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?
As kids are returning to school and the sun is beginning to set a little earlier each night, we are seeing the night shade vegetables coming in from local farms.
All types of peppers, eggplant, sweet onions and the second season of figs are here!
Green Italian Frying Peppers
Assorted Gypsy Peppers
Mixed heirloom Eggplant
Walla Walla Sweet Onions
Black Mission Figs
Green Kadota Figs
Candy Stripe Figs (pre order)
Of course these other items are perfect additions to your summer seasonal menus:
Heirloom Tomatoes– Early girl, Cherokee purple, amana orange, Berkeley pink tye dye, lemon boy, black prince green zebra, just to name a few
Summer squash, including patty pan, costata Romanesco and zephyr from Happy Boy Farms
Sweet white, yellow and bi-Color corn and all the pole beans (romano, yellow wax & blue lake) varietals are from Dwelley farms
Fresh cranberry beans, butter beans and garbanzo beans
Locally foraged mushroom varieties include:
Matutake #1’s and #3’s
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!