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Bargain Secrets from The Intern — Richmond Produce

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Call me a bitch, but its rare that I share a good deal. Even on this website. Despite the fact that I’ve managed to lose all my integrity as a person and a journalist after working with Stu for just under a year, I still try to keep some cred as a broke-ass resource of sorts. Need something to do for free? Give me a ring. Looking for a cool present under $20? Send me a facebook message and I’ll get that shit to you ASAP. But I’m about to let you in on a little secret of how I lost 30 lbs and did it with spending less than $20 on food a month.

Richmond Produce.

Though it seems a bit obvious, these little produce markets that sprinkle all over Clement and Geary are fucking gold mines. The halloumi cheese I’ve been searching for months for? In their fridge, and under $5. My favorite fruits in season? All for mere change in my pocket. After going vegetarian, this place reinforced the fact that my lifestyle change was not only healthier, but cheaper.  Though it may be a pain in the ass to get to, if you live anywhere in the near vicinity, its totally worth it. The sweet Russian ladies that ring you up are super nice. They treat me real well, even though I’ve stumbled in here hungover begging for nutrients, or in sunglasses and heels picking up all my veggies for a dinner party. It may not always be organic and sustainable, but when you’re living on a budget, it sure does taste fresh.

Richmond Produce
5527 Geary Blvd near 19th Avenue [Outer Richmond]

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Monica Miller - The Intern

Monica Miller - The Intern

Ms. Miller was born in San Diego, CA to one lesbian mother and one
righteous, cheap father. Currently, she is enrolled at San Francisco
State University for a B.A. in Journalism and the approximate
completion date is around 2015. She has worked for many papers in the
Bay Area, including the Oakland Tribune and the San Mateo Country
Times and is currently the city editor at one of the most
underappreciated publications in SF, the Golden Gate [X]press. Though
she may find bargains aplenty, it only stems from the necessity of
never landing an actual job and working for hacks [like Stuart.] With
intelligence, style, poise, bite, and honesty, she will rip your heart
out; but not before writing some awesome, poignant shit. This year,
she is looking forward to bigger and better things such as: trying to
get paid for a gig, actually finding a date that isn't a loser or
fucking crazy, not calling her parents when hungover and bringing you
the best of the 7x7 everyday of the week. [By the way, I wasn't
kidding about the date thing; if you love food, booze and shoegaze,
get at me.]