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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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Sweet Tutti Frutti Farms English Peas are the large Mr. Big Variety. Chris Cadwell was born to be a farmer. A descendent of a long line of farmers, he was only 15 years old when he started his first organic garden. In 1988 he founded Tutti Frutti Farm and now has over 400 acres of organic english peas, snap peas, heirloom tomatoes, specialty cherry tomatoes, a variety of sweet and hot peppers, zucchini and winter squash. Tutti Frutti is situated in beautiful Santa Barbara wine country near California’s Central Coast. The location, climate, and the farm’s dedication to long-range sustainability all come together to produce consistently delicious organic vegetables. Mitch Burnham, Quality Assurance Specialist, tells us why Tutti Frutti English Peas are so flavorful! youtube.com/shorts/9qIhTWOf4hc?feature=share ... See MoreSee Less
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From cosmetologist to farmer, Maria Iniquez grows delicious organic California strawberries in San Luis Obispo County. See how Maria fell into the life of farming and now runs Arroyo Grande Berry Farm. bit.ly/arroyograndeberryfarm #passion4organic #followtheflavor Living Essence Kitchen ... See MoreSee Less
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Seasonal Eats

The height of the asparagus season in California runs from March to June.  California asparagus is mainly grown at the...

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  • Earl’s Organic Buyer’s Notes April 4, 2021

    Happy Easter Sunday! New this week: Mexican Honeydew is sweet with good melon flavor. Galangal and Red Galangal Root is grown in Kauai. Mixed Exotic Clam 12/6oz Far West Fung may contain a selection of fresh Shiitake, Tree Oyster, King Turmpet, Lions Mane, Maitake, Yellow Oyster, Pink Oyster, Nameko and […]

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  • Earl’s Organic Buyer’s Notes March 28, 2021

    Coastal View Produce California asparagus is in excellent supply for Easter! California Avocados are projected to have a smaller crop this year. “Avocado trees have a tendency to adopt an alternate bearing cycle- an on crop/off-crop cycle. A large on-crop inhibits fruit set and flowering, leading to a smaller crop […]

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  • Arroyo Grande Berry Farm

    Maria Iniquez never imagined she would change her career from cosmetologist to farmer. Her brother Jose was always the farmer of the family with a dream of transitioning his strawberry farm to organic. Maria fell into farming when Jose unexpectedly passed away in 2015. She wanted to bring her brothers […]

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  • Earl’s Organic Buyer’s Notes March 21, 2021

    California citrus varieties evolve throughout the season and you can be sure that there is always something sweet and juicy to enjoy!  Hyde and Rainbow Valley Orchard Grapefruit flavor, juice and color is excellent. Fruitworld Blood Oranges are plentiful. Don’t miss easy to peel Murcott, Tango and Gold Nugget Mandarins, sweet […]

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  • Warm Weather in the Desert Growing Regions Attracts Aphids

    High temperatures and humidity for an extended period of time create the perfect conditions for aphids and mildew quality issues.  This week temperatures in the California desert regions moved into the high 70’s and 80’s and all desert vendors are seeing increasing mildew and aphid pressure on warm veg items […]

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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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