Central Illinois Produce

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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
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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.
  • Regional and National Programs
  • Long Term Contract Pricing
  • Consistent Product Specifications throughout Distribution Area
  • Strict Adherence to Food Safety and Sanitation Standards
Champaign Chamber of Commerce Vermilion Advantage

Founded in 2008, College Chefs provides food service for Fraternities, Sororities, and Student Housing Facilities across the United States. Working with College Chefs since their inception, we are proud to provide them with fresh produce and spices for their operations at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus and many other university communities across the Midwest. Learn more about this organization by visiting www.collegechefs.com.


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