Farm Fresh Produce Since 1949
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Superior Service + Consistent Quality = Unbeatable Value.

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?

 

Happy October! Autumn is finally here, and with it our fall produce favorites. Of course loads of freshly harvested apples and pears are flowing in beautifully from our favorite Washington suppliers. We are also seeing wonderful Fuyu persimmons, pomegranates, quince and cranberries coming in strong too. The mildly sweet flavor of persimmons is a great addition to a cheese plate or as a part of a fresh salad. Have you ever tried fresh pomegranate seeds with braised fennel? You ought to! What about a quince tartlet with a cardamom crust? The soft rosy pink flesh of cooked quince is just lovely.  In addition to these wonderful fruits, chicory lettuces are solid as well. Varieties include Treviso, radicchio, Castle Franco, escarole and frisee lettuces. These slightly bitter lettuce pair perfectly with the sweet fruits mentioned above!

Blue lake beans and yellow wax beans from Coke Farms in San Juan Baptista are outstanding currently. Coke Farms is also producing beautiful artichokes, be sure to get some while they are here. Braising mix is another product to get your hands on! Our mix includes three different types of kales and chards, and well as a few greens. Of course this mix is sturdy enough to hold up to braising, but have you tried other cooked applications such as in a quiche or savory pie, mixed with root vegetables, or folded into a pasta dish? You should!

 

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.

Specialty Items

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!

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