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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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Fuyu and Hachiya Persimmons are here! Fuyus can be eaten out of hand but you absolutely need to wait on a Hachiya to turn jelly soft before eating or you will be hit with a tannic mouthful. Click the image below for more info on each variety. We love making the James Beard Persimmon Bread with Hachiyas. www.davidlebovitz.com/persimmon-bread/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Fair Trade Organic Dole Pineapples grown in Costa Rica are available year round. To earn Fair Trade certification, farms must adhere to rigorous social, environmental and economic standards. Once certified, the fruit grower or farm workers, will have a fair price for their business and the farm workers directly earn an additional premium to invest in the community or business development with every purchase. They then vote on how to use the money to address their needs. This direct economic benefit is truly what makes Fair Trade unique, and is a process that takes time and dedication to be realized. Fair Trade certified products stand for environmental responsible production methods and welfare of the communities and surroundings.

Two new community centers near Dole’s Muelle and Bosque Farms in Costa Rica, were made possible by Fair Trade purchases. Coming together the workers identified a critical need, saved over time, and invested their Fair Trade Funds in a project that will serve the community for decades to come. That’s the Fair Trade Difference at work. Unique in the fresh fruit industry, these centers were built to improve the quality of life of employees, and those in surrounding communities of Cutris in San Carlos and Guacimo in Limon, Costa Rica. Dole Organic Program Fair Trade Certified #fairtrademonth #shareyourfair
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Seasonal Eats

Hachiyas and Fuyus are the two main commercial varieties of persimmons in the United States and are eaten very differently. ...

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  • Earl’s Organic Buyer’s Notes October 18, 2020

    New this week! Mini Winged gourds and Mini mixed pumpkins, Cranberries,  Pomegranate Arils, Rambutan, a small and juicy tropical fruit related to the lychee but juicier and sweeter, Quince and the small Lady Apple, perfect for eating out of hand or baking, great for applesauce! Download Earl’s Pepper and Hard […]

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  • Earl’s Organic Buyer’s Notes October 11, 2020

    Due to the recent high demand for organic yellow potatoes and low harvest yields in the Nevada fields, it has had a serious effect on the organic yellow potato supply from Tasteful Selections. Inventory has been diminished until new harvest starts during the week of November 30th out of  Kern […]

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  • Earl’s Organic Buyer’s Notes October 4, 2020

    NEW! Kiwano Horned Melon, Jack’ O Lantern Bin, Honeynut Squash and new crop Opal apples- Did you know they don’t turn brown when cut? Also don’t miss our new  lineup of personal sized squash! Angel Hair Squash- Mini Spaghetti, Butterscotch Squash -Mini Butternut and Shokinchi – Mini Kabocha.  Download and […]

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  • The Stout and Sweet Honeynut Squash

    The cute stout Honeynut squash is about 6″ tall and looks just like a mini butternut squash. The outside has a deep honey color and the flesh has an intense sweet flavor that becomes almost caramel like when roasted. You won’t want to add maple syrup or brown sugar to […]

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  • Earl’s Organic Buyer’s Notes September 27, 2020

    October is Fair Trade Month! Earl’s organic bananas are Fair Trade Certified every day of the year. Fair Trade requires that the company pays decent wages, respects health and safety, and protects the environment. A few extra pennies per pound, the Fair Trade Premium, empowers farmworkers to democratically choose projects […]

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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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