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

NEW ITEMS! Our assortment of chocolate trays, nut trays and cookies are delicious and convenient to grab for that last minute gift or sweet tooth craving!

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Don't miss out on our beautiful Holiday Collections, Christmas Insert and Mixed Wreaths! These make for the perfect holiday gift or necessity for when you're hosting for the Holidays!

*Prices subject to change, while supplies last!

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We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day this year to show our gratitude and appreciation for our employees by giving them the day off to spend with their families. We are so grateful for our employees!

With that being said, don't wait until the last minute for your Thanksgiving Day Shopping! We will be closed THURSDAY, THANKSGIVING DAY. Besides for Thursday, our regular business hours will remain the same the rest of the week.

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What’s better than a homemade pecan pie this time of year? The best part is it’s super easy, delicious and vegan too!

Check out the recipe by @vancouverwithlove and REPOST: @veganbowls.

BAGGED PECANS $8.99/16 oz. Bag
FRESH PECANS $3.29/LB
*While supplies last

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Why shop anywhere else with prices like this? We are known for offering the largest quantity of the freshest fruits and vegetables at the lowest prices, guaranteed! Shop with us for this Thanksgiving and come experience for yourself why millions of customers have trusted Joe Randazzo’s markets for generations and generations, serving you from four convenient locations.

In addition to farm-fresh produce, we carry a variety of staple baking goods, dairy products, cheeses, dry goods, breads, olive oils, imported pasta and so much more!
*Prices subject to change, while supplies last!
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Pomegranates are officially in season! 😍 They are full of flavor and taste as good as they look!

JUMBO POMEGRANATES $1.49/each.

*Prices subject to change, while supplies last!

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Do you know what produce is in season this month? Nothing taste better than produce in its prime during the season! 🍠🍏🥦🍓🍊🫑

REPOST: @hellotonatural

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This Cheesy Parmesan and Garlic Spaghetti Squash is an absolute must make for this season! Throw in some sauteed garlic and spinach, paired with an alfredo sauce and  Bon Appetit! 

SPAGHETTI SQUASH $0.79/lb 
SPINACH $1.69/bunch 
*Prices subject to change, while supplies last! 

REPOST: @peasandcrayons
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Are you eating enough fruit? Did you know these health benefits of fruit? Contrary to belief, eating healthy does NOT have to be expensive when you shop with us! Fill your cart with the freshest fruits and vegetables for under $15 when you shop with us!

REPOST: @thevegan.message
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Happy Veterans Day! 🇺🇸We were so honored to have to the opportunity to donate fruits and vegetables for the 246th Marine Corps Birthday to provide breakfast for over 250 marines and veterans on November 10th in the Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County areas. We thank you for your service.
 
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NEW PRODUCT: RAMEN NOODLES!
We are so excited about our new product that pairs perfectly with our variety of Asian vegetables which are used for these delicious vegetarian dishes! Check out this quick, easy and affordable recipe below with our unbeatable low prices!

Available online for home delivery at the same low prices.

REPOST & RECIPE: 
https://www.aheadofthyme.com/2017/01/quick-and-easy-vegetarian-ramen/
 
RAMEN $0.29/Pack
CHICKEN STOCK $1.29/32 oz.
FRESH GINGER $1.49/LB
GREEN ONIONS $0.69/bunch
GARLIC $4.69/LB
MUSHROOMS $1.89/LB
SPINACH $1.69/Bunch
SHREDDED CARROTS $1.39/8 oz. Pack
EGGS $1.25
*Prices subject to change, while supplies last!

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Shopping with us soon? Share and tag us what’s in your cart! 🛒
We have the largest variety of fresh produce at the best prices, guaranteed! Come experience our one a kind open market!

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Attention - 
If you are vegan, vegetarian, or just a healthy eater, we are the place for you! Eating healthy or having dietary restrictions does not have to be expensive when you shop with us! We are known for having the largest selection of fruits and vegetables at the best prices, GUARANTEED!
🍏🍐🥦🥕🧅🫑🥑🍅🍑🍇🍓🍉🍐🍊🍋🍌

@a_plant_based_aussie 
REPOST: @veganbowls
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We offer a huge variety of specialty fruits that can’t be found at other supermarkets. These amazing tropical fruits are not only delicious, but they are full of incredible health benefits such as loaded with antioxidants and Vitamin C. Check out our website for more information on our specialty items!



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Everyone meet Garrett. Garrett began his career with us in 2017 on the Maintenance & Construction team working to remodel three of our store locations. Once those projects were completed in 2019, Garrett was promoted to joining our Delivery Department team. Two years later, June of this year, Garrett was promoted to a Managerial Role at our Gratiot store location.

Garrett now oversees and manages more than 30 of our stock position employees. Garrett’s favorite part of his role is having the opportunity to coach and motivate employees. He said one of the most gratifying experiences was seeing the transition of a new employee who came to our country, learned the language and improved on his role drastically over the past two months. Garrett stated that was the most rewarding part of his job.

We are so grateful for Garrett’s hard work and dedication throughout the years. If you would like to join our family and grow within our company, fill out an application today at any of our store locations!

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We are so honored to be sponsoring @dbgdetroit with their annual UnGala event on Tuesday, October 26th. Downtown Boxing Gym is an incredible non-profit, after-school youth program for over 150 kids ages 8-18. They offer tutoring, mentorship, athletic coaching, food, transportation, college & career readiness, and more to all our kids, free of charge. Follow them @dbgdetroit and clikc the link in their bio to learn more or purchase tickets for the event!



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