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What We Do

Mission Statement

Little Bear Produce Seeks to improve the health and wellness of our customers and their communities by delivering flavorful and nutritious produce. Our farming and packing operations incorporate cutting edge technologies that feature a best in class food safety program while offering sustainably grown and packed products that leave the world a better place for future generations.

Deep in the heart of South Texas, we grow the highest quality products with the best flavor!

Since we began, our goal has been to provide high quality produce to families like ours. We’ve kept this promise by combining cutting-edge cultivation with tried and true growing and harvesting practices to ensure that you always receive the best produce on the market.

“Why Texas?” Because…

  1. No one grows their greens like us! Not only is the Rio Grande Valley rich in fertile soil, it also lends itself to mild winters, allowing plants to grow at a slower pace, thus producing better tasting and longer lasting vegetables!
  2. Not only that, but the high mineral content in The Valley’s soil allows less fertilizer use than other growing regions.
  3. Just like us, Texas is hardworking and full of pride! There’s a saying here that “you don’t move to Texas, Texas moves into you.” This holds true for Little Bear founders Jimmy and Diane, who moved to Texas to make their dream of providing the very best food to people like you a reality!

5 Ways Little Bear Guarantees Quality & Innovation

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We combine cutting-edge cultivation with tried and true growing and harvesting practices to ensure that you always receive the best produce on the market.

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We understand that the quality of your food is important to you. Little Bear has spent years selecting and procuring the most flavorful varieties, so that you can cherish every bite.

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With us, you never have to guess. Our dedication to quality ensures that every time you bite in to Little Bear Produce you’ll get the same great flavor.

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Customer Service & Connection

At the core of our business, is service and connection. When you buy Little Bear products, you are a part of the family!


Family Values & Care

Our business is rooted in tradition with family values at the center! We truly believe in delivering the very best from our family to yours.

Food Safety is our top priority.

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.

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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.


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Recyclable & Reusable Packaging & Shipping Containers to reduce our carbon footprint

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Drip Irrigation & Retention Ponds to conserve precious water resources

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Custom Wind Breaks & Cover Crops to preserve topsoil and replenish soil nutrients

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Composting and Soil Health Management so roots grow stronger, oxygen moves more freely in the soil, and erosion is reduced

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Organic Expansion to provide for consumers who prefer organic produce while increasing soil fertility and using less non-renewable energy

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Fresh Cut and Food Waste Reduction so that your food doesn’t go to waste!

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Partnering with “Imperfect Produce” Distributors to send perfectly imperfect produce that isn’t accepted by retailers to organizations that support food insecurity!