Friends, is there anything better on a hot summers day than a cold slice of watermelon? . Not only is watermelon a fat-free, figure-friendly food, it is s also bursting with flavor and a variety of nutrients. And, being 92% percent water, this summertime melon easily satisfies both your hunger and thirst. The price of whole seedless watermelon is amazingly low this week. Pick one up and enjoy! Here are some of the produce deals around Central Ohio for the week of August 2.

*Meijer (Central Ohio) Whole Seedless Watermelon - $2.49 lb. Cantaloupe - 2 for $3.00 Plums - $.88 lb. (Midnight Moon, Sunrise Red, Starless Ruby, Golden Meadow) Pluots - $.88 lb. Sweet Cherries - $2.99 lb. Bi Color Corn - $.15 each (homegrown) Green Peppers - $.88 lb. (homegrown) Roma Tomatoes - $.88 lb. (homegrown) Zucchini - $.77 lb. (homegrown) Eggplant - $.77 lb. (homegrown) Green Beans - $.77 lb. (homegrown) Cucumbers - $.77 lb. (homegrown) Blueberries - 2 for $4.00 (pint pkg.) Honeydew Melons - 2 for $4.00

Friends, is there anything better on a hot summers day than a cold slice of watermelon? . Not only is watermelon a fat-free, figure-friendly food, it is s also bursting with flavor and a variety of nutrients. And, being 92% percent water, this summertime melon easily satisfies both your hunger and thirst. The price of whole seedless watermelon is amazingly low this week. Pick one up and enjoy! Here are some of the produce deals around Central Ohio for the week of August 2.

*Meijer (Central Ohio) Whole Seedless Watermelon - $2.49 lb. Cantaloupe - 2 for $3.00 Plums - $.88 lb. (Midnight Moon, Sunrise Red, Starless Ruby, Golden Meadow) Pluots - $.88 lb. Sweet Cherries - $2.99 lb. Bi Color Corn - $.15 each (homegrown) Green Peppers - $.88 lb. (homegrown) Roma Tomatoes - $.88 lb. (homegrown) Zucchini - $.77 lb. (homegrown) Eggplant - $.77 lb. (homegrown) Green Beans - $.77 lb. (homegrown) Cucumbers - $.77 lb. (homegrown) Blueberries - 2 for $4.00 (pint pkg.) Honeydew Melons - 2 for $4.00

*Kroger (Central Ohio) Seedless Watermelon - $2.98 lb. Seedless Grapes - $.88 lb. (red, green or black) Strawberries - 3 for $5.00 Blueberries - 2 for $4.00 Sweet Bell Peppers - 3 for $5.00 (red, orange or yellow) Bartlett Pears - $1.19 lb. Organic Peaches - $1.48 lb. Organic Red Plums - $1.29 lb. Mangoes or Hass Avocados - 10 for $10.00 Broccoli - 2 for $3.00 Organic Leaf Lettuce - $1.29 lb. Dole or Fresh Express Selections Salad Blends - 2 for $5.00 (9-12 oz. bags) Cabbage - $.29 lb. (locally grown) Homegrown Tomatoes - $.99 lb. Green Beans - $.99 lb.

*Giant Eagle (Central Ohio) Red Seedless Grapes - $.99 lb. Peaches - $.99 lb. (yellow flesh) Bartlett Pears - $1.19 lb. Blackberries - 2 for $3.00 (6 oz. pkg.) Strawberries - 2 for $3.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Cantaloupe - 2 for $3.00 Cherries - $2.49 lb. Red or Black Plums - $1.79 lb. Farmers Market Yukon Gold Potatoes - 2 for $5.00 (5 lb. bag) Farmers Market Cut Fresh Fruit - buy 1 get 1 free Tomatoes - $.99 lb. (Ohio grown) Green Beans - $.99 lb.(Ohio grown) Green Peppers - $.99 lb. (Ohio grown) Green Cabbage - 3 lbs. for $.99 (Ohio grown) Zucchini or Yellow Squash - $.99 lb. (Ohio grown)

*Marc's (Columbus) Dole Iceberg Lettuce - 5 for $5.00 Dole Celery - 5 for $5.00 Grape Tomatoes - 5 for $5.00 (pint) Mini Carrots - 5 for $5.00 (2 lb. bag) Yellow Onions - 5 for $5.00 (2 lb. bag) White Potatoes - 5 for $5.00 (5 lb. bag) Cantaloupes - 5 for $5.00 Bartlett Pears - 5 lbs. for $5.00 Seedless Red Grapes - 5 lbs. for $5.00 Peaches - 5 lbs. for $5.00 Mangoes - 5 for $5.00

*Save a Lot (Columbus) Seedless Watermelon - $2.89 White Seedless Grapes - $.99 lb. Cucumbers - 2 for $1.00 Green Peppers - 2 for $1.00 Red Delicious Apples - $2.69 (3 lb. bag) Haas Avocados - $.99 each Bananas - $.47 lb. Blueberries - $2.39 (pint) Broccoli - $1.69 Cabbage - $.44 Cantaloupe- $1.79 Carrots - $1.49 (2 lb. bag) Mini Carrots - $1.39 (1 lb. bag) Cauliflower - $1.99 Celery Sleeve - $1.39 Cherries - $2.49 lb. Corn - $.33 each Cucumber - $.50 each White or Red Seedless Grapes - $1.39 lb. Kiwi - $.47 each Lemons - $.59 each Cello Lettuce - $.99 Limes - $1.99 (2 lb. bag) Mangoes - $.69 each Mushrooms - $1.79 (8 oz. sliced or whole or baby bella) Yellow Onions - $1.29 lb. Navel Oranges - $2.99 (3 lb. bag) Peaches and Nectarines - $.99 lb. D Anjou Pears - $1.29 lb. Red Peppers - $1.49 each Peppers 3 Pack - $3.49 (red, yellow and green) Pineapple - $2.69 Plums - $.99 lb. Russet Potatoes - $2.59 (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 - $1.99 lb. Vine Ripe Tomatoes - $1.49 lb. Grape Tomatoes - $1.79 lb. Roma Tomatoes - $1.49 lb.

*Aldi (Central Ohio) Nectarines or Peaches - $.25 each Plums - $.25 each Blueberries - $.99 (pint)) Kiwi - $1.79 Nectarines or Peaches - $.59 each Plums - $.59 each Navel Oranges - $3.49 (3 lb. bag) Bananas - $.39 lb. Lemons - $1.79 (1 lb. bag) Granny Smith Apples - $2.69 (3 lb. bag) Gala Apples - $2.79 (3 lb. bag) Red or Gold Delicious - $2.29 (3 lb. bag) Pears - $1.89 Onions - $1.99 (3 lb. bag) Portabella Mushrooms - $1.99 (6 oz. pkg.) Baby Bella Mushrooms - $1.89 ((8 oz. pkg.) Mushrooms - $1.29 (8 oz. pkg.) Avocados - $1.15 each Grape Tomatoes - $1.29 (10 oz. pkg.) Vine Ripened Tomatoes - $1.99 (24 oz. pkg.) Roma Tomatoes - $1.29 (20 oz. pkg.) Mixed Squash - $1.89 (3 ct. pkg.) Corn - $1.99 (4 ears) Baby Carrots - $.99 (1 lb. bag) Carrots - $1.29 (1 lb. bag) Cucumbers - $.59 each Cauliflower - $1.69 each Cabbage - $1.195 Broccoli Crowns - $1.49 (14 oz. pkg.) Celery - $1.15 Lettuce - $.89 Multi-Colored 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 - $1.79 (2 lb. bag) Russet Potatoes - $1.99 (10 lb. bag) Yellow Onions - $1.99 (3 lb. bag)

*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.)

*The Anderson's (Columbus) Red Haven Peaches - $.88 lb. (homegrown) Bi Color Corn - 8 for $1.92 (homegrown) Slicing Tomatoes - $.88 lb. (homegrown)

*Weiland's Gourmet Market (Clintonville) Green Beans - $.99 lb. (Ohio grown) Vine Ripe Tomatoes - $.99 lb. (Ohio grown) Red Seedless Grapes - $1.29 lb. Head Lettuce - $.99 each Cole Slaw - $1.29 per bag

*Kelly's Market (Columbus South Side) Sweet Corn - 14 for $4.00 (Ohio homegrown) Tomatoes - $1.48 lb. (Ohio homegrown) Peaches - $.98 lb. (Ohio homegrown) Cabbage - $.28 lb. (Ohio grown) Cucumbers - 2 for $.98 (Ohio grown) Zucchini - $.68 lb. (Ohio grown) Green Beans - $.98 lb. (Ohio grown) Green Onions - 3 for $.98 (Ohio grown) Cantaloupes - 2 for $5.00 (Ohio or Indiana grown)

*Nick's Market (Columbus) Seedless Red or Green Grapes - $.99 lb. Red or Golden Delicious Apples - $.99 lb. Kiwi Fruit - 5 for $3.00 Cluster Tomatoes on the Vine - $.99 lb. Dole or Fresh Express Premium Salads - 2 for $4.00 (9-12 oz. bags) Grape Tomatoes - 2 for $4.00 (pint) Seedless Watermelon Halves - $.39 lb. Plums - $1.49 lb. Nectarines - $1.49 lb. Baby Carrots - 4 for $5.00 (1 lb. bags)

*Little's Village IGA (Columbus) Seedless Red or Green Grapes - $.99 lb. Red or Golden Delicious Apples - $.99 lb. Tomatoes on the Vine - $.99 lb. Kiwi - 5 for $3.00 Plums - $1.49 lb. Nectarines - $1.49 lb. Baby Carrots - 2 for $3.00 (1 lb. bag) Dole or Fresh Express Premium Salads - 2 for $4.00 (9-12 oz. bags)

*Cook's IGA (Columbus) Fresh Express Iceberg Garden Salad or Cole Slaw - 10 for $10.00 (12-16 oz. bags) Dole Mini Carrots - 10 for $10.00 (1 lb. bags) Seedless Cucumbers - 10 for $10.00 Mangos - 10 for $10.00 Hass Avocados - 10 for $10.00 Beefsteak Tomatoes - $1.49 lb. Driscoll Pint Raspberries or Blackberries - 2 for $5.00 Driscoll Strawberries - 2 for $5.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Peaches - $.99 lb. Red or Black Plums - $1.49 lb. Honeydew Melon - $3.99

*LOVEJOY'S IGA (Plain City) Fresh Express Iceberg Garden Salad - $.99 (12-16 oz. bags) Idaho Potatoes - $.99 (3 lb. bag) Seedless Cucumbers - 10 for $10.00 Hass Avocados - 10 for $10.00 Beefsteak Tomatoes - $1.49 lb. Driscoll Strawberries - 2 for $5.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Driscoll pint Raspberries or Blackberries - 2 for $5.00 Peaches - $.99 lb. (homegrown) Red or Black Plums - $1.49 lb. Dole Mini Carrots - $.99 (1 lb. bag)

*Jewett's IGA (Mt. Sterling) Fresh Express Iceberg Garden Salad - $.99 (12-16 oz. bags) Idaho Potatoes - 10 for $10.00 (3 lb. bag) Seedless Cucumbers - 10 for $10.00 Hass Avocados - 10 for $10.00 Beefsteak Tomatoes - $1.49 lb. Driscoll Strawberries - 2 for $5.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Driscoll pint Raspberries or Blackberries - 2 for $5.00 Peaches - $.99 lb. (homegrown) Dole Mini Carrots - $.99 (1 lb. bag)

*Ashville IGA (Ashville) Green Cabbage - $.28 lb. (homegrown) Bi Color Corn - $.28 each (homegrown) Peaches - $.98 lb. (homegrown) Green Beans - $.98 lb. (homegrown) Zucchini or Yellow Squash - $.68 lb. (homegrown) Homegrown Tomatoes - $1.48 lb. Cucumbers - 2 for $.98 (homegrown) Green Onions - 2 for $.98 (homegrown) Cantaloupes - 2 for $5.00

*Moiser's IGA (Raymond) Seedless Red or Green Grapes - $1.29 lb. On the Vine Tomatoes - $.99 lb. Dole Classic Tossed Salad - $.98 Red or Golden Delicious Apples - $.99 lb. Red or Black Plums - $1.49 lb. Grape Tomatoes - 2 for $4.00 (pint) Dole Green Select Salad Mix - 2 for $4.00 (12 oz. bag) Pelled Baby Carrots - 2 for $3.00 *Carnival Foods (Heath, Lancaster and Circleville) Sweet Corn on the Cob - $.10 each (Ohio grown) Peaches - $.78 lb. (Ohio grown) Tomatoes - $.78 lb. (Ohio grown) White Onions - $.78 lb. Fresh Express Spinach - $1.78 (9 oz. bag) Slicing Cucumbers - 3 for $1.00 Whole White Mushrooms - $1.33 (8 oz. bag) Pineapple - 2 for $5.00

*Buehlers Fresh Foods (Delaware) Honey Rocks - 2 for $3.00 (homegrown) Cantaloupes - 2 for $3.00 Green or Golden Kiwi - 2 for $1.00 Dole Baby Carrots - $.99 (1 lb. bag) Eggplants - $.79 lb. (locally grown) Bi Color Corn 0 $3.99 (dozen, locally grown) Organic Tomatoes - $1.99 (homegrown) Romaine or Red or Green Leaf Lettuce - $.79 lb. (locally grown) Red Haven Peaches - $3.99 (5 lb. basket) (locally grown)

*Quality Foods Hometown Market or Richwood Cardinal (Utica, Richwood Cardinal, Centerburg, Wadsworth and Canton) Red or Green Seedless Grapes - $.99 lb. Tomatoes on the Vine - $.99 lb. Grape Tomatoes - 2 for $4.00 (pint) Broccoli - 2 for $5.00 Baby Carrots - 2 for $3.00 Peaches or Nectarines - $1.49 lb. Watermelons - $4.99 lb. Idaho Potatoes - $1.99 lb. (5 lb. bag)

*Sam's Club (Central Ohio) Dark Sweet Red Cherries - $6.98 (3 lb. pkg.) Avocados - $4.70 (5 ct. bag) Seedless Cucumbers - $3.98 (3 ct.) Baking Potatoes - $5.28 (15 lb. bag) Kiwi - $4.88 (4 lb. bag) Limes - $2.55 (3 lb. bag) Lemons - $3.56 (3 lb. bag) Grapefruit - $7.28 (8 lb. bag) Ataulfo Mangos - $6.98 (5 lb. box) Honeydew Melon - $3.42 Cantaloupe - $2.48 Seedless Watermelon - $3.56 Nectarines - $4.52 (4 lb. bag) Pineapple - $2.98 Russet Potatoes - $2.83 (20 lb. bag) Multi Colored Peppers - $6.98 (6 ct. bag) Sweet Mini Peppers - $4.88 (2 lb. bag) Ancient Sweet Peppers - $6.98 (2 lb. pkg.) Black Seedless Grapes - $4.97 (3 lb. pkg.) Red Seedless Grapes - $4.82 (3 lb. pkg.) Green Seedless Grape - $4.22 (3 lb. pkg.) Tossed Salad Mix - $2.47 (3 lb. bag) Chopped Romaine - $2.98 (2 lb. bag) Mini Cucumbers - $3.98 (2 lb. bag) Celery - $2.27 (3 ct. bag) White Whole Mushrooms - $3.87 (24 oz. pkg.) Broccoli Florets - $4.66 (3 lb. bag) Vegetable Medley - $5.47 (3 lb. bag, broccoli, cauliflower and baby carrots) Organic Mini Carrots - $5.44 (5 lb. bag) Cole Slaw Mix - $2.98 (3 lb. bag) Fuji Apples - $5.84 (5 lb. bag) Gala Apples - $4.98 (5 lb. bag) Seedless Navel Oranges - $5.98 (5 lb. bag) Plums - $5.98 (5 lb. bag) Clementines - $6.48 (3 lb. bag) Roma Tomatoes - $4.25 (3 lb. pkg.) Beefsteak Tomatoes - $5.98 (6 ct. pkg.) Cherry Tomatoes - $5.98 (2 lb. pkg.) Campari Tomatoes - $4.42 (2 lb. pkg.) Carrots - $2.54 (5 lb. bag) Raspberries - $3.98 (12 oz. pkg.) Blueberries - $4.98 (2 lb. pkg.) Strawberries - $3.98 (2 lb. pkg.) Romaine Hearts - $4.44 (6 ct. bag) Organic Spring Mix - $4.37 (1 lb. pkg.) Organic Spinach - $3.97 (1 lb. pkg.)

*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.

*Whole Foods Market (Dublin) Organic Green Grapes - $1.99 lb. Rainier Cherries - $6.99 lb. Red Cherries - $4.99 lb. Cored Pineapple - $4.99 Avocados - 4 or $5.00 White Corn - 8 for $2.00 Salad Tomatoes - $1.99 lb. Organic Peaches - $3.49 lb. (white or yellow flesh) Black Apricots - $4.99 lb. Nectarines - $2.49 lb. Golden Kiss Cantaloupe - $4.99 Cantaloupe - $2.99 Canary Melons - $4.99 Honeydew Melon - $4.99 Seedless Watermelon - $6.99 Athena Melon - $2.99 Organic Broccoli - $2.99 lb. Cauliflower - $3.97 Organic Red Cabbage - $.99 lb. Vine on Tomatoes - $2.99 lb. Asparagus - $3.99 lb. (green or white) Bagged Brussels Sprouts - 2 for $5.00 (1 lb. bag) Mangos - $1.99 each Bagged Navel Oranges - $4.99 (4 lb. bag) Bagged Organic Lemons - $3.99 lb. Organic Red Onions - $1.99 lb. Organic Red Garnet or Jewel Yams - $1.99 lb. Russet Potatoes - $.99 lb. Organic Bananas - $.79 lb. Bananas - $.59 lb. Organic Romaine Hearts - $3.99 (3 ct. bag) Bagged Juice Carrots - $14.99 (15 lb. bag)

*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) *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 *Trader Joe keeps their prices fairly static. I will update periodically.

For a list of local farmers markets in Ohio click here and select a county http://www.ohioproud.org/searchmarkets.php#searchResults

I will update in the next few days as I get more information. If you find any great deals I invite your to share them with me! Don't forget to check back. For now happy shopping!

Laurie Dixon, TheBAG Lady