Sunday, February 17, 2013
The Plainfield produce store will offer a free open house on Thursday, Feb. 21.
Peter Rubi produce store, 15412 S. Route 59, will offer a one-hour "Picking Produce 101" drop-in workshop starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. "Learn tricks of the trade from owner Brandon Graves, including how to pick ripe produce, how to ripen produce at home and all the best ways to keep produce fresh," the business said on its Facebook page. Click here for more information.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Peter Rubi owner Brandon Graves is a third-generation produce seller.
Brandon Graves’ new business is in his blood. Like his parents before him — and his grandfathers on both sides — the 23-year-old Plainfield resident is in the produce game. On Friday, his first brick-and-mortar business venture, Peter Rubi Produce Market, will open at 15412 S. Route 59. The location previously housed a dentist's office and Upscale Aquatics. “It’s really exciting,” said Graves, who chatted with Patch on his way to the Chicago Produce Market to pick up farm-fresh fruits and veggies for the store’s opening day. “It’s always been a dream of mine to open my own business,” he said. “I didn’t think it’d happen until later in life.” Located next to Tischler’s Market, Peter Rubi will offer fresh produe and select all-natural, …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
About 30 percent of the fruits and vegetables sold will be organic, said owner Brandon Graves, whose new store will open in June.
Brandon Graves may be only 23, but he’s been selling produce long enough to think Plainfield can support a store that sells only fruits and vegetables. His theory will be tested in early June, when he opens the Peter Rubi Produce Market at 15412 S. Route 59, located next to Tischler’s Market. About 30 percent of what Graves sells will be organic, but that number will grow if there’s a demand, he said. “We’ll see how the Plainfield market responds to it,” Graves said. Residents have already shown they’re ready to embrace organic foods, as seen by the success of Amy’s Organics, a business in which organic produce, meat, ice cream and other items are sold from a van that owner Amy Ernst drives through Plainfield neighborhoods and parks at …