This time of year sweet juicy peaches, go on sale. Avoid those with any hint of green, as they will never fully ripen. Although peaches will continue to ripen after being picked from the tree, the sugar production stops.

To ripen place peaches in a paper bag punched with holes. Keep them at room temperature in a spot away from sunlight. Check often for ripeness as they can go from under-ripe to overripe in a matter of twenty-four hours. Add an apple or banana to the bag to quicken the ripening process. Here are some of the produce deals around central Ohio for the week of Monday, May 30.

*Kroger (central Ohio) Bing cherries - $2.99 lb Organic cherries - $4.99 lb Blackberries - 10 for $10.00 (6 oz. pkg.) Blueberries - 3 for $5.00 (pint) Raspberries - 10 for $10.00 (6 oz. pkg.) Tomatoes on the vine - $1.48 lb Personal watermelon - 2 for $5.00 Athena cantaloupe - 2 for $4.00 Grape tomatoes - 2 for 4.00 (10 oz.) Petite carrots - 10 for $10.00 (1 lb bag) Red, yellow, or orange peppers - 3 for $5.00 Dole or Fresh Selections salad blends - 2 for $5.00 (5-12 oz. bags) Hothouse cucumbers - 4 for $5.00 Private Selection organic salads - 2 for $5.00 (select varieties, 5 oz.) Almonds or Wonderful pistachios - $3.99 (10-16 oz. bags)

*Meijer (central Ohio) Cherries - $2.99 lb Cantaloupe - 2 for $3.00 Blueberries - 2 for $3.00 (pint) Raspberries - 2 for $3.00 (6 oz. container) Strawberries - 3 for $5.00 (1 lb pkgs.) Apricots - $.99 lb Personal size watermelons - 2 for $5.00 Vidalia onions - $.69 lb Campari tomatoes - 2 for $5.00 (16 oz. pkg.) Red or russet potatoes - 2 for $5.00 (5 lb bag) Dole salad blends - 2 for $5.00 Walnuts - $5.49 lb Pecans - $7.99 lb Deluxe mixed nuts without peanuts - $6.99 lb

*Giant Eagle (central Ohio) Seedless watermelon - $3.88 Strawberries - 2 for $4.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Blueberries - 2 for $4.00 (pint) Kiwi - 3 for $.99 Cherries - $3.99 lb Yellow or white flesh peaches - $1.99 lb Fresh Express salad - buy one get one free Farmers Market slaw mix - buy one get one free Farmers Market whole Sno-White mushrooms - 2 for $4.00 (8 oz.) Baby Bella whole mushrooms - 2 for $4.00 (10 oz. pkg.) Farmers Market Idaho potatoes - 2 for $5.00 (5 lb bag) Vidalia onions - $.59 lb Sweet corn - 10 for $2.00 Farmers Market fruit or vegetable trays - $7.99-$17.99

*Wal-Mart (central Ohio) Whole pineapple - $2.50

*Marc's (Columbus) Dark red cherries - $3.99 lb Strawberries - 2 for $4.00 (1 lb pkg.) Blueberries - 2 for $5.00 (pint) Cantaloupe - 2 for $4.00 Tommy Atkins mangoes - $.99 each Seedless watermelons - $3.99 Baby carrots - $1.29 (1 lb bag) Triple washed green beans - 2 for $4.00 (12 oz. bag) Red potatoes - $1.29 (3 lb bag) Baking potatoes - 2 for $3.00 (3 lb bag) Tomatoes on the vine - $1.49 lb Seedless cucumbers - 2 for $3.00

*Save - A - Lot (Columbus locations) Seedless watermelon - $3.99 Tomatoes - 10 for $10.00 (3 pack) Apples - $1.39 lb (Gala, Golden or Red Delicious) Red & Golden Delicious apples - $3.99 (5 lb bag) Apple-orange mix - $3.79 (5 lb bag) Avocados - $1.49 each Bananas - $.54 lb Broccoli crowns - $1.49 lb Brussel sprouts - $2.49 (1 lb bag) Cantaloupe - $1.69 Athena cantaloupe - $1.99 Carrots - $1.49 (2 lb bag) Mini carrots - $1.29 (1 lb bag) Cauliflower - $1.99 Celery - $1.49 Celery hearts - $2.29 Cilantro - $.50 Cherries - $2.99 lb Corn in husk - $.33 each Cucumber - $.59 lb Seedless red or white grapes - $1.99 lb Honeydew melons - $2.49 lb Kiwi - $.25 each Lemons - $2.50 (2 lb bag) Lettuce - $.99 Green or red leaf or romaine lettuce - $1.49 per bag Limes - $.29 each Mangoes - $.77 each Whole white, sliced or baby Bella mushrooms - $1.79 (8 oz. pkg.) Okra - $3.49 (12 oz. pkg.) Yellow onions - $1.99 (3 lb bag) Green onions - $1.00 (2 packs) Jumbo sweet Vidalia onions - $.79 lb Peaches - $.99 lb D'Anjou or Bosc pears - $1.19 lb Jalapeno peppers - $1.49 lb Serrano green peppers - $2.99 lb Poblano green peppers - $2.99 lb Anaheim green peppers - $2.99 lb Green peppers - $.79 each Pineapple - $1.99 Sweet potatoes - $.79 lb Russet potatoes - $3.49 (8 lb bag) Idaho potatoes - $3.79 (10 lb bag) Klondike red rose potatoes - $3.49 (5 lb bag) Radishes - $1.29 (1 lb bag) Romaine hearts - $1.50 (2 ct. bag) Salad mix - $1.49 (12 oz. bag) Hearts of romaine or Italian blend salads - $2.79 (10 oz. bags) Cole slaw mix - $1.49 (1 lb bag) Strawberries - $2.00 (1 lb pkg.) Roma tomatoes - $1.29 lb Jicama root - $1.59 lb Ginger root - $2.99 lb Yuca root - $1.69 lb Malaga root - $1.99 lb

*Aldi (Ohio) Pineapple - $1.99 Kiwi - $.49 (16 oz.) Strawberries - $1.49 (16 oz. pkg.) Cantaloupe - $.79

*Valu King (Reynoldsburg) Seedless watermelon - $2.99 Blueberries - $2.49 (pint) Vidalia onions - $.49 lb Stem tomatoes - $1.49 lb Red or Gold Delicious apples - $2.49 (3 lb bag) Sweet corn - 8 for $2.00 Iceberg lettuce - $.99 Lemons - 2 for $1.00 Green cabbage - $.39 lb Celery - $.99 Pineapple - $2.29 Carrots - $.99 (2 lb bag) Whole mushrooms - $.99 (8 oz.) Mangoes - $.99 each Yellow onions - $.99 (3 lb bag) Fresh Express romaine or green & crisp salad blends - $1.99 (9-12 oz. bags) Red potatoes - $2.29 (5 lb bag)

*Nick's Market (Columbus) Peaches - $.88 lb Blueberries - $2.99 (pint) Mangoes - 5 for $5.00 Kiwi - 4 for $2.00 Tomatoes on the vine - $1.49 lb Whole mushrooms - 2 for $4.00 (8 oz. pkg.) Dole or Fresh Express classic iceberg salads - 2 for $3.00 (12 oz. bag) Red peppers - 2 for $4.00 Idaho potatoes - $2.49 (5 lb bag) Del Monte fruit naturals - 10 for $10.00 (8 oz. cup selected varieties)

*Little's Village IGA (Columbus) Peaches - $.99 lb Blueberries - 2 for $5.00 (pint) Hydroponic tomatoes - $1.49 lb Mangoes - 5 for $5.00 Kiwi - 4 for $2.00 Fresh Express or Dole classic iceberg salad - 2 for $3.00 (12 oz. bag) Red peppers - 2 for $4.00 Whole mushrooms - 2 for$4.00 (8 oz. pkg.) Idaho potatoes - $2.49 (5 lb bag) Del Monte fruit naturals - 10 for $10.00 (8 oz. cup selected varieties)

*Cook's IGA (Columbus) Bing cherries - $3.99 lb Beefsteak tomatoes - $1.29 lb Red bell peppers - $1.49 each Iceberg lettuce - $.99 Peaches - $.99 lb Cantaloupe - $1.99

*Ashville IGA (Ashville) Dole lettuce - $.99 Idaho potatoes - $3.99 (10 lb bag) Green peppers - 2 for $1.19 Peaches - $.99 lb Beefsteak tomatoes - $1.49 lb

*Jewett's IGA (Mt. Sterling) Dole iceberg lettuce - $.99 Peaches - $.79 lb Green peppers - $.69 lb Vidalia onions - $1.49 (2 lb bag) Cucumbers - $.39 each Red potatoes - $2.99 (3 lb bag)

*Andersons Market (Columbus) Seedless watermelon - $2.99 Vidalia onions - $.49 lb Aunt Mid's Cole slaw - $.99 (1 lb bag) Yellow onions - 2 for $3.00 (3 lb bag) Green onions - 3 for $.99 Hydroponic tomatoes - $1.49 lb Honeydew melons - 2 for $5.00

*Kelly's Market (Columbus) Seedless watermelon - $3.97 Idaho baking potatoes - 2 for $1.00 Peaches - $1.17 lb Vidalia onions - $.67 lb Fresh Express Italian or American salad blends - $2.99 (10-12 oz. bags) Vine tomatoes - $1.77 lb

*Hometown Market (Utica, Centerburg, Wadsworth, Canton, Richwood Cardinal) Cantaloupes - $2.99 On the vine tomatoes - $1.69 lb Idaho potatoes - $2.49 (5 lb bag) Broccoli crowns - $1.99 lb Strawberries - $2.99 (1 lb pkg.) Seedless red grapes - $1.99 lb Peaches - $1.29 lb Blueberries - $2.99 (pint)

*Carnival Foods (Heath, Lancaster, and Circleville) Peaches - $.68 lb On the vine tomatoes - $.98 lb Red cherries - $2.98 lb Idaho potatoes - 2 for $5.00 (5 lb bag) Idaho potatoes - $3.98 (10 lb bag) Seedless watermelon quarters - $.58 lb Blueberries - 2 for $5.00 (pint) Vidalia onions - $.58 lb Strawberries - 2 for $4.00 (1 lb pkg.) Athena muskmelons - 2 for $5.00 Baby peeled carrots - 2 for $5.00 (2 lb bag) Mann's Cut veggies - 2 for $4.00 (9-12 oz. bags) Green beans - $1.28 lb Red seedless grapes - $1.68 lb Pineapple - $2.98 Navel oranges - $2.98 (4 lb bag) Kiwi - 2 for $1.00

*Community Markets (Marysville, Greenfield, Hillsboro, and Washington Court House) Idaho potatoes - 2 for $5.00 (8 lb bag) Dole celery hearts - $1.88 Hydroponic tomatoes - $1.77 lb Yellow cooking onions - $1.88 (3 lb bag) Fresh Express tri-color Cole slaw - 2 for $3.00 (1 lb bag) Fresh Express select salad blends - 2 for $5.00 (12 oz. American or veggie lovers, 10 oz. Italian or 6.5 oz. sweet butter) Del Monte fresh fruit naturals - 10 for $10.00 (7 oz.)

*Discount Drug Mart (central Ohio) Fresh Express garden salad - 11 for $10.00 (12 oz. bag) Bananas - $.46 lb Cucumbers - 3 for $1.00 Mushrooms - $1.19 (8 oz. pkg.) Vidalia onions - 2 for $3.00 (3 lb bag) Idaho potatoes - 2 for $3.00 (5 lb bag) Yukon Gold potatoes - 2 for $3.00 (3 lb bag)

*Whole Foods Market (Columbus) Organic blueberries - 2 for $7.00 (6 oz. pkg.) Bi-color corn - 6 for $2.00 Champagne mangoes - 10 for $10.00 Whole trade pineapple - $2.99

*The Hills Market (Worthington) Sweet white corn - 5 for $2.00 Vidalia onions - $.69 lb Red raspberries - 2 for $5.00 (6 oz.)

*The Fresh Market (Columbus) Seedless watermelon - $3.98 Blueberries - 2 for $5.00 (pint) Haas avocados - 2 for $4.00 Cashews - $1.00 off per pound (roasted with salt, roasted without salt or honey-roasted)

*Huffman's Market (Upper Arlington) Florida sweet corn - 10 for $3.00 Florida vine ripe tomatoes - $1.49 lb Sweet Vidalia onions - .69 lb Seedless watermelon Quarters - 39 lb.

*Wieland's Gourmet Market (Columbus) Peaches - $.99 lb Seedless watermelon - $4.29 Asparagus - $2.69 lb] Athena melons - $2.49 Gourmet stuffed portabella mushrooms - $3.99 (9 oz.)

*Buehler's Fresh Foods (Delaware) Whole seedless watermelons - $3.99 Cucumbers - 5 for $5.00 Bunch radishes - 2 for $1.00 Green onions - 2 for $1.00 Freestone peaches - $.99 lb Fresh Express garden salad - 4 for $5.00 (12 oz. bags) Stuffed mushrooms - $3.99 (9 oz.) Bi-color sweet corn - 12 for $3.99 Blueberries - $2.99 (pint) Pineapple - $2.99 Tomatoes on the vine - $`1.29 Earthbound Farms organic broccoli - 2 for $5.00

*Sam's Club (central Ohio) Seedless watermelon - $3.98 Black seedless grapes - $5.99 (3 lb pkg.) Green seedless grapes - $4.89 (3 lb pkg.) Red seedless grapes - $4.82 (3 lb pkg.) Pineapple - $2.88 Plums - $5.98 (3.5 lb pkg.) Avocados - $6.98 (5 ct.) Gala apples - $5.98 (5 lb bag) Yellow onions - $4.48 (10 lb bag) Sweet onions - $3.49 (5 lb bag) Golden red potatoes - $5.98 (10 lb bag) Butter gold potatoes - $5.98 (10 lb bag) Fingerling potatoes - $5.88 (5 lb bag) Baking potatoes - $7.98 (15 lb bag) Russet potatoes - $3.50 (10 lb. bag) Bananas - $1.48 (3 lbs) Garlic - $2.78 (2 lb bag) Sweet red onions - $4.98 (5 lb bag) Carrots - $2.98 (5 lb bag) Multi-colored bell peppers - $7.28 (6 ct.) Ancient sweet red peppers - $6.98 (2 lb pkg.) Seedless cucumber - $3.98 (2 ct.) Roma tomatoes - $5.37 (3 lb pkg.) Campari tomatoes - $5.98 (2 lb pkg.) Vegetable tray - $9.98 (4 lb with dip) Organic baby carrots - $4.49 Cole slaw - $2.98 (3 lb bag) Portabella mushrooms - $4.98 (18 oz.) Celery heart - $2.48 (3 ct.) Vegetable medley - $5.47 (3 lb bag) Broccoli florets - $4.98 (3 lb. bag) Iceberg lettuce - $1.98 (2 ct.) Chopped romaine - $2.98 (2 lb bag) Dole classic iceberg lettuce - $2.97 (3 lb bag) Romaine salad blend - $2.97 (2.5 lb. bag) Artisan lettuce - $3.98 (6 head clamshell) Organic baby spinach - $3.97 (1 lb bag) Organic baby spring mix - $3.98 (1 lb) Romaine hearts - $4.60 (6 ct.) Wholesale clubs keep their prices static. I will update prices periodically to reflect changes.

*Costco (Columbus) Watermelon - $6.99 Mini seedless watermelons - $5.49 (2 ct.) Cantaloupe - $5.49 (3 ct.) Grapefruit - $7.99 (10 lb bag) Ataulfo mangoes - $5.79 (6 ct.) Kiwi - $5.99 (4 ct.) Bananas - $1.47 (3 lb) Mangoes - $7.79 (6 ct.) Baking potatoes - $8.99 (20 lb) Small red potatoes - $6.99 (10 lb bag) Sweet potatoes - $5.99 (10 lb bag) Gourmet medley potatoes - $7.79 (5 lb bag) Jumbo yellow onions - $5.99 (10 lb bag) Gold potatoes - $7.79 (10 lb bag) Vidalia sweet onions - $6.99 (10 lb bag) Red onions - $8.49 (8 lb bag) Haas avocados - $7.99 (5 ct.) Grape tomatoes - $5.99 (2 lb pkg.) Compari tomatoes on the vine - $5.79 (2 lb bag) Beef steak tomatoes - $6.99 (5 lb box) Bartlett pears - $6.49 (3.5 lb bag) Plums - $7.99 (4 lb box) Pink lady apples - $7.49 (12 ct. box) Braeburn apples - $4.99 (12 ct. box) Gala apples - $7.49 (12 ct. box) Granny Smith apples - $6.99 (12 ct. box) Red delicious apples - $8.79 (10 lb bag) Cara cara oranges - $8.79 (8 lb bag) Tangerines - $3.99 (5 lb bag) Limes - $6.99 (5 lb bag) Lemons - $6.49 (5 lb bag) Strawberries - $6.99 (4 lb. clamshell) Raspberries - $5.99 (12 oz. clamshell) Blackberries - $4.99 (18 oz. clamshell) Blueberries - $5.99 (18 oz. clamshell) Baby Bella mushrooms - $3.99 (24 oz. pkg.) White mushrooms - $3.49 (24 oz.) Mini sweet peppers - $6.49 (2 lb bag) Red bell peppers - $6.99 (6 ct.) Mixed bell peppers - $6.67 (6 ct.) Carrots - $6.49 (10 lb bag) Shelled English peas - $4.99 (24 oz.) Romaine hearts - $3.99 (6 ct.) Organic spring mix - $4.49 (1 lb pkg.) Organic baby spinach - $3.99 (1lb bag) Spinach - $4.99 (2.5 lb bag) Baby bok choy - $5.79 (2 lb bag) Grand Parisian salad - $3.79 (1 lb bag) Iceberg salad mix - $2.79 (3 lb bag) Living butter lettuce - $3.29 French green beans - $5.99 (24 oz.) Brussels sprouts - $4.99 (2 lb bag) Asparagus - $5.79 (2.25 lb pkg.) Baby cucumbers - $4.99 (2 lbs) English cucumbers - $3.99 (3 ct.) Sugar snap peas - $5.49 (2 lb bag) Broccoli florets - $4.79 (3 lb bag) Jumbo artichokes - $6.49 (4 ct.) Dole celery stalks - $3.59 (4 ct.) Anjou pears - $5.79 (6 ct.) Red or green seedless grapes - $7.99 (4 lb clamshell) Husked sweet corn - $6.49 (8 ears)

*GFS (central Ohio) Strawberries - $6.99 (4 lb box) Mixed fruit - $7.49 (5 lb bag) Idaho potatoes - $3.99 (10 lb bag) Red potatoes - $7.79 (10 lb bag) Jumbo Spanish onions - $4.29 (10 lb bag) Red onions - $5.99 (10 lb bag) Yellow onions - $2.49 (3 lb bag) Granny Smith apples- $5.79 (5 lb bag) Red Delicious apples - $4.79 (5 lb bag) Lemons - $2.49 (2 lb bag) Limes - $3.99 (2 lb bag) Bananas - $1.99 (3 lb bunch) Oranges - $6.99 (5 lb bag) Seedless cucumbers - $2.29 each Baby carrots - $6.99 (5 lb bag) Baby carrots - $1.99 (2 lb bag) Extra large tomatoes - $9.49 (5 lb box) Grape tomatoes - $5.79 (2 lb clamshell) Roma tomatoes - $11.99 (5 lb pkg.) Cucumbers - $6.99 (6 ct.) Green peppers - $5.49 (5 lb bag) Assorted peppers - $9.99 (6 ct.) Cauliflower florets - $8.49 (3 lb bag) Cauliflower head - $3.29 Broccoli florets - $6.99 (3 lb bag) Celery - $2.29 (2 ct.) Radishes - $.99 (1 lb bag) Sliced mushrooms - $4.49 (24 oz.) Whole mushrooms - $3.99 (24 oz. pkg.) Shredded lettuce - $5.29 (5 lb bag) Shredded cabbage - $4.49 (5 lb bag) Romaine fresh cut lettuce - $3.99 (2 lb bag) Spring mix - $3.79 (1 lb bag) Lettuce salad - $4.99 (5 lb bag) Spinach - $5.29 (2.5 lb bag) Romaine hearts - $2.99 (3 ct.) Veggie tray - $13.99 (5 lb with dip) Diced onion - $6.79 (5 lb bag) Strawberries - $9.99 (4 lb clamshell)

*Trader Joe's (Columbus) Seedless watermelon - $3.99 Organic strawberries - $2.99 (1 lb pkg.) Organic spring mix - $2.49 (5 oz. bag) Southern greens blend - $3.49 (1 lb bag, mix of mustard, collard turnip greens and baby spinach) Blackberries - $3.19 (12 oz. pkg.) Seedless Persian cucumbers - $2.29 (14 oz. pkg.) Artichokes - $2.99 (4 pack) Tomatoes on the vine - $2.99 (20 oz. pkg.) Freeze dried strawberries - $3.49 (1.2 oz. bag) Dried Montmorency cherries - $3.69 (8 oz. bag) Organic Thompson seedless raisins - $2.69 lb Pomegranate seeds - $3.99 (5.3 oz. pkg.) Eight Chopped Veggies - $2.99 (16 oz. container, chopped hand packed blend red and green cabbages, carrots, broccoli, jicama, peppers, radishes and celery) Organic romaine hearts - $2.69 (3 ct. pkg.) Medjool dates - $4.49 (16 oz. pkg.) Bananas - $.19 lb Honeydew melon - $3.49 Cantaloupe - $2.99 Red or green seedless grapes - $3.79 (20 oz. pkg.) Long sweet red peppers - $2.99 (8 oz. pkg.) Tri-color peppers - $3.79 (3 ct.) Grape tomatoes - $3.99 (16 oz. pkg.) Roma tomatoes - $2.99 (18 oz. pkg.) Organic grapefruit - $1.49 each Loose tomatoes - $.99 each Organic sugar plum tomatoes - $3.69 (16 oz. pkg.) Organic tomatoes - $3.49 (16 oz. pkg.) Limes - $.39 each Gold potatoes - $2.29 (3 lb bag) Russet potatoes - $2.29 (3 lb bag) Sweet potatoes - $1.79 (3 lb bag) Teeny tiny potatoes - $1.99 (16 oz. bag) Sweet red onions - $.79 each Baby red potatoes - $1.99 (1 lb bag) Organic Haas avocados - $3.99 (4 ct. pkg.) Organic russet potatoes - $3.99 (5 lb bag) Sweet yellow onions - $.79 each Organic gold potatoes - $3.29 (4 lb bag) Pineapple - $2.99 Mangos - $1.49 each Organic carrots - $.89 (1 lb bag) Organic broccoli - $2.99 Organic celery - $2.29 Organic romaine hearts - $2.69 (3 ct. pkg.) Romaine hearts - $2.29 (3 ct. pkg.) Organic white button mushrooms - $1.99 (8 oz. pkg.) Organic cucumbers - $2.95 Organic zucchini - $3.99 (2 ct.) Yellow squash - $3.49 (1 lb pkg.) Broccoli bunch - $1.79 Cauliflower - $2.29 Yellow or orange peppers - $1.29 each Asparagus - $3.29 (12 oz. pkg.) Navel oranges - $2.99 (4 lb bag) Grapefruit - $.99 each Lemons - $1.49 (1 lb bag) Fresh herbs - $1.79 (cilantro, mint, rosemary, chives and parsley) Almonds - $4.49 lb Cashews - $5.49 lb Walnut halves - $7.99 lb Raw pecan halves - $6.49 lb Sunflower seeds - $1.69 lb Brazil nuts - $5.99 lb Marcona almonds w/rosemary - $4.49 (6 oz. bags)

*Sanfillipo Produce (Columbus) All apples $.99 lb. everyday

*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 information.

For now happy shopping!

Laurie Dixon, TheBAG Lady


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