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

Do you know what produce is in season for September? What’s your favorite? 

REPOST: @hellotonatural

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Happy Monday! Treat yourself with our fresh donuts delivered daily from @stiemarbread. Pair a warm cinnamon sugar or plain flavored donut with our fresh apple cider, we promise you won’t regret it! 🍂😋

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If you are plant-based/vegan, follow @vegmichigan and see their most recent post for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card to any of our store locations! 

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One of the many things that makes us so unique is our huge selection of specialty produce that cannot be found at other markets. Over time, we have been expanding our specialty fruit selection and we pride ourself on the unmatched variety we have. The best part is, you can get this specialty produce delivered right to your door step at the best prices, guaranteed!
Be sure to check out our new specialty item, Pink Guava, during your next visit. Pink Guavas are shaped liked figs with a pink flesh and smooth green skin that turns bright yellow when ripe. They taste similar to a cross of a papaya, passion fruit and pear. They are considered to be the sweetest of the guava fruits and packed with nutrients.

Learn more about our specialty items and start your home delivery order today with the link on our website which is provided below.
 
Repost: @primorfoods 
 https://joerandazzos.com/specialty-products/
 
 
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We GUARANTEE you won’t be able to find these “berry” great prices anywhere else! 

🍓STRAWBERRIES $1.99/16 oz. Pkg
(Competitor Price $2.99)
 
🫐BLUEBERRIES $1.19/6 oz. Pkg and $2.99/18 oz. Pkg
(Competitor Price $2.99 and $6.99)
 
BLACKBERRIES $0.79/6 oz. Pkg
(Competitor Price $2.99)
 
Share this post if you agree and tag someone who needs to see these prices! Same low prices available for home delivery!

*Prices subject to change, while supplies last!

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ORGANIC Vine Tomatoes only $1.19/PKG or $7/CASE! 🍅

*While supplies last!

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All this fresh produce for less than $14! Share and tag us in your weekly haul and follow @isavegan for affordable tips and recipes on a plant-based lifestyle!

Repost: @isavevegan

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Looking for a delicious plant-based recipe? This Balsamic Tofu recipe is easy, and packed with so much delicious flavor even non vegetarian eaters will be drooling! See the easy recipe below. All ingredients are sold in our stores and available for home delivery (except Tamari) and pairs deliciously with any variety of vegetables.

1 BLOCK OF EXTRA FIRM TOFU $1.69

Balsamic Tofu Recipe
1 block extra firm tofu, pressed and drained
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 tbsp tamari
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp dry basil
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
7-8 fresh basil leaves
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat up 1 tablespoon of oil and pan fry the tofu on both sides along with a pinch of salt and pepper. Flip tofu as needed until tofu has browned on at least 2 sides. In a small bowl, add the remaining ingredients except the fresh basil and whisk together to combine and pour into the pan with your tofu. Sauté tofu with the sauce for about 3-5 minutes or until the sauce has reduced. Remove from heat, stir in the fresh basil and spoon the tofu and some of the sauce onto a plate.

Recipe by @plantbasedrd and @veganbowls

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Have you ever cooked with fresh lemongrass? Lemongrass is often used as a staple to curry pastes, sauces, salads, slow cooked stew and curries. It maintains its lemony, light, aromatic flavor with prolonged cooking, making it the perfect addition for slow cooked stews, curries and meats.

In addition to its flavor, lemongrass is also known for its health benefits and often brewed into a tea or infused into liquids for immunity boosting treatment.

Lemongrass is hard to come by, so don’t pass this specialty product up the next time you visit our market! *while supplies last!

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This creamy, corn, avocado, tomato, salad topped with a homemade cilantro-lime dressing is a delicious, seasonal, summer salad everyone will love! It’s the perfect dish to bring to a picnic or bbq! 😍
All items sold in stores separately.
REPOST: @calories.hub

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We are open today and have all your Labor Day essentials, at the best prices guaranteed!

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Sliced fruit chunks only $1.99! 😯Why go anywhere else for produce?

*Price subject to change, while supplies last!

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Happy Friday! This charcuterie board is filled with only the best snacks that your guests will love to graze on! Visit our Westland location to see our new meat, cheese, and prepared foods department to make your perfect snack board this weekend!

Repost: @whatsgabycookin @delallofoods

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We are so happy we had the opportunity to donate fresh produce to such a wonderful cause. The Nonprofit, Deo Gratias Ministry Deo Gratias Ministries Detroit located in Detroit, put fresh produce in individual bags and distributed them to guests who came to their café on August 17th and August 21st.

Being involved in the community and helping those in need has always been a goal of our family run business.
If you would like to request a donation, please visit our website at: http://www.joerandazzos.com


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It’s that time of year! We have seasonal Italian prunes, also known as prune plums, for only $1.29/LB.

Hurry, while supplies last!
 
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