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About Us

Since 1993, JL Gonzalez Produce has been in the business of providing the highest quality produce at competitive prices. We  specialize in offering Mexican produce, and pride ourselves on catering to customers who demand a premium product.


JL Gonzalez Produce first opened for business in 1993 in a basement located in the famed South Water Market in the city of Chicago. Originally designed for the industry of the 1920s, our South Water Market location underwent extensive remodeling as the company grew. The business eventually expanded to fill the entire unit as well as the adjacent building.

2001 marked the groundbreaking of the Chicago International Produce Market, which signaled a change from the antiquated South Water Market to larger, modern facilities. We were the first company operating on the new market when, in October 2002, we moved all operations to three units (units 5,6,7) within the CIPM.

Today, our facilities include nine unloading docks, four industrial cooling rooms, a freezer, and a ripening room, and we continue to explore improvements in meeting our customers' needs.