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 is what results in flavorful produce with a longer shelf life.
We are constantly testing new varieties of greens to increase flavor and disease tolerance, allowing for less spraying.
Our in-house horticulturist, Dr. Carlos Lazcano, oversees land selection, prep, proper crop rotation and monitoring, ready to adjust to various insect, weather, and disease factors.
Dr. Lazcano teaches our farm managers "by the book" methods to maximize yields while controlling potentially harmful circumstances that Mother Nature may produce.
Our beta sweet maroon carrot was developed by Dr. Leonard Pike of Texas A&M University and contains 40% more beta carotene than normal carrots along with flavonoid compounds from the antioxidant anthocyanin.
Also developed by Dr. Leonard Pike, our HoneySweet® Onion is grown year-round in multiple regions around the world to capture the best conditions to produce the mildest onion on the market.
By reinvesting in our company via research, development of new farming, harvesting, or production practices, or relentlessly searching for the most nutritious and best tasting produce, we prioritize innovation and improvement.
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.