My Picks for the Week-Is the Produce Good?

The season is upon us for fresh fruits and veggies.  Today I walked by the peaches and they smelled amazing.  I love peaches, they are my favorite fruit, but I never buy this time of year.  It’s still a little early and usually buying at the high price is usually (but not always) followed by disappointment.

Here are a few tips to see if the produce you are looking at is ready.  Then I will show you my Picks of the Week.

They need to smell really sweet and be slightly soft to the touch (especially peaches, nectarines will always be a little firmer)

First off peel back a little bit of the husk, then with your finger nail pop one kernel.  If it’s squirts out, it’s fresh, if nothing happens, it’s old and will be tasteless.  I personally love White or multicolored over yellow.

Smell the cantaloupe, is should smell exactly the way you want it to taste.

They just need to be a deep deep red (for Bings)

I always smell these too.  They should also smell sweet.  If they don’t, then they won’t taste all that great.

If you are ever not satisfied return your produce.  Most stores have a 100% guarantee and Haggen will give you your money back and replace it for FREE.

On with my Picks


Haggen currently has a ad with store coupons.  Here’s a few that are sticking out
Tillamook butter 50¢ off
Philadelphia Cream cheese 50¢ off
Tillamook Sour Cream 50¢ off
Barilla Pasta 25¢ off
Bulls Eye BBQ sauce 50¢ off
Plus many more.  Remember, these are store coupons and can be stacked with Manufacturer coupons as well. (many of the coupons are in the Haggen ad, but there are more coupons in the in-store coupon book)

Red or Green Grapes $1.38
Sweet Onions 67¢ lb – nice to see these back down in price.  There was a shortage earlier in the year
Peeled carrots 1 lb bag 98¢
Cucumbers, Green Peppers, Iceberg lettuce 2/$1  – not a good price for corn

50% off Kelloggs cereal


50% off Kelloggs cereal
Jif Peanut Butter 2/$4 w/thriftway coupon

Produce Tent Sale
Watermelon 37¢ lb
Cantaloupe 47$ lb
Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries 2/$5


There is not much on my list, but there is plenty of things on sale this week with the buy 8 save $4 promotional.  Frugal Living NW has this all figured out, so be sure to check it out.

Pineapple for $2.99
Avocados 78¢