Siravo Fruit & Produce Closing After 32 Years

siravo fruit & produce You have until the end of the day (5pm, maybe 5:30pm) Friday, December 23 to say your goodbyes to Joe Siravo, a most excellent greengrocer and neighbor. After 32 years of early mornings and long (semi-refrigerated) days on his feet, Joe will be closing this much-beloved Cole Avenue institution. He has posted an affectionate letter to his customers in the store (pics after the jump).

Joe was always up on the latest fruits and vegetables — wised me up to yellow cherry tomatoes — as well as local news and world events. In the winter we analyzed the Patriots, and in the summer the Sox were usually on so you didn’t have to miss a single pitch.

Joe, you have been a good friend to the whole neighborhood. Good luck and get warm!

(Read his letter after the jump.)

Joe with lettuce.

joe siravo

Joe’s Letter

letter from joe

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