We combine cutting-edge cultivation with tried and true growing and harvesting practices to ensure that our customers always receive the best produce on the market. We work directly with you to determine your produce needs and facilitate the entire transit process—from field to truck to your distribution center—in order to reduce shrinkage and deliver the freshest products to your shelf.
Moderate winters and rich soil in the Rio Grande Valley provide the perfect growing conditions for our greens and onions.
We believe our slow and steady growing process naturally produces a much longer shelf life.
Our appetite for the most nutritious and best tasting produce is never satisfied. We are constantly investing in research and trialing new varieties to help increase flavor and reduce overall inputs and our commitment to develop new farming, harvesting and production practices is unwavering.
Our in-house Horticulturist, Dr. Carlos Lazcano (Doc), oversees land selection, prep, proper crop rotation and monitoring, ready to adjust to various insect, weather, and disease factors. Doc educates our farm managers “by the book” methods to maximize yields while controlling potentially harmful circumstances that Mother Nature may throw our way.
Our HoneySweet® Onion is a single seed variety that is grown in multiple locations around the world to capture the best conditions to produce the most consistent, mild onion on the market. Our beta sweet maroon carrot was developed by Dr. Leonard Pike of Texas A&M University and contains approximately 40% more beta carotene than orange carrots along with flavonoid compounds from the antioxidant anthocyanin.
That’s why we’ve assembled a team of the best food safety experts in the region, with more than 50 years of combined food safety experience. We’re using the latest technology to drive continuous improvement. When you’re a leader, it can be easy to rest on your laurels, but that’s not our style.
Our proprietary packing process, our custom-built packing lines, and our leadership on industry-wide food safety boards demonstrate Little Bear’s commitment to food safety not only for our company, but for the industry at large.