Third generation LaGrasso siblings, all of whom have worked in the family business, and most still do!
From left: Tom Jr., Theresa, Barbara, Paul, Camille and Pete


LaGrasso Bros. Produce has a rich family history in the Detroit produce market. It began in 1914 with a single pushcart. In 1925, the first truck was purchased for route sales. In 1927, three fruit stands were added, and a second truck was purchased in 1935. After WWII, the second generation (three brothers) started a partnership, and then fully incorporated in 1962. Their children joined the family business. In 1980, the company was large enough to move into its current space: a 40,000 sq. ft. refrigerated facility that includes 13 separate rooms for temperature control. LaGrasso Bros. Produce is currently owned and operated by third and fourth generation of LaGrasso family members.
The second generation LaGrasso Brothers. From Left: Joe, Sam, Izzy and Tom




The core of our business is the quality of our product and we take that quality very seriously. All products offered by LaGrasso Bros. Produce Inc. are received at our central location in Detroit and inspected by trained professionals for grade, quality, and freshness. We then store the product in climate-controlled areas specifically designed for the unique temperature, humidity, and ethylene level requirements of each item. These areas are monitored continuously for environmental changes. Our delivery trucks are also temperature-controlled and monitored to ensure the freshest produce possible arrives at your door.


At LaGrasso Bros. Produce Inc., food safety and quality are top priorities. In our efforts to provide the safest and most superior quality products available, we are continually striving to improve and further develop our food safety program. Daily, weekly, and monthly internal facility inspections help monitor and maintain the operation. Microbial testing by a third-party laboratory has been a part of our food safety program for more than 15 years. In addition, LaGrasso Bros. Produce Inc. voluntarily employs the use of the most strict and reputable third-party auditors available.

Customer Service

Customer service has made LaGrasso Bros. Produce Inc. one of the fastest growing, respected and progressive food service distributors in Michigan and Northern Ohio. Our number one priority is to provide our customers with unmatched service. We realize that our success depends on our customers' success. Our professional Customer Service Representatives are eager to assist you with product inquiries and direct you to the proper resource. Our customers rely on these dedicated professionals for orders that are accurately filled and delivered. It's LaGrasso Bros. Produce Inc. commitment to customer satisfaction that will lead us into the future.


We operate a 40,000 sq. ft. refrigerated facility that includes 13 separate rooms for temperature control. Our facility has a Primus GFS certified program in effect, is inspected annually by the state of Michigan, and audited by NSF Cook & Thurber. Offering high quality products and services, LaGrasso Bros. Produce Inc. supplies a broad base of foodservice and wholesale customers with a fleet of over 50 refrigerated trucks.
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