The History of Farmer Jack

The story of Farmer Jack stores can be traced to 1924, when Russian immigrant Tom Borman opened Tom’s Quality Meats in Detroit.  Tom and his brother, Al, ran grocery stores that were a metro Detroit staple, becoming Farmer Jack in 1966.  The last remaining Farmer Jack stores closed in 2007 (some were converted to A&P’s), some were taken over by Hollywood Markets, and others are just empty shells of abandoned buildings. 

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