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Meet Our Team

We’re a family-run business, which means we take pride in building strong, quality relationships with every customer who walks through our doors. Here’s who you can expect to meet at the market.

John Durante

President

President of Nardella Inc., and a key member of our sales staff, John Durante has been the cornerstone of our business since the retirement of our founder, Richard Nardella. With over 35 years of experience, John is our company’s buyer/seller of Apples, Pears, Pineapples, Grapes, Cherries, and much more. John can be seen every morning from 4am to 1pm and rotating Sundays from 8am to 3pm.

Mark Semerjian

Head of Sales

Head of Sales, and a pillar of the market for over 45 years, Mark Semerjian is the man every customer goes to for anything Citrus-related. Mark unloaded his first truck at six years old and, ever since, has spent most of his life wrapped up in the produce business. Mark can be seen every morning from 4am to 1pm and rotating Sundays from 8am to 3pm.

Bobby Mueller

Day Salesman

Salesman and a proud Marine with over 36 years’ experience helping a diverse customer population, Bobby is always willing to lend a hand and provide the best service possible!

Frank McDonald

Day Salesman/Buyer

Salesman and Buyer/Seller of Garlic and Ginger with over 9 years’ experience in sales, Frank is Nardella’s most flexible employee. He can be seen up front selling, on a jack pulling an order, or working the street to find the best price for our customers.

Ross Walker

Night Sales Supervisor

Night Shift Salesman/Supervisor, Ross is the voice on the other end of the phone when you are making your late night and early morning orders. A friendly smile and warm personality, he is the anchor to our night crew’s continued success and smooth operation.

Jim Baldwin

Warehouse Supervisor

Warehouse Supervisor with over 42 years’ experience in the produce business, Jim is the man who is always on the move. Ensuring timely deliveries, unbeatable customer service, and coordinating all our daytime receiving, he is a man that cannot be stopped!

Richard Durante

Salesman/Food Safety Director

Salesman/Food Safety Director, with over 5 years’ experience in the produce business and over 10 years as a licensed RN, Richard is up -to-date on the latest product safety guidelines to ensure the well-being of all our customers. Richard is also in charge of our Banana Purchasing.

Questions about visiting?

Call our front offices at 215-336-1558

First-Time Buyer Information

We build community by giving back.

It’s an honor to work with these charities, who all positively impact our local and global communities.

  • MARC Feeding PA
  • Philabundance
  • Food Not Bombs
  • Little Sisters of the Poor
  • Eagles Autism Challenge
  • Eastern Service Workers
  • Autism Speaks
  • Broad Street Run
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Jefferson Hospital
  • Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission
  • Abiding Truth Ministries
  • Women Against Abuse

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