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

Baby bananas are only about 3-4 inches in length and are also referred to as "Mini Bananas" or "Lady Finger Bananas".
In comparison to regular bananas, they have a thinner peel, smoother texture, and a sweeter and richer taste. Their rich flavor can even be described as having hints of vanilla and caramel undertones.
Baby bananas are very versatile fruits with their sweet taste and creamy texture. Their sweet taste makes them the perfect for a grab and go snack and it's creamy and rich texture allows for a perfect dessert banana.
Some popular recipes with baby bananas include pudding, muffins, bread, pancakes, ice cream, smoothies, baby food, cookies and tarts.

Don’t miss out on grabbing this fun and tasty tropical fruit!

Baby Bananas $1.69/LB. Available for home delivery on our website: https://joerandazzos.instacart.com/
*Price subject to change, while supplies last.

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Strawberries only $1.69/1 Lb package, more than half the price of our competitors! We are “berry” thankful for our customers and make sure to pass the savings onto them. Best prices, guaranteed.

Start shopping with us today for home delivery with the link provided: https://joerandazzos.com/delivery/

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Calling all smoothie lovers, double click on your favorite smoothie!

Don’t overpay and buy your smoothies out, visit one of our store locations to see our huge selection of the freshest produce at unbeatable prices and make your smoothies home! Who doesn’t want to save money, time and avoid artificial ingredients? Check out our unmatched prices below:

Apples $1.19/LB
Bananas $0.49/LB
Carrots $0.69/ LB
Mango $0.39/each
Orange $0.34/each
Pear $1.19/LB
Spinach $0.99/Bunch
Strawberries $1.69/PKG

Almond Milk $3.99
Coconut Flakes $2.99/PKG
Greek Yogurt $4.99/24oz.
Honey $2.99/12oz.

*Prices subject to change, while supplies last.
All our items are available for home delivery with the link provided: https://joerandazzos.com/delivery/

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What’s your favorite way to garnish your toast? One of our favorite ways is roasted sourdough bread with hummus topped with crispy chickpeas, fresh cherry tomatoes, arugula and a drizzle of balsamic dressing!

All ingredients needed to make this delicious dish are sold at our store locations and available for home delivery with the link provided: https://joerandazzos.instacart.com/

CHERRY TOMATOES $1.19/10 oz. PKG
CHICKPEAS $0.69/CAN
HUMMUS $2.99/PKG 
SOURDOUGH $2.39
BALSAMIC $2.39
*Items are while supplies last and prices may be subject to change.

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Happy Sunday! 😍Come visit our open market filled with produce at unmatched selection, quality and prices.

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Check out our new items, packaged fruit 4 for only $1! Where else can you find prices like this? They make for the perfect healthy snack on the go!

*Hurry, while supplies last.

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We are currently hiring for Stock and Cashier Positions at our Dearborn Heights and Westland store locations. No experience is required and overtime is available. Apply today in stores or online!

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How do you prefer your avocados? Do you know how to pick them based on their firmness and color? 🥑

We currently have AVOCADOS 3 for $1, available in stores and home delivery!

If you like your produce picked at a certain ripeness for home delivery, no problem! Just let our Instacart personal shoppers know exactly how you like your produce, and we guarantee your produce will be picked perfectly to your preference and at your doorstep in no time!

What are you waiting for? Save yourself a trip and place your home delivery order today on our website or with the link provided below!  https://joerandazzos.instacart.com/  
*Prices subject to change, while supplies last.

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Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️

We still have beautiful assortments of flower arrangements for the special people in your life this Valentines Day! 🌹💐

*While supplies last
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Change up your traditional apple pie and pick up some Lucy apples to make this festive dessert for Valentine’s Day.

Lucy apples are a delicious combination of sweet and tart, and the best part is they are naturally pink on the inside making them the perfect ingredient for this weekend! ❤️🍎

REPOST: Recipe in @lucybrandapples bio.

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Where else can you find this selection of specialty produce?

Check out our website for information on our specialty produce such as recipes, use, taste, pictures and origin.
https://joerandazzos.com/specialty-products/

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Every Super Bowl party needs a delicious veggie platter. Get creative and make your own- it’s fun, easy, and half the cost!

We have a large selection of dips to pair perfectly with your veggie platter including hummus, guacamole, salsa, ranch and french onion dip! 🥕🥒🫑🏈

All items are available for home delivery.

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$50 SUPER BOWL GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY! All you have to do to become eligible for the gift card is find us on Facebook and share this post.

One winner will be randomly selected Saturday, Feb 6th at Noon, just in time for Super Bowl Sunday Shopping at any of our store locations (Detroit, Roseville, Dearborn Heights and Westland)!  Why shop anywhere else with prices like this? Best prices, GUARANTEED!

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