General Produce Company was founded in 1933 by Chan Tai Oy, who emigrated from Canton, China to California in 1905. He started General Produce Company with his three sons, Eddie, Dan, Tom and nephew, Davis Sun. Chan initially operated Tong Sun Company, selling produce and fish from 1906 until 1933. Chan Tai Oy passed away in 1971 at the age of 85, passing the torch to his sons, Eddie, Dan, and Tom and nephew, Davis Sun.
Top Photo: The 16th Street Produce Market was the home of General Produce for over 50 years.
1910: Chan Tai Oy in front of the Tong Sun Co. at Old Sacramento starting his daily deliveries of fresh fruit and fish in Sacramento.
1930’s: Dan Chan Sr. washing carrots on General Produce’s dock.
1949: The founder, Chan Tai Oy, his partners and family in 1949. Back row left-to-right: Tom Chan, Kitty & Dan Chan, Davis Sun, Mae & Eddie Chan. Front row: Mae Chan with daughter Mavis, Chan Tai Oy, Lin Chan, Marjorie Chan.
Today: Cousins Tom Chan and Dan Chan are the third generation continuing the family tradition of excellence that began over 80 years ago. While we are committed to continuing our successful tradition of looking at customers as individuals, treating them with respect, and servicing each of them, one at a time, we also believe in evolving with our customers by developing and delivering new products and services which anticipate and fulfill their ever-changing needs.