C&L Produce is a local family owned and operated wholesale produce company located in the 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!
Produce Buyer’s Local Seasonal Report
Pomegranates, persimmons and cranberries are in stock and ready for your creativity! All three are fully underway with some ripe fruit after a week or so of cold weather. All are California grown.
Butternut and other hard squashes are being sourced locally and grown organically by Dwelly, Coke and Durst Farms. Red Kuri, honey nut, and delicata are also available and a must use for winter menus!
Half gallons of apple cider from Rainbow Orchards is in the house and the flavor is fantastic! Picked up fresh weekly, this juice is a seasonal favorite of ours. Being a third generation family farm, Rainbow Orchards has been growing exceptional apples in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains since 1977!
We have golden chanterelles in the house, and they will be available for the next few months. Forged in Washington and soon to be out of Oregon, these tasty mushrooms are a fantastic addition to any dish. Lobster mushrooms and Candy Caps have also made an appearance in our coolers recently. Fresh burgundy truffles are also coming from Washington. Please give a two day pre order for all truffle orders.
Freshly harvested apples and pears are here and the flavors are phenomenal. We have wonderful conventional and organic options in granny smith , fuji , gala and honeycrisp! Fresh crops of Danjou and bosc pears have started being harvested out of the Washington area and are coming in nice and ripe.
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!