Over the past five years a new apple has been added to the inventory. Honeycrisp apples have moved up into the ranks as the top favorite eating apple. Their color is red mottled over a yellow background. They can be described as crisp, sweet and tart with excellent eating and keeping qualities. Store in the refrigerator but not in the crisper drawer with vegetables. Here are some of the produce deals around Central Ohio for the week of September 27. *Kroger (Central Ohio) Raspberries - 10 for $10.00 (6 oz. pkg.) Strawberries - 2 for $4.00 (16 oz. pkg.) Honeycrisp Apples - $1.99 lb. Red Peppers - $3.88 (6 pack) Broccoli - 2 for $3.00 Bagged Apples - $1.98 (3 lb. bag, Gala, Golden or Red Delicious, Jonathan or McIntosh) Kroger Caramel Apples - 10 for $10.00 Kroger Premium Russet Potatoes - $2.99 (8 lb. bag) Organic Raspberries or Balckberries - 2 for $5.00 (6 oz. pkg.) Organic Private Selection Organic Salad Blends - 2 for $4.00 Almonds - $3.99 (1 lb. bag) Walnuts or Pecans - $4.99 (12-16 oz. bags)

Over the past five years a new apple has been added to the inventory. Honeycrisp apples have moved up into the ranks as the top favorite eating apple. Their color is red mottled over a yellow background. They can be described as crisp, sweet and tart with excellent eating and keeping qualities. Store in the refrigerator but not in the crisper drawer with vegetables. Here are some of the produce deals around Central Ohio for the week of September 27. *Kroger (Central Ohio) Raspberries - 10 for $10.00 (6 oz. pkg.) Strawberries - 2 for $4.00 (16 oz. pkg.) Honeycrisp Apples - $1.99 lb. Red Peppers - $3.88 (6 pack) Broccoli - 2 for $3.00 Bagged Apples - $1.98 (3 lb. bag, Gala, Golden or Red Delicious, Jonathan or McIntosh) Kroger Caramel Apples - 10 for $10.00 Kroger Premium Russet Potatoes - $2.99 (8 lb. bag) Organic Raspberries or Balckberries - 2 for $5.00 (6 oz. pkg.) Organic Private Selection Organic Salad Blends - 2 for $4.00 Almonds - $3.99 (1 lb. bag) Walnuts or Pecans - $4.99 (12-16 oz. bags)

*Meijer (Central Ohio) Seedless Red, Green or Black Grapes or Red Seeded Grapes - $.99 lb. Organic Seedless Red, Black or Green Grapes - $1.49 lb. Romaine Hearts - 2 for $5.00 (3 ct.) Extra Large Apples - $.97 lb. (Red or Golden Delicious, Royal Gala, Fuji or Granny Smith Apples - $.97 lb. Honeycrisp Apples - $1.69 lb. Peaches or Nectarines - $.99 lb. Plums - $.99 lb. (Midnight Moon, or Sunrise Red) Pluots - $.99 lb. Organic Plums or Pluots - $.99 lb. Nature Sweet Cherry Tomatoes - 2 for $5.00 (12 oz. pkg.) Homegrown Cabbage - $.39 lb. Earthbound Farms Organic Clamshell Salads - $2.99 (4.9-7 oz. asst. varieties) Baby Cut Carrots - 2 for $5.00 (2 lb. bag) Fruit Frenzy Fruit Bowl - $3.49 lb.

*Giant Eagle (Central Ohio) Red Raspberries - Buy 1 get 1 Free (6 oz. pkg.) Farmers Market or Fresh Express Italian, American, Baby Spinach or Fresh Express Caesar Supreme Kit - Buy 1 get 1 Free Farmers Market Whole Sno White Mushrooms - Buy 1 get 1 Free (8 oz. pkg.) Farmers Market Bagged Apples - Buy 1 get 1 Free (Red or Gold Delicious or McIntosh) Bartlett Pears - $1.19 lb. Celery - 4 for $5.00 Farmers Market Baby Cut Carrots - 2 for $3.00 (1 lb. bag) Farmers Market Premium Petite Carrots - 2 for $3.00 (12 oz. bag) Cantaloupes - 2 for $5.00 Strawberries - 2 for $4.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Farmers Market Russet Potatoes - 2 for $4.00 (5 lb. bag) Romaine, Endive, Escarole, Green Leaf or Red Leaf Lettuce) Nature Sweet Cocktail Tomatoes - 2 for $5.00 (12 oz. pkg.) Green Onions - 2 for $1.00

*Marc's (Columbus) Honeycrisp Apples - $1.29 lb. Red Seedless Grapes - $1.29 lb. Dole Very Veggie 12 oz. or Mediterranean Salad Blends 8 oz. - 2 for $4.00 Broccoli - 2 for $3.00 Snow White Mushrooms - $.99 (8 oz., whole or sliced) Idaho Potatoes - 2 for $3.00 (5 lb. bag) Squash - $.59 lb. (Acorn, Butternut or Spaghetti) Pie Pumpkins - $.59 lb. Carving Pumpkins - 2 for $7.00 Pecans - $6.99 lb.

*The Anderson's (Columbus) Honeycrisp Apples - $1.49 lb. Acorn or Butternut Squash - $.49 lb. Cooking Onions - $.99 (3 lb. bag) Grape Tomatoes - 2 for $4.00 (pint) Roma Tomatoes - $.99 lb. Romaine Lettuce - $.99 lb. Red or Green Leaf Lettuce - $.99 lb.

*Aldi (Central Ohio) Pears - $.99 (28 oz. pkg.) Cantaloupe - $.79 Bananas - $.39 lb. Seedless Red Grapes - $.74 lb. (sold in 2 lb. clamshell) *Save a Lot (Columbus locations) Gala Apples - $2.49 (3 lb. bag) Red or Golden Delicious Apples - $3.99 (5 lb. bag) Apples - $2.99 (3 lb. bag, Jonathan, Rome, McIntosh) Caramel Apple 3 Pack - $2.29 Avocados - $.99 each Bananas - $.47 each Green Beans - $1.19 lb. Broccoli - $1.59 each Cabbage - $.58 lb. Cantaloupe - $1.68 Carrots - $1.39 (2 lb. bag) Cauliflower - $1.99 Celery Sleeve - $1.19 Cucumbers - $.69 each Red or White Seedless Grapes - $1.29 lb. Cello Lettuce - $.99 Mangoes - $1.29 each Nectarines - $1.19 lb. Sweet Onions - $3.99 (4 lb. bag) Peaches - $.99 lb. Bartlett Pears - $.79 lb. Green Peppers - $.69 each Red Peppers - $1.00 each Pineapples - $2.99 Plums - $1.19 lb. Idaho Potatoes - $3.49 (10 lb. bag) Russet Potatoes - $2.99 (8 lb. bag) Sweet Potatoes - $.69 lb. Pumpkins - $3.99 (15 lb. average) Salad Mix - $1.29 (12 oz. bag) Cole Slaw Mix - $1.49 (1 lb. bag) Spinach - $1.99 (9 oz. bag) Fall Squash - $.59 lb. (Acorn, Butternut and Spaghetti) Zucchini - $1.19 lb. Strawberries - $2.69 (1 lb. clamshell) Vine Ripe Tomatoes - $1.79 lb. Grape Cherry Tomatoes - $2.99 lb. Roma Tomatoes - $1.49 lb.

*Huffman's Market (Upper Arlington) Honeycrisp Apples - $1.99 lb. Ohio Grown Green Peppers - 2 for $1.00 Pumpkins - 2 for $10.00 Ohio Grown Eggplant - $.99 lb. Ohio Grown Cucumbers - 2 for $1.00 Ohio Grown Tomatoes - $.99 lb.

*Nick's Market (Columbus) Dole Head Lettuce - $.88 Apples - $.59 lb. (selected varieties) Honeycrisp Apples - $1.99 lb. Granny Smith Apples - $1.49 lb. Tastee Caramel Apples - $1.99 lb. Organic Gala Apples - $1.99 lb. Peaches or Nectarines - $1.99 lb. Vine Ripened Tomatoes - $1.29 lb. Dole or Fresh Express Premium Salads - 2 for $4.00 (9-12 oz. bag) Idaho Baking Potatoes - $.99 lb. Panoche Sweet Onions - $.99 lb. Fall Squash - $.59 lb. (selected varieties) Pie Pumpkins - $.59 lb.

*Little's Village IGA (Columbus) Dole Head Lettuce - $.99 Apples - $.59 lb. (asst. varieties) Honeycrisp Apples - $1.99 lb. Granny Smith Apples - $1.49 lb. Tastee Carmel Apples - $1.99 (3 pack) Peaches or Nectarines - $1.99 lb. Vine Ripened Tomatoes - $1.29 lb. Idaho Potatoes - $.99 lb. Panoche Sweet Onions - $.99 lb. Fall Squash - $.59 lb. Pie Pumpkins - $.59 lb.

*LoveJoy's IGA (Plain City) Fresh Express Garden Salad - 10 for $10.00 (12-16 oz. bags) Bananas - $.29 lb. Honeycrisp Apples - $1.99 lb. Dole Mini Carrots - 4 for $5.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Yellow Onions - 4 for $5.00 (2 lb. bag) Idaho Potatoes - 2 for $5.00 (5 lb. bag) Squash - $.79 lb. (Butternut, Spaghetti or Acorn) Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkins - $3.99 Ornamental Gourds - $1.29 lb.

*Jewett's IGA (Mt. Sterling) Dole Bananas - $.49 lb. Yellow Onions - $1.25 (2 lb. bag) Fresh Express Iceberg Garden Lettuce - $1.29 (12-16 oz. pkg.) Dole Mini Carrots - $1.25 (1 lb. bag) Idaho Potatoes - $2.49 (5 lb. bag) Jack O Lantern Pumpkins - $3.99 *Ashville IGA (Ashville) Dole Bananas - $.49 lb. Fresh Express Garden Salad or Cole Slaw - 4 for $5.00 (12-16 oz. bag) Dole Mini Carrots - 4 for $5.00 (1 lb. bags) Idaho or Red Potatoes - 2 for $5.00 (5 lb. bag) Squash - $.79 lb. (Acorn, Butternut or Spaghetti)

*Carnival Foods (Heath, Lancaster and Circleville) Yellow Onions - 2 for $3.00 (3 lb. bag) Carrots - 2 for $3.00 (2 lb. bag) White Potatoes - 2 for $3.00 (5 lb. bag) Cantaloupe - 2 for $3.00 Celery Hearts - 2 for $3.00 Fresh Express Green and Crisp or Classic Romaine Salad - 2 for $3.00 (9-12 oz. pkg.) Valencia Oranges - 2 for $1.00 Kiwi - 2 for $1.00 Beef Steak Tomatoes - 2 for $4.00 (4 ct. clamshell) Jonagold Apples - $.98 lb. Bauman Apples - $2.98 (5 lb. bags) Turnips - 2 for $3.00 Seedless Red or White Grapes - $1.48 lb. Fresh Express Spinach - 2 for $4.00 (9 oz. pkg.) Avocadoes - 2 for $3.00 Tastee Caramel Apples - 2 for $4.00 (3 ct. pkg.) Fall Squash - $.78 lb. (Acorn, Spaghetti or Butternut)

*Hometown Market (Utica, Richwood Cardinal, Centerburg, Wadsworth and Canton) Dole Head Lettuce - $.88 Seedless Red or Green Grapes - $1.79 lb. Cooking Onions - 4 for $5.00 (2 lb. bag) Broccoli - $2.49 Vine Ripened Tomatoes - $1.49 lb. Grape Tomatoes - 2 for $5.00 (pint) Sweet Panoche Onions - $.99 lb. Bauman Ohio Apples - $2.99 (3 lb. bag, asst. varieties) Bauman Ohio Apple Cider - $2.49 (half gallon)

*Community Markets (Marysville, Chillicothe, Greenfield, Wilmington, Washington Courthouse and Hillsboro) Whole Carrots - $.77 (1 lb. bag) Peaches - $.99 lb. Green Peppers - 3 for $2.00 Yellow Cooking Onions - 2 for $3.00 (3 lb. bag) Vine Ripe Tomatoes - $1.38 lb. Modern White Button Mushrooms - 2 for $3.00 (8 oz. bag) Fall Hard Shell Squash - $.98 lb. (large size varieties) Fresh Express Garden Salads - 2 for $4.00 (9-12 oz., asst. varieties) Broccoli Crowns - $1.28 lb.

*Whole Foods (Dublin) Organic Bagged Jonagold Apples - $1.69 lb. Organic Red or Black Grapes - $2.99 lb. Organic White Grapes - $1.99 lb. Organic Black Mission Figs - $2.99 Organic Raspberries - $2.99 (6 oz. pkg.) Strawberries - $2.99 (1 lb. pkg.) Blueberries - $4.99 (pint) Organic Black Plums - $1.99 lb. Local Honeycrisp Apples - $2.49 lb. Bauman Orchard Bagged Apples - $2.99 Cantaloupe - $3.49 Gingergold Bagged Apples - $.99 lb. Gala Apple Tote - $.99 lb. Organic Avocados - $.99 each

*Weiland's Gourmet Foods (Clintonville) Red Potatoes - $1.89 (5 lb. bag) Honeycrisp Apples - $1.99 lb. Romaine Leaf Lettuce - $.79 lb. Slice or Whole BabyBella Mushrooms - $1.49 Pineapples - $2.99

*Discount Drug Mart (Central Ohio) Head Lettuce - $.99 each Cucumbers - 2 for $1.00 Roma Tomatoes - $.99 lb. Caramel, Candy or Turtle Apples - $1.99 (3 pack)

*Trader Joe's (Columbus) Seedless Watermelon - $3.99 Nectarines - $5.99 (4 lb. tray) Table Seedless Red Grapes - $4.99 (4 lb. pkg.) Bananas - $.19 each Paradise Papaya - $2.99 each Bulk Apples - $.59 each (Pink Lady, Fuji, Gala, Red Delicious and Braeburn, organic apples - $.69 each) Gala Apples - $3.79 (3 lb. bag) Grapefruit - $.89 each Clementines - $6.99 (5 lb. box) Navel Oranges - $4.49 (4 lb. bag) Lemons or Limes - $1.49 (1 lb. bag) Asian Pears - $3.49 (4 ct.) Organic Valencia Oranges - $4.49 (4 lb. bag) Ruby Red Grapefruit - $4.99 (5 lb. bag) Kiwi - $.39 each Organic Strawberries - $2.99 Organic Grape Tomatoes - $2.69 (1 lb. pkg.) Roma Tomatoes - $2.69 (18 oz. pkg.) Yellow Onions - $1.79 (2 lb. pkg.) Red Onions - $2.49 (2 lb. pkg.) Russet Potatoes - $2.29 (3 lb. bag) Teeny Tiny Potatoes - $1.99 (16 oz. bag) Baby Red Potatoes - $1.99 (24 oz. bag) Avocados - $1.29 each Organic Peaches - $.69 each Organic White or Yellow Flesh Nectarines - $.69 each Organic Onions - $2.69 (3 lb. bag) Combo Pepper 2 Pack - $2.49 Tri Pepper 3 Pack - $3.79 (3 ct.) Eggplant - $1.49 each Local Grown Zucchini or Yellow Squash - $.49 each Local Grown Green Peppers - $.69 each Sweet Corn - $.39 each Organic Baby Carrots - $1.69 (3 lb. bag) Organic Romaine Hearts - $2.69 (3 ct.) Cucumbers - $.79 each Cauliflower - $2.29 Broccoli - $1.79 bunch Carrots Cut and Peeled - $1.79 (1.5 lb. bag) Red Seedless Grapes - $2.99 (20 oz. pkg.) Figs - $3.99 lb. Trader Joe's Organic Baby Lettuce Mix - $2.49 (5 oz. bag)

*GFS (Central Ohio) Seedless Watermelon - $3.99 Spanish Onions - $4.99 (10 lb. bag) Yellow Onions - $2.49 (3 lb. bag) Bananas - $1.89 (3 lb. bunch) Granny Smith Apples - $5.79 (5 lb. bag) Red Delicious Apples -$4.49 (5 lb. bag) Lemons - $2.99 (2 lb. bag) Limes - $2.99 (12 ct.) Valencia Oranges - $6.99 (8 lb. bag) Mixed Fruit - $7.49 (5 lb. bag) Idaho Potatoes - $3.99 (10 lb. bag) Red Potatoes - $5.99 (10 lb. bag) English Cucumber - $1.49 (1 ct.) Baby Carrots - $1.99 (2 lb. bag) Green Peppers - $4.49 (5 lb. bag) Mixed Bell Peppers - $7.99 (6 ct.) Carrots - $1.19 (3 lb. bag) Extra Large Tomatoes - $6.99 (5 lb. tray) Grape Tomatoes - $3.99 (2 lb. pkg.) Whole Mushrooms - $3.99 (24 oz. pkg.) Sliced Mushrooms - $4.49 (24 oz. pkg.) Radishes - $.89 (1 lb. bag) Shredded Lettuce - $4.99 (5 lb. bag) Cole Slaw - $4.99 (5 lb. bag) Strawberries - $7.99 (4 lb. pkg.) Red Seedless Grapes - $5.99 (3 lb. 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.) Large Pumpkins - $8.99 *Wholesale Clubs keep their prices fairly static, with small fluctuations. I will update as I get more information.

*Costco (Polaris) Honeydew Melon - $2.99 Golden Honeydew Melon - $3.29 Tuscan Melon - $5.49 (2 pack) Cantaloupe - $4.49 (3 ct.) Mini Watermelons - $4.99 (2 ct.) Seedless Watermelon - $4.99 Apricots - $5.99 (3 lb. bag) Plums - $4.99 (4 lb. bag) Pineapple - $2.79 White Flesh Peaches - $7.99 (6 ct.) Nectarines - $5.99 (5 lb. tray) Mangos - $6.99 (7 ct. tray) Kiwi - $5.49 (4 lb. pkg.) Bananas - $1.32 (3 lb. pkg.) Limes - $3.99 (5 lb. bag) Lemons - $6.49 Oranges - $12.99 (12 lb. bag) Clementines - $5.99 (5 lb. box) Avocados - $6.49 (5 ct. bag) Sweet Onions - $.99 (10 lb. bag) Sweet Red Onions - $6.99 (10 lb. bag) Yellow Jumbo Onions - $5.49 (10 lb. bag) Gourmet Medley Potatoes - $5.59 (5 lb. bag) Gold Potatoes - $7.99 (10 lb. bag) Extra Large Baking Potatoes - $8.79 (20 lb. bag) Tomatoes on the Vine - $3.99 (2 lb. pkg.) Grape Tomatoes - $5.99 (2 lb. pkg.) Beefsteak Tomatoes - $5.99 (5 lb. bag) Sweet Mini Bell Peppers - $3.99 (2 lb. bag) Mixed Bell Peppers - $6.49 (6 ct.) Red Bell Peppers - $5.99 (6 ct.) Organic Mini Carrots - $5.29 (5 lb. bag) Organic Carrots - $5.99 (10 lb. bag) Hearts of Romaine Lettuce - $3.59 (6 ct.) Organic Spring Mix - $3.99 (1 lb. clamshell) Organic Spinach - $3.99 (1 lb. clamshell) Spinach - $4.49 (2.5 lb. bag) Organic Strawberries - $5.99 (4 lb. pkg.) Strawberries - $4.49 (4 lb. pkg.) Organic Raspberries - $3.79 (12 oz. pkg.) Blueberries - $5.49 (18 oz. pkg.) Husked Corn - $5.79 (8 ct. pkg.) Sugar Snap Peas - $5.49 Baby Cucumbers - $4.49 (2 lb. pkg.) Asparagus - $6.99 (2.5 lb. pkg.) Green or Red Seedless Grapes - $6.49 (4 lb. pkg.) Black Seedless Grapes - $6.49 (5 lb. pkg.) Asparagus - $5.29 (2.25 lbs.) Celery - $3.49 (4 ct. pkg.) Green Beans - $5.57 (2 lb. pkg.) Jumbo Artichokes - $5.99 (4 ct.) Broccoli Florets - $4.49 (3 lb. bag) Whole Mushrooms - $3.59 (24 oz.) Baby Bella Mushrooms - $3.99 (24 oz. pkg.) *Wholesale Clubs keep 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 as I get more infomation. For now happy shopping!

Laurie Dixon, TheBAG Lady

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