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

We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend! We proudly supported St. Pio of Pietrelcina Parish in the donation of Easter Food Baskets for over 50 families. Their volunteers worked hard to safely assist in packaging and distributing the food we donated.

We are a family run business that truly values being involved with the community and helping out anyway we can. If you would like to request a donation or know anyone that does, please visit our website at: www.joerandazzos.com #togetherwecan #communitylove

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This vegan creamy roasted red pepper pasta from @pinchofyum is the perfect combination of savory, rich, flavorful, easy to prepare and even nutritional! We have the freshest ingredients at the best prices (see below) and we even offer home delivery for your convenience.

Below is the link to the recipe and to our website for home delivery.

RIGATONI $0.89/1LB Bag
CHERRY TOMATOES $1.19/10 oz. pkg
OLIVE OIL $2.79/33.8oz bottle
CASHEWS $8.49/16 oz. bag
ROASTED RED PEPPER STRIPS $2.39/16 oz.
GARLIC $1.99/LB
FRESH CHIVES $0.34/Bunch
FRESH BASIL $1.49/PACKAGE
SALT & PEPPER $0.99/each

*Price subject to change, while supplies last.

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https://joerandazzos.com/delivery/
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Turn your fruit salad into a festive Easter Egg pizza with a cream cheese frosting, sugar cookie crust and a drizzle of honey topping! For a healthy alternative, use Greek yogurt and a granola crust.

Blueberries $0.79/pint
Kiwi 3 for $1
*Price subject to change, while supplies last!
Follow the link below for the recipe: https://www.bhg.com/recipe/easter-egg-fruit-pizza/

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These Parmesan Roasted Carrot fries are a must-try side dish that everyone will love this Easter! They are delicious, easy to make and only require a few ingredients. All you need are carrots, parmesan, olive oil and salt & pepper, which are all sold at our store locations or available online for home delivery. Follow the link provided below for the recipe.

CARROTS $0.69/1 LB Bag

*Prices subject to change, while supplies last.

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Please note our Easter Sunday hours so you can plan your shopping accordingly! 🐰

*Nursery items are taxable, while supplies last.

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Are you looking for a summer job or do you know anybody who is? We are currently hiring Cashier and Stock Positions at our nursery locations in Macomb Township and Westland. Apply today in stores!


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Who doesn’t love a festive veggie platter for St. Patrick’s Day? It’s simple, budget friendly and fun and your kids will love it! Don’t forget to plan your St. Patrick’s Day haul accordingly with our discount days, Senior Tuesday and College Wednesday, 10% off your entire purchase by showing a valid government/school ID.

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We truly value customers feedback and pride ourselves on our simple philosophy– provide communities access to fresh fruits and vegetables at the best prices. We are so grateful for our customers and employees that have allowed us to maintain this philosophy since 1953.

Thank you to all of our loyal customers and employees! #Supportlocal #supportsmallbusinesses #employeeappreciation #customerappreciation

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Have you ever tried this versatile, specialty fruit? Jack Fruit is very popular in vegan and vegetarian dishes as a plant-based meat alternative because it soaks up flavor so well and has a meat-like texture. Jack Fruit has a sweet taste, similar to a combination of mango, pineapple and pineapple.

Check out our website for more information on specialty fruit, home delivery and @summers_homemade_meals page for a delicious Vegan Jackfruit Sesame Chicken recipe!

JACKFRUIT $1.19/LB

*Price subject to change, while supplies last.

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What’s your favorite type of apple? Where else can you find this variety of apples for only $1.19/LB? 🍏🍎

Prices subject to change, while supplies last.

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Beautiful D’Anjou and Bosc Pears 🍐 $1.19/LB available in stores and for home deliver on our website.

*Prices subject to change, while supplies last

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Baby Red Bananas have a thick, brick red peel, soft flesh and a sweet and creamy flavor with raspberry highlights. They are filled with potassium and iron, and have more Vitamin C and Beta Carotene than yellow bananas. Red Bananas are delicious eaten fresh and most commonly used in desserts, but can be paired savory dishes too.

Baby Red Bananas $1.29/lb, available in stores and for home delivery on our website.

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