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?

Beautiful local California strawberries are here! We have both conventional and organic strawberries coming from our favorite Watsonville vendor. Rhubarb is also back, conventional coming from Oregon and a local organic option from San Juan Baptista. Also noteworthy this time of year are local Castroville artichokes! We have cases available now, sizes ranging from a baby loose, 36 count, to 24 count packs. Baby summer squash is widely available on the market as well. Try using these baby squashes in place of standard zucchini or yellow squash, their unique shapes and bright colors are sure to get patrons talking. Lastly, expect to see heirloom tomatoes back around about mid May this year.

Baby mix lettuce varieties are a perfect accompaniment to your fresh springtime menu.  The baby mix lettuces have a milder flavor than spring mix, with a crisp, tender texture that will not overpower any ingredient. Currently, this baby mix includes green oak, red romaine, lolla rosa, and red oak lettuces. These colorful varieties are available as a mixed case or straight pack.  Additionally, local organic asparagus from San Juan Baptista is continuing to flow in beautifully. Red spring onions are another great specialty item to use this time of year, perfect simply grilled or roasted with sea salt and olive oil. They have a sweeter taste than its dry counterpart, and do not lose their red color after cooking. For more seasonal market trends, check out our Produce News blog!

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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