The Joe Randazzo Story

Building one of the largest produce retailers in the Midwest

In 1956, Joe Randazzo opened his first store on the corner of Mound Road and Outer Drive in Detroit.

He was born, Giuseppe Randazzo, in Terrisini, Sicily on Jan. 5, 1927, the son of Salvatore and Maria Randazzo. In January of 1953, at age 26, Giuseppe immigrated to the United States. Like so many others, he heard about America and the opportunities that lie within. With determination and courage that became legendary, he set sail to America to fulfill his dreams.

As a stowaway on a freighter, Giuseppe was locked in a small dark room, next to the engines for almost 30 days. A friend worked in the kitchen and brought Giuseppe food when he could. At one time, he went without food or water for almost five days, because his friend that worked in the kitchen had taken ill and was unable to bring Giuseppe any provisions.

Finally, after a grueling voyage, the ship docked in New Orleans for repairs. That's when Giuseppe got off the ship. Soon after, he arranged to live with his uncle, Antonio Bommarito, in Grosse Pointe, Michigan and eventually became an American citizen.

His first job was at the Ford Motor Company in Wayne, Michigan, where he worked on the assembly line. He saved enough money to buy a used truck and began peddling fruit & vegetables up and down the streets of Detroit. Not surprisingly, his business flourished and his many customers from nearby auto plants and neighborhoods would look forward to seeing Joe daily with his fresh produce.

Throughout the years, Joe Randazzo’s Fruit & Vegetable Market underwent several expansions to meet the needs of his never ending line of customers. In November of 1993, Joe purchased a nursery on Romeo Plank Road, at 25 Mile, in Macomb Township; another accomplishment after the success of the fruit and produce businesses.

Joe loved to work, and the nursery business became his pride and joy. He continued to lead his family business until his death at age 88, in 2015.

Joe’s four children remain committed to running the business with his values and developing the upcoming third generation, his grandchildren. There are now five locations throughout the Metropolitan Detroit area.

Joe Randazzo’s has been awarded the highest business rating in the produce industry from Blue Book Online Services (BBOS).

And the rest they say..... is History.

The original photo since 1953

Make your mornings healthy, convenient and affordable by prepping your smoothies. 

BLUEBERRIES $0.79 for 6oz.Pkg and $1.69 for Pint 
BLACKBERRIES $1.19 Pkg 
SPINACH $1.49 Pkg 
BANANAS $0.49/LB 
ALMOND MILK $3.99 

All items available for home delivery. Prices subject to change, while supplies last! 
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Happy Five Star Friday! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
We love to see feedback and hear how much our customers enjoyed their experience with us! Thank you to all who have taken a moment to recommend our stores, which have been providing for the community for generations and generations! 
 

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Happy National Popcorn Day! Celebrate by treating yourself and picking up some of our locally made popcorn! We have a large variety of popcorn available in stores and on our website for home delivery.

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Apple Nachos, a fun and healthy afternoon snack that even your kids will love! 

Just thinly slice two apples, drizzle a little lemon juice and garnish with your favorite toppings! Some of our favorite toppings that are sold at all our store locations and online are fresh nuts, honey, coconut shavings, cinnamon and greek yogurt to dip. 
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Did you know we sell over 12 different types of apples? Only $0.99/LB for select apples! While supplies last, prices may be subject to change. 

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Everyone meet Jerome. Jerome has been a Cashier at our Dearborn Heights location for 33 years now. We are so grateful to have Jerome apart of our Joe Randazzo family throughout the years and we know our customers are too!!

Are you seeking employment? Join our family! We are currently hiring for Cashier and Stock Positions at all our store locations in Detroit, Roseville, Dearborn Heights and Westland. No experience is required and overtime is available. Apply today in stores or online! www.joerandazzos.com

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$0.69/LB for Yellow, Red, White and Idaho Baker Potatoes!
$0.99 for 5LB Yellow Potatoes!

Where else can you find prices like this? Visit any of our store locations today or get home delivery to your doorstep. Our produce is the best prices, guaranteed!

*While supplies last, prices may be subject to change.

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A great idea for a healthy and easy snack is using this fresh, red kale for kale chips! All you need to do is prepare the kale, sprinkle it with salt, toss it with olive oil and bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes. These simple ingredients give it the perfect balance of a salty, crunchy, delicious, all natural snack!

KALE $0.99/LB; Olive Oil and Salt also sold in stores.
*While supplies last, price subject to change.

Check out the recipe and instructions at http://strawberriesforsupper.com/crispy-red-kale-chips/

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Let us kickstart your 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣ 1️⃣New Years resolution to healthy eating! 🌟

Come visit us or check out our home delivery for the freshest produce at the best prices, including a wide variety of specialty produce and grocery items!

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Happy National Candy Cane Day! Celebrate by picking up some fresh tomatoes and basil to make this fun and festive Candy Cane Caprese appetizer!

Repost: https://www.recipegirl.com/candy-cane-caprese-board/

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Get creative with your vegetable tray this holiday season! It’s festive AND easy!  
 
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AVOCADOS $1.49/BAG (4 per bag)! AVAILABLE FOR HOME DELIVERY ON OUR WEBSITE
*While supplies last!

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Looking for the perfect gift this Holiday Season? We have beautiful gift baskets, red and white poinsettias, chocolates, mixed nuts, Joe Randazzo Gift Card and much more! 🎄🎁

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We absolutely love this seasonal, Honey Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe, made with cranberries, pecans, and cheese (optional) 😋. It’s simple,vegetarian friendly, and has a delicious combination of sweet yet savory taste!

BUTTERNUT SQUASH $0.79/LB
All items (except cheese) sold in stores. Also available for home delivery on our website.

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Please note our upcoming Holiday hours and plan your shopping trip accordingly! 🎄 ...