|Central Illinois Spice Co. /
Spice of Life
|Central Illinois Bakehouse|
|Central Illinois Freight Farm|
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CENTRAL ILLINOIS PRODUCE and our affiliated group of companies, GATEWAY PRODUCE and VERMILION VALLEY PRODUCE, combine to form one of Illinois' largest wholesale produce distributors south of Chicago. Our Illinois territory extends south of I-80 down and through Saint Louis, Mo. We go east to Indianapolis and west to the Quad Cities, Iowa.
We distribute bulk and processed fruits and vegetables, specialty produce items, fresh herbs, salads and soups along with a complete line of dairy products. Whenever possible we purchase locally grown produce from right here in the Midwest!
We are your group's fundraising headquarters, offering boxed fruits and an assortment of fruit baskets. All of our items are available for distribution to both foodservice and retail establishments.
We also partner with the Illinois Department of Agriculture to promote and distribute Illinois products from Illinois based businesses. More information is available on our Illinois Products page.
We invite you to look around our web site and learn more about our companies and how we can be of service to you!
|Central Illinois Produce is proud to be a member of|
|Produce Alliance is a GPO Alliance made up of the best distributors utilizing fifty-plus distribution centers around the country including Hawaii, Canada, and The Bahamas that service the foodservice industry. PA has an annual combined sales in the billions of dollars and we are aligned with the top grower/shippers around the world.|
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Special message about oranges
Oranges have been extremely scarce and are expected to only get tighter over the next several weeks. Several growers will be finishing their Valencia crop entirely in the next three weeks and will not start navels until the 3rd or 4th week of October. These growers will gap entirely for this time frame! The heat has simply caused fruit to push forward and ultimately will force fruit off the trees early. Texas will have oranges starting next week, but not nearly enough to cover the entire country’s needs. Quality of fruit is also showing that which has been beaten by heat for the last several months and not holding up well.
Did you know?
You can go to our bulk items page and click on the links to get photographs and information about any of the items we carry?
For up to date market information click on the Market Update link above.
Did you know that we carry over 60 varieties of Syrup's, Puree's and Sauces from Monin's? Better yet we sell them by the bottle or the case! We continue to set the bar when it comes to convenience and our product lines. Call today for more information and to request a product list.
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