After living in Chicago for the past four years, I have been spoiled by insanely cheap, insanely fresh markets like Harvest Time Foods and Jerry's Fruit & Garden. Anybody from Chicago knows the places...yellow and green poster board with red and black magic marker signs advertising 20 for a dollar limes and $0.49 per pound apples. If you haven't been to one of these, you won't believe me, but even at those prices the quality is WAY above the chain grocers (including whole foods). These are the kind of places that don't have the same thing every week because it's all seasonal. We've tried WholeFoods, Cub, Rainbow, Byerly's, and Kowalskis and can't find anything that compares in terms of selection or price.
Anybody know a good option? I'd drive just about anywhere in the metro to find a place. There has to be an ex-Chicagoan who knows what I'm talking about.