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-nine years – that’s three generations!

Here at C & L Produce, we provide the highest quality fruits and vegetables, organic and conventional, along with a variety of other food service items year-round. We have an extensive dairy and cheese program, as well as other specialty items such as ground spices, legumes, and grains. 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?

Fall has arrived and the harvest is plentiful!

We see persimmons flowing in, both the fuyu and the hachiya varieties. The fuyu are firm, delicious and sweet. The hachiya you definitely want over-ripened before using them in your favorite gelatos and puddings.

Pomegranates are coming into their own, great color and a good balance of sweetness and acidity for all your holiday salads.

Artichokes are looking great this week with sizes varying form the larger 36 and 24 ct to the small loose ones.

Root vegetables are now in full swing….plenty of nice sized celery root, parsnips, parsley root and Jerusalem sunchokes (pictured roasted with herbs above). Celery root is one of the few root vegetables that is delicious both julienned raw, slow roasted, or poached and pureed.

Wild foraged Chanterelle mushrooms are still coming in at a very friendly price of $13 /LB. Saute with some artichokes and serve over some beautiful red flint polenta for a great seasonal vegetarian dish!

We have some gorgeous English breakfast radishes coming in. These are the longer, slender, icicle looking radish with its two colors, red and white. These beauties add not only depth to any dish but also add an artistic appeal.

Winter Squash, all varieties are plentiful- acorn, butternut, red kuri and delicata just to name a few. They are great roasted and served with some farro and beluga lentils, or even on their own as a foundation for a nicely grilled hanger steak. These squashes are the flavor of fall!

Nuts you say? We have a great deal on Cashews, Marcona almonds and skin-on/ natural almonds until the end of the month. These are available in 5lb increments only.

Cashews $7/ LB

Marcona $7/ LB

Almonds $5/ LB

Get them now at these special prices for all your holiday menus!

Heirloom tomatoes from Happy Boy Farms may be for just another week or two- depending on Mother Nature. Get them while you can or can them when you get them!!!

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 milk products, cheese, eggs, butter, nuts, legumes, grains, 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!

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.

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