Coming from Florida, I was at first shocked by the cost of citrus fruits up here–about 4x as expensive. How am I supposed to prevent scurvy at those prices? After shelling out some big bucks for necessities like orange juice and fresh apples at the local Giant, I finally discovered a farmer’s market about six metro stops away. Even though it’s terribly inconvenient to carry large amounts of produce back on the metro, if I continue to go every weekend I can easily carry a week’s worth of fresh produce back with me while paying roughly what I paid in Florida. Also factoring into the equation though is the cost of the metro. The round-trip fare is about $5.50, or the price of a carton of orange juice at the local store. Because of this I always make sure I buy my money’s worth at the market.