Wholesail Interviews - San Francisco Bay Area: Where to buy food at wholesale prices during the shelter-in-place order

San Francisco Bay Area: Where to buy food at wholesale prices during the shelter-in-place order

With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and the recent order to shelter in place in the San Francisco Bay Area, grocery stores are experiencing stock issues and can be very crowded. Meanwhile, restaurants are closing their doors and vendors that serve restaurants are experiencing the pain of significant decline in orders.  

This is an incredibly difficult time for everyone in the food industry, and the average food wholesaler in the US is a small business about the size of the average restaurant. They don’t have big safety nets and their businesses are at now risk with the majority of their customers being closed.

For this reason, many wholesalers have begun taking orders directly from consumers and some are even offering home delivery. This can be a great solution to access great products at wholesale prices and stock up, while supporting businesses that need it. Below is a list of wholesalers that have started to sell direct to consumers and how to order from them. These are the same great wholesalers that have been supplying your favorite restaurants locally.

This list will be updated daily as we learn of new wholesalers that are offering products directly to consumers and wholesale prices. If you have any feedback about an ordering experience, or if you are a wholesaler that wants to add or remove information, please email sfbay@paywholesail.com.

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Wholesalers offering delivery in the San Francisco Bay Area to consumers

Last Updated March 31, 2020

Any vendor with a "*" is Pickup only, all others offer home delivery

Produce

FEED Sonoma

  • California’s first farmer and employee-owned fresh produce co-operative
  • What they offer: Pre-packed produce bins curated from local farms
  • How to order: Sign up online and place order by Monday at 11:59pm for home delivery.
  • Delivery region: Sonoma County, San Francisco, East Bay, Marin
  • Delivery restrictions: SF, East Bay & Marin delivery on Fridays only (place order Monday)

Full Belly Farm

  • Full Belly Farm offers home delivery to CSA members only
  • What they offer: Fruits & vegetables CSA boxes feeding 2-3 per week
  • How to order: Join CSA
  • Delivery area: Direct home delivery in East Bay, Sacramento and Davis through CSA. SF delivery through Good Eggs.
  • Pickup locations throughout Bay Area.

Frog Hollow Farm

Hidden Star Orchards

  • What they offer: Fruit Juices, Fruit Extracts, Preserves, Honey
  • How to order delivery: Order online through Good Eggs
  • Pre order for pickup: Call (510)969-8620 for pick up at 1235 Phoenix Way, San Leandro, CA

*Dirty Girl Produce

  • What they Offer: Pre-packed veggie boxes
  • How to order: Online Store
  • Delivery: Santa Cruz County
  • Pickup: Locations in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and East Bay.  Consult their Online store for location options and time frames.

*Terra Firma Farm

  • Terra Firma Farm offers pickup to CSA members
  • What they offer: Small, medium and large sized offerings with a mix of seasonal fruits and vegetables
  • How to order: Join CSA
  • COVID-19 related Update
  • CSA Pickup locations in: Alameda, Benicia, Berkeley, Sacramento, Davis, Fair Oaks, San Francisco, Oakland, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, Vacaville, Winters

*C&L Produce

  • What they offer: Pre-packed produce boxes
  • How to order: Check online and call or leave voicemail at (510)893-9010
  • Where to pick up: 440 Franklin St. Oakland 94607

Fogline Farm

  • What they offer: Pasture-raised eggs, pasture-raised pork, pasture-raised chicken
  • Home delivery and pre-order pickup: Order online
  • Delivery range: Santa Cruz County
  • Pickup sites: See farmers market list for pickup locations

Seafood

Four Star Seafood & Provisions

Started by two Michelin-star-awarded chefs, Four Star Serves some of the best restaurants in San Francisco including Benu, Farrallon, Californios, One Market. Check out our interview with co-founder Adrian Hoffman.

  • Minimum order size: $150
  • What they offer: Whole fish, portioned & fillet fish (e.g. striped bass, atlantic salmon, sturgeon, trout, tuna).
  • How to order: Order Online
  • Delivery in San Francisco Bay Area: All of San Francisco, Marin through Healdsburg, Central Sonoma through Napa, Berkeley/Oakland through Danville, Daly City through San Jose/Campbell. Your order will be delivered to your home by our delivery trucks by the following day - with same-day delivery options in San Francisco.
  • Delivery Outside of Bay Area: FedEx deliveries are available anywhere in the US.

TwoXSea

  • What they offer: Frozen and Fresh Seafood
  • How to order:Order Online
  • Delivery in CA: Free delivery for orders greater than $100
  • Delivery in OR-WA-ID-NV-NM-AZ-UT: Free delivery for orders greater than $200

Water2Table

  • What they offer: Fish (Seabass, Halibut, King Salmon, Black Cod, Rockfish)
  • How to order: Email retail@Water2Table.com with your order, see product list at their website.
  • Hours: Open Daily - 9am-2pm Closed-Sundays and Tuesdays
  • Pickup: Email order & pickup at Pier 45 Shed D-1. 3/4 of the way down, turn left at the cutout between the buildings. Enter the roll up door at the Right of the ABS building. Text Andi at 415.724.1225 or Joe at 415.823.1464 if any issues
  • Delivery Area: From Los Gatos to Calistoga and San Francisco to Livermore (Minimum of $100 for delivery or $15 delivery fee for orders under $100)

Passmore Ranch

  • What they offer: Fresh fish, caviar and roe
  • Delivery region: National - Overnight via UPS
  • How to order delivery: Order online

Hog Island Oysters

  • What they offer: Oysters and Clams
  • National delivery (except AK & HI): Tues thru Fri. Cutoff for next day is 5pm PST
  • Local delivery: Mon thru Fri to Marin and Sonoma Counties. Cutoff for next day is 5pm PST
  • How to order delivery: Order Online
  • How to order pickup: Call (415) 663-9218 or just show up!
  • To-Go Oysters: 20215 Shoreline Highway Marshall, CA 94940

Meat

Cream Co

  • What they offer: Quarter animals, “Bunker Boxes”, custom orders.
  • How to order: Order online
  • Pickup location: 700 Julie Ann Way, Oakland, CA
  • Delivery region: East Bay + Marin on Wednesday, San Francisco on Thursday, San Jose + Peninsula on Friday
  • West Coast delivery: Next day & two day shipping to CA, NV, WA, OR, ID, AZ, UT

Devil's Gulch Ranch

  • What they offer: Pork, Rabbits, Lamb, and Quail
  • How to order delivery: Order online or via email at devilsgulchranch1@gmail.com
  • How to order pickup: Call (707) 953-0923 or (415) 662-1099
  • Delivery region: Bay Area
  • Pickup: P.O. Box 557, Nicasio, California 94946 - Ask Mark on phone or via email for instructions

Liberty Ducks

  • What they offer: Whole ducks, duck legs, duck breast
  • How to order: Order online
  • Delivery region:  Anywhere in US
  • Pickup location: Liberty Ducks, 3695 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma, CA 94952

Flannery Beef

  • What they offer: USDA Prime Beef (several different cuts), Pork Loin, and Sausages
  • COVID-19 update: 20% off all California Reserve cuts until end of March
  • How to order: Order online
  • Delivery Region: National, UPS Ground transportation and FedEx Air

Marin Sun Farms

  • What they offer: Beef, lamb, goat, pork
  • COVID-19 Update
  • How to order: Email sales@marinsunfarms.com for home delivery or DM on Instagram
  • Pick location at Butcher Shop Oakland: (Rockridge Market Hall 5655 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618) or Butcher Shop & Restaurant (Point Reyes: 10905 Shoreline Highway 1 Point Reyes Station, CA 94956)

Emigh Lamb

  • What they offer: Different cuts of lamb (Loin, Ribs, Shoulder, Breast)
  • How to order: Order Online
  • Delivery region: National - FedEx, California - Golden State Overnight

Markegard Family Grass-Fed

  • What they offer: Grass-fed beef, Grass-fed lamb, pastured pork, pastured chicken, sausages
  • Update Pick-up/Delivery Information: Markegard Update
  • How to order: Online Store
  • Home Delivery Region: San Mateo and Palo Alto
  • Delivery restrictions: $250 order minimum
  • Pre-order pick up Instructions: Make order online and choose the best location for pickup. Weekday pre-order must be in by Monday at 9am, weekend pre-order must be in by Friday at 9am
  • List of pickup locations: Markegard Farmer's Market Pickup List

Fogline Farm

  • What they offer: Pasture-raised eggs, pasture-raised pork, pasture-raised chicken
  • Home delivery and pickup: Look at menu here and text order to (831)824-4183
  • Delivery range: Santa Cruz CountyPickup sites: See farmers market list for pickup locations

Grocery Products

Pacific Gourmet

  • What they offer: Meats, Fish, Produce, Oils, Vinegars, Spices, Nuts, Seeds, Flours, Grains
  • How to order pickup: Call (415)641-8400
  • Will Call/Pickup hours: M-F, 9am-2pm at 380 Valley Dr, Brisbane, CA 94005
  • How to order home delivery: Create account and order online
  • Delivery region: National - order by 2pm PST for same day shipping
  • Delivery minimum: $150

Rancho Gordo

  • What they offer: Beans (Non-Perishable)
  • COVID-19 related update: Due to overwhelming demand, expect delays of 7-14 business days to process your order
  • How to order: Order Online
  • Delivery Region: Anywhere in the USA

Bread

*Acme Bread

*Firebrand Artisan Breads

  • What they offer: Fresh baked artisan breads,  pastries, and coffee
  • Retail store for Pickup: 8am- 2pm daily
  • Pickup Location: 2343 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
  • How to order: Call 510-594-9213 or show up!

*Josey Baker Bread

*Tartine Bakery

  • What they offer: Freshly baked bread, pastry boxes, coffee beans, breakfast foods, salads, sandwiches, soups
  • Delivery: Order on Caviar
  • Pickup at Inner Sunset (1226 9th Ave, San Francisco CA 94122): Pre-order pickup: Call (415) 742-5005 or email 9th.ave@tartinebakery.com,
  • Pickup at Mission (600 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110): Pre-order pickup: Order Online

Farmers markets still operating

Last Updated March 25, 2020

The Northern California farm community continues to actively harvest and sell at many Bay Area markets and is a great option for fresh produce. These farms often sell primarily wholesale to restaurants so many of them are struggling at this time.

Below is a list of farmers markets that continue to operate in the San Francisco Bay Area.

San Francisco

San Francisco Ferry Plaza (Google Maps)

  • Sat 8am–2pm
  • Tue & Thu 10am–2pm

Heart of the City (United Nations Plaza)

  • Sun 7am-5pm
  • Weds 7am-5:30pm
  • Fridays 7am-4pm

Clement St. Market (244 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94118)

  • Sun 9am-2pm

Castro (288 Noe St, San Francisco, CA 94114)

  • Weds 4pm-8pm

Divisadero (1377 Fell St, San Francisco, CA 94117)

  • Sun 10am-2pm

Fillmore (1730 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94115)

  • Sat 9am-1pm

Inner Sunset (1315 8th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122)

  • Sunday 9am-1pm

Stonestown Market (3251 20th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132)

  • Sun 9am-1pm

North Bay


Marin Civic Center Market (Thursday) (10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903)

  • Thurs 8am-1pm

Marin Civic Center (Sunday) (3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903)

  • Sun 8am-1pm

East Bay
Alameda County

Downtown Berkeley (1947 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704)

  • Saturday 10am-3pm

North Berkeley (Shattuck Avenue and, Vine St, Berkeley, CA 94709)

  • Thursdays 3pm-7pm

South Berkeley (Adeline St &, 63rd St, Berkeley, CA 94703)

  • Tuesdays 2pm-6:30pm

Uptown Oakland (Ordway Building, 1 Kaiser Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612)

  • Weds 10am-2pm *Starts April 22nd*

Grand Lake - Oakland Market (Lake Park Ave, Oakland, CA 94610)

  • Sat 9am-2pm

Temescal (5300 Claremont Ave, Oakland, CA 94618)

  • Sun 9am-1pm

Montclair Village (La Salle Ave & Moraga Ave Oakland, CA 94611)

  • Sun 9am-1pm

Alameda (710 Haight Ave, Alameda, CA 94501)

  • Tues 9am-1pm
  • Sat 9am-1pm

San Leandro (135 Parrott St, San Leandro, CA 94577)

  • *Opens March 25th*
  • Weds 4pm-8pm

Hayward Market (777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541)

  • Sat 9am-1pm

Dublin (Emerald Glen Community Park, Dublin, CA 94568)

  • *Opens April 2nd*
  • Thurs 4pm-8pm

Livermore (2155 3rd St, Livermore, CA 94550)

  • Sun 10:30am-2pm
  • Thurs 4pm-8pm *Thursday market starts on April 18th*

Newark Market (2086 Newpark Mall, Newark, CA 94560)

  • Sun 9am-1pm

Union City (30940 Watkins St, Union City, CA 94587)

  • Sat 9am-1pm

Irvington (4039 Bay St, Fremont, CA 94538)

  • Sun 9am-2pm

Contra Costa County

Brentwood (Oak St &, 1st St, Brentwood, CA 94513)

  • Sat 8am-12pm

Pinole (798 Fernandez Ave, Pinole, CA 94564)

  • Sat 9am-1pm

South Bay

San Mateo County

Belmont (CalTrain Parking Lot, El Camino Real & O'Neill Ave., Belmont, CA 94002)

  • Sun 9am-1pm

Santa Clara County

Alum Rock Village (23 N White Rd #1, San Jose, CA 95127)

  • Sun 8am-1pm

Creekside (10455 Miller Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014)

  • Fri 8:30am-1pm

Evergreen (4055 Evergreen Village Square, San Jose, CA 95135

  • Sun 9am-1pm
  • Weds 9am-1pm

Milpitas (882 Great Mall Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035)

  • Sun 8am-1pm

Santa Clara (950 Jackson St, Santa Clara, CA 95050

  • Sat 9am-1pm

Sunnyvale (121 W Washington Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086)

  • Sat 9am-1pm