1. Mason & Greens
A sustainable dry goods grocery store located at 913 King St. Oldtown Alexandria, VA. Mason & Greens believe in shifting the types of products we use today to ensure the planet’s sustainability, economy, and society. Its mission is to help facilitate an eco-friendly lifestyle and transition past the throwaway culture that has polluted our environment and planet. They hope to show big corporations what consumers look for in a product. Which is for the product to be sustainable, eco-friendly, plastic-free, and generate minimal waste at the end of its use.
A plant store located at 700 N Randolph St #190 Arlington, VA 22203. REWILD aims to inspire and create a retreat from the urban setting by believing that plant care is self-care. They carry a wide variety of unique plants, from small, rare collector plants to large, statement specimens and everything in between. They hope that by caring for plants, you build a more personal connection to the natural world and create a sense of retreat from the urban setting indoors and outdoors.
There are numerous Sweetgreen restaurant locations across Arlington. Sweetgreen’s primary mission is to build healthier communities by connecting people to real food. They hope to lead a movement to reimagine fast food for a new generation of consumers. That is why they have built a transparent supply network, they cook from scratch, and have built a community that believes in real food. Sweetgreen believes that climate change is the defining challenge of our generation. They hope to become carbon neutral by the end of 2027.
4. MOM’s Organic Market
Mom’s Organic Market is an organic grocery store located at Arlandria Shopping Center, 3831 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305. They have created a culture centered on protecting and storing the environment. They have a recycling center at every location that collects cell phones & tablets, batteries, compost, eyeglasses, shoes, and oyster shells. In addition to their core recycling values, they also utilize solar panels in most store locations to help reduce 40% of each store’s needs.
5. FRESHFARM Farmer’s market
Arlington Farmers Market is open for the season at 901 N Taylor St, Arlington, VA 22203. They’re open every Saturday 8-12 pm. FRESHFARM Farmer’s market is also producers-only. This means everyone selling their products grows or makes what they sell themselves. This market feature farmers and producers from across the Mid-Atlantic, with farms and businesses located within 200 miles of Washington, DC. They are one of the largest markets in the region and a weekly celebration of local food.