Friends, there is no better time than a Fourth of July cookout to make a watermelon boat. It's easy! All you need is 1 large watermelon , 1 large honeydew (cut into cubes) 1 large cantaloupe (cut into cubes) 2 pints fresh strawberries (sliced) and 1 cup green grapes.

First, cut a thin slice from the bottom of the watermelon with a sharp knife to allow it to sit flat. With a long sharp knife, cut the melon longitudinally and gently pull off the top section. Cut the corner of the melon in saw-tooth shape with a knife. Remover center of melon with a melon ball scoop, leaving an inch of melon fruit intact. Now, in a large bowl combine honeydew, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapes and watermelon. Spoon into boat and serve chilled. Here are some to the produce deals around town for the week of June 28.

*Meijer (Central Ohio) Whole Seedless Watermelon - $2.48 Blueberries - 2 for $3.00 (pint) Sweet Cherries - $2.99 lb. Strawberries - 2 for $3.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Peaches or Nectarines - $.99 lb. yellow or white flesh) Apricots - $.99 lb. Organic Peaches or Nectarines - $1.29 lb. Markets of Meijer Portabella Mushrooms - 2 for $5.00 (sliced 6 oz. or 12 oz. baby caps) Campari Tomatoes - 2 for $5.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Red, Klondike Rose or Yellow Flesh Potatoes - 2 for $5.00 (5 lb. bag) Organic Earthbound Farms Clamshell Salads - 2 for $5.00 (asst. varieties)

Friends, there is no better time than a Fourth of July cookout to make a watermelon boat. Itís easy! All you need is 1 large watermelon , 1 large honeydew (cut into cubes) 1 large cantaloupe (cut into cubes) 2 pints fresh strawberries (sliced) and 1 cup green grapes.

First, cut a thin slice from the bottom of the watermelon with a sharp knife to allow it to sit flat. With a long sharp knife, cut the melon longitudinally and gently pull off the top section. Cut the corner of the melon in saw-tooth shape with a knife. Remover center of melon with a melon ball scoop, leaving an inch of melon fruit intact. Now, in a large bowl combine honeydew, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapes and watermelon. Spoon into boat and serve chilled. Here are some to the produce deals around town for the week of June 28.

*Meijer (Central Ohio) Whole Seedless Watermelon - $2.48 Blueberries - 2 for $3.00 (pint) Sweet Cherries - $2.99 lb. Strawberries - 2 for $3.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Peaches or Nectarines - $.99 lb. yellow or white flesh) Apricots - $.99 lb. Organic Peaches or Nectarines - $1.29 lb. Markets of Meijer Portabella Mushrooms - 2 for $5.00 (sliced 6 oz. or 12 oz. baby caps) Campari Tomatoes - 2 for $5.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Red, Klondike Rose or Yellow Flesh Potatoes - 2 for $5.00 (5 lb. bag) Organic Earthbound Farms Clamshell Salads - 2 for $5.00 (asst. varieties)

*Kroger (Central Ohio) Northwest Cherries - $1.78 lb. Sweet Corn- $.15 each Strawberries - $1.99(1 lb. pkg.) Strawberries - $3.88 (2 lb. pkg.) Blackberries or Raspberries - 2 for $5.00 (6 oz. pkg.) Blueberries - 2 for $5.00 (pint) Peaches - $.99 lb. Whole Seedless Watermelon - $3.99 Whole Pineapple - 2 for $5.00 Grape Tomatoes - 2 for $4.00 (pint) Vidalia Onions - $.88 lb. Portabella Mushrooms - 2 for $5.00 (6 oz. pkg., capped or sliced) Buurma Farms Radishes or Green Onions - 2 for $1.00 (bunch) Dole or Fresh Selections Premium Classic Salad - 2 for $4.00 (select varieites, 9-12 oz. bag)

*Giant Eagle (Central Ohio) Sweet Corn - $.16 each Red Peppers - $1.99 lb. Portabella Mushrooms - $1.99 lb. Zucchini - $.99 lb. Iceberg Lettuce - $.99 each Tomatoes - $1.29 lb. Watermelon - $3.77 each Sweet Corn - $.16 each Farmers Market Baby Cut Carrots - 2 for $3.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Asparagus - $1.99 lb. Strawberries - 2 for $3.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Blackberries or Red Raspberries - 2 for $3.00 (6 oz. pkg.) Blueberries - 2 for $3.00 (pint) Cantaloupe - 2 for $4.00 Farmers Market Grape Tomatoes - 2 for $4.00 (pint) Campari or Stem Roma Tomatoes - 2 for $4.00 (pint) Peaches or Nectarines - $1.19 lb. Apricots - $1.88 lb. Dulches Baby Watermelon - 2 for $5.00 Farmers Market Petite Potatoes - 2.79 (24 oz. bag, Yukon, Red or White)

*Save a Lot (Columbus locations) Red Delicious or Rome Apples - $2.69 (3 lb. bag) Haas Avocados - $1.09 Bananas - $.47 lb. Blackberries - $1.29 (5 oz. clamshell) Blueberries - $2.29 (pint) Broccoli - $1.69 Cabbage - $.49 Cantaloupe- $1.69 Carrots - $1.49 (2 lb. bag) Mini Carrots - $1.39 (1 lb. bag) Cauliflower - $1.99 Celery Sleeve - $1.29 Cherries - $2.49 lb. Corn - $.28 each Cucumber - $.59 each White or Red Seedless Grapes - $1.49 lb. Kiwi - $.50 each Lemons - $.59 each Cello Lettuce - $.99 Limes - $2.19 (2 lb. bag) Mangoes - $.69 each Mushrooms - $1.79 (8 oz. sliced or whole or baby bella) Peaches and Nectarines - $.99 lb. D Anjou Pears - $1.29 lb. Green Peppers - $.50 each Red Peppers - $1.29 each Pineapple - $2.69 Plums - $.99 lb. Russet Potatoes - $2.50 (8 lb. bag) Sweet Potatoes - $.89 lb. Radishes - $1.00 (1 lb. bag) Salad Mix - $1.29 (12 oz. bag) Slaw Mix - $1.49 (1 lb. bag) Spinach - $1.99 (9 oz. bag) Zucchini - $.99 lb. Strawberries - $1.79 lb. Vine Ripe Tomatoes - $1.49 lb. Grape Tomatoes - $1.79 lb. Roma Tomatoes - $1.29 lb. Whole Seedless Watermelon - $3.99

*Marc's (Columbus) Jumbo Cherries - $1.89 lb. Seedless Watermelon - $2.79 Jumbo Cantaloupes - 2 for $3.00 Sweet Bi-Color Corn - 12 for $1.99 (limit 2 doz.) Klondike Rose Potatoes - $1.89 (5 lb. bag) Pineapples - 2 for $4.00 Red Seedless Grapes - $.87 lb. Strawberries - 4 for $5.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Blueberries - 4 for $5.00 (1 pint) Blackberries - 4 for $5.00 (6 oz. pkg.)

*Valu King (Pataskala and Reynoldsburg) Seedless Red Grapes - $.99 lb. Red Cherries - $2.38 lb. Peaches - $.79 lb. Whole Seedless Watermelon - $2.99 Strawberries - $1.39 (1 lb. pkg.) Sweet Corn - 12 ears for $2.00 Idaho Potatoes - $1.99 (10 lb. bag) Blueberries - $1.99 (pint) Red Delicious Apples - $2.29 (3 lb. bag) Kiwi - 3 for $.99 Golden Pineapples - $2.29 Iceberg Lettuce - $.89 each Stem Tomatoes - $1.49 lb. Green Onions - 2 for $1.00 Cauliflower - $1.99 lb. Whole Mushrooms - $.99 (8 oz. pkg.) Celery - $.99 Broccoli - 2 for $4.00 Fresh Express Italian or American Blends - $1.99 each (10 - 12 oz. pkg.)

*Aldi (Central Ohio) Strawberries - $.99 lb. Seedless or Seeded Watermelons - $2.99 Honeydew Melon - $1.99 Cantaloupe - $1.29 Pineapple - $2.59 Nectarines or Peaches - $.29 each Plums - $.29 each Grape Tomatoes - $1.29 (pint) Roma Tomatoes - $1.29 (20 oz. pkg.) Vine Ripened Tomatoes - $1.99 (20 oz. pkg.) Radishes - $.99 (1 lb. pkg.) Avocados - $1.15 each Mushrooms - $1.29 (8 oz. pkg.) Baby Bella Mushrooms - $1.89 (8 oz. pkg.) Portabella Mushrooms - $1.99 (6 oz. pkg.) Mixed Squash - $1.59 (24 oz. pkg.) Corn - $1.29 (4 ears) Baby Carrots - $.99 (1 lb. bag) Carrots - $1.29 (2 lb. bag) Cucumbers - $.59 each Cauliflower - $1.69 Cabbage - $1.19 Broccoli - $1.49 (14 oz. pkg.) Celery - $1.15 Lettuce - $.85 Multi Color Peppers - $1.99 (2 ct.) Green Peppers - $1.49 (2 ct.) Red Potatoes - $1.89 (5 lb. bag) Red Onions - $1.99 (2 lb. bag) Sweet Onions - $1.69 (2 lb. bag) Russet Potatoes - $1.99 (10 lb. bag) Yellow Onions - $1.99 (3 lb. bag) Navel Oranges - $2.99 (5 lb. bag) Green or Red Seedless Grapes - $2.58 (2 lb. pkg.) Bagged Limes - $1.99 (1 lb. bag) Bagged Lemons - $1.79 (1 llb. bag) Blueberries - $1.49 (6 oz. pkg.) Red or Gold Delicious Apples - $2.29 (3 lb. bag) Gala Apples - $2.79 (3 lb. bag) Granny Smith Apples - $2.69 (3 lb. bag) Pears - $1.79 (4 ct.)

*Walmart (Central Ohio) Honeydew Melon - $2.50 Cantaloupe - $1.50 Blueberries - $2.00 (pint) Strawberries - $3.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Large Slicing Tomatoes - $.88 lb.

*Weiland's Gourmet Market (Columbus) Bi-Color Sweet Corn - 4 for $1.98 Peaches - $.99 lb. On the Vine Cluster Tomatoes - $.99 lb. Whole Seedless Watermelon - $3.99 Driscoll Berries - $1.99 each: Strawberries - 16 oz. pkg. Black Berries or Raspberries - 6 oz. pkg. Blueberries - 1 pint

*The Anderson's (Columbus) Cherries - $1.69 lb. Peaches - $.99 lb. Portabella Mushrooms - 2 for $5.00 (6 oz. pkg.) Mini Carrots - $.99 (1 lb. bag) Italian Salad Blend - 2 for $4.00 (10 oz. bag) Red Raspberries - 2 for $5.00 (6 oz. pkg.) Blueberries - 2 for $4.00 (pint) Cantaloupe - 2 for $5.00 Idaho Baking Potatoes - 2 for $3.00 (5 lb. bag) Hydroponic Tomatoes - $1.49 lb. Red Peppers - $1.99 lb. Green Peppers - $.99 each Nectarines or Peaches - $1.69 lb. Plums - $2.99 lb. Pineapple - 2 for $3.00 Cantaloupe - 2 for $4.00 D'Anjou Pears - $.99 lb. Seedless Red or Green Grapes - $.99 lb. Asparagus - $2.99 lb. Cluster Tomatoes - $1.49 lb. Green Beans - $.99 lb. Honeydew Melon - 2 for $5.00 Roma Tomatoes - $1.99 lb. Cucumbers - 2 for $.98 Bananas - $.59 lb. Sugar Baby Watermelons - 2 for $5.00 Hydroponic Tomatoes - $1.49 lb. Mangoes - $.99 each Whole Seedless Watermelon - $2.99 Zucchini - $1.49 lb. Cauliflower - 2 for $5.00 Eggplant - $.99 lb.' Avocados - $.99 each Celery - 2 for $3.00 Green Onions - 2 for $.98 Radishes - 2 for $3.00 English Cucumbers - 2 for $3.00 Broccoli Tops - $1.99 lb. Sugar Snap Peas - $1.99 lb. Brussels Sprouts - $1.99 lb. Yams - $.99 lb. Grapefruit - 2 for $.98 Red Potatoes - $.99 lb. Apricots - $.99 lb.

*Buehler's Fresh Foods (Delaware) Seedless Watermelon - $2.99 Bananas - $.39 lb. (Monday special) Bing Cherries - $2.99 lb. Tomatoes on the Vine - $.99 lb. Freestone Peaches - $.99 lb. Blueberries - 2 for $5.00 (pint) Raspberries or Blackberries - 2 for $5.00 (6 oz. pkg.) Strawberries - 2 for $5.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Bi-Color Sweet Corn - 12 for $3.99 Fresh Express Premium Romaine - 2 for $3.00 (9 oz. pkg.) Fresh Express Green and Crisp - 2 for $3.00 (12 oz. pkg.) Green Onions and Bunch Radishes - 2 for $1.00 Cucumbers - 2 for $1.00

*Carnival Food (Heath, Lancaster and Circleville) Whole Watermelon - $1.98 (limit 1 with additional $15.00 purchase) Slicing Tomatoes - $.88 lb. Strawberries - 2 for $4.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Blueberries - 2 for $4.00 (pint) Red or White Seedless Grapes - $1.38 lb. Cantaloupe - $1.88 Green Peppers - 2 for $1.00 Green Beans - $1.28 lb. Baby Carrots - $1.28 (1 lb. pkg.) Stalk Celery - $1.28 Vidalia Onions - $.98 lb. Green Onions - 10 for $10.00 Fresh Express Premium Romaine or Green and Crisp Salads - 2 for $4.00 Idaho Russet Potatoes - 2 for $5.00 (8 lb. bag)

*Nick's Market (Columbus) Bi-Color Corn - 10 for $2.00 Whole Seedless Watermelon - $3.99 (16 lb. average) Peaches - $.99 lb. Limes or Lemons - 5 for $3.00 Grape Tomatoes - 2 for $4.00 (pint) Idaho Potatoes - $1.99 (5 lb. bag) Vine Ripened Tomatoes - $.99 lb. Vidalia Onions - $.99 lb. Strawberries - 2 for $4.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Dole Premium Salads - 2 for $5.00 (10-12 oz. pkg. Just Lettuce or Classic Romaine) Bell Peppers - 10 for $10.00 (green, red, yellow and orange)

*Little's Village IGA (Columbus) Bi-Color Sweet Corn - 10 for $2.00 Whole Seedless Watermelon - $3.99 Vine Ripened Tomatoes - $.99 lb. Grape Tomatoes - 2 for $4.00 (pint) Blueberries - 2 for $4.00 (pint) Red Raspberries or Blackberries - 2 for $4.00 (6 oz. pkg.) Dole or Fresh Express Premium Salads - 2 for $4.00 (10 - 12 oz. pkg.) Peaches - $.99 lb. Idaho Potatoes - $1.99 (5 lb. bag) Vidalia Onions - $.99 lb.

*LoveJoy's IGA (Plain City) Seedless Watermelon - $2.99 Peaches - $.88 lb. Cantaloupe - 2 for $5.00 Slicing Tomatoes - $1.29 lb. Green Beans - $.99 lb. Blueberries - 2 for $5.00 (pint) Black or Red Plums - $1.69 lb. Fresh Express American or Italian Salad Blends - 2 for $5.00 (10-12 oz. bags) *Ashville IGA (Ashville) Seedless Watermelons - $3.99 lb. Bi-Color Corn - 5 for $1.99 Cantaloupes - 2 for $5.00 Peaches - $1.19 lb. Red Potatoes - $.99 lb. Green Beans - $1.19 lb.

*Jewett's IGA (Mt. Sterling) Cantaloupe - $1.99 Red or Black Plums - $1.59 lb. Peaches - $.99 lb. Vine Ripe Slicing Tomatoes - $1.19 lb. Sweet Corn - $2.99 Green Beans - $.99 lb. Fresh Express American or Italian Salad Blends - 2 for $5.00 (10-12 oz. pkg.)

*GFS (Central Ohio) Seedless Watermelon - $3.99 (12 lb. average) Vidalia Onions - $8.99 (10 lb. bag) Sweet Cob Corn 2 5/8 Cobblets - $3.99 (18 pieces) Strawberries - $6.99 (4 lb. container) Frozen Mixed Fruit - $7.49 (5 lb. bag) Something Fruity Fresh Fruit Tray - Medium - $64.00, Large - $79.00 (strawberries, honeydew melon, pineapple, cantaloupe, red and green seedless grapes and fruit dip) Vegetable Relish Tray - Small - $29.00, Medium - $42.00, Large - $54.00 (carrots, celery sticks, cherry or grape tomatoes, broccoli and cauliflower buds, with olives, red pepper strips, and your choice of spinach or dill dip.) Jumbo Spanish Onions - $8.99 (10 lb. bag) Red Onions - $11.99 (10 lb. bag) Yellow Onions - $4.99 (5 lb. bag) Granny Smith Apples - $6.29 (5 lb. bag) Red Delicious Apples - $3.99 (5 lb. bag) Lemons - $2.79 (2 lb. bag) Limes - $5.79 (12 ct. bag) Valencia Oranges - $7.49 (8 lb. bag) Mixed Fruit - $6.99 (5 lb. bag, apples and oranges) Idaho Baker Potatoes - $2.89 (10 lb. bag) Red Potatoes - $6.99 (10 lb. bag) Bite Size Broccoli - $6.99 (3 lb. bag) Bite Size Cauliflower - $8.99 (3 lb. bag) Cauliflower - $3.49 each Green Peppers - $16.49 (5 lb. bag) Assorted Mixed Potatoes - $10.79 (6 ct.) Asparagus - $5.29 (2 lbs.) Radishes - $.99 (1 lb. bag)

*Discount Drug Mart (Central Ohio) Redskin Potatoes - 2 for $5.00 (5 lb. bag) Vidalia Onions - $.89 lb. Honeydew Melons - 2 for $5.00 Seedless Watermelon - $2.99

*Costco (Polaris ) Honeydew Melon - $2.99 Tuscan Melon - $5.79 (2 pack) Cantaloupe - 3 for $4.99 (must be all three) Mini Watermelons - $4.79 (2 ct.) Seedless Watermelon - $3.99 Apricots - $5.99 (3 lb. bag) Plums - $5.99 (4 lb. bag) Pineapple - $2.79 White Flesh Peaches - $7.99 (6 ct.) Yellow Flesh Peaches - $9.49 (5 lb. pkg.) Limes - $3.99 (5 lb. bag) Lemons - $5.69 Grapefuit - $7.99 Oranges - $10.99 (13 lb. bag) Compari Tomatoes on the Vine - $4.99 (2 lb. pkg.) Grape Tomatoes - $5.99 (2 lb. pkg.) Large Kiwi - $5.49 (4 lb. pkg.) Beefsteak Tomatoes - $6.49 (5 lb. bag) Mixed Bell Peppers - $6.49 (6 ct.) Red Bell Peppers - $5.99 (6 ct.) Sweet Mini Peppers - $3.99 (2 lb. pkg.) Organic Mini Carrots - $5.29 (5 lb, bag) Organic Carrots - $5.99 Romaine Lettuce - $3.59 (6 ct.) Organic Spring Mix - $4.29 (1 lb. clamshell) Organic Spinach - $3.99 (1 lb. clamshell) Organic Strawberries - $5.99 (4 lb. pkg.) Green or Red Seedless Grapes - $6.99 (4 lb. pkg.) Black Seedless Grapes - $6.99 (5 lb. pkg.) Asparagus - $5.29 (2.25 lbs.) Baby Cucumbers - $4.49 Celery - $2.99 (4 ct. pkg.) *Wholesale Clubs keep their prices fairly static. I will update periodically to reflect price changes. *Sam's Club (Columbus) Whole Seedless Watermelon - $3.88 Romaine Hearts - $4.44 (6 ct.) Baby Spinach - $3.97 (1 lb. clamshell) Red Seedless Grapes - $4.57 (3 lb. pkg.) Black Seedless Grapes - $5.97 (3 lb. pkg.) Green Seedless Grapes - $5.67 (3 lb. pkg.) Russet Potatoes - $2.84 (10 lb. bag) Sweet Red Onions - $5.98 (5 lb. bag) Golden Red Potatoes - $5.78 (10 lb. bag) Grapefruit - $7.28 (8 lb. bag) Cantaloupe - $2.49 Mini Watermelon - $5.67 Lemons - $4.26 (3 lb. bag) Limes - $4.99 (3 lb. bag) Blackberries - $2.98 (12 oz. pkg.) Bing Cherries - $9.98 (3 lb. bag) Blueberries - $6.98 (2 lb.bag) Raspberries - $3.98 (12 oz. pkg.) Campari Tomatoes - $3.40 (2 lb. pkg.) Ancient Peppers - $6.98 (2 lb. pkg.) Seedless Cucumbers - $3.98 (3 ct.) Beefsteak Tomatoes - $5.98 (6 ct.) Green Peppers - $6.98 (6 ct.) Roma Tomatoes - $4.25 (3 lb. pkg.) Nectarines - $4.52 (4 lb. pkg.) Pluots - $6.98 (3.5 lb. pkg.) Pineapple - $2.98 Peaches - $6.53 (4 lb. pkg.) Organic Mini Carrots - $4.98 (5 lb. bag) Broccoli Florets - $4.69 (3 lb. bag) Mushrooms - $3.87 (24 oz. pkg.) Celery - $2.27 (3 ct.) Broccoli, Cauliflower, Baby Carrot Medley - $4.98 (3 lb. bag) Mini Sweet Peppers - $4.48 (2 lb. pkg.) Chopped Romaine - $2.98 Tossed Salad - $2.47 (3 lb. bag) Gala Apples - $5.88 (5 lb. bag) *Wholesale Clubs keep their prices fairly static. I will update periodically *Trader Joe's (Dublin, Columbus) Raspberries - $3.99 (12 oz. pkg.) Peaches or Nectarines - $5.99 (4 lb.box) Arugla - $1.99 (7 oz. bag) Baby Bell Peppers - 8 oz. bag Organic Strawberries - $2.99 (1 lb. pkg.) Basil Plant - $2.99

*Whole Foods Market (Dublin) Red Cherries - $4.99 lb. Rainer Cherries - $7.99 lb. Organic Seedless Red, Green & Black Grapes - $2.99 lb. Peaches - $1.99 lb. Bi-Color Corn - 6 for $2.00 Organic Vine Ripened Tomatoes - $4.99 lb. Organic Yellow Flesh Peaches or Nectarines - $2.99 lb. White Flesh Nectarines - $2.49 lb. Apricots - $3.99 lb. Plumcots - $3.99 lb. Green Beans - $.99 lb. Grape Tomatoes - $2.99 (1 lb. pkg.) Capari Tomatoes - $4.99 lb. Vine Ripened Tomatoes - $2.99 lb. Vidalia Onions - $1.69 lb. Athena Melons - $3.99 Seedless Watermelon - $6.99 Orange Honeydew Melon - $4.99 Broccoli Crowns - $1.99 lb. Bagged Brussel Sprouts - 2 for $5.00 (1 lb. bag) Asparagus - $3.99 lb. Mangoes - $1.99 each Organic Bagged Lemons - $3.99 (2 lb. bag) Organic Grape Tomatoes - 2 for $7.99 (pint) Avocadoes - $1.69 each Organic Bagged Valencia Oranges - $4.99 (3 lb. bag) Jewel or Red Garnet Yams - $.99 lb.

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

Laurie Dixon, TheBAG Lady Sunny 95's Savvy Shopper