What would a Labor Day picnic be with out fresh sweet corn on the cob? To ensure that your corn is fresh and tasty look for corn that has bright green, moist husks. Look for silk that is stiff, dark and moist. Press gently on the corn husk to see if you can feel the corn kernels.

Ideally, fresh corn should be picked and cooked and served on the same day. Corn loses 25% of its sugar content within the first 24 hours after it is picked. Keep it refrigerated until cooking. The freshest corn is always the sweetest.

*Kroger (Central Ohio) Sweet Corn - $.19 each Dulcinea Personal Watermelon - 4 for $5.00 Cantaloupe - 3 for $5.00 Strawberries - 2 for $5.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Blackberries or Raspberries - 2 for $5.00 (6 oz. pkg.) Pineapple - $2.99 Bell Peppers - 4 for $5.00 Mini Carrots - 10 for $10.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Grape Tomatoes - 2 for $4.00 (pint pkg.) Dole or Fresh Express Selections Premium Salad - 2 for $4.00 (9-12 oz.) Dole or Fresh Selections Cole Slaw - 10 for $10.00 (select varieties, 10-16 oz. bags)

What would a Labor Day picnic be with out fresh sweet corn on the cob? To ensure that your corn is fresh and tasty look for corn that has bright green, moist husks. Look for silk that is stiff, dark and moist. Press gently on the corn husk to see if you can feel the corn kernels.

Ideally, fresh corn should be picked and cooked and served on the same day. Corn loses 25% of its sugar content within the first 24 hours after it is picked. Keep it refrigerated until cooking. The freshest corn is always the sweetest.

*Kroger (Central Ohio) Sweet Corn - $.19 each Dulcinea Personal Watermelon - 4 for $5.00 Cantaloupe - 3 for $5.00 Strawberries - 2 for $5.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Blackberries or Raspberries - 2 for $5.00 (6 oz. pkg.) Pineapple - $2.99 Bell Peppers - 4 for $5.00 Mini Carrots - 10 for $10.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Grape Tomatoes - 2 for $4.00 (pint pkg.) Dole or Fresh Express Selections Premium Salad - 2 for $4.00 (9-12 oz.) Dole or Fresh Selections Cole Slaw - 10 for $10.00 (select varieties, 10-16 oz. bags)

*Meijer (Central Ohio) Bi-Color Sweet Corn - $.19 each Peaches or Nectarines - $.99 lb. (yellow or white flesh) Organic Peaches or Nectarines - $1.29 lb. Seedless Watermelons - $3.99 Plums - $.99 (Midnight Moon, Sunrise and Red) Seeded or Seeded Watermelon Chunks - $1.49 lb. Homegrown Acorn, Butternut, Buttercup or Spaghetti Squash - $.49 lb. Earthbound Farm Organic Clamshell Salads - 2 for $5.00 (4.9-7 oz., asst. varieties)

* Giant Eagle (Central Ohio) Red Seedless Grapes - 10 lbs. for $10.00 Peaches - 10 lbs. for $10.00 Farmers Market or Fresh Express American Blend or Farmers Market Slaw Mix pkg. - 10 for $10.00 Farmers Market Grape Tomatoes - 10 for $10.00 (pint) Yellow Flesh Nectarines - $1.29 lb. White Flesh Peaches - $1.29 lb. Red or Black Plums - $1.29 lb. Farmers Market Cut Fresh Fruit - $3.99 each (16 oz., watermelon, mango or cantaloupe chunks) Golden Honeydew, Casaba, Crenshaw Santa Claus, Canary or Galia - $2.99 Dulcinea Baby Watermelon or Tuscan Cantaloupe - 2 for $5.00 Farmers Market Sliced Sno-White or Sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms - 2 for $3.00 (8 oz. pkg.) Farmers Market Baby Cut Carrots - 2 for $3.00 (1 lb. bag) Farmers Market Petite Sweet Carrots - 2 for $3.00 (12 oz. bag) Celery - 4 for $5.00 Farmers Market Russet Potatoes - 2 for $5.00 (5 lb. bag) Strawberries - 2 for $4.00 (1 lb. pkg.)

*Marc's (Columbus) Bi Color Corn - 8 for $2.00 Tomatoes on the Vine - $.99 lb. Red or Yellow Peppers - $1.99 lb. Dole Classic Cole Slaw - $.99 (14 oz. bag) Dole Very Veggie - 2 for $4.00 (12 oz. bag) Red Potatoes - 2 for $4.00 (5 lb. bag) Sweet Onions - $.79 lb. Portabella Mushrooms - 2 for $4.00 (caps or slices, 6 oz. pkg.) Prima Peaches - $.99 lb. Gala Apples - 2 for $4.00 (3 lb. bag) Red Seedless Grapes - $.99 lb. Kandy Cantaloupes - $1.29 Honeydew Melon - $1.89

*The Andersons (Columbus) Homegrown Green Peppers - 2 for $.98 Homegrown Grape Tomatoes - 2 for $4.00 (pint) Homegrown Roma Tomatoes - $.99 lb. Homegrown Peaches - $.88 lb. Honeydew Melon - $2.99 each Mini Carrots - $.99 (1 lb. bag)

*Weiland's Gourmet Market (Columbus) Ohio Sweet Corn Paula Red or Ginger Gold Apples - $1.99 each Cantaloupe - $1.99 Avocados - $.99 each Red Raspberries - $2.50 (6 oz. pkg.) Red or Black Plums - $.99 lb.

*Aldi (Central Ohio) Cantaloupe - $.99 Nectarines or Peaches - $.25 each Plums - $.25 each Celery - $.69 Baby Carrots - $.99 (1 lb. bag) Green or Red Grapes - $.74 lb. Kiwi - $1.79 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.) 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)

*Save a Lot (Columbus locations) Russet Potatoes - $4.99 (20 lb. bag) Ohio Grown Red Delicious Apples - $3.99 (5 lb. bag) Paula Red Apples - $1.99 (3 lb. bag) Hass Avocados - $.99 each Bananas - $.47 lb. Green Beans - $1.19 lb. Blueberries - $2.69 (pint) Broccoli - $1.49 Cabbage - $.44 lb. Cantaloupe - $1.69 Carrots - $1.39 (2 lb. bag) Cauliflower - $1.89 Celery Sleeve - $1.29 Corn - $.33 each Cucumber - $.59 each White Seedless Grapes - $.99 lb. Red or Black Seedless Grapes - $1.49 lb. Mangoes - $.89 each Mini Carrots - $1.39 (1 lb. bag) Nectarines or Peaches - $.99 lb. Red Onions - $1.29 lb. Sweet Onions - $1.29 lb. Green Peppers - $.59 each Red Peppers - $1.29 each Plums - $.99 lb. Idaho Potatoes - $3.69 lb. Salad Mix - $1.29 (12 oz. bag) Slaw Mix - $1.49 (1 lb. bag) Zucchini - $1.29 lb. Vine Ripe Tomatoes - $.99 lb. Seedless Watermelons - $3.99

*Nicks Market (Columbus) Bi Color Corn - 10 for $2.00 Strawberries - 2 for $4.00 (1 lb. bag) Dole or Fresh Express Premium Salads - 9-12 oz., selected varieties) Baby Carrots - 2 for $3.00 (1 lb. bag) Gala Apples - 2 for $5.00 (3 lb. bag) Honeydew Melons - $.99 Idaho Russet Potatoes - $2.59 (5 lb. bag) Mushrooms - 2 for $4.00 (whole or sliced)

*Little's Village IGA (Columbus) Bi Color Sweet Corn - 10 for $2.00 Honeydew Melons - $.99 lb. Mushrooms - 2 for $4.00 (8 oz, whole or sliced) Gala Apples - 2 for $5.00 (3 lb. bag,) Idaho Potatoes - $2.59 (5 lb. bag) Vine Ripened Tomatoes - $.99 lb. Peeled Baby Carrots - 2 for $3.00 (1 lb. bag) Dole or Fresh Express Premium Salads - 2 for $4.00 (9-12 oz. pkg.) Panoche Sweet Onions - $.99 lb.

*Cook's IGA (Columbus) Bi Color Corn - 3 for $1.00 Cantaloupes - 2 for $3.00 Peaches or Nectarines - $.99 lb. Cluster on the Vine Tomatoes - $1.69 lb. Bartlett Pears - $1.19 lb. Paula Red Apples - 2 for $5.00 (3 lb. bag) Idaho Baking Potatoes - 3 for $1.00 Dole Red or Russet Potatoes - 2 for $4.00 (5 lb. bag, Dole American Salad - $2.99 (10-12 oz. pkg., Italian or European) Yellow Sweet Onions - $.99 lb. Unsalted or Hampton Farms Salted Peanuts - $1.19 lb.

*LoveJoy's IGA (Plain City) Homegrown Sweet Corn - 4 for $1.00 Peaches or Nectarines - $.99 lb. On the Vine Tomatoes - $1.79 lb. Bartlett Pears - $1.19 lb. Idaho Baking Potatoes - 3 for $1.00 Dole Russet Potatoes - 2 for $4.00 (5 lb. bag) Dole or American Salad - $2.99 (5 lb. bag) Yellow Sweet Onions - $.99 lb. Hampton Farms Salted Peanuts - $1.29 lb. Paula Red Apples - 2 for $5.00 (3 lb. bag) *Ashville IGA (Ashville) Homegrown Bi Color Sweet Corn - 4 for $1.00 Cantaloupe - 2 for $3.00 Idaho Red Potatoes - 2 for $4.00 (5 lb. bag) Sweet Onions - $.99 lb. Bartlett Pears - $1.19 lb. *Jewett's IGA (Mt. Sterling) Sweet Corn - 10 for $2.99 Watermelon - $2.99 Idaho Baking Potatoes - 3 for $.99 Sweet Jumbo Onions - $.99 lb. Italian or Fresh Express American Salads - $2.79 (10-12 oz. bags) Tomatoes on the Vine - $1.69 lb.

*Moiser's IGA Butcher & Pizza Shop (Raymond) Bi Color Corn - 10 for $2.00 Vine Ripened Tomatoes - $.99 lb. Whole or Sliced Mushrooms - 2 for $4.00 (8 oz. pkg.) Strawberries - 2 for $4.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Green Cabbage - $.49 lb. Gala Apples - 2 for $5.00 Idaho Potatoes - $2.59 Grape Tomatoes - 2 for $4.00 (pint) Cantaloupe - $2.99

*Quality Food Hometown Market or Richwood Cardinal (Utica, Centerburg, Wadsworth, Canton or Richwood Cardinal) Seedless Red or Green Grapes - $.99 lb. Idaho Potatoes - $2.49 (5 lb. bag) Vine Ripened Tomatoes - $.99 lb. (locally grown) Grape Tomatoes - 2 for $4.00 (ping) Dole Premium Salads - 2 for $4.00 (9-12 oz. bag) Strawberries - $2.99 (1 lb. bag) Sweet Corn - 12 for $3.99 Seedless Watermelon Cuts - $.59 lb. Panoche Sweet Onions - $.99 lb.

*Buehler's Fresh Foods (Delaware) New Crop Russet or White Potatoes - 2 for $4.00 Green Giant Red Potatoes - 2 for $4.00 (5 lb. bag) Peaches or Nectarines - $1.99 lb. Organic Red or Green Seedless Grapes - 2 for $5.00 (1 lb. clamshell) Driscoll Red Raspberries - 2 for $5.00 (6 oz. pkg.) Red or Green Leaf Lettuce or Romaine - 2 for $1.00 (locally grown) Bi Color Sweet Corn - 13 for $3.99) Early Jonathan or Early Macintosh Apples - $1.99 (3 lb. bag) Celery - $.99 Ohio Grown Honey Rocks - $1.99 Cantaloupe - $1.99

*Carnival Foods (Heath, Lancaster or Circleville) Paula Red or Ginger Gold Apples - 2 for $4.00 (3 lb. bag) Red, White or Yellow Sweet Onions - $.98 lb. Ohio Grown Green Beans - $1.28 lb. Red or White Seedless Grapes - $1.28 lb. Avocadoes - 10 for $10.00 Baby Peeled Carrots - 10 for $10.00 (1 lb. bag) Green Onions - 10 for $10.00 (5 oz. pkg.) Radishes - 10 for $10.00 (1 lb. bag) Fresh Express Cole Slaw Mix - 10 for $10.00 (1 lb. bag) Fresh Express Garden Salad - 10 for $10.00 (8 oz. bag) Del Monte Fruit Naturals - 10 for $10.00 (8 oz.)

*Community Markets (Marysville, Chillicothe Washington Courthouse, Greenfield, Hillsboro, Wilmington) Seedless Red or White Grapes - $1.47 lb. Beefsteak Tomatoes - $1.58 lb. Honeydew Melons - $2.88 Cantaloupes - $2.88 Homegrown Cucumbers - 3 for $2.00 Locally Grown Panoche Sweet Onions - $.99 lb. Locally Grown Green Beans - $.99 lb. Premium Fresh Express Plus Salads - 2 for $4.00 (select varieties, 9-12 oz. bags)

*Discount Drug Mart (Central Ohio) Head Lettuce - $.99 Yellow Cooking Onions - $.99 (2 lb. bag) Red or Green Seedless Grapes - $1.29 lb. Red Skin Potatoes - 2 for $5.00 (5 lb. bag)

*GFS (Central Ohio) Seedless Watermelon - $2.99

*Trader Joe's (Columbus) Carrots Cut and Peeled - $1.79 (1.5 lb. bag) Red Seedless Grapes - $2.99 (20 oz. pkg.) Figs - $3.99 lb. Trader Joes Organic Baby Lettuce Mix - $2.49 (5 oz. bag) *Whole Foods Market (Dublin) Avocados - $.99 each Organic Seedless Black Grapes - $1.99 lb. Organic Locally Grown Zucchini - $.99 lb. White Peaches - $1.99 lb. Strawberries - $3.49 lb. Organic Strawberries - $4.99 lb. Donut Peaches - $2.99 lb. Black Apricots - $4.99 lb. Locally Grown Peaches - $1.69 lb. Locally Grown White Peaches - $1.99 lb. Organic Seedless Black Grapes - $1.99 lb. Organic Red Seedless Grapes - $2.99 lb. Locally Grown Organic Zucchini - $.99 lb. Locally Grown Bi Color Corn - 5 for $2.00 Organic Cantaloupe - $2.99 Watermelon - $5.99 Locally Grown Athena Melon - $2.99 Honeydew Melon - $4.99 Organic Red Garnet or Jewel Yams - $2.49 lb.

*Walmart (Central Ohio) Vegetable Party Tray - $9.88 (40 oz.) Roma Tomatoes - $1.00 lb. Avocados - $.68 each Cantaloupe - $1.38 Bananas - $.47 lb. Green Peppers - 2 for $1.00 Roma Tomatoes - $1.48 lb. Watermelon - $2.92 Corn - $.19 each Bosc Pears - $1.67 lb. Grapefruit - $3.88 (5 lb. bag) Oranges - $.64 each Baby Carrots- $1.25 (1 lb. bag) Broccoli Crowns - $1.48 lb. Green Beans - $1.38 lb. Cucumbers - $.46 each Zucchini - $.94 lb. Cauliflower - $2.28 Red Potatoes - $2.97 (5 lb. bag) Mushrooms - $1.88 (8 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.)

*Sam's Club (Central Ohio) Seedless Green or Red Grapes - $4.82 (3 lb. pkg.) Blueberries - $4.48 (2 lb. pkg.) Bananas - $1.34 (3 lb. pkg.) Avocados - $4.70 (5 ct.) Campari Tomatoes - $1.98 (2 lb. pkg., special buy) Raspberries - $3.98 - (12 oz. pkg.) Carrots - $2.54 (5 lb. pkg.) Green Peppers - $6.98 (6 ct.) Ancient Sweet Peppers - $6.98 One Sweet Tomato Cherry Tomatoes - $5.98 (2 lb. pkg.) Seedless Cucumbers - $3.98 (3 ct.) Beefsteak Tomatoes - $5.98 (6 ct.) Roma Tomatoes - $5.88 - 3 lb. pkg.) Cantaloupe - $1.90 Multi Colored Peppers 6 ct. - $6.88 Russet Potatoes - $2.92 (10 lb. bag) Kiwi - $4.88 (3 lb. bag) Sweet Onions - $4.68 (5 lb. pkg.) Sweet Red Onions - $5.28 (5 lb. bag) Red Potatoes - $6.26 (10 lb. bag) Yellow Onions - $6.98 (10 lb. bag) Colossal Garlic - $3.78 (2 lb. bag) Limes - $2.55 (3 lb. bag) Lemons - $3.56 (3 lb. bag) Grapefruit - $7.28 (8 lb. bag) Mangoes - $5.98 (6 ct. box) Pluots - $3.88 (2.2 lb. bag) Honeydew Melons - $2.84 Apple Pears - $5.98 96 ct. tray) Mini Watermelons - $2.98 Pineapples - $2.98 Red Delicious Apples - $5.68 (6 lb. bag) Gala Apples - $6.48 (5 lb. bag) Fuji Apples - $6.88 (5 lb. bag) Granny Smith Apples - $5.53 (5 lb. bag) Sugar Pears - $5.44 (4 lb. bag) Bartlett Pears - $4.98 (4 lb. bag) Romaine Hearts - $4.44 (6 ct.) Organic Spring Mix - $4.37 (1 lb. pkg.) Organic Spinach - $3.97 (1 lb. pkg.) Romaine Blend Salad - $2.98 (2 lb. pkg.) Tossed Salad - $2.47 (3 lb. bag) Chopped Romaine - $2.98 (2 lb. bag) Iceberg Lettuce - $2.26 (2 ct.) Mini Sweet Peppers - $4.48 (2 lb. bag) Mini Cucumbers - $4.98 (2 lb. pkg.) French Green Beans - $5.47 Asparagus - $5.98 (2.25 lb. pkg.) Portabella Mushrooms - $4.98 (18 oz.) Mushrooms - $3.87(24 oz. pkg.) Broccoli Florets - $4.66 (4 lb. bag) Celery Hearts - $2.27 (3 ct. pkg.) Vegetable Broccoli Medley - $5.47 (3 lb. bag) Cole Slaw Mix - $2.98 (3 lb. bag) Vegetable Tray - $9.98 (4 lb.) Organic Mini Carrots - $5.44 (5 lb. bag) Plums - $5.98 (3.5 lb. pkg.) Yellow Nectarines - $4.52 (4 lb. pkg.) Blackberries - $3.98 (18 oz. pkg.) Strawberries - $3.29 (2 lb. pkg.) *Wholesale Clubs keep their prices fairly static, with small fluctuations. I will update as I get more information.

*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 Grapefruit - $7.99 Oranges - $10.99 (13 lb. bag) Campari 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.

I will update as I get more infomation. For now happy shopping.

Laurie Dixon, TheBAG Lady