In 1945, Gaspare Maiorana opened an apple stand on 7 Mile in Livonia, MI. He and his family sold fresh, local fruit to neighbors and passers-by for years – until 1967, when Gaspare’s son, Joe Sr., started a full-service produce market.
That small store grew into what is now one of the most recognized and respected names in the Detroit area: Joe’s Produce Gourmet Market.
Through the years, with each addition and advancement in the business, Joe’s Produce has remained dedicated to serving local needs and sourcing products from Michigan farms and fields.
Still run by the family, and still located on 7 Mile in Livonia, Joe’s Produce Gourmet Market has grown a remarkably loyal customer base – in fact, generations of families have chosen Joe’s Produce as their first choice for fresh food.
What brings people back to Joe’s, year after year?
Freshness. Joe’s knows what to stock and when to stock it. In the tradition of his father, Joe Maiorana, Jr., personally selects fruit and vegetables from Eastern Market each morning, and maintains close ties with Michigan’s leading organic growers. Bread and pastry baked daily, onsite, provides an even better experience than the prepackaged baked goods from large supermarkets. From entrees to desserts, everything is made from scratch using ingredients right from the market.
Expertise. Walk into a big supermarket and you’ll see primarily clerks and a handful of supervisors. Walk into Joe’s and be greeted by certified chefs, trained bakers, proven caterers and numerous experts in meat, seafood, wine, cheese and other products. Joe’s attracts the best staff because the shoppes offer the best choices. No question or request is out of bounds for these pros!
Convenience. Variety makes Joe’s a one-stop shop for customers who want to combine familiar and favorite foods with something more unusual. International wine and cheese come from the best companies. Specialty items and gifts are prominently displayed, so you never miss out on an opportunity to try something new. The Everyday Gourmet and “Hot Line” serves up fresh-from-the-oven entrees and sides to make your dinnertime easier. “Food shopping” just doesn’t get more convenient than this!
Customer Service. Every customer at Joe’s is treated as part of the family. It’s not unusual for the staff to learn about individual customer preferences and tailor the shopping experience to that person. Any special event, from weddings and graduations to tailgate parties, can be made even more special with full-service catering that is carefully customized to your taste and your budget. And of course, you’re always welcome to sample a food or wine before you buy – so you shop with more confidence.