Friends, as we enter into the month of September apples and pears are in peak season. My family like fresh apple or pear crisps. To core the fruit can be easy with the right tools. A melon baller is just he right size and shape to carve out the core cleanly and easily. A sturdy rounded metal ½ teaspoon measure will core just as well if you do not have a melon baller. Here are some of the produce deals for the week of August 31.

*Kroger"Lindy Black" Seedless Grapes - $.87 Cantaloupe - $1.38 lb. Strawberries - $1.59 lb. Driscoll's Raspberries - 2 for $4.00 (6 oz. pkg.) Grape Tomatoes - 2 for $4.00 (pint) Portabella Mushrooms - 2 for $5.00 (8 oz. pkg.) Bell Peppers - 3 for $5.00 (Red, Yellow or Orange) Green Beans - $.99 lb. Baby Carrots - 3 for $5.00 Broccoli or Cauliflower - 4 for $5.00 Dole Classic Salad or Slaw - $.98 (12 -14 oz. bag) Premium Jumbo Russet Potatoes - $2.99 (8 lb. bag) Hot House Cucumbers - 10 for $10.00

Friends, as we enter into the month of September apples and pears are in peak season. My family like fresh apple or pear crisps. To core the fruit can be easy with the right tools. A melon baller is just he right size and shape to carve out the core cleanly and easily. A sturdy rounded metal ½ teaspoon measure will core just as well if you do not have a melon baller. Here are some of the produce deals for the week of August 31.

*Kroger“Lindy Black” Seedless Grapes - $.87 Cantaloupe - $1.38 lb. Strawberries - $1.59 lb. Driscoll’s Raspberries - 2 for $4.00 (6 oz. pkg.) Grape Tomatoes - 2 for $4.00 (pint) Portabella Mushrooms - 2 for $5.00 (8 oz. pkg.) Bell Peppers - 3 for $5.00 (Red, Yellow or Orange) Green Beans - $.99 lb. Baby Carrots - 3 for $5.00 Broccoli or Cauliflower - 4 for $5.00 Dole Classic Salad or Slaw - $.98 (12 -14 oz. bag) Premium Jumbo Russet Potatoes - $2.99 (8 lb. bag) Hot House Cucumbers - 10 for $10.00

*Meijer Peaches or Nectarines - $.88 lb. (white or yellow flesh) Plums - $.88 lb. (midnight moon or sunrise red) Bartlett or Red Pears - $.99 lb. Apples - $1.49 lb. (Michigan Paula Red or Gingergold) Raspberries - $.99 (6 oz. pkg.) Cabbage - $.25 lb. Celery Hearts - 2 got $3.00 Caramel Apples 3 pkg. - 2 for $5.00 (plain or with nuts) Squash - $.49 lb. (Acorn, Butternut, Buttercup or Spaghetti) Dole Salad Blends - 2 for $5.00 Organic Clamshell Salad - 2 for $5.00

*Giant Eagle Seedless Watermelon - $2.77 Red Seedless Grapes - $.99 lb. Peaches - $.99 lb. Strawberries - 2 for $4.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Cantaloupe - $1.99 Nectarines - $1.69 lb. (yellow or white flesh) Plums - $1.69 lb. (red or black) Iceberg Lettuce - $.99 Grape Tomatoes - $.99 (Pint pkg.) Baby-Cut Carrots - 2 for $3.00 (1 lb. bag) Mushrooms - 2 for $3.00 (8 oz. pkg., sliced Sno-White or Baby Bella) Broccoli - 4 for $5.00 Celery - 4 for $5.00 Seedless Cucumber - 4 for $5.00 Russet Potatoes - 2 for $4.00

*Save a Lot (Columbus locations) Red or White Seedless Grapes - $.99 lb. Idaho Potatoes - $2.99 (10 lb. bag) Bananas - 3 lbs. for $1.00 Strawberries - $1.99 (1 lb. pkg.) Seedless Watermelon - $3.99 Seeded Watermelon - $5.99 Cantaloupe - $1.50 each Homegrown Cantaloupe - $2.99 Muskmelon - $2.99 Honeydew Melon - $2.79 Clementines - $3.49 (2 lb. bag) Peaches - $.99 lb. Nectarines - $1.39 lb. Bartlett Pears - $.89 lb. Plums - $1.39 lb. (regular & prune) Blueberries - $2.50 (1 pint) Blackberries - $2.00 (5.50 clamshell) Carmel Apple 3 Pack - $2.49 *I love caramel & red candy apples

*Marc’s Red Seedless Grapes - $.99 lb. Peaches - $.99 lb. Cantaloupe or Honeydew Melon - 2 for $3.00 Kiwi - 8 for $2.00 Beefsteak Tomatoes - $1.29 lb. Klondike Rose Potatoes - 2 for $4.00 (5 lb. bag) Bi-Color Sweet Corn - 12 for $1.00 Classic Cole Slaw - $.99 (14 oz. bag) Zucchini - $.69 lb. Portabella Mushrooms - 2 for $4.00 Bell Peppers - $1.99 lb. (red, yellow or orange) Sweet Yellow Onions - $.69 lb.

*Aldi Seedless Watermelon - $2.49 Peaches or Nectarines - $.25 each Plums - $.25 each Cucumbers - $.25 each Granny Smith Apples - $1.99 (3 lb. bag) Red Delicious Apples - 1.99 (3 lb. bag) Tomatoes - $.99 (2 pack) Green Peppers - $.99 (3 pack) Celery - $.79 Baby Carrots - $.99 (1 lb. bag) Head Lettuce - $.75 Yellow Onions - $.99 (3 lb. bag) Mushrooms - $1.29 (8 oz. pkg.)

*Carnival Foods White Seedless Grapes - $.78 lb. Peaches or Nectarines - $.99 lb. Pluot Plums - $.99 lb. Blackberries or Raspberries - 2 for $5.00 (6 oz. pkg.) Grape Cherry Tomatoes - $1.78 (pint pkg.) Red Bell Peppers - $1.98 lb. Baby Carrots - $1.98 (2 lb. bag) Cauliflower - 2 for $4.00 Broccoli Crowns - $1.48 Celery - $1.18 Dole Classic Salad or Cole Slaw - $.99 (12-14 oz. bag)

*LoveJoy’s Market IGA Peaches or Nectarines - $.99 lb. Cantaloupe - $1.99 Seedless Watermelon - $3.88 Black Plums - $1.69 lb. Grape Tomatoes - 2 for $5.00 (12 oz. pkg.) Yellow Sweet Onions - $.98 lb. Green Beans - $.99 lb. Idaho Baking Potatoes - 2 for $1.00 Bi-Color Corn - 10 for $2.99

*Little’s Village IGA Bi-Color Corn - 10 for $3.00 Paula Red Apples - 2 for $4.00 Vine Ripened Tomatoes - $.99 lb. Peeled Baby Carrots - 2 for $3.00 (1 lb. bag)

*Jewett’s IGA Seedless Watermelon - $2.99 Cantaloupe - $1.99 Peaches or Nectarines - $.99 lb. Cherry Tomatoes - 2 for $5.00 Sweet Corn - 10 for $2.99 Yellow Sweet Onions - $.89 lb. Idaho Baking Potatoes - 2 for $1.00

*Nick’s Market Bi-Color Corn - 12 for $3.00 Paula Red Apples - 2 or $4.00 (3 lb. bag) Vine Ripened Tomatoes - $.99 lb. Red Potatoes - $2.99 (3 lb. bag) Panoche Sweet Onions - $.99 lb. Baby Carrots - 2 for $3.00 (1 lb. bag)

*Ross’ Granville Market Seedless Watermelon - $3.99 Cantaloupe - 2 for $5.00 Paula Red Apples - 2 for $4.00 (3 lb. bag) Celery Hearts - $1.89 Sweet Corn - 3 for $1.00 Sweet Onions - $.69 lb. Leafy Romaine Salad Blend - 2 for $5.00 (10 oz. bag) Tomatoes - $.79 lb. Grape Tomatoes - $1.39 (pint pkg.)

*Discount Drug Mart Dole Classic Salad or Coleslaw Mix - 4 for $4.00 (12 0z. Bag) Celery - 4 for $4.00 Baby Cut Carrots - 4 for $4.00 Idaho Potatoes - 2 for $3.00 (5 lb. bag) *GFS Seedless Watermelon - $3.99 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 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)

*Whole Foods Organic Red Seedless Grapes - $1.99 lb. Organic Black Seedless Grapes - $2.99 lb. Seedless Green Grapes - $3.99 lb. Seedless Champagne Grapes - $3.99 lb. Organic Red Raspberries - $2.99 (6 oz. pkg.) Strawberries - $3.99 lb. Organic Figs - $3.99 Organic Heirloom Tomatoes - $3.99 lb. Organic Salad Tomatoes - $1.99 lb. Organic Grape Tomatoes - $.99 (pint pkg.) Tomatoes on the Vine - $2.99 lb. Green Beans - $1.99 lb. Bi-Color Corn - 5 for $2.00 Limes - 5 for $2.00 Bagged Clementines - $6.99 (5 lb. bag) Bagged Red Grapefruit - $4.99 (5 lb. bag) Romaine Hearts - $4.79 (6 ct.)

*Costco Pineapple - $2.79 Cantaloupe - 3 for $5.49 Mini Watermelon - 2 for $4.99 Nectarines - $8.49 (5 lb. pkg.) White Flesh Peaches - $7.99 (5 lb. pkg.) Yellow Peaches - $6.59 (5 lb. pkg.) Italian Plums (Prunes) - $5.99 (5 lb. pkg.) Plums - $4.99 (4 lb. pkg.) Pluots - $7.59 (5 lb. pkg.) Kiwi - $4.99 (4 lb. pkg.) Seedless Watermelon - $4.79 Honeydew Melon - $2.99 Tuscan Melon - $4.99 (2 count) Fuji Apples - $6.49 (12 count pkg.) Gala Apples - $6.99 (12 count pkg.) Pink Lady Apples - $6.99 (12 count pkg.) Gingergold Apples - $5.79 (12 count pkg.) Red Delicious Apples -$8.99 (10 lb. bag) Clementines - $5.99 (5 lb. pkg.) Bananas - $1.32 (3 lb.) Navel Oranges - $12.99 (12 lb. bag) Seedless Red Grapes - $5.99 (4 lb. bag) Seedless Champagne Grapes - $2.79 (2 lb. pkg.) Seedless Black Grapes - $5.99 (5 lb. pkg.) Organic Raspberries - $3.99 (12 oz. pkg.) Beef Steak Tomatoes - $4.99 (5 lb. pkg.) Grape Tomatoes - $5.79 (2 lb. pkg.) Campari Tomatoes on the Vine - $4.99 (2 lb. pkg.) Gold Potatoes - $8.99 (15 lb. bag) Extra Large Baking Potatoes - $8.79 (20 lb. bag) * They are huge! Small Red Potatoes - $4.99 (10 lb. bag) Mixed Bell Peppers - $5.99 (6 count) Red Bell Peppers - $5.79 (6 count) Sweet Mini Peppers - $3.99 (2 lb. bag) Sugar Snap Peas - $5.49 (2 lb. bag) Asparagus - $4.99 (2.25 lb. pkg.) Hearts of Romaine - $3.39 (6 count) Salad Mix - $2.69 (3 lb. bag) Spinach - $4.49 (2.25 bag) Broccoli Flowerets - $4.49 (3 lb. bag) Organic Carrots - $5.99 (10 lb. bag) Baby Cucumbers - $4.49 (2 lb. pkg.) Mushrooms - $3.99 (24 oz. pkg.) Yellow Onions - $4.49 (10 lb. bag) Appalachian Sweet Onions - $6.99 (10 lb. bag) Haas Avocados - $7.49 (5 count) *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.) Whole Sale Clubs keep their prices fairly static from week to week.

*Trader Joe’s 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 (pin

*The Anderson's Baby Carrots - $.99 (1 lb. bag) Red or White Seedless Grapes - $1.49 lb. Blueberries - 2 for $5.00 (pint pkg.) Homegrown Tomatoes - $.99 lb. Sugar Baby Watermelon - 2 for $4.00 Black Plums - $1.49 lb. Peaches - $.99 lb. Cluster Tomatoes - $1.49 lb. Golden Delicious Apples - $3.99 (half peck bag) Cucumbers - 3 for $.99 Mango - $.89 each Pineapple - 2 for $4.00 Green Beans - $.99 lb. Zuchinni or Yellow Squash - $.99 lb. Avocados - 2 for $3.00 Roma Tomatoes - $.99 lb. Eggplant - $.99 lb. English Cucumbers - 2 for $3.00 Cauliflower - 2 for $4.00 Celery - 2 for $3.00 Green Onions - 2 fo $.98 Cabbage - $.39 lb. Broccoli Tops- $1.49 lb. Red Peppers - $2.99 lb. Green Peppers - 2 for $.98 Cherries - $3.99 lb. Kiwi - 6 for $1.98 Grape Tomatoes - $2 for $5.00 Red Potatoes - $.99 lb. Granny Smith Apples - $1.49 lb. Pink Lady Apples - $1.49 lb. Fuji Apples - $.99 lb. Yams - $.99 lb. All Purpose White Potatoes - $1.99 (10 lb. bag) Idaho Potatoes- $3.99 lb. (10 lb. bag) Idaho Potatoes - 2 for $5.00 (5 lb. bag) Seedless Watermelon - $3.99 lb. Strawberries - 2 for $5.00 Honeydew Melons - $2.99 Cantaloupe - 2 for $5.00 Blackberries or Raspberries - 2 for $5.00 (6 oz. pkg.) *Fresh Market Navel Oranges - $1.68 lb. Asparagus - $1.98 lb. Peaches - $.98 lb. Bartlett Pears - $.98 lb. Bananas - $.39 lb. Red Raspberries or Blackberries - 2 for $5.00 (6 oz.) Grape Tomatoes on the Vine - $1.59 lb. Green Beans - $.99 lb. . *Target Apples - $.99 (select varieties) Bananas - $.50 lb. *Walmart Cantaloupe - $1.25 Seedless Watermelon - $4.00 Red Plums - $.99 lb. Peaches - $.99 lb. Lemons - 3 for $1.00 Gala Apples - $3.47 (3 lb. bag) Corn - 4 for $1.00 Roma Tomatoes - $1.00 lb. Green Peppers - $1.00 lb.

*Buehler's Fresh Foods Whole Seedless Watermelon - $2.99 Pineapple - $2.99 Freestone Peaches - $3.99 (5 lb. box, from Bauman's Orchard) Tomatoes - $.99 lb. Jumbo Sweet Onions - $.79 lb. Pears - $1.29 lb. (Bosc, Red or Bartlet) *The Bosc are delicious! Snow White Mushrooms - $1.19 (8 oz. pkg.)

*Walter's IGA SAVE-U-Mor Slicing Tomatoes - $.99 lb. Yellow Onions - $.99 (2 lb. bag) Mini Carrots - $.99 (1 lb. bag) Russet Potatoes - $1.99 (8 lb. bag)

I will update the list as I get more information. For now happy shopping! Laurie, TheBag Lady