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. As a matter of fact, C & L Produce has been in operation out of this downtown Oakland location for over sixty-eight years – that’s three generations!
Here at C & L Produce, 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 about produce products and please call us for more information.
Utilizing C & L for your produce needs has several unique benefits. What truly sets us apart from our produce competitors is the individualized service you receive as our customer. Our hardworking personnel reflect what a family business is all about. Because of this, 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.
Ultimately, 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?
Wild mushrooms have been flourishing with the recent downpours in our area! We are happy to report that yellow foot, black trumpet, chanterelle and hedgehog wild mushrooms are all available and thriving. They have been scarce in availability in the past due to the dry weather, but are in full swing with the latest rains.
Also, green garlic is off and running. This unique seasonal item is harvested right before the bulbs divide themselves to form cloves. Green garlic, also known as spring garlic, can be substituted for regular garlic cloves. It offers a slightly milder, less intense flavor.
Wonderful wintertime citrus is continuing strong. Currently, Cara Cara oranges, Meyer lemons, blood oranges, grapefruits and navel oranges are all excellent in taste and color.
Fingerling potatoes are also fantastic to use at this time of year. We have two varieties currently- red and yellow fingerling. Fingerling potatoes offer a creamier, buttery flesh with a nuttier flavor. The thinner skin crisps up wonderfully when roasted or pan seared. We also have an eye catching mixed marble potato, which includes red, yellow and purple creamer sized potatoes. The mix marble potatoes will certainly add beautiful color to any dish.
We now carry a great whole milk ricotta cheese from the family owned Bellwether Farms in Petaluma. This hand dipped cheese has a delicate texture and incredible flavor. Also new is bacon! We are carrying an applewood smoked, belly cut, and thick sliced bacon farmed at Hills Premium Meats in Pendleton, Oregon- a local and family owned farm. Inquire today for a sample of both of these new products!
Processed Fruits and Vegetables
Need your fruits or vegetables diced or sliced but don’t seem to have the time? Let C & L Produce take care of it for you! We can prepare your food items and deliver to your restaurant ready to use. For instance, popular fresh items we process the morning of your produce delivery 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 Produce, but also useful fresh 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!