C&L Produce is a local family owned and operated wholesale produce business established in 1949. We provide restaurant produce delivery to Oakland, San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. We are located in the downtown Oakland produce market neighboring Jack London Square. C & L has been in operation out of this Oakland location for over 65 years, that’s three generations!
We provide the highest quality fruits and vegetables, along with a variety of other food service items year-round. Please check our Fresh Produce page for more details and call us for more information.
Utilizing C & L for your produce needs has several unique benefits. What truly sets us apart from our competitors is the individualized service you receive as our customer. Our hardworking personnel reflect what a family business is all about. Many of our employees have been with our company for over ten years! This shows how committed we are to maintaining a positive, professional environment for ourselves and for our customers.
We work hard to provide premium local produce at competitive prices with the finest service available.
Contact us today to learn more about what C & L Produce can do for you!
What’s in Season?
Stone fruits are back! With more supply coming into the Bay Area produce markets, farmers are able to tree ripen their fruits. Ripening on the vine rather than after they’ve been cut is ideal for maximum flavor and sweetness. This includes peaches, plums, nectarines and apricots. Time to pull out those summertime recipes! Another item we are excited to see back in the Bay Area market is summer squash. We are seeing beautiful organic summer squashes becoming more available by the day. By the end of May/ early June, we should see these summer squashes in full swing. Another noteworthy crop of the season- cherries! The window for California cherry season is here is quite short, and is almost to a close. We will be transitioning to cherries from Washington which are soon to arrive. Call us for more information, or click the Learn More box below to be directed to our Produce News blog!
Processed Fruits and Vegetables
Need your fruits or vegetables diced or sliced but don’t seem to have the time? Let C & L take care of it for you! We can prepare your food items and deliver to your restaurant ready to use. Popular items we process include onions, lettuces, mushrooms, carrots, celery, and much more.
Not only do we offer a wide array of fresh fruits and vegetables here at C & L, but also useful food service items such as cheese, eggs, butter, milk products, nuts, freshly squeezed juices, and tortillas for your convenience. Check out our Specialty Items section towards the bottom of the Fresh Produce page for more details on what we have to offer!