Friends, this is the time of year that oranges are in peak season. Years ago, oranges were considered a delicacy and only available around the holiday time. As you are scurrying around picking up stocking stuffers this week, pick some up. As a child, I always found an orange at the bottom of my stocking. Here are some of the produce deals around Central Ohio for the week of December 20.

*Kroger California Cuties Clementines - $4.99 lb. Pineapple - $1.99 Cara Cara Navel Oranges - 2 for $1.00 Blackberries or Blueberries - 2 for $5.00 (5-5 oz. pkg.) Cantaloupe $1.77 Broccoli or Baby Carrots - 2 for $3.00 Hass Avocados - 10 for $10.00 Fresh Selections Salad Blends - $2.49 (6.5-12 oz. pkg.) Diamond In Shell Nuts - $2.99 lb.

Friends, this is the time of year that oranges are in peak season. Years ago, oranges were considered a delicacy and only available around the holiday time. As you are scurrying around picking up stocking stuffers this week, pick some up. As a child, I always found an orange at the bottom of my stocking. Here are some of the produce deals around Central Ohio for the week of December 20.

*Kroger California Cuties Clementines - $4.99 lb. Pineapple - $1.99 Cara Cara Navel Oranges - 2 for $1.00 Blackberries or Blueberries - 2 for $5.00 (5-5 oz. pkg.) Cantaloupe $1.77 Broccoli or Baby Carrots - 2 for $3.00 Hass Avocados - 10 for $10.00 Fresh Selections Salad Blends - $2.49 (6.5-12 oz. pkg.) Diamond In Shell Nuts - $2.99 lb.

*Giant Eagle Sunkist Navel Oranges - 10 for $2.00 Pears - $.99 lb. (Bartlett, Bosc, D’Anjou or Red) Blackberries or Blueberries - 2 for $5.00 (6 oz. pkg.) Idaho Potatoes - 2 for $4.00 (5 lb. bag) Whole Sno -White Mushrooms - 2 for $3.00 (8 oz. pkg.) Celery - 2 for $3.00 Onions - $.99 lb. Green Beans or White Sweet Potatoes - $1.19 lb. Microwave Green Beans (12 oz.) or Celery Hearts - $1.99 each Chestnuts - $2.99 lb.

*Meijer Russet Potatoes - $1.19 (10 lb.bag) Organic Russet Potatoes - $2.49 (10 lb bag) Preimium Apples - $.99 lb. (Fuji, Braeburn, Jongold, Red or Golden Delicious) Pears - $1.18 lb. (Bartlett, Bosc, Comice, D'Anjou) Asparagus- $1.99 lb. Seedless Navel Oranges- 2 for $4.00 (4 lb. bag) Organic Navel Oranges - $3.29 (4 lb. bag) Pineapple - $2.49 Sweet Red Cherries - $3.99 lb.' Baby Carrots - 2 for $5.00 (2 lb. bag) *Marc’s (Columbus) Whole Mushrooms - $.89 (oz. pkg.) Vegetable Tray - $5.99 each (28 oz. tray) Clementines - $4.99 lb. Blueberries or Strawberries - 2 for $5.00 (1 lb. bag) Blackberries - 4 for $5.00 Jumbo Seedless Navel Oranges - $3.99 (8 lb. bag) Pineapple - 2 for $5.00 Jumbo Lemons or Limes - 3 for $.99 Idaho Potatoes - $1.69 (8 lb. bag) Hass Avocados - $.89 each Classic Romaine or Greener Selection Salad - 2 for $3.00 9-12 oz. bags) Grape Tomatoes - 2 for $3.00 (1 pint pkg.) Sleeved Celery - $.99 Pistachios - $5.98 (24 oz. bag, 10 oz. bag - 2 for $5.00) *Carnival Foods (Heath, Lancaster & Circleville) Idaho Potatoes - $1.98 (10 lb. bag) Green Beans - $.98 lb. Jumbo Broccoli - 2 for $4.00 New Red Potatoes - 2 for $4.00 (5 lb. bag) Grape Cherry Tomatoes - 2 for $5.00 (pint) Celery Hearts - $1.88 Red Delicious Apples - $3.98 (8 lb. bag) Bananas - $.39 lb. Seedless Navel Oranges - $3.98 (8 lb. bag) Jumbo Cantaloupe - $1.98 Blackberries or Blueberries - 2 for $4.00 (½ pint) *Buehler’s Fresh Foods (Delaware) All Purpose White Potatoes - $1.49 (10 lb. bag) Darling Clementines - $5.99 lb. Stuffing Mushrooms - $1.99 (14 oz. pkg.) Broccoli or Broccoli Slaw - 2 for $3.00 (12 oz. bag of slaw) Pears - $.88 lb. (D’Anjou, Bosc, Red, Bartlett or Concord) Navel Oranges - $4.99 (8 lb. bag) Mini Seedless Watermelon - $2.99 Pineapple - 2 for $5.00 Garden Fresh Pick 5 for $5.00: Baby Carrots (1 lb. bag) English Cucumbers Radishes (1 lb. bag) Celery Stalk Dole Coleslaw (14 oz. bag)

*Nick’s Market (Columbus) Idaho Potatoes - $1.98 (10 lb. bag) Dole Baby Carrots - 2 for $3.00 (1 lb. bag) Whole Mushrooms - 3 for $5.00 (8 oz. pkg.) Yellow Onions - 2 for $3.00 (3 lb. bag) Dole Blends Salads - $2.99 (10 oz. bag) Pineapple - $1.98 Clementines - $4.98 (5 lb. bag) Apples - $.98 lb.(Red, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith) Pears - $.98 lb. (Northwest Green D’Anjou ) Seedless Navel Oranges - 6 for $5.00 Large Vegetable Tray - $12.99 (36-48 oz.) *LoveJoy’s IGA (Plain City) Clementines - $5.99 (5 lb. box) Apples - $.98 lb.(Red, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith) Navel Oranges - $.69 each Pineapples - $2.99 Sweet Potatoes - $.49 lb. Russet Potatoes - $1.99 (10 lb. bag)

*Ashville IGA (Ashville) Russet Idaho Potatoes - $1.99 (10 lb. bag) Sweet Potatoes - $.49 lb. Red or Gold Delicious Apples - 3 for $2.00 Navel Oranges - 3 for $2.00 Clementines - $4.99 (5 lb. box) Green Onions - $.99 (5 oz. pkg.)

*Jewett’s IGA (Mt. Sterling) Clementines - $5.99 (5 lb. box) Green Onions - $.99 (5 oz. pkg.) Sweet Potatoes - $.49 lb. Pineapples - $2.99 lb. Idaho Potatoes - 2 for $7.00 (10 lb. bag)

*Bay’s Family Stores IGA (Lithopolis) Idaho Potatoes - $1.98 (10 lb. bag) Clementines - $4.98 (5 lb. box) Pineapple - $1.98 Seedless Navel Oranges - 6 for $5.00 Mushrooms - 3 for $5.00 (8 oz. pkg.) Yellow Onions - 2 for $3.00 (3 lb. bag) Apples - $.98 lb. (Red & Golden Delicious or Granny Smith) Baby Carrots - 2 for $3.00 (1 lb. bag) Dole Blends Salads - $2.99 (10 oz. bags)

*Cook’s IGA (Columbus) Clementines - $4.99 (5 lb. box) Apples - $.99 lb.(Red, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith) Navel Oranges - $.69 each Pineapples - $2.99 Sweet Potatoes - $.49 lb. Russet Potatoes - $1.99 (10 lb. bag)

*Little's IGA (Columbus) Idaho Potatoes - $1.98 (10 lb. bag) Clementines - $4.98 (5 lb. box) Pineapple - $1.98 Seedless Navel Oranges - 6 for $5.00 Mushrooms - 3 for $5.00 (8 oz. pkg.) Yellow Onions - 2 for $3.00 (3 lb. bag) Apples - $.98 lb. (Red & Golden Delicious or Granny Smith) Baby Carrots - 2 for $3.00 (1 lb. bag) Dole Blends Salads - $2.99 (10 oz. bags)

*Walter’s SAV-U-MOR Food Store (Westerville) Russet Potatoes - $1.99 (10 lb. bag) Sweet Potatoes - $.49 lb. Apples - $.99 lb. (Red or Gold Delicious, or Granny Smith) Sunkist Navel Oranges - $.69 each Clementines - $4.99 (5 lb. box)

*Community Markets (Ada, Bluffton, Circleville, Marysville, Delta and Marion) Sweet Potatoes - $.67 lb. Idaho Baking Potatoes - $.99 (3 lb. bag) Cantaloupes - $1.99 Pineapple - $2.99 Red Radishes - $1.00 (1 lb. bag) Green Onions - $1.00 (5 oz. bag)

*Quality Foods Hometown Market and Richwood Cardinal (Utica, Centerburg, Wadsworth, Richwood Cardinal) Tangerines - 2 for $5.00 (3 lb. bag) Black Seedless or Red Globe Grapes - $2.99 lb. Apples - $1.49 lb. (Red or Golden Delicious or Granny Smith Whole Pineapple - $2.99 Baby Carrots - 2 for $3.00 (1 lb. bag) Tomatoes on the Vine - $2.49 lb. Whole Mushrooms - 2 for $3.00 (8 oz. pkg.) Dole Classic Iceberg Lettuce - 2 for $3.00 (12 oz. bag)

*Discount Drug Mart Navel Oranges - $2.99 (4 lb. bag) Sweet Potatoes - $.69 lb. Yellow Cooking Onions - $.79 (2 lb. bag) Bananas - $.42 lb.

*Aldi Celery - $.69 Broccoli - $.99 (14 oz. pkg.) Sweet Potatoes - $.99 (3 lb. bag) Pineapple - $1.49 Grapefruit - $1.99 (5 lb. bag) Onions - $.49 (3 lb. bag) Apples - $1.69 lb. (Fuji, Rome , Red Delicious, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith and McIntosh) Valencia Oranges - $1.49 (3 lb. bag) Tangerines - $.99 (3 lb. bag) Pears - $1.59 per pack (28 oz.) Russet Potatoes - $1.49 (10 lb. bag) Roma Tomatoes - $1.69 (24 oz. pkg.) Multi Colored Peppers - $1.99 (2 pack) Green Peppers - $1.29 (2 pack) Cabbage - $.99 each Cauliflower - $1.59 each Lettuce - $1.29 Broccoli Crowns - $1.59 oz.(14 oz.) Yukon Gold Potatoes - $1.99 (5 lb. bag) Bananas - $.39 lb. Cantaloupe - $1.69 Red or Black Seedless Grapes - $2.49 (2 lb. pkg.) Strawberries - $1.99 (1 lb. pkg.) Mushrooms - $1.29 (8 oz. pkg.) Baby Portabella Mushrooms - $1.59 (8 oz. pkg.) Acorn & Butternut Squash - $1.29 each Carrots -$1.29 (2 lb. bag) Baby Carrots - $.99 (1 lb. bag) Red Onions - $1.29 (2 lb. bag) Avocados - $.99 each Vine-Ripened Tomatoes - $1.99 lb.

*GFS Idaho Baker Potatoes - $2.99 (10 lb. bag) Valencia Oranges - $6.99 (8 lb. bag) Deluxe Broccoli Salad Kit - $12.99 (4.53 lb. pkg.) *Costco Small Red Potatoes - $4.99 (10 lb. bag) Baking Potatoes - $4.99 (20 lb. bag) Jumbo Yellow Onions - $3.99 (10 lb. bag) Sweet Red Onions - $7.49 (8 lb. bag) Peru Sweet Onions - $4.49 (5 lb. bag) Gourmet Medley Potatoes - $6.79 (5 lb. bag) Sweet Potatoes - $7.29 (10 lb. bag) Gold Potatoes - $5.99 (15 lb. bag) Grapefruit - $9.99 (15 lb. bag) Lemons - $5.99 (5 lb. bag) Cara Cara Oranges - $5.99 (8 lb. bag) Limes - $3.99 (5 lb. bag) Jonagold Apples -$4.99 (12 ct.) Honeycrisp Apples - $9.99 (12 ct.) Red Delicious Apples - $6.79 (10 lb. bag) Granny Smith Apples - $5.99 (12 ct.) Tangerines - $3.79 (5 lb. bag) Clementines - $6.99 (5 lb. box) Pomegranates - $9.99 (6 ct.) English Cucumbers - 3 for $4.29 Baby Cucumbers - $5.49 Pineapple - $2.79 Roma Tomatoes - $4.99 (2 lb.) Compari Tomatoes on the Vine - $5.49 (2 lb.) Grape Tomatoes - $6.79 (2 lb.) Beefsteak Tomatoes - $6.99 (5 lb. tray) Bartlett Pears - $5.99 (6 lb.) Bananas - $1.32 (3 lb.) Mini Seedless Watermelons - $4.99 (2 ct.) Cantaloupe - $4.99 (3 ct.) Honeydew Melon - $3.79 Medjool Dates - $7.99 (2 lb. pkg.) Avocados - $4.99 (5 ct. pkg.) Asparagus - $5.49 2.25 lbs.) Sugar Snap Peas - $5.49 Brussel Sprouts - $4.79 (2 lb.) Red Peppers - $5.49 (6 ct.) Mixed Bell Peppers -$6.79 (6 ct.) Sweet Mini Peppers - $3.99 (2 lb. bag) Broccoli Floweret’s - $4.99 French Green Beans - $5.59 (2 lb. pkg.) Organic Spring Mix - $3.99 (1 lb. clamshell) Hearts of Romaine - $3.79 (6 ct.) Organic Spinach - $3.99 (1 lb.) Spinach - $4.29 (2.5 lb. bag) Salad Mix - $2.79 (3 lb. bag) Butter Living Lettuce - $2.99 Organic Carrots - $5.99 (10 lb. bag) Organic Baby Carrots - $4.99 (5 lb. bag) Dole Celery - $3.49 Mushrooms - $3.59 (24 oz. pkg.) Baby Bella Mushrooms - $3.99 (24 oz. pkg.) Red Seedless Grapes - $8.99 (4 lb. pkg.) Red Globe Grapes - $5.99 (5 lb. pkg.) Black Grapes - $8.99 (5 lb. pkg.) Blueberries - $8.99 (24 oz. pkg.) Blackberries - $3.99 (18 oz. pkg.)

*Sam’s Club Strawberries - $3.98 (2 lb. pkg.) Seedless Red, Green or Black Grapes - $4.98 (3 lb. pkg.) Raspberries - $3.98 (12 oz. pkg. Whole Pineapple - $2.98 Red Onions - $4.67 (5 lb. bag) Yellow Onions - $4.87 (10 lb. bag) Sweet Onions - $3.87 (5 lb. bag) Klondike Rose Potatoes - $5.86 (10 lb. bag) Russet Potatoes - $3.98 (10 lb. bag) Baking Potatoes - $4.98 (15 lb. bag) Butter Gold Potatoes - $3.98 (10 lb. bag) Avocadoes - $4.98 (5 ct. bag) Seedless Cucumbers - $3.42 (3 ct. pkg.) Multi-Colored Peppers - $6.86 (6 ct. pkg.) Yellow Honeydew Melon - $3.98 each Cantaloupe - $2.98 each Bosc Pears - $5.98 (4 lb. tray) Apple Pears - $5.88 (4 lb. tray) Bartlett Pears - $4.98 (4 lb.) Red Pears - $5.98 (4 lb.) Sliced Mushrooms - $2.84 Asparagus - $5.57 (2.25 lb.) Broccoli Florets - $4.66 (3 lb. bag) Vegetable Medley - $5.47 (3 lb. bag) Portabella Mushrooms - $4.98 (18 oz. pkg.) Celery Hearts - $2.17 (3 ct. pkg.) Organic Mini Carrots - $5.44 (5 lb. bag) Sugar Snap Peas - $4.98 (24 oz. pkg.) Mini Sweet Peppers - $4.42 (2 lb. bag) Mini Cucumbers - $4.42 (2 lb. pkg.) Iceberg Lettuce - $1.88 (2 ct. pkg.) Ancient Sweet Peppers - $6.86 (6 ct. pkg.) Chopped Romaine Lettuce - $3.17 (2 lb. bag) Green Peppers - $5.97 (6 ct. pkg.) Tossed Salad Mix - $2.47 (3 lb. bag) Coleslaw Mix - $2.98 (3 lb. bag) Iceberg & Romaine Mix Salad - $2.87 (2.5 lb. bag) Organic Spinach - $3.98 (1 lb. pkg.) Organic Spring Mix - $4.37 (1 lb. pkg.) Romaine Hearts - $3.98 (6 ct. pkg.) Gala Apples - $4.98 (5 lb. bag) Golden Delicious Apples - $4.98 (6 lb. bag) Jonamac Apples - $4.24 (5 lb. bag) Honey Crisp Apples - $5.87 (6 ct. tray) Red Delicious Apples - $4.98 (6 lb. bag) Granny Smith Apples - $4.98 (5 lb. bag) Bananas - $1.40 (3 lb. pkg.) Avocados - $7.49 (5 count) Jumbo Pumpkins - $8.88 each *Wholesale Clubs keep their prices fairly static. I will periodically check the prices for updates!

*Wal Mart Seedless Red Grapes - $2.28 Broccoli - $1.68 Cauliflower - $1.98 Eggplant - $.98 lb. Asparagus - $1.99 lb. Cabbage - $.64 lb. Red Cabbage - $.74 lb. Broccoli Crowns - $1.58 lb. Cucumbers - $.62 each Roma Tomatoes - $1.48 lb. Red Potatoes - $2.97 (3 lb. bag) Zucchini - $1.48 lb. Green Peppers - $.88 each Russet Potatoes - $2.50 (10 lb. bag) Baking Potatoes - $.50 lb. Bananas - $.44 lb. Baby Carrots - $1.79 (1 lb. bag) Cello Carrots - $.88 (1 lb. bag) Avocados - $.99 each Pears - $.99 (Bosc, Bartlett) Honeydew Melon - $3.00 Personal Watermelons - $3.48 Oranges - $6.99 (4 lb. bag) Pineapple - $2.49 Cantaloupe - $2.28 Bulk Apples - $.88 (all varieties) Red Delicious Apples - $4.00 (5 lb. bag) Compari Tomatoes - 2 for $5.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Acorn or Butternut Squash - $.78 lb. Whole Baby Bella Mushrooms - $2.99 (8 oz. pkg.) Sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms - $2.00 (8 oz. pkg.) Whole Mushrooms - $1.50 (5 oz. pkg.)

*The Andersons (Columbus) Grapefruit - 2 for $.98 Tangerines - 3 for $.99 Gala Apples - 2 for $3.00 (3 lb. bag) Honeycrisp Apples - $1.99 lb. Pineapple - $2.99 Celery - $.99 Cauliflower - 2 for $5.00 Bartlett Pears - $.99 lb. Grapefruit - $.79 each Baby Carrots - $.88 (1 lb. bag) Cranberries - 2 for $3.00 (12 oz. bag) Yams - $.49 lb. Jonathan Apples - 2 for $3.00 (3 lb. bag) Navel Oranges - $6.99 (8 lb. bag) Green Peppers - $.69 each Idaho Potatoes - $2.99 (10 lb. bag) Asparagus - $2.99 lb. Cantaloupe - $2.99 Honeydew Melon - $3.99 Hydroponic Tomatoes - $2.49 lb. Honeycrisp Apples - $2.99 (3 lb. bag) Persimmons - 2 for $3.00 Pomegranates - $.88 each Red Seedless Grapes - $1.99 lb. Green Grapes - $2.99 lb. Bananas - $.59 lb. Green Beans - $1`.69 lb. OSO Sweet Onions - $.99 lb. Zucchini or Yellow Squash - $.99 lb. Sliced Mushrooms - 2 for $5.00 (8 oz. pkg.) Whole Mushrooms - 2 for $$4.00 Red Raspberries - $2.99 (6 oz. pkg.) Blueberries - $2.99 (4.4 oz. pkg.) Strawberries - $3.99 lb. Acorn Squash - $.49 lb. Pears - $.99 lb. (Bosc & Red) Broccoli Tops - $1.69 lb. Green Cabbage - $.39 lb. Red Cabbage - $.79 lb. Artichokes - $1.99 lb. Carrots - $.99 (1 lb. bag) Carrots - 2 for $5.00 (3 lb. bag) English Cucumbers - 2 for $3.00 Avocados - $.99 each Snow Peas or Sugar Snap Peas - $2.99 lb. Roma Tomatoes - $1.99 lb. Organic Baby Carrots - $1.99 lb. Clementines - $6.99 (5 lb. box)

*Save a Lot (Columbus Locations) Apples - $2.50 (3 lb. bag, Gala) Red Delicious Apples - $2.99 (5 lb. bag) Apples - $1.99 (3 lb. bag,Red Gold Delicious, Jonathan, Rome, Winesap) Apple Orange Mix - $4.49 (4 lb. bag) Haas Avocados - $.99 lb. Bananas - $.33 lb. Broccoli - $$1.99 Cabbage - $.49 lb. Cantaloupe - $1.99 Carrots - $1.49 (2 lb. bag) Mini Carrots - $1.49 (1 lb. bag) Cauliflower - $2.69 Celery Sleeve - $1.29 Cucumber - $.66 each Red Grapefruit - $3.49 (5 lb. bag) Red Seedless Grapes - $1.99 lb. Holiday Red Seedless Grapes - $2.49 lb. White Seedless Grapes - $2.49 lb. Globe Seeded Grapes - $1.79 lb. Kiwi - $.79 each Lemons - $2.99 (2 lb. bag) Limes - $2.49 (2 lb. bag) Lettuce - $1.49 (Cello) Mangoes - $1.33 each Mushrooms - $1.89 (sliced or Baby Bella, 8 oz. pkg.) Yellow Onions - $1.50 (3 lb. bag) Sweet Onions - $2.99 (4 lb. bag) Navel Oranges - $3.29 (4 lb. bag) Valencia Oranges - $6.99 (8 lb. bag) Pears - $.89 lb. (D'Anjou , Red D'Anjou and Bosc) Green Peppers - $.66 each Red Peppers - $1.50 Pineapples - $3.49 Baker Potatoes - $.79 lb. Russet Potatoes - $2.79 (8 lb. bag) Idaho Potatoes - $2.99 (10 lb. bag) Salad Mix - $1.29 (12 oz. bag) Slaw Mix - $1.49 (1 lb. bag) Yellow Squash - $.99 lb. Zucchini - $.89 lb, Tangerines - $1.50 (3 lb. bag) Grape Tomatoes - $2.49 (pint pkg.) Vine Ripe Tomatoes - $2.49 lb. Roma Tomatoes - $1.49 lb. Turnips - $.79 lb. Almonds - $3.99 (1 lb. bag) Pecans Shelled Halves - $4.99 Walnuts Shelled Halves - $4.99

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

Laurie, TheBAG Lady