard and berry fields. Additional products they provide include honey, herbs and flowers.

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Laura Catherine Hermoza has a lifelong love for writing. In addition to serving as a contributor to various media publications, she is also a published novelist of several books and works as a proofreader/editor. LC resides in Baltimore County.