Select bright-red strawberries with their caps intact. Smaller berries usually are sweeter and flavorful. Avoid soft, moldy or shriveled berries. Strawberries should be eaten as soon as possible. Do not wash until you are ready to consume them. If you must store strawberries, place them on a paper towel in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for two to three days. Here are some of the produce deals for the week of Feb. 28.

* Kroger (central Ohio) Strawberries - 3 for $5.00 (16 oz. pkg.) Organic strawberries - $2.88 (16 oz. pkg.) Seedless red or black grapes - $1.48 lb. Jazz apples - $1.49 lb. Blackberries - 2 for $4.00 (6 oz. pkg.) Kroger mini carrots - 2 for $3.00 (16 oz. pkg.) Cuties mandarins - $5.99 (5 lb. box) Cuties mandarins - $3.99 (3 lb. bag) Cantaloupe - 3 for $5.00 Organic blueberries - 2 for $5.00 (6 oz. pkg.) Kroger Value russet potatoes - $2.99 (10 lb. bag) Organic D'Anjou pears - $1.69 lb.

*Meijer (central Ohio) Baby cut carrots - 10 for $10.00 (1 lb. bag) Meijer organic whole white or mini Bella mushrooms - 10 for $10.00 (8 oz. pkg.) Flat baby leaf spinach - 10 for $10.00 Mangoes - 10 for $10.00 Nature Sweet cherry cocktail tomatoes - 10 for $10.00(12 oz. pkg.) Greenhouse cucumbers - 10 for $10.00 Yellow flesh potatoes or yellow flesh red potatoes - 10 for $10.00 Avocados - 10 for $10.00 Navel oranges - $2.99 (5 lb. bag) Organic navel oranges - $2.99 (4 lb. bag) Strawberries - 2 for $3.00 (1 lb. pkg.)

*Giant Eagle (central Ohio) Broccoli - buy 1 get 1 free Farmers Market Italian, American or Fresh Express sweet butter blend salad blends - buy 1 get 1 free Mangoes - 10 for $10.00 Farmers Market whole snow-white mushrooms - 2 for $3.00 (8 oz. pkg.) D'Anjou , red or bosc pears - $1.49 lb. Blackberries - 2 for $5.00 (6 oz. pkg.) Farmers Market baby cut carrots - 2 for $3.00 (1 lb. bag) Farmers Market Idaho potatoes - 2 for $5.00 (5 lb. bag) Pineapple medley or melon medley - 2 for $5.00 (8 oz. pkg.) Gala or Granny Smith apple slices - $2.79 (12 oz. pkg.) Pineapple or cantaloupe chunks - $3.99 (16 oz. pkg.) *Marc's (Columbus) Strawberries - 2 for $4.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Blackberries - 2 for $3.00 (6 oz. pkg.) Baby Bella whole or sliced mushrooms - $1.29 (8 oz. (pkg.) Navel oranges - 2 for $4.00 (4 lb. bag) Seedless red or green grapes - $1.29 lb. Mangoes - $.99 each Hass avocados - $.99 each Ruby red grapefruit - 2 for $4.00 (5 lb. bag) Kiwi - 6 for $2.00 Klondike Rose potatoes - 2 for $4.00 (5 lb. bag)

*Aldi (Ohio) Grapefruit - $1.49 (5 lb. bag) Strawberries - $.99 (1 lb. pkg.) Gala apples - $1.99 (3 lb. bag) Pineapples - $1.59 each Navel oranges - $1.99 (4 lb. bag)

*Walmart (central Ohio) Clementines - $3.75 (3 lb. bag) Fuji apples - $4.97 (5 lb. bag) Marketside salad kit - $3.00 each (14.25-15.8 oz. bags)

*Save - A- Lot (Columbus locations) Red delicious apples - $3.49 (5 lb. bag) Clementines - $2.99 (2 lb. bag) Apples - $2.69 (3 lb. bag, golden and red delicious, Jonathon and pink lady) Apples & oranges mixed bag - $3.99 (4 lb bag) Avocados - $1.09 each Bagged avocados - $2.99 Bananas - $.54 lb. Broccoli -$1.89 Cabbage - $.59 lb. Cantaloupe - $1.69 Carrots - $1.39 (2 lb. bag) Mini carrots - $1.39 (1 lb. bag) Cauliflower - $2.49 Celery sleeve - $1.59 Cilantro $.50 Cucumber - $.77 each Grapefruit - $1.99 (3 lb. bag) Red seedless grapes - $1.49 lb. White seedless grapes - $1.99 lb. Lemons - $.39 each Limes - $.79 each Mushrooms - $1.79 (8 oz. pkg.) Baby Bella mushrooms - $1.79 (8 oz. pkg.) Jumbo yellow, white, sweet or red onions - $.99 lb. Yellow onions - 1.99 (3 lb. bag) Navel oranges - $2.49 (3 lb. bag) Jalapeno peppers - $1.49 lb. Green peppers - $1.29 each Plums - $1.49 lb. Baker potatoes - $.79 lb. Idaho potatoes - $3.79 (10 lb. bag) Russet potatoes - $3.29 (8 lb. bag) Sweet potatoes - $.89 lb. Radishes $1.00 (1 lb. bag) Salad mix - $1.39 (12 oz. bags) Hearts of romaine - $2.79 Slaw mix - $1.49 (1 lb. bag) Spinach -$1.99 (9 oz. bag) Strawberries - $2.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Tangerines - $2.99 (3 lb. bag) Vine ripe tomatoes - $1.99 lb. Roma tomatoes - $1.69 lb. Tomatoes 4 pack - $3.49 (18 oz. pkg.) Turnips - $1.59 lb. *Nick's Market (Columbus) Idaho potatoes - $2.49 (10 lb. bag) Navel oranges - $3.99 (8 lb. bag) Pears - $1.49 lb. (red, green, D’Anjou or bosc) Dole or Grimmway Farms baby carrots - 2 for $3.00 (1 lb. bag) Apples - $2.49 (3 lb. bag, Jonathan, Rome, red or golden delicious) Portabella mushrooms - $3.49 (6 oz. pkg., sliced or caps) Cantaloupe - $1.99 Ruby red grapefruit - $2.99 (5 lb. bag) Jumbo sweet onions - $.89 lb.

*Little's Village IGA (Columbus) Idaho potatoes - $2.49 (10 lb. bag) Navel oranges - $3.99 (8 lb. bag) Cantaloupe - $1.99 Ruby red grapefruit - $2.99 (5 lb. bag) Apples - $2.49 (3 lb. bag, red or golden delicious, Jonathan or Rome) Pears - $1.49 lb. (red or green D’Anjou or bosc) Dole or Grimmway Farms baby carrots - 2 or $3.00 (1 lb. bag) Portabella mushrooms - $3.49 (6 oz. pkg., sliced or caps) Jumbo sweet onions - $.89 lb.

*Cook's IGA (Columbus) Seedless white or red grapes - $1.69 lb. Fuji, gala or braeburn apples - $1.19 lb. Sweet potatoes - $.89 lb. Idaho potatoes - $2.99 (10 lb. bag) Jumbo yellow sweet onions - $.79 lb. Fresh Express Italian, veggie lovers or American salad blend - 2 for$5.00 (10-12 oz. bags)

*Ashville IGA (Ashville) Seedless white or red grapes - $1.19 lb. Idaho potatoes - $2.99 (10 lb. bags) Navel oranges - 4 for $1.39 Jumbo yellow sweet onions - $.89 lb. Green or red D’Anjou pears - $1.19 lb. Pineapple - $2.99

*Lovejoy's Market IGA (Plain City) Seedless white or red grapes - $.99 lb. Idaho potatoes - $2.99 (10 lb. bag) Fresh Express American, Italian, veggie lovers salad blend - 2 for $5.00 (10-12 oz. bags) Navel oranges - 3 for $1.00 Jumbo yellow sweet onions - $.79 lb. Sweet potatoes - $.89 lb. Apples - $1.19 lb. (gala, fuji or braeburn) Pineapples - $2.99 Anjou pears - $1.19 lb. (green or red) Red or black plums - $1.99 lb.

*Jewett's IGA (Mt. Sterling) Seedless white or red grapes - $.99 lb. Idaho potatoes - $2.99 (10 lb. bag) Fresh Express American, Italian, veggie lovers salad blend - 2 for $5.00 (10-12 oz. bags) Navel oranges - 3 for $1.00 Jumbo yellow sweet onions - $.79 lb. Sweet potatoes - $.89 lb. Apples - $1.19 lb. (gala, fuji or braeburn) Pineapples - $2.99 Red or black plums - $1.99 lb.

*Mosier's IGA (Raymond) Baby carrots - 2 for $3.00 (1 lb. bag) Idaho potatoes - $2.49 (10 lb. bag) Strawberries - $3.49 (1 lb. pkg.) Navel oranges - $3.99 (8 lb. bag) Ruby red grapefruit - $2.99 (5 lb. bag) Assorted Michigan apples - $2.49 (3 lb. bag) Sweet onions - $.88 lb. Cantaloupe - $1.99

*Valu King (Reynoldsburg & Pataskala) Red seedless grapes - $.99 lb. Red or golden delicious apples - $2.49 (3 lb. bag) Grape tomatoes - $1.49 (pint) Fresh Express premium romaine or green & crisp salads - $1.99 (9-12 oz. bags) D'Anjou or bosc pears 1.19 lb. Broccoli - $1.49 Yellow onions - $.99 (3 lb.bag) Cantaloupe - $1.99 Carrots - $.99 (2 lb. bag) Celery - $.99 Red grapefruit - $2.49 (5 lb. bag) Asparagus - $1.99 lb. Green cabbage - $.39 lb. Pineapple - $2.29 Whole mushrooms - $.99 (8 oz. pkg.) Sweet onions - $.99 lb. *Trader Joe's (Columbus, Dublin) Butter lettuce & radicchio blend - $1.99 Blueberries - $2.99 (11 oz. pkg.) Jumbo sweet onions - $.79 each Navel oranges - $2.99 (4 lb. bags) Grapefruit - $4.49 (5 lb. bag) Pineapple - $2.99 Bananas - $.19 each Organic bananas - $.29 each Apples - $.59 each (Gala, fuji, Granny Smith, Pink Lady) Organic apples - $.69 each (Pink Lady, Gala, fuji, Granny Smith) Honey crisp apples - $.99 each Navel oranges - $4.49 (4 lb. bag) Tangerines - $2.99 (3 lb. bag) Apricots - $2.99 (16 oz. pkg.) Organic grapefruit - $1.49 each Satsuma mandarins - $6.98 (5 lb. box) Clementines - $3.29 (3 lb. bag) Limes - $2.29 (1 lb. bag) Lemons - $1.49 (1 lb. bag) Ruby red grapefruit -$4.49 (5 lb. bag) Jessie's clementines - $5.99 (5 lb. box) Campari tomatoes - $1.99 (1 lb. bag) Organic tomatoes - $3.49 (1 lb. pkg.) Organic Roma tomatoes - $2.99 (16 oz. pkg.) Organic Sugar Plum tomatoes - $3.69 (16 oz. pkg.) Kumato brown tomatoes - $3.79 (16 oz. pkg.) Mini pearl grape tomatoes - $2.49 (16 oz. pkg.) Roma tomatoes - $2.69 (18 oz. pkg.) Sweet long red peppers - $2.99 (8 oz. pkg.) Tri-colored peppers - $3.79 (3 ct. pkg.) Como peppers 2ct. pkg. - $2.79 Green peppers 2 ct. pkg. - $2.29 Duo color grape pack - $3.69 (1 lb. pkg.) Honeydew melon - $2.99 Mini seedless watermelon - $3.79 Mangoes - $1.99 Honeycrisp apples - $2.79 (2 lb. bag) Gala apples - $3.79 (3 lb. bag) Red onions - $2.69 (2 lb. bag) Sweet onions - $2.99 (3 lb. bag) Yellow onions - $1.79 (2 lb. bag) Sweet potatoes - $1.79 (lb. bag) Russet potatoes - $2.29 (3 lb. bag) Organic garlic - $1.49 (3 oz. pkg.) Garlic - $1.29 (3 oz. pkg.) Globe artichokes - $2.99 (4 ct.) Acorn squash - $1.29 Spaghetti squash - $2.99 Fresh ginger - $1.39 (4 oz. pkg.) Fresh shallots - $.99 (3 oz. pkg.) Sweet potatoes - $3.99 (4 lb. bag) Organic russet potatoes - $3.99 (5 lb. bag) Organic red potatoes - $3.99 (5 lb. bag) Organic gold potatoes - $3.29 (4 lb. bag) Eggplant - $1.49 Baby Dutch yellow potatoes - $2.69 (24 oz. bag) Avocados - $2.99 (4 ct. bag) Avocado - $1.29 each Organic baby spinach - $2.49 (6 oz. pkg.) Organic romaine hearts - $2.69 (3 ct. pkg.) Romaine hearts - $2.29 (3 ct. pkg.) Organic peeled and cut carrots - $1.69 (1 lb. pkg.) Broccoli florets - $2.69 (12 oz. pkg.) Portabella mushrooms - $2.49 (6 oz. pkg.) Sliced white mushrooms - $1.99 (10 oz. pkg.) Broccoli bunch - $1.79 Cauliflower - $2.29 Seedless cucumber - $1.79 lb. Fancy Medjool dates - $4.49 (1 lb. pkg., these are delicious) Sugar snap peas - $2.69 Fresh herbs - $1.79 (1 oz. pkg., cilantro, mint, rosemary, chives, parsley and sage) Fresh thyme - $1.99 (1 oz. pkg.) Raw pecan halves - $6.49 (1 lb. bag) Raw cashews - $5.49 (1 lb. bag) Raw sunflower seeds - $1.49 (1 lb. bag) Raw almonds - $4.49 (1 lb. bag) Silvered raw almonds - $2.49 (8 oz. pkg.) Raw walnuts - $6.99 (1 lb. bag)

*Buehler's Fresh Foods (Delaware) Beefsteak tomatoes - $1.49 lb. Cooking onions - $.99 (2 lb. bag) English cucumbers - 2 for $3.00 Strawberries - $2.99 (1 lb. pkg.) Seedless red or white grapes - $1.49 lb. Navel oranges - $4.99 (5 lb. bag) Earthbound Farm clamshell salad - 2 for $5.00 (5 oz. pkg.) Fuji apples - $1.29 lb. Bunch broccoli -2 for $4.00 Seedless red or white grapes - $1.49 lb.

*Sam's Club (central Ohio) Mini sweet peppers - $4.88 (2 lb. bag) Mini cucumbers - $5.48 Romaine hearts - $4.68 (6 ct. pkg.) Organic spring mix - $4.29 (1 lb. container) Organic spinach - $3.97 (1 lb. container) Roma tomatoes - $6.98 (3 lb. pkg.) Gourmet Zima tomatoes - $5.98 (2 lb. pkg.) One Sweet Tomato cherry tomatoes - $5.98 (2 lb. pkg.) Compari tomatoes - $3.06 (2 lb. pkg.) Beefsteak tomatoes - $5.98 (6 ct. box) Navel oranges - $6.98 (8 lb. bag) Fuji apples - $5.53 (5 lb. bag) Clementines - $3.98 (5 lb. box) Fresh peeled garlic - $7.98 (3 lb. jar) Celery - $2.48 (3 ct. pkg.) Cole slaw - $2.98 (3 lb. bag) Portabella mushrooms - $4.98 (18 oz. pkg.) Vegetable medley - $5.47 (3 lb. bag, baby carrots, broccoli and cauliflower) Iceberg lettuce - $1.94 (2 ct. pkg.) Dole chopped romaine - $2.98 (2 lb. bag) Dole tossed salad - $2.97 (3 lb. bag) Romaine blend salad - $2.97 (2 lb. bag) Artisan lettuce - $3.98 (25 oz. pkg.) Gala apples - $5.98 (5 lb. bag) Jonagold apples - $4.98 (5 lb. bag) Ambrosia apples - $6.48 (4 lb. bag) Jazz snacker apples - $4.98 (4 lb. bag) Granny Smith apples - $5.48 (5 lb. bag) Plums - $5.98 (3.5 lb. pkg.) Kiwi - $4.88 (3 lb. pkg.) Pineapple - $2.49 Sugar pears - $5.98 (4lb. pkg.) Bosc pears - $5.98 (4 lb. tray) Bartlett pears - $5.98 (4 lb. tray) Apple pears - $5.98 (6 ct. tray) Mangoes - $6.98 (6 ct. tray) D'Anjou pears - $5.98 (5 lb. bag) Red delicious apples - $5.98 (6 lb. bag) Cantaloupe - $1.20 Honeydew melons - $1.98 Mini watermelons - $3.87 Yellow honeydew melons - $3.98 Limes - $3.74 (3 lb. bag) Lemons - $3.87 (3 lb. bag) Grapefruit - $4.98 (8 lb. bag) Pummelo - $3.87 (2 ct.) Cara Cara navel oranges - $5.86 (5 lb. bag) Veggie tray with dip - $9.98 (4 lb. tray) *Costco (Columbus) Blueberries - $5.49 (24 oz. pkg.) Strawberries - $4.99 (2 lb. pkg.) Granny Smith, fuji or gala apples - $6.99 (12 ct. tray) Pink lady apples - $6.99 (12 ct. tray) Red delicious apples - $7.99 (10 lb. bag) Cantaloupe - $5.99 (3 ct.) Honeydew melon - $3.99 Mini watermelons - $5.99 (2 ct.) Seedless watermelon - $7.99 Pineapple - $2.79 Bananas - $1.47 (3 lb. bunch) Pummelos - $8.99 (4 ct.) Limes or lemons - $6.49 (5 lb. bag) Tangerines - $3.79 (5 lb. bag) Grapefruit - $6.79 Oranges - $8.99 (13 lb. bag) Cara Cara oranges - $7.99 (8 lb. bag) Clementine mandarins - $6.99 (5 lb. box) Roma on the vine tomatoes - $5.49 (2 lbs.) Grape tomatoes - $5.99 (2 lb. pkg.) Compari tomatoes - $5.79 (2 lb. pkg.) Jumbo yellow onions - $4.99 (10 lb. bag) Gourmet medley potatoes - $5.99 (5 lb. bag) Extra large baking potatoes - $8.99 (20 lb. bag) Medjool dates - $7.99 (2 lb. pkg.) Peru sweet onions - $4.49 (5 lb. bag) Sweet red onions - $7.49 (8 lb. bag) Gold potatoes - $8.99 (15 lb. bag) Small red potatoes - $5.99 (10 lb. bag) Haas avocadoes - $5.99 (5 ct. bag) Gourmet dried mushroom medley - $15.99 Fresh garlic - $5.79 (3 lb. bag) Seedless red grapes - $7.79 (4lb.pkg.) Organic peeled baby carrots - $5.49 (5 lb. bag) Vegetable platter & dressing - $9.99 (4 lb. tray) Sweet mini peppers - $3.99 (2 lb. bag) Red peppers - $5.99 (6 ct. bag) Mixed bell peppers - $6.79 (6 ct. bag) Dole whole white mushrooms - $3.49 (24 oz. pkg.) Baby Bella mushrooms - $3.99 (24 oz. pkg.) Corn - $7.99 (8 ct., husked) Romaine hearts - $3.49 (6 ct. bag) Organic spring mix - $3.99 (1 lb. pkg.) Organic spinach - $3.99 (1 lb. pkg.) Spinach - $4.49 (2.5 lb. bag) Butter living lettuce - $2.99 Organic Caesar salad kit - $3.79 (1 lb. pkg.) Brussels sprouts - $4.59 (2 lb. pkg.) Asparagus - $4.99 (2.25 lb. pkg.) Celery - $2.99 Jumbo artichokes - $5.99 (4 ct.) French green beans - $5.79 (2 lb. bag) Baby cucumbers - $4.99 (2 lb. bag) Seedless cucumbers - $3.99 lb. (3 ct.) Sugar snap peas - $5.49 (2 lb. pkg.) Shelled English peas - $4.99 (24 oz. bag) Sweet red cherries - $7.99 (2 lb. pkg.) D'Anjou pears - $5.99 (6 lb. bag) Fruit tray or fruit bowl - $12.99 (4 lbs.) Pomegranate arils - $6.99 (2- 8 oz. bowls) *Whole Foods Market (Dublin) Organic blueberries - $3.99 (pint) Organic fuji apples - $1.79 lb. Larry Anne plums - $1.99 lb. Organic navel oranges - 3 for $2.00 Strawberries - $3.49 (1 lb. pkg.) Red seedless grapes - 2.49 lb. Nectarines - $1.99 lb. Organic bunch carrots - 2 for $3.00 Organic fennel - $2.99 lb. Asparagus - $2.99 lb. Grape tomatoes - $4.99 (1 lb. pkg.) Organic braeburn apples - $1.79 lb. Organic yellow onions - $2.99 (3 lb. bag) Organic Haas avocadoes - 4 for $5.00 Mangoes - 2 for $3.00 Organic bagged lemons - $2.99 lb. Organic white onions - $.99 lb. Organic fuji apples - $2.49 lb. Pineapples - $3.99 Red field peppers - $1.99 lb. Asparagus - $2.99 lb. Hydroponic tomatoes - $1.99 lb. Clementines - $6.99 lb. Tomatoes on the vine - $3.99 lb. Red garnet or jewel yams - $1.99 lb. White sweet potatoes - $1.49 lb. Bagged sweet potatoes - $2.99 (3 lb. bag) *Sanfillipo Produce (Columbus) All apples $.99 lb. everyday *Bay's Carnival Foods (Heath, Lancaster and Circleville) Bauman apples - $.59 lb. Strawberries - 2 for $3.00 (1 lb. pkgs.) Jumbo sweet onions - $.67 lb. Whole white mushrooms - 2 for $3.00 (8 oz. pkg.) Baby peeled carrots - 2 for $4.00 (2 lb. bag) Yellow cooking onions - $1.88 (3 lb. bag) Navel oranges - 2 for $5.00 (4 lb. bag) Lemons - $1.98 (2 lb. bag0 Fresh Express premium romaine or green & crisp salads - 2 for $4.00 (10-12 oz. bags) Idaho potatoes - $3.98 (10 lb. bag) Yukon Gold potatoes - $2.98 (5 lb. bag) Red potatoes - $5.98 (20 lb. bag) Russet potatoes - $2.77 (8 lb. bag) All purpose potatoes - $12.88 (50 lb. bag) USA bulk peanuts - $1.68 (salted or unsalted)

*Hometown Market (Utica, Centerburg, Richwood Cardinal and Canton) Navel oranges - $4.99 (8 lb. bag) Idaho potatoes - $2.99 (10 lb. bag) Seedless red, white or black grapes - $1.99 lb. Strawberries - $2.99 lb. Cantaloupes - $2.99 Grimmway Farms baby carrots - 2 for $3.00 (1 lb. bag) Bauman Orchards red or gold delicious apples - $2.99 (3 lb. bag) Sweet onions - $.99 lb.

*Discount Drug Mart (central Ohio) Red or gold delicious apples - $1.88 (3 lb. bag) Sweet onions - $.69 lb. Idaho potatoes - 2 for $3.00 (5 lb. bags)

*The Hills Market (Columbus) Clementines - $6.99 (5 lb. box) Asparagus - $2.29 lb. Jumbo sweet onions - $.89 lb.

*Weiland's Goumet Market (Columbus) Blueberries - $3.49 lb. Strawberries - $2.99 lb. Fresh Express spinach - $1.99 Portabella mushrooms - $2.99 each Artisan lettuce 4 ct. pkg. - 2.49

*Green B.E.A.N. Delivery (Columbus, Cinncinati area) Small organic fruit and vegetable bins - $35.00 per week (A healthy variety of organic fruits and vegetables. This produce bin is the perfect size for 2-3 people.) Medium organic fruits and vegetable bins - $42.00 per week (A similar selection of fruits and vegetables as the Small Bin, but in larger quantities. It's great for a family of four or a couple of veggie enthusiasts. Large organic fruits and vegetable bins - $49.00 per week (Similar selection as the medium bin, but with additional items and larger quantities. It's perfect for a large family looking for a diverse and healthy diet.)

Some of the grocery chains change their ads in the middle of the week. I will update as I get more I formation.

For now happy shopping!

Laurie Dixon, TheBAG Lady