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?
Wonderful Produce Selections Heating up as Summer Nears!
Summer bounty is surely making its way into the market as some spring items are coming to end.
Local asparagus and artichokes have only a couple weeks left, so make your menu changes soon!
Local Brentwood Corn, Beans- Sweet white corn and all the pole beans (romano, yellow wax & blue lake) varietals are HERE!
Happy Boy Farms- Summer squash varieties including patty pan, costata romanesco (pictured above) and zephyr squash are fantastic from Happy Boy, as well as their sweet and crunchy sugar snap peas.
It’s mid-June, and we are about 3 weeks away for the much anticipated local heirloom tomato season!
Cherry tomatoes have begun being harvested at Coke farms (pictured above) and they are delicious!
Stone fruits are live and well… We have delicious fruits coming in from Balakian Farms- peaches and nectarines flowing now, with plums and plouts coming by the end of week.
Local berries are here, and everyday the flavor and price is getting a little better.
Cherries from California are slowing down as we segway to the crops from the northwest.
Local heirloom melons are slow to come to market. We are hoping this past heat wave gets them to where they need to be!
In the world of locally foraged gifts from mother’s nature we are seeing this week…
Morels are happening and the prices are the lowest we have seen in years
Porcinis are also popping up (pictured above)
Ramp bulbs for all your pickling needs
Ostrich Fiddle-head Ferns from the east coast look and taste great on your late spring salads
Summer Truffles are here and the price and quality are great.
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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 include onions, lettuces, fruit salads, carrots, celery, and much more.