Growing up in the UP of Michigan, other than canned pineapples, they were never available in the stores. One of the things that was special about the Christmas season, strangely enough, was that this was the only time of the year when oranges and tangerines were available and, probably because of this, they were terrific. Strawberries were in abundance when it was time for the strawberry harvest in Michigan, but they were hugely expensive at any other time of the year. There was certainly the capability of transporting foods long distances because, for some reason, there were always bananas and lemons in the produce section, and they certainly weren't grown locally. But most of the foods in the produce section were grown locally, not necessarily in our town, but within the region. We had Michigan potatoes rather than Idaho potatoes, I know, because that was one of the crops my dad grew. Because we grew potatoes as a cash crop every few years and grew enough for our ourselves every year, we rarely bought potatoes in the store, but I know that the ones my dad grew were sold locally. One year, either he grew an unusually large crop or all of the farmers together, in the area, produced a large crop of potatoes, so that the crops were harvested by migrant labor and probably transported to other parts of the country, but usually our crops were harvested by local people and sold to local markets. Now, although Aroostook County, Maine is known for its potato production, most of the potatoes that we find in our markets are from Idaho or Canada, and when I lived in the Rio Grande Valley, where they grow citrus, most of the oranges in the grocery stores were from Florida or California.