C&L Produce is a local family owned and operated wholesale produce company located in the well known Oakland produce market near Jack London Square. C&L has been a part of this historic produce market since operations began in 1949. Yes, this means we have been delivering fresh produce to the greater Bay Area for over 70 years! We provide the highest quality fruits and vegetables, along with a variety of other food service items such as dairy, artisan cheeses, tortillas, fresh juice, spices, grains, vinegar, micro greens and much more. Taking pride in our quality and service has allowed for three generations of superior family-operated services to benefit our Bay Area community.
Utilizing C & L for your produce needs has several unique benefits, some of which include custom cuts of fruits and vegetables, seasonal education through our weekly produce market reports, and individualized service as our valued customer. We continually strive to build lasting relationships with our customers by providing premium local produce at great prices with the best service available. Contact us today to learn more about what C & L can do for you!
What’s in Season?
We are coming ever closer to it officially being fall on September 22nd, but we here in California still have a couple months of Indian summer left to enjoy. This means we get the very best of:
Gypsy Peppers, Nardellos, Padrons Heirloom Eggplants
We are also seeing the beginnings of the fall harvest including:
Quince and Pears from Sebastopol
Root Vegetables- Sunchokes, Celery Root and Parsnips
More Seasonal Selections…
Figs are plump and juicy- perfect for making jam or stuffing and grilling
Summer Squash, including patty pan, Costata Romanesco and zephyr from Happy Boy
Corn is moving from Brentwood to the Central Valley
Fresh Cranberry Bean and Butter Beans are also available. If you haven’t tried a fresh bean compared to its dried counterpart you are missing out.
Concord Grapes are also here as Wine country begins its annual harvest. They would look great on all your sweet and savory menus!
In the world of locally foraged gifts from Mother Nature:
Matsutake #1’s and #3’s
Burgundy Truffles are here and the price and quality are great. Call for pricing
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 or help to make it happen? Let C & L Produce take care of it for you! We can freshly prepare and customize any product and deliver to your restaurant sealed and ready to use. Popular produce items we process include onions, lettuces, fruit salads, carrots, celery, green beans, potatoes, squash, and much more. Our processing room offers your operation a professional solution to time consuming tasks. Please inquire for a sample!