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!
What’s in Season?
Now’s the time to take advantage of our local supplier’s winter produce favorites such as…
Pea tendrils, stinging nettles, and fava leaves have begun to be available from some of our local farms. All are great for pesto with roasted pistachios, or even blanched and pureed and turned into pasta!
Cauliflower, beets, and romanesco are coming in beautiful from local farms including Knoll, River Dog, Terra Firma, Happy Boy, and Coke Farms.
Flowering plants such as leeks, spring garlic, red and white spring onions are top notch right now. These are also coming in from our favorite local farms, not to be missed!
New Item… Rhubarb! Currently being harvested out of Washington. As we know, the window of availability closes in a few short months, don’t miss out!
Citrus Supply Still Strong
Meyer Lemons – Blood Oranges – Cara Cara Oranges – Page Mandarins – Kumquats
Wild Foraged Availability
Hedgehogs – Yellow Foot – Black Trumpets – Hearts of Palm – Black Truffles
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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 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!