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Welcome to Earl's Organic Produce.

Earl's Organic Produce is the sole 100% certified organic handler located on the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market. We're passionate about organic produce, our growers, and our customers. That simple fact has made us the leading regional distributor of premium organic produce.

Since 1988 we've partnered with growers of all sizes across California, the Pacific Northwest, Mexico, and beyond to bring diversity, flavor, and quality to the organic marketplace year-round. We find the freshest and tastiest organic produce and distribute it to our wide range of customers such as home delivery services, restaurants, natural food co-ops, independent retailers, regional grocery markets, and national chain stores.

We invite you to learn about what we do, meet the people who grow your food, find out more about sustainable agriculture, and follow the journey of your fruits and vegetables as they travel from farm to fork.

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The Koru club apple was developed in 1998 in New Zealand by a chance seedling, but Braeburn and Fuji parentage are suspected. Korus have an attractive orange-red color skin over a yellow background. The shape is squat with some ribbing and russeting around the stem. It is complexly sweet, with subtle tartness and notes of honey, orange juice, spice, and vanilla. It has also been described as cidery, due to its juiciness. Koru apples keep their shape when baked, making them fantastic for pies. They are also slow to brown once cut, so they are ideal in salads or snacks. They are good savers — they can be kept up to four months in the refrigerator. Don’t miss this delicious apple from Starr Ranch, grown by multi-generational farming families in Washington and Oregon.

Club apples are varieties that are not just patented, but also trademarked and controlled in such a way that only a select “club” of farmers can sell them. Download the Club Apple Variety guide and Club Apple Overview on our latest Buyers Notes and learn how a farmer can become a member of the club! bit.ly/earlsbuyersnotesjanuary10
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It is with sadness that we share the passing of organic farming revolutionary Amigo Bob Cantisano, one of CCOF Organic founding members (among his many, many other contributions to the organic community).

Excerpt from the LA Times: In 1973, he helped found California Certified Organic Farmers, setting organic standards. He was also one of the founders of the Committee for Sustainable Agriculture, which sponsors the EcoFarm Conference. The event, held every January in Pacific Grove, is still one of the most influential events in the world of sustainable agriculture.

CCOF’s Board of Directors Chair Phil LaRocca captured their reflections on Amigo Bob’s incredible life and legacy, saying, “Amigo Bob Cantisano was a close friend. As an early pioneer and true believer, he dedicated his life to growing and strengthening the organic movement. He never gave up in his belief and support for organic farmers. His energy and knowledge will be missed but his impact will never be forgotten.”

We will miss Amigo Bob greatly. His passion for organic, dedication to organic farmers and relentless energy and knowledge was felt by many of Earl's team members at the EcoFarm conference each year.
Amigo Bob is shown on the right in the photo below speaking at an EcoFarm farm tour.
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Moro Blood Oranges grown in the Central San Joaquin Valley are just a few of the wonderful types of citrus...

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  • Earl’s Organic Buyer’s Notes January 17, 2021

    NEW!  Devine Mexican sweet corn  from Culiacan, Sinaola, Covilli Fair Trade Brussels Sprouts, Salad Mix from New Natives with Micro and baby greens: Sunflower Greens, Pea Shoots, and Micro Arugula, and tender Mei Qing Baby Bok Choy from Sun Valley Farms can be eaten raw and is delicious in a […]

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  • Earl’s Organic Produce Buyer’s Notes January 10, 2021

    New! Chandler Pummelo-Large fruit with a smooth thick rind and pretty pink flesh.  See our Instagram post for step by step directions on how to peel a pummelo. https://www.instagram.com/earlsorganic.  Buddha Hands from Rainbow Valley Orchard in Fallbrook, CA are delicious made into candied citrus or infused in your favorite spirit! […]

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  • January Market Disruptions

    Historically December and January see disruptions in organic markets due to various factors such as frosts, winter storms, less daylight hours and holidays.  2020 brought even more challenges with Covid-19. Unfortunately many workers have been hit hard by Covid-19 with many packing sheds having challenges. Consequently field laborers and trucking companies […]

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  • Hiring Warehouse Associate

    NOW HIRING WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE! APPLY TODAY! Earl’s Organic Produce, Inc., a leading distributor of organic produce throughout Northern California, seeks a skilled and safe Warehouse Associate for our San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market headquarters. Shifts available: 3pm – 11:30pm Responsibilities include: Operate all scanning devices and associated software used in […]

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  • Vibrant Moro Blood Oranges

    Moro Blood Oranges grown in the Central San Joaquin Valley are just a few of the wonderful types of citrus in season.  The red flesh of the Blood Orange varies in intensity depending on the variety, location where the trees are grown and the degree of fruit maturity. Brought to […]

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  • Caviar Limes

    Caviar Limes also known as Finger Limes, have juice vesicles that pop out like caviar when the finger lime is gently squeezed. They have a burst of effervescent tangy lime flavor! They are delicious on top of raw oysters, added to seafood, mixed into guacamole , mixed into the glaze […]

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    Salsa Fresca con Papaloquelite Recipe

    Papalo from La Granjita Organica in Salinas Valley is an ancient Mexican herb with similar uses as Cilantro. It has been described by some as somewhere between arugula, cilantro and the culinary herb rue(characteristically bitter); others say it tastes like a mixture of nasturtium flowers, lime, and cilantro.  If you […]

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    La Granjita Organica Watermelon Gherkin Agua Fresca Recipe

    Victor and Veronica from La Granjita served this refreshing drink to Earl’s Organic on their farm tour. Antonieta Solorzano, Purchasing & Logistics Assistant put her personal touch on the recipe. Enjoy! To make 1 large pitcher of 56oz use: 6x8oz – Watermelon Gherkins 56oz of cold water Juice from 3 […]

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    Sanchez Brothers Cucumber Mojito

    John and Paul Sanchez grow year round hothouse cucumbers on 1 ½ acres in Carpinteria just south of Santa Barbara.  Serves 2 6  peeled cucumber slices 6 lime slices 20 mint leaves 2 tablespoons agave syrup 4 ounces of vodka Tonic water Muddle 4 of the lime slices and mint […]

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    Stone Fruit Cobbler

    Easy, Foolproof Cobbler for Any Fruit makes enough for a 9×9 baking dish www.thekitchn.com 1 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 cups sugar, plus a bit more for sprinkling 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, melted fresh berries or fruit (peeled and cut into chunks) Combine the flour and sugar. Add the […]

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