Friends, for convenience sake many people buy the bagged salad or coleslaw mix. They are nice to have on hand when you are having a busy night. If you purchase them in a large bag, such as the 3 lb. bags the wholesale clubs sell they tend to go bad quickly. The lettuce often turns brown and the coleslaw ferments in a very short time. I have actually had the 14 oz. bags of coleslaw ferment in just a few days. If you are not going to use all of the salad mixes in 2 or 3 days refrain from buying it. Whole lettuce and cabbage keep for a week or more in the refrigerator. Buy whole heads of cabbage and shred them in a food processor as needed. Wasted food is wasted money. Here are some of the produce deals around Central Ohio for the week of July 26th.

*Meijer Red or Green Grapes - $.96 lb. Peaches or Nectarines - $.98 lb. (yellow or white flesh) Organic Peaches or Nectarines - $1.79 lb. Washington Cherries - $1.99 lb. Mangos - 2 for $1.00 Blueberries - 2 for $3.00 (pint) Green Peppers or Roma Tomatoes - $.99 lb. Zucchini - $.77 lb. Eggplant - $.77 lb. Salad Cucumbers - $.77 lb. Green Beans - $.77 lb. Bi-Color Corn - 10 for $2.00 Meijer Mushrooms - 10 for $10.00 (Whole White or Whole Baby Bella 8oz pkg.) *get 11th free Dole Premium Classics Salad - 10 for $10.00 (10-12 oz. bags) *get 11th free

Friends, for convenience sake many people buy the bagged salad or coleslaw mix. They are nice to have on hand when you are having a busy night. If you purchase them in a large bag, such as the 3 lb. bags the wholesale clubs sell they tend to go bad quickly. The lettuce often turns brown and the coleslaw ferments in a very short time. I have actually had the 14 oz. bags of coleslaw ferment in just a few days. If you are not going to use all of the salad mixes in 2 or 3 days refrain from buying it. Whole lettuce and cabbage keep for a week or more in the refrigerator. Buy whole heads of cabbage and shred them in a food processor as needed. Wasted food is wasted money. Here are some of the produce deals around Central Ohio for the week of July 26th.

*Meijer Red or Green Grapes - $.96 lb. Peaches or Nectarines - $.98 lb. (yellow or white flesh) Organic Peaches or Nectarines - $1.79 lb. Washington Cherries - $1.99 lb. Mangos - 2 for $1.00 Blueberries - 2 for $3.00 (pint) Green Peppers or Roma Tomatoes - $.99 lb. Zucchini - $.77 lb. Eggplant - $.77 lb. Salad Cucumbers - $.77 lb. Green Beans - $.77 lb. Bi-Color Corn - 10 for $2.00 Meijer Mushrooms - 10 for $10.00 (Whole White or Whole Baby Bella 8oz pkg.) *get 11th free Dole Premium Classics Salad - 10 for $10.00 (10-12 oz. bags) *get 11th free

*Kroger Peaches or Plums - $1.88 (2 lb. bag) Red Lane Plums - $.99 lb. Pluots - $1.48 lb. Blueberries - $1.68 lb. Personal Watermelon - $1.98 Tuscan Cantaloupe - $1.98 Bell Peppers - 3 for $5.00 Nature Sweet Cherry Tomatoes - 2 for $4.00 (12 oz.) Green Beans - $.99 lb. Yellow or Zucchini Squash - $.77 lb. Asparagus - -$1.99 lb. Dole Classic Salad - $.98 (12 oz bag) Russet Potatoes - $2.99 (10 lb. bag) Almond or Walnuts - $2.99 lb. *Giant Eagle Watermelon - $2.77 Baby Watermelon - $2.99 Cantaloupe - 4 for $5.00 Red Seedless Grapes - $1.49 lb. Blueberries - 2 for $4.00 (pint) Strawberries - 2 for $4.00 (1 lb.) Blackberries - 2 for $4.00 (6 oz.) Peaches or Nectarines - $.99 lb. White Flesh Peaches or Nectarines - $1.49 lb. Red or Black Plums - $1.49 lb. Northwest Cherries - $1.99 lb. Green Onions or Bunch Radishes - 2 for $1.00 Green Cabbage - $.39 lb. Romaine, Green Leaf, Endive or Escarole - $1.49 lb. Farmers Market or Fresh Express Salad Mix or Flat Leaf Spinach - 4 for $5.00

*Aldi Cantaloupe - $.99 each Honeydew Melon - $.99 each Blueberries - $.99 (pint pkg.) Strawberries - $.99 (1 lb. pkg.) Garden Salad Mix - $.69 (12 oz. bag) Bing Cherries - $2.29 lb. Pineapple - $1.99 each Navel Oranges - $2.99 (4 lb. bag) Pears - $1.99 (4 pack) Portabella Mushrooms - $2.25 (6 oz. pack) Whole Mushrooms - $1.49 (8 oz. pkg.) Red or Green Grapes - $2.29 (2 lb.) Grapefruit - $2.99 (5 lb. bag) Bananas - $.39 lb. Multi Colored Peppers - $1.99 (3 ct.) Green Peppers - $1.49 (3 ct.) Broccoli Crowns - $1.25 (14 oz.) Celery - $.99 Cabbage - $.99 each Head Lettuce - $.85 each Carrots - $1.29 (2 lb. bag) Baby Carrots - $.99 (1 lb. bag) Grape Tomatoes - $1.79 (pint) Roma Tomatoes - $1.35 (20 oz.) Cucumbers - $.35 each Zucchini or Yellow Squash 3 ct. pkg. - $1.49 Avocados - $.99 each Radishes - $1.29 (1 lb. bag) Yellow Onions - $1.49 (3 lb. bag) Red Onion - $.69 (2 lb. bag) Sweet Onions - $1.49 (2 lb. bag) Cauliflower - $1.50 Russet Potatoes - $2.49 (10 lb. bag) Red Potatoes - $2.69 (5 lb. bag) Yukon Gold Potatoes - $2.99 (5 lb. bag) Apples - $2.29 (3 lb. bag) Spinach - $1.59 (9 oz. bag) Cabbage - $.99 Lemons or Limes - $.35 each

*Save a Lot Red Cherries - $1.99 lb. Granny Smith Apples - $2.59 (3 lb. bag) Red Delicious Apples - $2.59 (3 lb. bag) Bananas - $.33 lb. Blackberries - $2.79 (5.50 clamshell) Blueberries - $2.50 (1 pint) Raspberries - $2.99 (6 oz. pkg.) Plums - $1.39 lb. Pears - $.89 lb. Pineapple - $2.99 Mangoes - $.99 each Peaches or Nectarines - $1.39 Red or Green Grapes - $1.79 lb. Honeydew Melon - $2.79 Cantaloupe - $1.79 each Homegrown Cantaloupe - $2.49 Seedless Watermelon - $4.99 Seeded Watermelon - $5.99 Hass Avocados - $1.33 each Kiwi - $.50 each Limes - $.25 each Lemons - $3.49 (2 lb. bag) Green Cabbage - $.49 lb. Green Beans - $1.49 lb. Broccoli - $1.89 Cauliflower - $2.49 lb. Carrots - $1.49 (2 lb. bag) Mini Carrots - $1.49 (1 lb. bag) Celery - $1.39 Bi-Color Corn - $.50 each Green Peppers - $.66 each (medium size) Yellow Onions - $1.99 (3 lb. bag) Vidalia Onions - $1.29 lb. Russet Potatoes - $2.99 (8 lb. bag) Jumbo Sweet Potatoes - $.69 lb. Salad Mix - $.99 (12 oz. bag) Coleslaw Mix - $1.49 (1 lb. bag) Yellow Squash or Zucchini - $1.33 lb

*Buehler’s Fresh Foods Red or White Grapes - $.99 lb. Freestone Peaches - $3.99 (5 lb. basket) Blueberries - $12.99 (5-lb. box) Tomatoes - $1.29 lb. Bi-Color Sweet Corn - 12 for $3.49 Green Beans - $.99 lb. Organic Cucumbers - 2 for $1.00 New Red Potatoes - $2.99 (5 lb. bag) Dole Complete Salad Kits - 2 for $5.00

*Carnival Foods Bananas - 3lbs. for $1.00 Freestone Peaches - $.78 lb. Red, Black or White Seedless Grapes - $1.58 lb. Blueberries - 2 for $4.00 (pint) Strawberries - 2 for $4.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Jumbo Cantaloupe - 2 for $4.00 Slicing Tomatoes - $1.18 lb. Green Beans - $.98 lb. Baby Peeled Carrots - $1.18 (1 lb. bag) Celery - $1.18 Idaho Potatoes - $2.98 (10 lb. bag) Classic Salad or Cole Slaw - $1.18 each (12-14 oz. bag)

*Little’s IGA Bing Cherries - $1.99 lb. Blueberries - 2 for $4.00 (pint) Cantaloupe - $1.98 Vine Ripened Tomatoes - $.98 lb. Peaches or Nectarines - $.99 lb. Bi-Color Corn - 10 for $3.00 Idaho Potatoes - $1.99 (5 lb. bag)

*Cook’s IGA Bananas - $.49 lb. Red or Black Plums - $1.29 lb. Bing Cherries - $1.99 lb. Rainer Cherries - $3.99 lb. Blueberries - 2 for $5.00 (pint) Jumbo Muskmelons - $1.99 Sweet Corn - $1.99 Idaho Potatoes - $2.99 (10 lb. bag)

*Bay’s IGA Bing Cherries - $1.89 lb. Blueberries - 2 for $4.00 (pint) Cantaloupe - $1.98 Vine Ripened Tomatoes - $.98 lb. Green Beans - $.98 lb. Bi-Color Corn - 10 for $3.00 Jumbo Green Peppers - 5 for $5.00 Yellow or Zucchini Squash - $1.38 lb. Cucumbers - 6 for $3.00 Bunch Radishes - $.99 each

*Ashville IGA Bananas - $.39 lb. Bing Cherries - $1.99 lb. Red or Black Plums - $1.29 lb. Green Beans - $.99 lb. Idaho Potatoes - $2.99 (10 lb. bag) Bi-Color Corn - 5 for $1.99

*Walter’s IGA SAV-U-MOR Food Store Seedless Grapes - $1.19 lb. Peaches - $.99 lb. Cherry Tomatoes - $1.99 (12 oz. pkg.) Head Lettuce - $.89 each Idaho Potatoes - $1.49 (5 lb. bag) *Community Markets Seedless Watermelon - $2.99 Honeydew Melon - $2.68 Large Red Bell Peppers - $.99 each Peaches - $.99 lb. Beefsteak Tomatoes - 2 for $4.00 (4 ct. pkg.) Cherry Tomatoes - 2 for $4.00 (pint pkg.) Jumbo Sweet Onions - 2 for $4.00 (2 lb. bag)

*Wal Mart Seedless Grapes - $1.48 lb. Strawberries - $1.28 lb. Plums - $1.00 lb. Blueberries - $1.98 (pint pkg.) Seedless Watermelon - $3.48 Personal Watermelons - $3.00 Cantaloupe -$2.38 Honeydew Melon - $2.68 Pears - $1.37 lb. ( assorted varieties) Apples - $1.47 lb. (assorted varieties) Nectarines - $1.50 lb. Cucumbers - $.50 each Tomatoes - $1.50 lb. Bi-Color Corn - $.48 each Red Cabbage - $.64 lb. Broccoli Crowns - $1.58 lb. Broccoli - $2.38 each Cauliflower - $1.98 Sweet Potatoes - $.88 lb. Green Peppers - $.50 each Idaho Potatoes - $3.47 (10 lb. bag) Green Cabbage - $.44 lb.

*Geyer’s Fresh Foods Black, White or Red Flame Seedless Grapes - 10 lbs. for $10.00 Strawberries - $1.68 lb. *Tuesday, July 28th only! Red or Black Plums - 10 lbs. for $10.00 Dole Classic Salad Mix - 10 for $10.00 (12 oz. bag) Celery - 10 for $10.00 Baby Carrots - 10 for $1.00 (1 lb. bag) Green Bell Peppers - 10 for $10.00 Snow White Whole Mushrooms - 10 for $10.00 (8 oz. pkg.) Baby Red Potatoes - 10 lbs. for $10.00 Snap Beans - 10 lbs. for $10.00 Rosy Red Radishes - 10 for $10.00 (1 lb. bag) Panoche Sweet Onions - 10 lbs. for $10.00 Red Bell Peppers - 10 for $10.00

*Marc’s Seedless Watermelons - $2.89 Cantaloupes - 3 for $5.00 Peaches - $.99 lb. Black Plums - $.99 lb. Tropical Fruit Mangoes - $.89 each Green Bartlett Pears - $.99 lb. Celery - $.99 Baby Carrots - $.89 (1 lb. bag) Sweet Corn - 10 for $2.00 Iceberg Lettuce - $.89 each Snow White Whole Mushrooms - $.89 (8 oz. pkg.) *Nick’s Market Bing Cherries - $1.59 lb. Blueberries - 2 for $4.00 (pint) Cantaloupe - $.98 each Vine Ripened Tomatoes - $.98 lb. Green Beans - $.98 lb. Bi-Color Corn - 10 for $3.00 Whole Mushrooms - 2 for $4.00 (8 oz. pkg.) Idaho Potatoes - $1.99 (5 lb. bag) Green Cabbage - $.48 lb. Baby Spinach or Baby Lettuce - $3.69 each (5 oz. pkg.) Distinctively Dole Premium Salad Kits - 2 for $5.00 (9-11 oz. bags)

*Discount Drug Mart 4 For $4.00 Sale: *Dole Classic Iceberg Garden Salad Mix (12 oz.) *Dole Coleslaw Mix (14 oz.) *Baby Cut Carrots (1 lb. bag) Redskin or Idaho Potatoes - 2 for $4.00 (5 lb. bag)

*Whole Foods Jumbo Cherries - $2.99 lb. Organic Cherries - $3.49 lb. Red Raspberries - $2.99 Blackberries - 2 for $5.00 Whole Pineapple - $4.99 each Figs - $2.99 (black mission, brown turkey or Sierra) Strawberries - $4.99 (2 lb. pkg.) Blueberries - $5.99 (2 lb. pkg.) Organic Red Seedless Grapes - $2.99 lb. Green Peppers - $1.99 lb. Zucchini or Yellow Squash - $1.29 lb.

*Costco Red Globe Grapes - $5.79 (5 lb. bag) Black Seedless Grapes - $6.49 (5 lb. pkg.) Red Seedless Grapes - $6.49 (4 lb. pkg.) Green Grapes - $7.99 (4 lb. pkg.) Navel Oranges - $12.99 (12 lb. bag) Large Nectarines - $7.99 (5 lb. box) Flat Peaches - $4.49 (2 lbs.) Apricots - $5.99 (3.75 lb. box) Plums - $4.99 (4 lb. bag) Fresh Prunes - $6.79 (5 lb. pkg.) Beefsteak Tomatoes - $5.99 (5 lb. pkg.) Grape Tomatoes - $5.99 (2 lb. pkg.) Roma Tomatoes - $3.99 (2 lbs.) Tomatoes on the Vine - $4.79 (2 lb. pkg.) Large Hass Avocados - $7.99 (5 ct. pkg.) Carzilia Sweet Onions - $5.99 (10 lb. bag) Mixed Bell Peppers - $6.49 (6 ct.) Sweet Mini Peppers - $3.99 (2 lb. bag) Asparagus - $4.99 (2.5 lb. bag) Broccoli Floweret’s - $4.59 (3 lb. bag) Sugar Snap Peas - $5.49 (2 lb. bag) Large Baking Potatoes - $8.99 (20 lb. bag) Baby Bella Mushrooms - $4.49 (24 oz. pkg.) White Whole Mushrooms - $3.99 (24 oz. pkg.) English Cucumbers - $3.49 (3 ct. pkg.) Organic Carrots - $5.99 (10 lb. bag) Organic Mini Carrots - $4.99 (5 lb. bag) Flat Leaf Spinach - $4.29 (2.5 lb. pkg.) Hearts of Romaine Lettuce - $3.49 (6 ct. pkg.) Salad Mix - $2.79 (3 lb. bag)

*Sam’s Club Watermelon - $5.88 Blueberries - $5.47 (2 lb. pkg.) Bing Cherries - $5.88 (3 lb. pkg.) Bananas - $1.48 (3 lbs.) Cantaloupe - $2.88 Grapefruit - $6.56 (8 lb. bag) Grapes - $5.88 (3 lb. pkg.) Navel Oranges - $8.76 (10 lb. bag) Clementines - $6.88 (5 lb. box) Seedless Grapes - $5.88 (3 lb. pkg.) Gala, Fuji and Granny Smith Apples - $5.88 (5 lb. bag) Limes - $2.88 (3 lb. bag) Lemons - $4.17 (2 lb. bag) Strawberries - $3.88 (2 lb. pkg.) Plums - $5.88 (3.5 lb. pkg.) Kiwi - $3.88 (3 lb. pkg.) Yellow Nectarines - $5.77 (4 lb.) Avocadoes - $5.88 (5 count) Seedless Cucumbers - $3.42 (3 ct.) Carrots - $2.54 (5 lb. bag) Roma Tomatoes - $5.88 (3 lb. pkg.) Campari Tomatoes - $4.24 Grape Tomatoes - $5.42 (2 lb. pkg.) Cole Slaw - $2.86 (3 lb. bag) Vegetable Broccoli Medley - $5.47 (3 lb. bag) Broccoli Flowerets - $4.66 (3 lb. bag) Large Mushrooms - $3.39 (24 oz.) Sliced Mushrooms - $2.84 (8 oz. pkg.) Portabella Mushrooms - $4.88 (18 oz. pkg.) Organic Spinach - $3.84 (1 lb. pkg.) Celery Hearts - $2.17 (3 ct.) Romaine Lettuce - $4.14 (6 count) Chopped Romaine Lettuce - $3.17 (2 lb. bag) Tossed Salad Mix - $2.62 (3 lb. bag) Asparagus - $5.57 (2.25 lb.) Green Peppers- $6.84 (6 ct.) Ancient Red Sweet Peppers - $6.86 (6 ct.)

*Trader Joe’s Sugar Plums - $1.99 lb. Organic Bing Cherries - $5.99 (3 lb. pkg.) Organic Strawberries - $2.99 lb. Hothouse Cucumbers - $1.99 each Red Seedless Grapes - $2.99 lb. Organic Spring Mix - $2.29 (5 oz. bag Organic Romaine Hearts - $2.69 (3ct. pkg.) Mini Pearl Tomatoes - $2.49 (1 lb. container) Fresh Blackberries - $2.99 (12oz. pkg.) Frozen Papaya Chunks - $1.99 (12 oz. bag) Seedless Watermelon - $4.99 (they are on the small side) Strawberries - $2.49 lb. Kiwi - $2.19 (6ct.pkg.) Mangos - $1.29 each Bananas - $.19 each D'Anjou Pears - $4.29 (3 lb.) Apples - $.49 each (Red Delicious, Braeburn, Gala Organic Apples - $.69 (Fuji, Gala, Red Delicious) Whole Pineapple - $3.49 Red Papaya - $2.99 each Organic D'Anjou Pears, Green or Red - $3.49 (3 lb.) Organic Sweet Potatoes - $3.69 (3 lb. bag) Slicer Tomatoes - $1.99 (3ct. pkg.) Sweet Onions - $1.79 (2 lb. bag) Organic Carrots - $.89 (1 lb. bag) Cauliflower - $2.69 Organic Grape Tomatoes - $2.99 (pint)

*GFS Bananas - $1.79 (3 lb. bag) Valencia Oranges - $7.29 (8 lb. bag) Limes - $2.79 (12 count) Lemons - $2.79 (2 lb. bag) Peaches - $5.99 (8 ct. pkg.) Plums - $6.99 (2.5 lb. pkg.) Cantaloupe - $1.99 Seedless Watermelon - $3.99 lb. Red Potatoes - $6.79 (10 lb. bag) Yellow Onions - $2.99 (5 lb. bag) Celery Hearts - $1.99 (2 ct.) Cucumbers - $4.29 (6 ct.) Green Peppers - $7.99 (5 lb. bag) Diced Cabbage - $5.29 (5 lb. bag) Shredded Cabbage - $5.29 (5 lb. bag) Shredded Lettuce - $4.99 (3 lb. bag) Leaf Spinach - $5.79 (triple washed 2.5 lb. bag)

*The Anderson's Strawberries - 2 for $3.00 Cucumbers - 6 for $1.98 Cluster in the Vine Tomatoes - $.99 lb. Chopped Romaine - 2 for $4.00 (10 oz. bag) New Crop Cooking Onions - 2 for $3.00 English Cucumbers - 2 for $3.00 Asparagus - $2.99 lb Grape Tomatoes - $1.49 (pint) Celery - 2 for $3.00 Asparagus - $2.99 lb. Red Peppers - $2.99 lb. Green Peppers - 2 for $.98 Broccoli Tops - $1.49 lb. Roma Tomatoes - $1.49 lb. Hydroponic Tomatoes - $1.49 lb. Eggplant - $.99 lb. Baby Carrots - $.99 (1 lb. bag) Green Cabbage - $.49 lb. Romaine Lettuce - $.99 lb. Redskin Potatoes - $.69 lb. Idaho Baking Potatoes - 2 for $3.00 (5 lb. bag) Large Baking Potatoes - $.99 lb. Nectarines - $.99 lb. Bing Cherries - $2.99 lb. Texas Grapefruit - 2 for $.98 Gala, Fuji o Braeburn Apples - $.99 lb. Oranges - $6.99 (8 lb. bag) Honeydew Melon - $2.99 Cantaloupe - 2 for $5.00 Seedless Whole Watermelon - $6.99 White Seedless Grapes - $1.99 lb. Red or Green Seedless Grapes - $1.99 lb.

I will update the list as I get more information. For now happy shopping!

Laurie, TheBag Lady