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?
Local tomato season is officially off and running! Our friends at First Generation Farms have begun harvesting beautiful heirloom, San Marzano, and Early Girl tomato varieties. Not only are they grown a short 45 miles away from us, but these tomatoes were grown using an atypical farming technique- dry farming. Dry farming, as you might guess, uses no water or irrigation systems in the growing process. It has gained popularity in recent years due to the drought happening in California. There is something special about these dry farmed tomatoes. The deep colors and concentrated flavors are absolutely incredible. They are a MUST TRY! Also, beans are continuing to come from local California vendors. Blue lake beans are wonderful right now as well as cranberry, fava, French, Romano, and yellow wax beans. Other local items available now include sweet corn from Brentwood (the best!), and summer squashes. Mixed boxes of summer squash varieties are available. Check out more up to date seasonal information by going to our Produce News section, click the Learn More box below!
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!