Fruits, vegetables, and produce retailers often have foods such as carrots, onions, celery, apples, oranges, watermelon, pineapple, melon, papaya, mango, and tangerines. In order to be sure that you are getting all of the fruits, vegetables, and produce that you need from your retailer, you should know what questions to ask them. When you contact the retail fruit and vegetable store, ask them how long they have been in business. Those with several years of experience should have a wide selection of fruits, vegetables, and produce like carrots, onions, celery, bananas, olives, corn, lettuce, grapes, cherries, onions, mandarins, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Ask the retailers if they have business relationships that allow them to get local produce so that you know you are eating the freshest produce that is available. While you want locally grown produce for freshness, you also want a retailer that has connections that allows it to import food from other countries so that you can have access to a wider selection. Because the hemispheres have different seasons, it is possible for North Americans to get fresh produce from South America even during the winter. This can help you keep your diet healthy regardless of the climate that you live in. While you need to think about the selection of fruits, vegetables, and produce that the retailer has, you should also think about price. Ask them how much they charge for you favorite foods. If you keep a list of the different stores that you contact, you can determine which ones have the best prices for you.