Saturday, February 11, 2012

Produce deals around town

A decadent treat for Valentine's Day is chocolate covered strawberries.  Instead of paying the high price of pre-dipped strawberries, make them at home your self.  It's easy.

All you need is:
6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
3 ounces white chocolate, chopped
1 pound strawberries with stems (about 20), washed and dried very well

Wash the strawberries and pat dry.  In a double boiler, semisweet chocolate over simmering hot water.  Melt the white chocolate in a separate double boiler. 

Hold the strawberries by the stem, dip into the dark chocolate, twirl the strawberry and place on parchment paper to set the chocolate. 

Take a fork and dip it into the white chocolate and drizzle over the dark coating on the strawberry.  Let set for thirty minutes and refrigerate.

Here is a sampling of produce deals around central Ohio for the week of Sunday, February 12.

*Kroger (central Ohio)
Red or green seedless grapes - $0.88 lb
Tomatoes on the vine - $1.28 lb
D'Anjou pears or Fuji apples - 10 lbs for $10
Broccoli bunch - 2 for $3
Prices effective 02/12-02/19

Giant Eagle (central Ohio)
Farmers Market whole sno-white mushrooms 8-ounce package - Buy one-get-one free
Farmers Market or Fresh Express American, Italian, baby spinach or sweet butter lettuce - Buy-one-get-one free
Farmers Market baby-cut carrots - 2 for $3 (1 lb bag)
Washington State apples Red Delicious, Gala, or Granny Smith apples - $1.59 lb
Prices effective through 02/15

Meijer (central Ohio)
Strawberries - 2 for $3 (1 lb pkg.)
Seedless mandarins - $4.99 (5 lb box)
Asparagus - $0.99 lb
Premium large russet baking potatoes - $2.99 (8-lb bag)
Prices effective 02/12-02-18

Aldi (Ohio)
Cantaloupe - $0.99
Green or red seedless grapes - $0.84 lb
Navel oranges - $1.69 (4 lb bag)
Grapefruit - $1.99 (5 lb bag)
Prices effective 02/12-02/18

Marc's (central Ohio)
Grape tomatoes - $1.29 (Pint)
Seedless cucumbers - $1.29 each
Red seedless grapes - $1.59 lb
Asparagus - $1.99 lb
Prices effective through 02/14

Nick's Market (Columbus)
Vine ripened tomatoes - $1.29 lb
Asparagus - $1.99 lb
Blueberries - 2 for $5 (Pint)
Jumbo green peppers - 5 for $5
Prices effective 02/13-02/19

Cook's IGA (Columbus)
Idaho potatoes - $1.49 (5 lb bag)
Vine ripened slicing tomatoes - $0.99 lb
Red or green bell peppers - $0.79 each
Red or Golden Delicious apples - $3.99 (5 lb bag)
Prices effective 2/13-02/19

Ashville (Ashville)
Idaho potatoes - $1.68 (5 lb bags)
Navel oranges - $2.88 (4 lb bag)
Red or green bell peppers - 2 for $1.18
Red or Golden Delicious apples - $3.88 (5 lb bag)
Prices effective 02/13-02/19

Jewett's IGA (Mt. Sterling)
Idaho potatoes - $2.49 (10 lb bag)
Green peppers - $0.89 each
Sliced mushrooms - $1.49 (8-oz. pkg.)
Red onions - $0.89 lb
Prices effective 02/13-02/19

Community Markets (Marysville, Greenfield, Chillicothe, Hillsboro, Washington Court House)
Navel oranges - $4.88 (8 lb bag)
Cucumbers - 3 for $2
Red or green peppers - $0.88 each
Red potatoes - $2.99 (5 lb bag)
Prices effective 02/12-02/18

*Hometown Market (Utica, Richwood Cardinal, Wadsworth, Centerburg)
Idaho potatoes - $2.99 (10 lb bag)
Slicing tomatoes - $1.29 lb
Green peppers - $1.19 each
Green cabbage - $0.49 lb
Prices effective 02/12-02/18

*Bay's Carnival Foods (Heath, Lancaster, and Circleville)
Dole bananas - $0.29 lb (Limit 5-lbs.)
Bosc or D'Anjou pears - $0.98 lb
Vine ripe tomatoes tray pack - $0.98 lb
Whole white mushrooms - 2 for $3 (8-oz. pkg.)
Prices effective 02/13-02/19

Whole Food Market (central Ohio)
Asparagus - $2.99 lb
Organic grape tomatoes - $2.99 lb
Organic blueberries - $3.99 (Pint)
Strawberries - $2.99 (1 lb pkg.)
Prices effective through 02/14

Trader Joe's (central Ohio)
Organic Haas avocados - $3.49 (Bag of 4)
Organic baby spinach - $2.49 (6-oz. bag)
Healthy 8 Veggie mix - $2.99 (16-ounce container with a blend of red and green cabbages, carrots, broccoli, jicama, bell peppers, radishes and celery)
Dutch yellow potatoes - $2.79 (1.5-pound bag)
Fresh pomegranate seeds - $3.99 (5.3-oz. container)
Every day pricing

The Fresh Market (Columbus)
Green asparagus - $1.98 lb
Strawberries - $2.98 (1 lb pkg.)
Chocolate dipped strawberries - $9.99 (9-count)
Prices effective through 02/14

Huffman's Market (Upper Arlington)
Vine ripe tomatoes - $0.89 lb
Red bell peppers - 2 for $3
Cherry tomatoes - 2 for $3
Washington Rome apples -$0.99 lb
Prices effective through 02/21

Wieland's Gourmet Market (Columbus)
Green or Red Anjou pears - $1.29 lb
Slicing tomatoes - $1.19 lb
Mini carrots - $1.29 (1 lb bag)
Pineapple - $2.99
Prices effective through 02/12

Buehler's Fresh Foods (Delaware)
Anjou, Red or Bosc pears - $0.99 lb
Idaho potatoes - $2.99 (10-lb bag)
Strawberries - $2.99 (1 lb pkg.)
Sweet onions - $0.79 lb
Prices effective through 02/14

GFS Marketplace (central Ohio)
Fresh-cut or American blend lettuce - $3.99 (5-lb bag)
Celery - $1.99 (2 stalks)
Petite carrots - $6.99 (5 lb bag)
Grape tomatoes - $3.79 (2 lb pkg.)

Prices effective 02/12-02/18
Restaurant quality service store. Open to public. Prices may fluctuate gradually.



Kmart Super Center (central Ohio)
Red or green seedless grapes - $1.29 lb
Navel oranges - 2 for $4 (4 lb bag)
Green or red Anjou pears - $0.99 lb
Red or Golden Delicious apples - $0.99 lb
Prices effective 02/12-02/18


Target (National)
Strawberries - $249 (1 lb pkg.)
Prices effective 02/12-02/18

Valu King (Reynoldsburg)
Navel oranges - 5 for $1
Grape tomatoes - $1.49 (Pint)
Gala or Granny Smith apples - $0.99 lb
Whole mushrooms - $0.99 (8 oz. pkg.)
Everyday pricing

The Hills Market (Worthington)
Bosc pears - $0.95 each
D'Anjou pears - $0.99 each
Fuji, Gala, Golden or Red Delicious, Granny Smith apples - $1.25 each
Banana bunch of 5 - $2


Sam's Club (central Ohio)
Dole Cole slaw - $2.98 (3 lb bag)
Romaine hearts - $3.98 (6 count bag)
Celery hearts - $2.48 (3 ct.)
Broccoli florets 3 pound bag - $4.98
Wholesale clubs keep their prices fairly static. Use this as a guide, not a guarantee.


Costco (Columbus)
Bananas - $1.39 (3 lb)

Mangoes - $7.99 (6 ct.)

Organic baby carrots - $5.59 (5 lb bag)
Bosc pears- $6.79 (6 lb bag)
Wholesale clubs keep their prices fairly, static. I will update periodically.


Use this as a guide, not a guarantee. I will update as I get more information.

Happy shopping!

Laurie Dixon



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