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

Where else can you find this beautiful selection of tomatoes? Roma, Cherry, Grape, Heirloom, or even Green Tomato! You name it, we have it! 

Available at any store location in Detroit, Roseville, Dearborn Heights or Westland, or home delivery! 

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“We are so proud to announce our Employee of the Month for this month is Skylin Allard. Skylin is hard working, very dependable and goes above and beyond. She is always the first to volunteer to cover for someone or always offering to help if we need it. We are so grateful to have Skylin apart of our Joe Randazzo work family. Your hard work does not go unnoticed, we truly appreciate you! “

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We are excited to announce we now carry Three Non Dairy milk options - Organic Coconut Milk Unsweetened and Sweetened as well as a Natural Almond Milk!

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Our avocados taste as good as they look!

Large Avocados $0.99/each or $24.50 for an entire case!
Competitors Price $2.49-$3.29 for Large Avocados.

It's a no brainer, why shop anywhere else for produce with our prices, quality, and selection?

*While supplies last!

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It truly feels like summer when our stone fruit is in season and sweeter then ever! We have a huge variety of peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries, mangos and much more!
PEACHES $0.99/LB
PLUMS $1.40/LB
CHERRIES $2.99/LB
*While supplies last!

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Change up your traditional fruit salad by using dragon and star fruit to make this fun specialty fruit salad! It tastes as good it looks too!

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We love these hummus lunches for a quick, no-cook, protein packed lunch! Don’t overspend getting these premade lunches or eating out, these are fast, cost efficient, healthy and delicious!

All items sold in stores or online for home delivery - https://joerandazzos.instacart.com/
Repost: @budgetbytes

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We’ve heard our whole lives, fruits are necessary, but do you know why? And contrary to popular opinion, eating healthy does not have to be expensive either when you shop with us! Take care of your body without putting a dent in your wallet! Check out the benefits of eating fruit and see some of our unbeatable prices below.

BANANAS $0.49/lb
MANGO $0.69/each
GRAPES $0.99/lb
APPLES $1.29/lb
CHERRIES (RED & RAINIER) $2.99/lb
STRAWBERRIES $2.99/3lb


Where else can you find these prices? *Prices subject to change, while supplies last.

Repost: @mealtoeat_

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Come experience our open markets filled with the largest selection of produce at the lowest prices! We are a family run business that has been known to provide the freshest fruits and vegetables at the best prices since ’53. We have locations in Detroit, Dearborn Heights, Roseville and Westland!

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All this produce for $11.96?! That's what you want! Check out our Facebook for a chance to win a $50 Gift card! Imagine how much produce you can buy at our stores with that! We have store locations in Detroit, Dearborn Heights, Westland and Roseville!

*Some items are on sale and prices are subject to change!

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There is nothing better than pairing fresh basil from our basil plants (only $5.99 for a large plant) with our fresh vine ripe tomatoes ($0.79/LB) and drizzled with balsamic ($2.99) for a fresh, yet simple, summer salad!
*Price subject to change, while supplies last

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Start your morning with these healthy and delicious papaya boats! Our fresh jumbo papayas are only $0.89/LB and our huge selection of produce allows you to get as creative as you want with your toppings.

We also have all the other necessities such as greek yogurt, honey, coconut flakes, dried fruit, nuts and chocolate to create the perfect breakfast boat.

Don’t forget to add the dragon fruit! 
*Prices subject to change, while supplies last!

For your convenience, get all your ingredients delivered to your doorstep with our home delivery. https://joerandazzos.instacart.com/

REPOST and PHOTO CRED: @juliemitsios 

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How it started vs. how it's going.

It started in 1953 when Joe delivered produce out of a delivery truck.
Now, we have 4 produce store locations, a wholesale delivery division and home delivery. Joe's six grandkids are involved in the family business.

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How it’s going verse how it
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We are obsessed with this Lentil Bolognese made out of Tofu and Spaghetti Squash. This pasta dish is plant based,protein-packed, low carb and hearty! It is a must try! Find the full recipe by following @terianncarty.

SPAGHETTI SQUASH: $0.89/LB
LENTILS: $1.49
TOFU: $1.69
*While supplies last!

Photo Cred: @terianncarty

Repost: @veganbowls

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DragonFruit- The highly desired super fruit, antioxidant, and vitamin powerhouse!
Available in stores and online for home delivery!

REPOST: @ZeeTheCook

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Start your week off right by putting aside time to make your grocery list and plan your meals for the week. We guarantee it will actually end up saving you time in the long run by avoiding daily long lines, save a significant amount of money, and is a much healthier option!
Photo Credit & Recipe: @charlotttequeen @meal.recipess
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